CK police briefs – Friday, May 6, 2022

Man arrested after assault

A 34-year-old Blenheim man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman three times during a domestic incident in Blenheim.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the address on Ellen Street at around 1:30 a.m. Friday and learned that a man who was intoxicated had grabbed a woman by the neck after their argument escalated to a physical altercation.

Police said the woman was also allegedly assaulted twice more while she was trying to call 911.

The man accused of assaulting her was taken into custody and charged with three counts of assault.

He was taken to police headquarters and later released with conditions and a future court date.


Collision reporting reminder

Chatham-Kent police are reminding drivers that, under the Highway Traffic Act, they are required to report collisions where property damage is $1,000 or more.

Police said if you are able to clear the scene yourself, you can use the Collision Reporting Centre at 24 Third Street in Chatham, which is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

If a ‘minor’ collision takes place, both drivers should exchange their driver’s license information along with their address information, vehicle licence plate and description from the green paper permit and their vehicle insurance information from their pink paper.

Collisions that do not involve injury must be reported within 48 hours (or 72 hours over a long weekend).

Vehicles that need to be towed can be brought in from Chatham and the surrounding area, but collisions that take place in the outer areas of the community that require a tow truck should call for an officer to attend the scene.

Collisions where there is a driver suspected of being impaired by alcohol or drugs should also call in police instead of using the reporting centre.