CK police briefs – Thursday, June 16, 2022

Bothwell man allegedly hits officer who found him hiding in a closet

A 37-year-old Bothwell man is facing a handful of charges after he allegedly pushed one officer and hit a second one while they were trying to remove him from an apartment closet where he had been hiding.

Chatham-Kent police said they went looking for the man just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of a disturbance at an apartment building on Talbot Street West in Blenheim where a man was allegedly banging on numerous doors and trying to enter the units.

Police said they learned the man had been kicked out of the building several times and was allegedly found hiding in an apartment closet where “he was not welcome.”

When police tried to take him away, he allegedly pushed one of the officers at the scene and hit another one with a closed fist.

The man was arrested and charged with failing to leave a premise when directed, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer.

He was taken to police headquarters and was set to be held there pending a bail hearing.

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Woman accused of hitting man in the face after argument

A 23-year-old Wallaceburg woman facing an assault charge after she allegedly hit a man in the face during an argument in Wallaceburg Sunday afternoon.

Police said they were notified of the incident just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, and arrested the woman after investigating the claim.

The accused was charged with assault and taken to police headquarters and later released with conditions and a future court date.