CK police briefs – Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Man accused of choking his mom, then taking her car

A 51-year-old Chatham man is facing several charges after he allegedly choked his mother until she passed out and then took her car without her consent.

Chatham-Kent police said the alleged assault took place on June 16 during a verbal argument between the man and his mother.

When the man came back to grab his belongings a few days later on June 21, he allegedly made some remarks that caused his mother and others in the residence “to fear for their safety.”

Police also said they learned that the man was a suspended driver and had a Canada-wide driving ban.

Officers were notified of the alleged assault at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and arrested the man at around 4:45 p.m. on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg.

He was charged with one count each of assault, choking, uttering threats, and taking a motor vehicle without consent. He was also charged with two counts each of prohibited driving and driving while suspended.

The man was taken to police headquarters and was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Chatham man arrested for vehicle break-in

A 66-year-old Chatham man is facing a theft charge after he was allegedly caught on video breaking into a vehicle on Bedford Street in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the address at around 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, adding that the victim’s vehicle was entered and some items, including some money, were taken.

Officers were able to identify a suspect after reviewing some surveillance video and arrested him.

He was charged with theft and later released with a future court date.


Screaming man sobers up in police custody

A 41-year-old Chatham man who was allegedly yelling and screaming on Fourth Street in Chatham Tuesday afternoon spent some time sobering up in police custody.

Police said they arrested him for breaching the peace after receiving a call about a disturbance at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers believed the man was under the influence of a controlled substance, so he was held in custody until he was sober.


Man accused of shoplifting from local business

A 25-year-old Raleigh Township man has been charged with theft after he allegedly took some items off the shelf at a business on Bloomfield Road in Chatham and walked out of the store without paying for them.

Police said they got that call just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, adding that the man was arrested a short distance away.

Officers said the items he allegedly stole were recovered and returned.

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