CK police briefs – Thursday, July 28, 2022

Police Officer Assaulted

Chatham-Kent police have charged a 61-year-old man from Wallaceburg after he allegedly hit an officer with his motorcycle helmet.

Police said a man was stopped on Base Line in Wallaceburg Wednesday afternoon because he was allegedly breaking traffic laws on his motorcycle. However, when the officer attempted to give the rider his tickets and inform him that his motorcycle would be towed, he became combative and allegedly struck the officer with his motorcycle helmet and ran away.

A suspect was arrested a short distance away and, on top of the traffic tickets, he was charged with uttering threats, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon.

Business Thefts

Two people have been charged after they were caught allegedly stealing from businesses in Chatham.

Police said officers responded to a theft from a from a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham Wednesday night and found a woman allegedly passing the stolen items to a man.

Several stolen items from another business on St. Clair Street in Chatham were also allegedly in their possession.

Officers learned that the man had court conditions not to associate or communicate with the woman.

The 42-year-old Chatham woman was charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, along with facilitating a breach of court conditions, and failing to comply with her own probation order.

The 37-year-old Chatham man was charged with two counts of failure to comply with his court orders and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Public Intoxication Arrests

Public intoxication charges have been laid against two people after police found them unable to care for themselves.

Police said they responded to a disturbance on Selkirk Street in Chatham Wednesday night and found an intoxicated woman who was unable to care for herself.

The 29-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

Then, early Thursday morning, police responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area of Fourth Street in Chatham.

Police said a 64-year-old Chatham man, who was intoxicated and unable to care for himself, was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

They were both transported to police headquarters and released when they sobered up.