CK police briefs – Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Man charged with uttering threats and assault

A 33-year-old Walpole Island man is facing a handful of charges after an incident in Wallaceburg on Monday night.

Shortly before 8 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance on Lisgar Street.

Through investigation, police learned that the man was seen dragging suspected stolen copper wire down the sidewalk. According to police, the man attempted to sell the wire to a business owner, who called 911.

A struggle over the wire ensued, and the man allegedly threatened the business owner. When the business owner blocked the man’s path, the man allegedly grabbed the business owner and punched him twice. Police arrived while the struggle was occurring.

The man was arrested and charged with uttering threats and assault. He was transported to police headquarters and later released with conditions and a future court date.

Driving complaint leads to arrest 

An alert citizen is to thank for getting an allegedly impaired driver off of Chatham roadways.

Around 8 p.m. Monday, police responded to a driving complaint on Queen Street. A description of the vehicle and its direction of travel was provided to officers.

Police arrived in the area, located the vehicle, and conducted a traffic stop. Officers believed the man was driving his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and administered a field sobriety test. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for further tests.

As a result, the 59-year-old was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He was eventually given a future court date and released from custody.

Man arrested on warrant 

A Chatham man is behind bars after getting arrested on Monday evening.

Around 6:30 p.m., officers located a man on King Street West who was wanted on a surety relief warrant.

The 32-year-old Chatham man was arrested and transported to the South West Regional Detention Centre in Windsor.