CK police briefs – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Blenheim man arrested for allegedly threatening landlord

A 48-year-old Blenheim man is facing charges after he allegedly spit in his landlord’s face during a heated argument.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the scene on Talbot Street West just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, adding that the man had also allegedly threatened to harm his landlord.

The accused was arrested and charged with uttering threats and assault.

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


Suspended driver from Toronto accused of trying to outrun police

A 24-year-old Toronto man is in a load of trouble after he allegedly tried to outrun and outwit police.

Chatham-Kent police said the man first caught their attention when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle on Chatham Street North in Blenheim just after noon on Tuesday.

Police said the driver did not stop and when officers tried to block the vehicle, the driver went in reverse and nearly hit a police cruiser before taking off.

Officers said the driver then stopped a short distance away and tried to take off on foot, but police were able to catch up with him.

After he was arrested, the man also allegedly gave officers the wrong name.

Police said when they found out who the man really was, they learned that his driver’s license was suspended and that he was also wanted on some outstanding warrants held by other police services.

The man was charged with flight from police, dangerous driving, driving while prohibited, and obstructing police.

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


Chatham man arrested for domestic violence

A 70-year-old Chatham man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly hit a woman in the head during a domestic disturbance.

Police said that was at around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday on Scane Street in Chatham.

Officers said the woman did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident.

A 70-year-old Chatham man was arrested, charged with assault, and taken to police headquarters.

He was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Wanted woman turns herself in

Chatham-Kent police didn’t have to go very far to find a 26-year-old Chatham woman who made their wanted list.

Police said the woman — who was wanted for fraud, theft, and possession of stolen property — turned herself in at Chatham-Kent police headquarters over the noon-hour on Tuesday.