Police Briefs – Monday, July 27, 2015

Trying to use counterfeit money has landed a 30-year-old man in trouble with the law.

Chatham-Kent Police say the man tried to use a counterfeit $10 US bill at a Tim Horton’s on Lacroix St. in Chatham yesterday afternoon.

The cashier spotted the fake and called police. During the arrest, officers found the suspect was also in possession of methamphetamine.

He’s been charged with using counterfeit money, breach of probation, and drug possession.

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A man and woman, both from Chatham, have been charged with assault causing bodily harm following a fight outside a bar.

Police say an argument began outside the River Rock on King St. in Chatham around 3am Sunday morning, and the pair attacked another man.

The victim was injured in the assault and had to go to hospital for treatment.

The 19-year-old woman and 22-year-old man fled the scene but were arrested several hours later by police.

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An argument that escalated in a physical confrontation has landed a Chatham man with charges.

Police say incident occurred between the man and his girlfriend at her place in Merlin around 7pm last night.

The 20-year-old man has been charged with two counts of assault.

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A Chatham man has been charged after stealing from the LCBO in Blenheim.

Police say the 41-year-old concealed a 60oz bottle of rum in his shorts on Saturday, then fled the store without attempting to pay.

Investigators were able to identify the man, and arrested him on Sunday.

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A 1997 Jayco Hawk camping trailers was stolen from a home on Prince Albert Rd.

Police say the 24′ trailer was full of camping supplies when it was taken sometime between Friday night and Sunday morning.

The trailer, which was not plated, is worth $6,000.

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Chatham-Kent OPP had three collisions to deal with on the 401 in the span of 12 hours Friday.

Two of the accidents happened at the same construction area near the Tilbury Service Centre, at 11am and 2:30pm respectively. The third happened near Victoria Rd around 11:30pm.

As a result of the three accidents two motorists are charged with Careless Driving, and another driver with Unsafe Lane Change.

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If a Blenheim woman had a light on her bicycle, she might have avoided arrest from police.

OPP say around 4am Saturday officers stopped a female riding her bike on Hwy 40 near Creed Rd, because she was difficult to see and driving close to the southbound lane.

Officers eventually arrested her for Failing to Comply and Possession of Marijuana after police learned she was breaching her curfew conditions.