Police Briefs – Saturday, April 22, 2016

A Chatham man is facing a number of charges after a homeowner was assaulted during a break and enter.

Chatham police says on Saturday around 12:10am, a homeowner was awakened at his Gray St. residence by the sound of his front door opening. When he walked out of his bedroom, the resident was punched in the face twice by a man who had broken into the home. The man, who appeared to be intoxicated, then grabbed three packages of cigarettes and kicked the glass out of the door before leaving.

After the police were called, officers searched the area and arrested a 27-year-old Chatham man in the area of Patteson Ave. and Lacroix St. He is charged with break and enter, robbery and mischief.

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Chatham-Kent police have arrested a Chatham man who is accused of failing to attend two court dates.

On October 11, 2015, the man was charged with mischief after allegedly smashed the window out of business on King St. W in Chatham.

Two warrants were issued for his arrest after he allegedly failed to attend his court dates.

Police say on Friday at 10:30am, officers located the 21-year-old man and he was held for a bail hearing.

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Police are looking for suspects after a Chatham residence was broken into while the owner was at home.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service says on Friday around 1:30pm, the owner of a home on St. George St. was upstairs when she heard a noise from the floor below, which she assumed was her brother coming home.

The resident went downstairs ten minutes later to find jewelry and electronics missing.

Anyone with information regarding this break-in is asked to contact CK police.