Police Briefs – Friday, October 7, 2016

A Thamesville man wanted for sending unwanted text messages to his ex-wife, has been arrested.

Police allege that the man sent the messages around 2:40am Thursday morning, causing his ex to fear for her safety and the safety of her children.

During their investigation, officers learned of a previous domestic assault, and that he had allegedly been watching her through a surveillance system.

The 42-year-old was located this morning and charged with assault, and two counts of criminal harassment.


Tools were stolen from two different locations in Chatham on Thursday.

Police say a Simoniz power washer and red tool box containing various items worth $1,500 were taken from an unlocked garage on St. Clair St. around noon.

Then sometime between 9am and 1pm, an unlocked shed on Prince Arthur Ave. was entered. A black 6 gallon air compressor, black and yellow tool box containing sockets and ratchets, and a new propane cylinder from a BBQ was stolen. The items are worth $400.


Minor injuries are reported after a single vehicle crash on Fargo Rd. near Horton Line.

Police say the crash happened around 10:30am Thursday morning, and caused $5,000 in damage.

A 65-year-old Chatham woman is charged with failing to negotiate a turn.