Police Briefs – Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Chatham man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after he was assaulted by his wife.

Shortly after 3am on Wednesday, police received a 911 call. The victim was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance via ambulance.

A 46-year-old Chatham woman is charged with assault causing bodily harm. She is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Around $6,000 worth of items were stolen during a break in a Gray’s China Hall in Chatham.

Police say sometime between 5pm Monday night and 9:30am Tuesday morning, someone broke the front window of the store on King St. causing $1,000 in damage.

A¬†figurine of a woman with a flared green skirt was stolen, as well as several handmade pottery pieces that were stamped with ‘Moorcroft’ the date and painter’s name on the base.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


A theft in Chatham has led to drug possession charges for a man and woman.

Police say a woman went to the UPI Gas Bar on Grand Ave. W around 5:45 pm on Monday and got $5 of gas.

Around ten minutes later, she returned and asked the clerk to check her oil, and while he was distracted, a man entered the store to look around.

The pair returned a half hour later and while she distracted the clerk again, the man who was now wearing different clothing, stole cigarettes and cash from the till.

A man and a woman were arrested at a local motel in Chatham just before 4pm on Tuesday. Police recovered the stolen items and also found ammunition in a vehicle, as well as Hydromorphone in the glove box.

The 30-year-old Howard Township man and 22-year-old Harwich Township woman were both charged with drug possession and property related offences. The man was also charged with possession of ammunition.