Windsor man facing assault charges

Windsor Police SUV, July 9, 2019. Blackburn News file photo.

A Windsor man is facing charges after an assault in downtown Windsor.

Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday,  Windsor police were called to the area by a concerned citizen who reported a fight at a residence on Crawford Avenue between University Avenue and Wyandotte Street. Officers quickly located a suspect in the area wearing dark clothing, including a mask. He was taken into custody without incident. Police also seized methamphetamine from the suspect. The victim was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

James Lachine, 45, is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, having a facemask with the intent of committing an offence, and possession of methamphetamine. The charges have not been proven in court.

The Major Crime Branch continues to actively investigate the incident and believes this to be a targeted incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at