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CK police briefs - Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Chatham woman charged after allegedly smashing window

A 24-year-old Chatham woman is charged with mischief after she allegedly smashed someone's window during a disturbance on Wellington Street West in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the area at around 6:40 p.m. Monday and were told that a concerned citizen heard yelling and the sound of a window smashing.

Officers said they learned that a woman had attended a residence in that area while she was upset and allegedly smashed a window by punching it while he was arguing with someone there.

The accused was arrested and charged with mischief. She was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Man goes back to the same place after being told to leave

A 30-year-old Chatham man spent some time in police custody early Tuesday morning after he made two trips back to the same residence after a disturbance.

Chatham-Kent police said they were initially called to the address in Chatham just before 10 p.m. Monday and learned that a man and a woman had been arguing there when the situation escalated to the point where the woman was afraid of the man.

Police said the man left the residence before officers arrived, but they were called back to the same place after learning that the disturbance started up again when the man came back.

CK police said at that time, they spoke to the man, adding that he agreed to leave the residence for the night and stay somewhere else.

However, police said they were called to the same residence a third time at around 2 a.m. because the man had come by again and was "creating another disturbance."

Police said when they showed up the third time, they arrested a 30-year-old Chatham man for breaching the peace.

He was taken to police headquarters and was later released.


Tip about possible impaired driver leads to arrest

A 43-year-old Chatham man is facing a pair of charges after police got a tip about a possible impaired driver in Chatham overnight.

Police said an officer on general patrol was approached by someone just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday who told the officer that a man who was possibly impaired was seen getting into a vehicle parked in front of a convenience store on McNaughton Avenue West in Chatham.

Police said the officer went over to that area and found a vehicle parked sideways across two parking spots.

The officer spoke with the driver and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol, so he was arrested and taken to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 43-year-old man was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.

He was later released with conditions and a future court date.

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