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CK police briefs - Friday, February 3, 2023

Second man turns himself in after Chatham assault 

Two men have been arrested and another man is still wanted by police after allegedly assaulting a father and son several weeks ago in Chatham.

Just before 10:30 p.m. on December 27, Chatham-Kent police responded to an assault at a home on Prince Arthur Avenue.

Through investigation, police learned three young men attended the home to confront another young man. The three men were met at the door by the man’s father. After arguing, the three men forced their way into the home and allegedly assaulted both men.

Once police were called, the three men left the home.

The victims sustained minor injuries.

Later that evening, a 19-year-old Chatham man was located and arrested. He was transported to police headquarter and released with conditions and a future court date.

After several attempts to locate the other two men, warrants were issued for their arrest. 

On Thursday morning, a 21-year-old Chatham man turned himself in to police. He was released with conditions and a future court date.

 There is an outstanding warrant for the third man.  

All three are charged with breaking and entering and assault.


Man arrested for careless storage of firearms

 A 72-year-old man from Harwich Township has a future court date after Chatham-Kent police received a tip about numerous firearms inside his home.

Late Thursday morning, police said they received a concern about the unsafe storage of numerous firearms at a home on Talbot Trail in Harwich Township

As a result, police formed grounds to obtain and conduct a search warrant. The police seized several firearms and arrested the owner.

The man was charged with careless storage of firearms. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a court date later this month. 


Car honking leads to second harassment charge for woman 

 A Wallaceburg woman will have to answer to a trio of charges after allegedly harassing someone at their workplace in Wallaceburg that she wasn't supposed to be around in the first place.

Around 6 p.m. Thursday, Chatham-Kent police were called to a harassment complaint on James Street.

According to police, the woman was initially charged with criminal harassment in mid-Janurary. As a result, she was released with conditions to not be within 100 meters of the victim’s home or business and not to communicate with them.

Early Thursday evening, the woman was allegedly seen honking the horn while slowly driving by the victim’s place of business.  

The 62-year-old was located and arrested. She was charged with criminal harassment and two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.

She was eventually released with a future court date.

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