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CK police briefs - Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Third man arrested after break-in and assault

Chatham-Kent police have rounded up the third suspect who was wanted in connection with an assault that took place several weeks ago.

Police said they were called to the home on Prince Arthur Avenue late at night on December 27, 2022 and learned that a father and son had been assaulted by three men who had also forced their way into the home.

As of late last week, officers were able to arrest two of the suspects, a 19-year-old Chatham man and a 21-year-old Chatham man, but police were still looking for a third man.

Officers said the final suspect in the case turned himself in at police headquarters just before 9 a.m. Monday.

The 21-year-old Chatham man was charged with one count of assault and one count of break and enter and was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Wallaceburg man accused of driving vehicle off the road while drunk

A 72-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing an impaired driving charge after police were called to a report of a vehicle that went off the road on Bear Line Road in Dover Township.

Police said that call came in at 5:30 p.m. Monday, adding that the first officer on the scene believed the man had been driving under the influence of alcohol, so he was arrested.

He was taken back to the OPP Chatham detachment for further breath tests and was later charged with having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.

The accused was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Two women accused of shoplifting from Walmart in Chatham

Two women in their 30s are facing charges after they allegedly walked out of the Walmart on St. Clair Street in Chatham with a cart full of products they didn't pay for.

Police said they got a call about that shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday, adding that the women left the area in a vehicle before police arrived.

Officers were able to get descriptions of the women and the vehicle, though, and their last known direction of travel.

Police said they found the vehicle on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg and pulled it over.

Both women were arrested and taken to police headquarters and the vehicle was towed.

A 34-year-old Chatham woman and a 37-year-old Chatham-Kent woman were both charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

They were later released with conditions and a future court date.


Man arrested for breaching release conditions

A 30-year-old Walpole Island man is in more trouble with the law after he was allegedly caught inside an apartment building he had been banned from attending.

Chatham-Kent police said they found the man inside the building on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg after they got a call about a disturbance there at 2:50 p.m. Monday.

Officers said they were told there was a man outside of an apartment who was demanding that someone let him in.

Police said their investigation showed that the man they found in the building had previously been released with conditions that banned him from coming within 100 metres of the apartment that he was trying to get into. He was also banned from communicating with the man who lived there.

As a result, a 30-year-old Walpole Island man was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with a release order.

He was later taken to police headquarters and was set to be held there pending a bail hearing.


Man arrested after domestic argument turns violent

A 27-year-old Chatham man has a date with a judge next month after he allegedly assaulted a woman during an argument Monday evening.

Police said they arrested the man after they were called to Lorne Avenue in Chatham just after 8:30 p.m. Monday.

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

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