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CK police briefs - Monday, September 18, 2023

Wallaceburg man charged after assaulting his mom

A 51-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing a half-dozen charges after he allegedly flipped a glass top table at his mother and threatened to kill both of his parents.

Chatham-Kent police said they got involved after getting a call about a family dispute on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said they learned that the man had not only flipped the table towards his mother, which severely injured her leg, but he also allegedly threw her to the ground, hurting her leg even further.

He also allegedly threatened to kill both his father and his mother.

The accused was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and uttering death threats. He was also charged with two counts of mischief.

The 51-year-old man was taken to police headquarters where he was set to be held pending a bail hearing.


Victim threatened with a sledgehammer

A 64-year-old Blenheim man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened someone with a sledgehammer in Blenheim.

Police said they were called to a residence in Blenheim shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday and learned that the accused had allegedly threatened to damage some items in the victim's home and threatened the victim with a sledgehammer when she refused to give him money to buy a radio.

Investigators said they also learned that the man had allegedly threatened to injure and kill the same victim on two separate occasions.

The man was charged with three counts of uttering threats along with one count each of assault with a weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon.

He was taken to police headquarters and later released with conditions and a future court date.


Woman tries to trick police into thinking she's her sister

A 22-year-old Blenheim woman is accused of trying to fool police into thinking she was her sister.

Police said they pulled the woman over in a vehicle in the area of Thornhill Drive in Chatham at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

When police were speaking with the driver, she allegedly tried to hide her identity by giving police her sister's name and information and officers said their investigation showed the woman did not have a driver's licence.

The accused was arrested and charged with obstructing a police officer and she was also issued a ticket for driving without a licence.

She was later released with a future court date.

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