The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 156 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Two of the four people were arrested on warrants.
Man Charged with Assault CK17017103
On May 14, 2017 in the early afternoon, the man and a woman he was in a relationship with, were at their residence when they got into an argument. The argument escalated and the man hit the woman on the head with an object causing a goose egg. This incident was not reported to police nor was there any medical attention sought.
Two days later at 9:30 a.m. the man and the woman were inside their residence when another argument ensued. The man then grabbed the woman and dragged her to the ground. Once on the ground, he continued to strike her. The woman covered her head with her arms and while she did this, the man held an object to the back of her neck and threatened to harm her with it. She did not report this incident to the police, nor did she seek any medical attention.
The very next morning at 4:00 a.m. the woman was lying in bed when the man entered and then began hitting her. As she attempted to cover her head with her arms, he started striking her wrists which caused them to swell. She was able to leave the residence and attended the hospital for her injuries. However, she did not disclose to the medical staff what had happened.
Yesterday (May, 18) at 11:55 a.m. the woman attended the police station and reported all the above incidents to an officer.
At 3:00 p.m. police located the man at an address in Chatham that was not his own residence and he was arrested. The 30-year-old Chatham man was charged with the following offences:
– Assault with a Weapon
– Assault x 2
– Utter Threats
He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.
Woman Charged with Failing to Provide Breath Sample CK17017190
Last night around 10:00 p.m. police were sent to a parking lot near Massey Drive and Lyon Avenue N. in Tilbury where a parked vehicle’s horn had been going off for approximately 45 minutes. The information police received, was that there were two small children in the vehicle and they were the ones responsible for honking the horn for such a long period of time.
Upon the officer’s arrival in the area, he observed that vehicle driving away. As the officer caught up to it, he observed the vehicle drive over a curb and immediately initiated a traffic stop. As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed two small children in the back seat, one of which was not wearing a seatbelt. In addition, as he started speaking to the lone woman driver, he could smell a strong odour of alcohol on her breath, her speech was slurred and she had a difficult time retrieving her documents upon the officer’s request.
Another officer attended the traffic stop to sit with the two young children while the other attempted to get the woman to provide breath tests as it was believed she was driving her vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The woman failed to provide a breath sample after numerous attempts.
Angela Provost, 34 years, of Big Creek Road in Tilbury was arrested and charged with failing to provide a breath sample in an approved screening device. Through further investigation, the officer learned that the woman was also a suspended driver.
She was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where she was released with a future court date for both failing to provide a breath sample and being a suspended driver.
The children were not injured as a result of this incident and were taken to a place of safety.
Const. Kelly Helbin
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service