The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 137 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested.
Man Assaults Strangers CK17032983
Yesterday morning around 9:30 a.m. the man was sitting on a park bench on the south side of King Street W. in Chatham when he began yelling at a man and a woman across the street from where he was sitting. He then walked across the street and continued to yell and argue with the couple who were strangers to him. The man then assaulted the couple, causing minimal physical injuries to them both. The woman called police and he left the area.
Thomas Hudson, 61 years, of Chatham was located a short distance away from where the confrontation occurred. He was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters. Later, he was transported to the Court House for a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Weapons Offences CK17033081
Yesterday at approximately 3:00 p.m. the man was inside his residence on Park Avenue W. in Chatham when his roommate attended to gather some of his personal belongings. When the roommate did not get an answer at the front door, he crawled through a basement window to get into the residence. Once inside, the roommate was met by the man who had a baseball bat in one hand and a firearm in the other. The man pointed the firearm at the roommate, threatened him and then struck him with a baseball bat. The roommate left the residence, but did not contact police.
Last night at 8:00 p.m. the roommate returned the residence. When he knocked at the front door, he was met again by the man who was holding the bat and firearm in his hands. The roommate was threatened again, so he left and this time, contacted police. No injuries were reported.
With the assistance of the Chatham-Kent Police Service Critical Incident Response Team and a trained negotiator, police arrested the man at 12:30 a.m. this morning.
The 63-year-old Chatham man was charged with the following offences:
– Point firearm x 2
– Assault with a weapon
– Utter threats x 2
He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.
Traffic and Marine Services Unit Educate Students on Cross-Over System
Yesterday, members of our Traffic and Marine Services Unit monitored the intersection on Murray Street at Reaume Avenue in Wallaceburg and will continue to do so. This once four-way stop, was recently changed to a two-way stop with the addition of a cross-over. Therefore, officers educated students on how to use the newly installed cross-over system at that location.
Drivers and pedestrians, please be aware that this is no longer a four-way stop intersection. There are no stop signs on Murray Street for the vehicles travelling in a North or South direction. There are still stop signs for the vehicles travelling East and West on Reaume Avenue.
Const. Kelly Helbin
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service