The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 138 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Eight people were arrested.
Man Charged with Possession of a Weapon CK17033321
Yesterday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. police responded to an incident where the man was holding an axe up in the air and appeared as if he were ready to strike something. This occurred in the area of Princess Street and Colborne Street in Chatham.
As an officer arrived into the area, he observed the man walking on King Street. When the man saw police, he began shouting at officers while holding the axe in an aggressive manner. He eventually complied with the officer’s demands to put the axe down.
The 34-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service where he has been held for a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Assault Cause Bodily Harm CK17031165
Last month, the man became involved in an argument with another man that is known to him within a residence in Chatham. The argument turned physical and he continued to strike the other man/victim. As a result, the victim suffered an injury to his right eye.
Last night at 7:30 p.m., Connor Tamblyn, 24 years, of Blake Street in Wallaceburg was arrested and charged with assault cause bodily harm. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters and later released with a court date of September 29, 2017.
Man Charged with Failing to Attend Court RM17002479
In July 2017, the man was released from custody for the offences of assault, threats and forcible confinement. He was required to attend court on August 23, 2017, but failed to do so. Therefore, a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Yesterday at 2:00 p.m. the man was arrested on the outstanding warrant and additionally charged with failing to attend court. He has been held for a bail hearing.
Const. Kelly Helbin
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service