The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 119 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested.
Reception Fight Leads to Charges
On Saturday, September 9, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m., a number of people were congregated together at a local banquet hall for a wedding reception. One of the guests, who was intoxicated, was upset over a verbal argument he had and proceeded to leave the reception and drive home. As he exited, he slammed the glass door causing it to shatter. He attempted to get into his vehicle but another guest physically removed his keys from him preventing him from driving while intoxicated. A fight broke out between the two and a number of guests attended outside to try and break up the confrontation. The male assaulted another guest who was gathered outside watching the ruckus. Police were called and located the male hiding nearby in the bushes.
The 30-year-old Chatham male was arrested and charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Assault. He was released, once sober, with a future court date of October 3, 2017.
Cyclist Arrested in Chatham
On Sunday, September 10, 2017 at approximately 3:00 a.m., a uniformed officer on patrol observed a cyclist riding his bicycle through a cross walk. A traffic stop was initiated and the cyclist provided a false name to the officer. The male was arrested and upon searching him, the officer located a number of break in instruments. Further investigation revealed the male’s identification and he was found to be breaching a court order.
The 27-year-old Tilbury man was charged with Possession of Break In Instruments and Fail to Comply with Recognizance. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters where he is held pending a bail hearing.
Break and Enter in Chatham
On Saturday, September 9, 2017 Chatham-Kent Police attended a St. Clair Street grocery store in regards to a recovered stolen bike. While speaking with the owner of the bike, police learned that approximately 3-4 weeks ago unknown suspects entered the owner’s unlocked garage located on Victoria Ave in Chatham and stole three bicycles. One was recovered but the other two are still outstanding. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chris Baillargeon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.