The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 171 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Eleven people were arrested, and four were on outstanding warrants.
Man Arrested for Intimate Partner Violence CK23048123
At 12:25 p.m., police responded to Murray Street in Wallaceburg for a domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, police learned the man and the woman were verbally arguing. Through investigation, officers learned the argument escalated, and the man had assaulted the woman, causing injury to the woman’s forehead, ear and jaw.
The 52-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date of October 30, 2023.
Man Arrested for Assault CK23048155
At 3:26 p.m., police responded to a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham for an assault investigation.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that a man was causing a disturbance outside the establishment. Subsequently, when an employee intervened, the man aggressively charged toward them, accompanied by verbal threats of causing harm. The situation escalated further as the man began swinging and proceeded to physically assault the employee by grabbing their genitals.
After a short search, the police located the individual a short distance away and promptly arrested him.
The 28-year-old Chatham-Kent man was charged with uttering threats, assault, and sexual assault. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.
Man Arrested for Impaired Driving CK23048167
At 4:17 p.m., emergency crews responded to a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot on St. Clair Street in Chatham.
It was discovered a vehicle pulling out of the parking lot had struck two other vehicles and a hydro pole before coming to rest. Two people were transported to the hospital with minor physical injuries.
Officers arrived on the scene and believed the man driving was under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested. The man was transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
The 65-year-old Chatham man was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He was released with conditions and a future court date of September 25, 2023.