Disturbance leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 4 a.m. this morning, police responded to a disturbance at the Petro Canada Gas Bar on Park Avenue East in Chatham.

The man entered the gas station and started arguing with the cashier.

He then punched the cashier in the mouth.

Police located the man a short distance away as he fled the area.

The 45-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The cashier was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention.

Man charged with mischief

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Just before 1 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a man threw a large piece of brick at police headquarters chipping one of the windows at the front of the building.

Officers located the man on King Street and he was taken into custody. Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Through investigation, police learned that the man also failed to sign in on Wednesday as per his release conditions.

A 47-year-old man, of no fixed address was charged with mischief under $5,000, failing to comply and drug possession.

He was released pending a future court date of May 23, 2019.

Man arrested on outstanding warrant

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On February 11, 2019 a man was released from custody after being arrested and charged in connection with three separate shoplifting incidents in Chatham.

On April 2, 2019 the man failed to attend court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Early this morning, police located the man on Grand Avenue East near Van Allen Avenue.

The 21-year-old Chatham man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Traffic enforcement in Thamesville

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, members of A platoon conducted speed enforcement in the construction zone of the new bridge crossing over the Thames River on Victoria Road.

Eleven motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind drivers that fines are doubled when workers are present.

Please remember to obey the posted speed limit signs when driving through construction zones and areas where people are working on or near the road.

Commercial vehicle driver charged

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, members of the Traffic Unit observed a commercial vehicle tilting and swaying while travelling on Queens Line.

A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle was inspected for public safety reasons.

Through investigation, officers determined that the vehicle was overweight.

The driver, a 48-year-old Windsor man was charged with driving an overweight vehicle.

His company was also charged with allowing the vehicle to be driven.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind all commercial vehicle operators and companies of their duty to ensure their vehicles comply with weight restrictions and that their loads are safe.

Commercial vehicle inspections will continue as Road Safety is one of our pillars of commitment to the citizens of Chatham-Kent.

Theft of surveillance system

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime yesterday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. unknown suspects forced their way into a residence on Grand River Line causing about $400 damage.

Once inside, the suspects stole a video surveillance system.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ashwin Roy at ashwinr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #8107331.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.