Thursday, July 16, 2020

Police: Drugs, assault, MVC, cannabis readily available, scams

Neighbour dispute leads to assault charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a neighbour dispute in Chatham, which escalated into a physical altercation.

A 46-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault and two counts of assault with a weapon.

He was released pending a future court date of August 14, 2020.

A 42-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault.

She was released pending a future court date of August 14, 2020.

Woman charged with having cannabis readily available

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, an officer on general patrol observed the woman driving on Duluth Street in Chatham.

A query of the license plates revealed that they were not registered for the vehicle.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and the woman was arrested for driving with unauthorized license plates.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the woman was found to have marijuana joints in a cigarette package that was accessible to her while driving.

The 45-year-old Dresden woman was charged with using plates not authorized for the vehicle and having cannabis readily available while in control of a motor vehicle.

Traffic stop leads to drug charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed a suspicious vehicle on Harvey Street near Queen Street in Chatham.

A traffic stop was initiated and through investigation, the officer learned that the occupants were in possession of suspected methamphetamine and Fentanyl.

The driver and passenger were both arrested and charged with drug related offences.

They were released pending a future court date.

Motor vehicle collision

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon, emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Centre Side Road near Gregory Line.

The driver lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and struck a hydro pole.

Minor injuries were reported.

Total damage was estimated at $7,000.

The 18-year-old Louisville man was charged with careless driving.

Frauds and scams

Protect yourself from being the victim of a scam by recognizing it before it happens.

For more information regarding common frauds and scams, please see: https://antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/scams-fraudes/index-eng.htm

Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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