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Domestic assault alleged in Wheatley

Chatham-Kent police are investigating allegations of domestic violence on 3rd Concession Line, northeast of Wheatley. A woman called police from a neighbour’s house to report a man held her against her will and physically assaulted her until she was able to free herself shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. The Critical Incident Response Team assisted when the man refused to leave the property. The suspect surrendered just before 7:30 a.m., police said. The woman was treated at a local hospital for non life-threatening injuries and further disclosed two previous incidents of domestic violence, police said. A 28-year-old Wheatley man is charged with five counts of assault and released with a future court date.

Personal property returned after arrest

A Wallaceburg man, caught Sunday with a backpack full of loot, is facing charges in connection with two separate incidents. An Elgin Street homeowner called Chatham-Kent police when he awoke shortly after 7 a.m. to find someone rummaging through his unlocked vehicle. The culprit ran off after shouts to stop. Officers arrested a suspect following a short foot-chase. The man's backpack contained an estimated $1,000 worth of stolen property, including items identified from the Elgin Street theft and an earlier break-in on Forhan Street, police said. Officers returned the missing property to the rightful owners. A 23-year-old Wallaceburg man has a court date in January to answer to charges of break and enter, theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

Motorcycle stolen near Pain Court

A 2000 Harley Davidson LC8 motorcycle was removed without the owner's knowledge from an unlocked garage on Maple Line. The vehicle is valued at $2,500 and went missing sometime between Dec 7 and 9. At the time, it had Ontario plates 276H9. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Bryan Parker at 519-436-6600 ext. 87172. Anonymous callers may call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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