Chatham-Kent police briefs

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Chatham-Kent police have arrested a second suspect and are seeking a third after a reported assault on Thursday.

The incident reportedly occurred on Wellington Street West in Chatham. After entering through an unlocked door, the two men allegedly approached the 23-year-old homeowner who was sleeping on the couch and began punching him.

As the homeowner tried to stand up, one of the men reportedly started swinging a large object towards him while the other disconnected a flat screen television and surround sound amplifier.

Upon leaving the residence, the men were met by a 19-year-old woman known to the homeowner. She questioned the suspects about the items in their possession and was allegedly pushed down to the ground by an unknown female waiting outside. The woman didn't seek medical attention.

The men have been charged with break and enter, assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon.


Police are seeking the public's help in finding a car that was reported stolen recently.

Sometime between Thursday at 10 p.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m., an unlocked 2006 Chevrolet Aveo was taken from a McDonald Line residence in Orford

The four-door car is silver in colour and has the licence plate BNXD 330.

If you see this vehicle, do not approach the driver, but call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information after the fact can call Const. Bryan Vaughan at 519-436-6600 ext. 87164, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


An Orford man on a farm tractor was charged with impaired driving and having more than the legal limit of alcohol.

Police said the 53-year-old was in the area of Kenesserie Road and Golf Course Line in Howard. He was allegedly over twice the legal limit.


A 26-year-old Chatham woman is facing multiple charges under the Highway Traffic Act after an investigation in the River Line and Kent Bridge Road area in Harwich.

Police said the charges included driving under suspension, having no validation sticker, and failing to notify regarding a change of address for licence purposes. The vehicle was towed from the area.




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