Police probe domestic assault

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A 68-year-old woman sought medical attention after an alleged assault by her husband late Tuesday night.

Police said the victim reported this was not the first time she was physically injured.

A 68-year-old Harwich Township man was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with two counts of assault.

He was held for a bail hearing.



Arrest in bicycle theft


A Chatham man’s bicycle, stolen earlier this month, surfaced Tuesday night on McNaughton Avenue, being ridden by another man unknown to the owner.

The suspect was approached, but stated he purchased the bike at a local store and rode off, but not before the owner was able to photograph a serial number, police said.

The man matched the number with his sales receipt and watched the cyclist enter a store on St. Clair Street.

While waiting for officers to arrive, the suspect left the store and threw a grocery bag towards the owner and charged him, police said.

The man grabbed the suspect in an attempt to protect himself and was scratched on his neck, police said.

A 34-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000, assault and assault with a weapon.

He was detained for a bail hearing.



Arrest in camera theft


Chatham-Kent police made an arrest Tuesday morning in the weekend theft of two cameras from the lobby of an apartment building on Taylor Avenue.

The cameras were valued at about $100 each.

A suspect was spotted riding a bicycle in the area of Wellington and First streets at about 9 a.m.

The 26-year-old Chatham man was taken into custody and charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He was held for a later bail hearing.

Driver charged in Chatham collision

An 82-year-old driver has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act after colliding with another vehicle driven by a 17-year-old girl.

Neither driver was injured, police said.

The crash happened on Queen Street near Harvey Street at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Total damages were estimated at $10,000.



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