Assault charges laid in two separate incidents early Saturday in Chatham

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Chatham-Kent police dealt with two separate incidents early Saturday morning involving alleged assaults.

Police responded to a disturbance call near a King Street business in Chatham around 3 a.m.

Police said a 47-year-old Wallaceburg man was found injured and in need of medical attention.

Through investigation, police said it was discovered a man in his 20s had allegedly assaulted the victim.

The accused was arrested and charged with assault, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Const. Destiny Pailey at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87309. Anonymous calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Police also responded to a disturbance at a Chatham home at around 1:45 a.m.

An investigation revealed a 65-year-old man allegedly assaulted his common-law girlfriend after a verbal argument escalated, police said.

The accused was arrested and charged with assault and placed in custody at police headquarters pending a bail hearing.

Reminder to drive safely

As the end of the school years approaches, Chatham-Kent police remind motorists to drive with care and attention to the roadways.

This reminder was prompted by the fact police responded to 15 motor-vehicle collisions within a 24-hour period across Chatham-Kent.

Road safety continues to be one of the police service’s pillars of commitment to the citizens of Chatham-Kent.



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