Teen accused of hammer assault

Early Wednesday morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

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Chatham-Kent police responded early Wednesday morning to a disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Police said a female teen allegedly assaulted her ex-boyfriend and damaged his phone while in possession of a hammer.

The 15-year-old Chatham teen was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000, assault and assault with a weapon. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The ex-boyfriend was treated at the scene by paramedics, police said.

Shoplifting charges

Police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart in Chatham on Tuesday night.

The man allegedly fled the store in a vehicle without paying for several items, including electronics.

Officers found the vehicle on St. Clair Street and initiated a traffic stop.

A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. He was released with a court date.

The items, valued at over $600, were recovered and returned to the store.

Warrant arrests

A man wanted for mischief and failing to attend court was arrested Tuesday morning by the Essex OPP.

The 27-year-old Tecumseh man was taken to the Chatham courthouse pending a bail hearing.

On Tuesday night, officers located a man who was wanted for failing to attend court and for his fingerprints. The 33-year-old Chatham man was held for bail.

Stunt driving

An officer saw a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed Tuesday night on Wheatley Road.

A 21-year-old Wheatley man was stopped and charged with stunt driving.

His licence was seized and suspended for seven days. His vehicle was also towed from the scene and impounded for seven days.

Theft of tools

Some time late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, someone entered a shop on Glenwood Line and stole various items, including a carburetor, welder and plasma cutter. The total value of the theft has been estimated at $4,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Scott Nevills at scottn@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87326. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Watch for wildlife

On Tuesday night, police responded to two collisions involving deer on Talbot Trail and Middle Line.

No one was injured, but in each collision the vehicle sustained significant damage, police said.

Motorists are reminded that October to January is the peak time for collisions with deer, especially during dusk and dawn hours. If you’re travelling during these hours, watch your speed, stay alert, use your high beams when possible and scan both sides of the road ahead for shining eyes.

For more information on how to reduce your chances of hitting an animal, visit: www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/handbook//section2.10.7.shtml.

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