Woodstock police hunt trio after ATM stolen from business in break-in

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A collection of police reports from across Southwestern Ontario:

Woodstock police are asking the public for information after a cash machine was stolen from a business.

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It was about 2 a.m. on Sunday when police say there was a break-in at a business near the Dundas Street-Norwich Avenue intersection, just east of downtown.

Police say three people in a pickup truck broke into the business and stole the ATM, which was later recovered by Hamilton police. Woodstock police did not state whether it had been cracked open and the money inside stolen.

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Woodstock police as of Monday were still seeking the public’s help in finding the suspects and their vehicle. All three of the suspects were dressed in black and wearing masks, with one wearing a Nike hoodie, police said. Their vehicle was a black Ford F-150 pickup truck with an extended cab. It had a covered bed and damaged right tail light, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Woodstock police at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

London woman charged with aggravated assault in stabbing

A London woman is charged with aggravated assault following an argument that left another woman with stab wounds, London police said.

Officers found a woman with stab wounds when they went to the area of Wellington Road and McClary Avenue for a weapons investigation at about 4 a.m. on Friday, March 1, police said Monday.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment, police said. She has since been released from hospital.

The investigation determined the injured woman had been in an argument with another woman she knew and the dispute escalated, police said.

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Officers searched for the suspect and found her a short distance away.

A 30-year-old London woman is charged with aggravated assault, possessing a prohibited weapon and failing to comply with a release order.

Man tried to grab officer’s gun during arrest: Aylmer police

A man is charged after Aylmer police say an officer’s gun was almost pulled from their holster during an arrest on Sunday night.

It was about 10 p.m. Sunday when Aylmer police say they were called to a break-in that was occurring when officers arrived. A man was trying to force his way into a home he was barred from entering under court order, police said.

“As officers attempted to place the man under arrest, he fought police, actively resisted arrested and tried to remove an officer’s pistol from the holster,” police said in a statement.

The man was taken into custody, police said.

A 35-year-old man from Springfield, a rural community northeast of Aylmer, is charged with two counts of failing to comply with a release order, resisting arrest, breaking and entering and disarming a peace officer. The man was held in custody overnight and was to appear in court Monday morning.

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Londoner charged with harassment

A man is facing a charge of criminal harassment after officers were called about disturbance, Chatham-Kent police say.

Officers responded to Selton Line in Orford Township just before 4 p.m. Saturday, where they say that a man was attempting to gain entry into a home. The man was also wanted in two other incidents for the same behaviour, police said.

A 36-year-old London man was arrested and charged with criminal harassment and three counts of failing to comply with a release order, police said. He was held pending a bail hearing.

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