*This is the Daily News Release for Sunday, August 12, 2018*
The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 170 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Five people were arrested.
Serious Motor Vehicle Collision: CK18037332
On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at approximately 11:45 p.m. emergency crews responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Eberts Line in Chatham.
Through investigation, police believed the driver, a 48-year-old Chatham man had been driving while under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. He was then transported to the Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters for breath tests.
A 39-year-old Dresden woman was a passenger in the vehicle. She was transported to University Hospital in London and at this time her condition is stable.
The investigation remains on-going by the CKPS Traffic Management Unit. Any witnesses or anyone with further information is asked to contact Police Constable Randy Whittaker at email@example.com or at 519-436-6600 extension 82654.
Man Charged with Failing to Comply: CK18037399
In August 2017, the man was released from custody with conditions. Two of his conditions were not to communicate or be within a certain distance of a woman that his known to him.
On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. police responded to that woman’s residence at an apartment complex on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg due to a 9-1-1 hang up call. Upon the officer’s arrival, they located the man inside her unit. As the officers attempted to arrest the man, he resisted and tried to run away.
The 38-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply and resist arrest. In addition, he was arrested on an out-of-town warrant.
The man was then transported to CKPS Headquarters Unit where he was held for a bail hearing.
Torch Ride for Special Olympics Ontario
The Chatham-Kent Police Service has organized the following events so far throughout the year to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Ontario:
– Polar Plunge
– Torch Run
– Car Wash
To add to that list, yesterday the Torch Ride was held within our beautiful Municipality. The total amount of money raised for the Special Olympics from these events has exceeded $20,000.
On behalf of the Chatham-Kent Police Service, a big Thank you to ALL the participants, ALL the volunteers and for ALL the support for making these events possible.