The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 146 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Four people were arrested.
Woman Fails to Comply with Curfew CK18047492
On July 13, 2018 the woman was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that she was to obey a daily curfew of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
On September 30, 2018 the woman was released from Court with a daily curfew of 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
This morning around 12:30 a.m. an officer on general patrol found the woman in the area of Pine Street and Elm Street in Chatham.
The 31-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Stealing a Car and Driving Dangerously CK18047459
On August 8, 2018 the man stole a vehicle that was left running and unattended in a parking lot on Lacroix Street in Chatham.
The owner of the vehicle observed the man and tried to stop him, however he reversed quickly and struck another vehicle. The man fled the area prior to police arrival, having no regard for anyone’s safety.
Through investigation, police identified the man responsible and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Last night, police located the man and he was arrested. Anthony Peterkin, 29 years, of McFarlane Avenue in Chatham has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving while disqualified. He was released pending a future court date of October 30, 2018.
Man Charged with Criminal Harassment CK18047291
Last summer, the victim began receiving harassing messages through Facebook from a former co-worker. The victim blocked the man, however he continued to make comments whenever he saw the victim making deliveries. A month later, the man spit on the victim’s delivery truck.
Last month, the man made the shape of a gun with his hand and pointed it at the victim as he was leaving a parking lot after making a delivery.
The man approached the victim again this weekend and from behind hit him.
Last night, the 27-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with criminal harassment, uttering threats and assault. He was released pending a future court date of October 30, 2018.
Woman Charged with Impaired Driving CK18047493
Early this morning, around 12:30 a.m. an officer on general patrol observed the woman operating an e-bike on King Street in Chatham. The officer initiated a traffic stop as the woman was swerving across both lanes. Through investigation, the officer suspected the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol. A roadside breath test was conducted and the woman failed. She was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
The 39-year-old Chatham woman has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. She will be released when sober pending a future court date of October 30, 2018.
Motor Vehicle Collision CK18047380
Yesterday morning, emergency crews responded to a collision involving a Via Rail train and pick-up truck on Base Line near Zone 4 Road.
The driver stopped too close to the tracks and the front end of his truck was clipped by the train.
Luckily, no one was physically injured.
The driver of the truck, a 64-year-old Thamesville man was charged with start from stopped position – not in safety.
Total damage was estimated at $30,000.
Stolen of Boat and Trailer CK18047443
Sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning, unknown suspect(s) stole a black trailer bearing Ontario marker H7039A from a property on St. Clair Parkway. On the trailer was a white 17’ Wilker Galaxy boat with ‘Fritz’ written on the back.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cristelle Vanden Enden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 extension #87086. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) CK18047475
Last night, police conducted a RIDE spot check on Lacroix Street in Chatham.
Approximately 75 vehicles were stopped with only one Highway Traffic Act infraction observed.
Officers were out in full force over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend focusing their efforts on road safety as part of Operation Impact.
A total of 82 tickets for various offences, such as speeding, not wearing a seat belt, expired val tags and careless driving were issued to motorists across Chatham-Kent.
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer