The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 212 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Five people were arrested.
Man Charged with Impaired Driving CK19017740
Last night, police received information that a man was driving erratically in the Dresden area. A query of the license plate revealed that the man lived just outside of Dresden. An officer in the area located the vehicle parked in the man’s driveway. Upon approaching the vehicle, the man exited the driver’s side door.
Through investigation, police believed the man was driving under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested. He was transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
Peter Knelsen, 55 years, of Uncle Toms Road in Dresden has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit and using plates not authorized for the vehicle. He was released pending a future court date of May 8, 2019.
CK19017677 – Around noon yesterday, police arrested a man wanted for assault and failing to attend court. Cyrus Degroot, 29 years, of Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg was transported to the Courthouse where he was released pending a future court date of May 3, 2019.
CK19017708 – Yesterday afternoon, police located a man wanted on a surety relief warrant. The 28-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and transported to a local correctional facility.
CK19017720 – Late yesterday afternoon, police arrested a woman wanted for failing to attend the Courthouse back in February for fingerprint purposes. Chelsea Armstrong, 25 years, of Grand Avenue in Chatham was released pending a future court date of May 7, 2019.
CK19017839 – On March 30, police responded to a disturbance between two women known to each other at an establishment in Wallaceburg. Early this morning, a 21-year-old Wallaceburg woman wanted in connection with this incident attended police headquarters and turned herself in. She has been charged with assault and released pending a future court of date of May 7, 2019.
Motor Vehicle Collision CK19017635
Shortly after 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning, police responded to an abandoned vehicle in a field on Eighth Line near Merlin Road.
Damage has been estimated at $50,000.
The collision remains under investigation.
Theft from Car Wash in Chatham CK19017641
Sometime between Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. unknown suspect(s) damaged four money boxes at the Car and Dog Wash on Grand Avenue East.
Approximately $80 in coins were stolen from the damaged money boxes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jessica Butler at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #8107333. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Break and Enter in Chatham CK19017645
Sometime between Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. and Thursday at 8:00 a.m. unknown suspect(s) forced their way into Godfather’s Pizza on St. Clair Street causing about $300 damage. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a Dell laptop valued at $600.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Paul Hendrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 extension #87138. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Easter Food Drive
Tomorrow, help us stuff an emergency vehicle at Sobeys on Park Avenue in Chatham.
All donations will be going directly to our local food bank to help those in need this Easter.
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer