The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 192 calls for service within the past 24 hours. Four people have been arrested.
Truck Strikes Communication Wires
On Friday, April 13, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m. a motorist called police to advise that a semi truck was striking overhead wires as it travelled eastbound on Richmond Street in Chatham. Chatham-Kent Police quickly attended in the area and stopped the truck on Lacroix Street. A section of Richmond Street from Leeson Drive to Lacroix St. was closed to traffic while the investigation was conducted. It was concluded that the downed wires were not hydro lines and no one was injured. The lines were repaired and the driver of the truck was charged.
Domestic in Chatham Leads to Charges
On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at approximately 2:21 a.m., police received a call from a resident indicating that a man was smashing things inside a house with a bat. Police attended the Lorne Ave residence and located a male sitting on the steps with bloody hands and extremely agitated. A number of items had been smashed but no-one inside the house had been assaulted. After speaking with people in the residence, the man was arrested and brought to Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters for processing.
The 36-year-old man was charged with Mischief Under $5000 and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Break and Enter in Chatham
On April 13, 2018, a citizen called the Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters and spoke with a Alternative Response Officer at the front desk to report a Break and Enter. The subsequent investigation revealed that suspects gained entry into a shed located on Parkwood Drive in Chatham. Once inside, they removed a Stihl weed whacker, Stihl hedge trimmer a Stihl leaf blower and a handheld spotlight. The total value of the items taken is approximately $1000. At this time there is no suspect information. Anyone with information is asked to call the Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters at (519) 436-6600 ext. 222. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Break and Enter in Raleigh Township
Through the Coplogic online self-reporting portal which can be reached at http://ckpolice.com/online-crime-reporting/ , a citizen reported a break and enter that occurred to a residence on Talbot Trail last night. The information stated that sometime between 10:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. last night, unknown suspects pried open a door to the house and removed a large quantity of jewellery. The matter is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Joel Rehill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.