The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 133 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Four people were arrested on warrants.
Weapons Incident CK17016886
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 just after 3:00 p.m. police received a call-for-service that a group of young people were in the green space area of Indian Creek Road W. near John McGregor Secondary School shooting at one another with pellet guns. When officers arrived, the group had already left the area and therefore, the officers were not able to speak with any of the young people.
While officers continued to look for this group, another call-for-service was received from a woman who had been struck in the face with a pellet while driving past Indian Creek Road W. The woman waited until she arrived home safely before making the call to C.K.P.S. Once home, she located a hard, white, circular pellet inside the van had been driving when she was hit in the face. The pellet appears to have come from an Airsoft gun. Even though she suffered a large welt just below her left eye, she did not require medical attention.
Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying these young people who were shooting at one another with pellet guns and ended up hitting a driver of a vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Fraser Curtis at email@example.com or at 519-436-6600 extension #87280. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Break and Enter Incidents
Since Monday, May 15, 2017, 13 break and enter type calls-for-service have been reported to police. These incidents occur more often when the nice weather arrives. Chatham-Kent Police Service will continue to remind our citizens of a few basic steps they can take to protect their property:
• Lock all doors that lead to your residence as well as your vehicle doors
• Do not announce your travel plans or absence from home on social media or your phone’s voicemail
• If going away on vacation or an extended absence, ask a trusted neighbor to watch your house and make your home looked lived-in by:
o using timer-controlled lights
o having mail and/or paper delivery temporarily stopped or delivered elsewhere
o arranging for neighbours to park in your driveway
• Consider installing a quality security system with motion sensors and/or video monitoring
• Secure all basement and ground-level windows and patio doors
Be aware of suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood and call police immediately if you’re concerned. We will respond to these calls. Anyone with information pertaining to Break and Enter type calls-for-service are asked to call 519-352-1234 or 9-1-1 (in the case of an emergency). Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
It’s Police Week in Ontario.
We’re Working Together for Safer Communities!
Pictured below: Police Constable Amy Finn and Sgt. Lynds working together with members of the ‘Chatham Central Neighbourhood Association’ and Union Gas ‘Helping Hands Program’ to install community gardens at the Francis Moore Park on Lorne Avenue in Chatham. Just another excellent example of C.K.P.S. working with community partners for a safer (and healthier) community.
Const. Kelly Helbin
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service