The Chatham-Kent Police responded to 173 calls for service within the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested.
Man Charged with Altering Police Background Check CK17032216
On August 2, 2017 the man received a Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check from the Chatham-Kent Police Service. The man altered the document for employment purposes and was hired by a local company.
As a result of a company expansion, the general manager submitted employee names to another region for a secondary police check. It is at this time that the manager was notified that the man could not be licensed to work in that region due to numerous criminal convictions and an outstanding charge for impersonating a peace officer.
The manager contacted the Chatham-Kent Police Service with his concerns about the altered documents and an investigation commenced.
Yesterday, the 30-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with forgery and uttering a forged document. He was released pending a future court date of September 26, 2017.
Stolen ATV CK17033870
Yesterday, sometime between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. unknown suspect(s) entered a locked shed on Snye Road in Wallaceburg causing approximately $250 damage. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a green 2017 Yamaha YFM700 4×4 ATV. The vehicle was last seen with Ontario license plate 3FT86 and is valued at $8000.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Stan Blonde at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #85387. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Man Charged with Domestic Related Offences CK17033904
Last night, a woman attended police headquarters for assistance as she was fearful for her own safety. At this time, the woman reported that she had been the victim of domestic violence while at her boyfriend’s residence earlier this month.
Through investigation, the man was located and arrested. The 26-year-old Chatham man has been charged with mischief under $5000, assault, forcible confinement and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Break and Enter CK17033968
Early this morning around 3:45 a.m. an officer on general patrol observed the man in the area of Lacroix Street and Park Avenue West in Chatham riding a bicycle while pulling a trailer along the sidewalk. The man was wearing a mask and gloves and did not have a light on his bicycle.
A traffic stop was initiated and while speaking to the man, the officer observed a large axe, pry bar and backpack on the trailer with a screw driver in the side pocket. The man was arrested for being in possession of break-in tools.
Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to also be in possession of a small hatchet, an iPod and wallet containing various pieces of identification belonging to another man from a residence on St. Michael Avenue in Chatham. Police attended that residence and confirmed with the homeowner that someone had broken into his garage and stolen his wallet, Garmin GPS and iPod from his vehicle along with an axe and pop.
Officers searched the man’s backpack while at police headquarters and located the stolen Garmin GPS and pop along with eight screw drivers, a pair of pliers and set of metal sheers.
The recovered stolen property was returned to the homeowner.
The 27-year-old Chatham man has been charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000 and possession of break-in tools. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Yesterday, police received several calls throughout the day from people reporting suspicious telephone calls. The incidents involved calls from scammers purporting to be either from the CRA, Reader’s Digest, financial institutions or police officers. Luckily, no one who called police for assistance yesterday was defrauded of any money.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to remind everyone that scammers will try to impersonate various businesses or people in an effort to access personal or financial information from you. They may use harsh language or an aggressive tone to illicit a quick response from you, before you have a chance to realize it’s a scam.
Protect yourself by recognizing the signs of various scams http://bit.ly/1Q5VjMD
If you receive a suspicious telephone call or email, please report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.
Chatham-Kent Police Services Board Meeting
Please be advised that there will be a Chatham-Kent Police Services Board Meeting today at 10:30 a.m. at police headquarters.
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Community Patrol – B Platoon