The Chatham-Kent Police responded to 189 calls for service within the last 24 hours. Nine people were arrested.
Update: Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision CK17038582
As previously released: At approximately 6:00 a.m. emergency crews responded to a two vehicle collision on Queen’s Line, west of Sinclair Road in Tilbury.
The driver of one of the involved vehicles, a 22-year old Chatham man remains in the hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to recover. However, the other driver, a 24-year-old Wyoming man has died. The investigation remains on-going by the Chatham-Kent Police Service Traffic Management Unit.
As a result of the investigation regarding the motor vehicle collision on October 10, 2017, Jesse Ostapec, 22 years, of Willcox Street in Chatham was arrested and charged with criminal negligence causing death. He was released from custody with a court date of Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Man Charged with Failing to Comply CK17035358
In August 2017, the man was released from custody with conditions. One of his conditions was to notify CKPS of an address within 24 hours of his release. The man failed to do this and because his whereabouts were unknown, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Last night at 7:00 p.m. an officer on general patrol on Wheatley Road initiated a traffic stop due to the high rate of speed of an on-coming vehicle. When the officer approached the vehicle, the man provided a false name. However, through investigation the man’s identity was confirmed. In addition, he was a suspended driver for the offences of dangerous driving and unpaid fines.
At approximately 7:40 p.m. the 48-year-old Chatham-Kent man was arrested on the warrant for failing to comply. He was also charged with obstructing police and driving while under suspension. A search of the man was conducted incident to arrest and drugs were located on him. Furthermore, he was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The man was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Theft CK17038942
In August 2017, the man was captured on video surveillance attaching a utility trailer to a U-Haul truck and then driving away from the Bloomfield Road property with that utility trailer.
Through investigation, the man/driver of the U-Haul was identified, but due to his whereabouts being unknown, a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Yesterday morning, Paul Antaya, 28 years, of Middle Side Road in Amherstburg was arrested on the warrant for theft under $5000. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters and later released with a court date of Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Const. Kelly Helbin
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service