The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 125 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Nine people were arrested. Four of the nine people were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Robbery in Wallaceburg CK18005822
Yesterday morning, around 8:30 a.m. a man entered Mac’s Milk on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg and demanded cash from the clerk while brandishing a weapon.
The man was given an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk was not physically injured.
The man fled on foot and was last seen wearing a grey hoodie with dark sleeves and blue jeans. The man was approximately 5’ 7” with a medium build and had his face covered during the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jodie Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 extension #83012. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Dog Attack in Wallaceburg CK18005889
Last night around 5:00 p.m. two young children along with their babysitter were tobogganing at Jaycee Park on Larkwood Street when two dogs escaped from their home and attacked the youngest child.
A man and woman visiting family on Larkwood Street immediately ran to the park to help the young boy and babysitter. The 6-year-old boy ran to safety while the 3-year-old boy was carried from the scene to a home as 911 was called.
The boy was transported via ambulance to Sydenham District Hospital. He has since been transferred to a Michigan hospital for further medical treatment.
The babysitter sustained non-life-threatening injuries. She was treated and released from hospital.
The dogs have been identified and seized by PAWS Animal Rescue. They are currently in quarantine.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ed Vannoord at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #8668. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Traffic Stop Leads to Charges CK18005866
Yesterday afternoon, just before 2:00 p.m. an officer on general patrol observed a suspicious vehicle driving in an attempt to elude police. A traffic stop was initiated on King Street West in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that the passenger was currently bound by a condition to remain in his residence at all times except for medical emergencies. The immediate area around where the passenger was sitting was searched upon his arrest and suspected heroin was found. The 36-year-old passenger, a Chatham man was charged with failing to comply and possession for the purposes of trafficking.
The driver, a 60-year-old Chatham man was also arrested. Upon being searched incident to arrest, he was found to be in possession of mace, a homemade baton, metal pipe and methamphetamine. Officers further seized other drug paraphernalia from the vehicle and cash found on both men. The driver has been charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, failing to comply with his Prohibition Order and possession for the purposes of trafficking.
Total value of the street drugs seized is approximately $2600.
Both men have been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer