The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 150 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Four people were arrested. One person was arrested on outstanding warrants.
Man Charged with Domestic Related Offences CK18006788
Yesterday morning, the man and his common-law wife began arguing which escalated into a physical altercation, resulting in the man assaulting the woman, threatening her and damaging property within their home.
The man left the area prior to police arrival, however he was located and arrested. The 29-year-old Chatham man was charged with assault, mischief under $5000 and two counts of uttering threats.
The man was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing. He appeared before a Justice of the Peace via video link and was released with conditions pending a future court date of February 21, 2018.
Man Charged with Assault with a Weapon CK18006831
Yesterday afternoon, the man while at a local shelter, grabbed a hammer and began swinging it towards staff members and other tenants while uttering threats.
Police were called and the man was arrested. No one was physically injured.
The 40-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats and failing to comply with his Probation Order. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Assault CK18006858
Last night, a verbal argument began between the man and his common-law wife. The incident escalated into a physical altercation which resulted in the man assaulting the woman.
Officers attended the home and the man was arrested. The 36-year-old Blenheim man has been charged with assault. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY
The Chatham-Kent Police Service is once again offering the Citizen’s Police Academy program.
The program is designed to enhance the partnership between the citizens of our community and Police Service through an interactive educational opportunity.
The academy consists of 12 classes, beginning on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Classes will be held every Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age. Seniors are encouraged to attend.
Classes involve presentations and demonstrations by the Chief of Police, Drugs and Street Crimes, Criminal Investigations Branch, Forensic Identification Unit, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Traffic Unit and Critical Incident Response Team, plus several other Units within the Service.
The classes are intended to make participants familiar with the operation of the Chatham-Kent Police Service. The course is NOT intended to train people to be police officers.
All Citizen’s Police Academy students will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a Ride-Along with a Community Patrol officer. Participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to the Ride-Along.
• Be of good moral character
• Subject of a background investigation
• Be 19 years of age or older
Interested members of the public are asked to complete a Citizen’s Police Academy application form accompanied with a copy of photo identification. Forms can be obtained online by clicking: http://ckpolice.com/citizens-police-academy/ or at the front counter of each Service Centre in the Municipality, including the front desk at Police Headquarters.
Deadline to submit your application is February 23rd, 2018. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer