The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 171 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Four people were arrested.
Pair Charged with Domestic Related Offences CK18056855 / CK18056816
Yesterday morning, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Wallaceburg.
Through investigation, police learned that this was not the first incident of domestic violence between the couple.
The 29-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with four counts of assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats, one count of weapons dangerous and one count of failing to comply with his release conditions.
The 32-year-old Wallaceburg woman was also arrested and charged with three counts of assault, assault with a weapon, mischief under $5000 and being party to the offence of failing to comply.
Both have been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Failing to Comply CK18056847
On May 21, 2018 the man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to notify police in writing three days prior to any change in address.
On Friday police learned that the man was no longer living at the last known address on file.
Yesterday afternoon, the man attended police headquarters and turned himself in. Larry Meriano, 31 years, of St. Clair Road in Chatham was charged with failing to comply. He was released pending a future court date of December 19, 2018.
Man Charged with Assault CK18056833
Yesterday afternoon, an argument began between the man and his girlfriend while at her residence in Chatham. The incident escalated into a physical altercation as the man assaulted her.
The 25-year-old Blenheim man was arrested and charged with assault. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Stolen Trailer CK18056793
Sometime between Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. unknown suspect(s) forced their way into a fenced compound on Seventh Line causing about $2500. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a brand new black Moritz dump trailer valued at $10,000.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kevin McCaughley at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #84918. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward
Traffic Enforcement in Blenheim CK18056784
Yesterday morning, police conducted traffic enforcement in the area of Charles Street and McGeorge Street.
Thirty two vehicles were observed travelling through the area with no infractions observed.
Police Complete Suspicious Vehicle Investigation CK18055968
On Friday morning, a suspicious vehicle was reported in the area of St. George Street in Chatham as the driver waved to a child walking to school. The same vehicle was observed Saturday morning on Prince Street and again the man waved to a group of children playing outside.
Through investigation, police identified the vehicle and driver.
There is no evidence of criminal activity or threat to public safety at this time. The man was cautioned regarding the perception of his behaviour towards the children.
National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women
Twenty nine years ago today, 14 women were murdered at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal for no other reason than they were women.
In 1991, Canada declared December 6th as the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women. Every year, communities across the nation are encouraged to mark this anniversary with an event.
Tonight at 6:30 p.m. everyone is invited to the John D Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham for the screening of the documentary film ‘Listen to Me’. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call the Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre at 519-354-8908.
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer