The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 143 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Ten people were arrested.
Man Charged with Impaired Driving CK18011138
Around 02:00 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol imitated a traffic stop on St. Clair St in Chatham.
Through investigation, police believed the male was driving his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested. The male was transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
The 25-year-old Chatham man was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He was released pending a future court date.
Arms Out for Andrew 2
Due to the overwhelming response last month by the community rolling up their sleeves to donate blood in honour of Andrew, emergency personnel are teaming up with Canadian Blood Services again in March for a second blood donor clinic.
‘Arms Out for Andrew 2’ will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at the Spirit and Life Centre on Wellington Street in Chatham between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
To book an appointment, please see https://blood.ca/en/donate Walk-ins also welcome.
Spring Break Safety Tips
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Spring Break.
The following are tips to help ensure a safe holiday:
- Access Denied – Make sure your residence is secure and not easily accessible for criminals
- Make some Noise- Home alarms can be a great deterrent
- Make a few cutbacks – make sure the outside of your residence is trimmed and not over grown, making it look like someone is home.
- Lighten Up- Make sure your residence is well lit day and night.
- Unplug- Unplug any un-necessary items while away, including internet.
- Play hide and (don’t seek) – make sure expensive equipment is away from plain view when looking in residences.
- Go for the lived-in look – Attempt to make it look like someone is still living in the residence
- Enlist Help – Have someone checking on your residence.
- Be Anonymous- Do not display your family name on decorations or your residence, as well as answering machines.
- Keep your plans to yourself- Do not post on Social Media that you are away.
See www.ckpolice.com for my information on these safety tips.