The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 149 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested.
Woman Charged with Theft CK18054644
Last night around 9:30 p.m. the woman attended the electronics section at Walmart in Chatham and placed two pairs of headphones, valued at $60 each, in her shopping bag. The woman left the store making no attempt to pay for the items. She then attended the Real Canadian Superstore and placed two containers of face cream in her shopping bag, each valued at $18, and left the store without paying for them.
The 31-year-old Belle River woman was arrested around 9:50 p.m. and charged with two counts of theft under $5000 and two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000.
Through investigation, police learned that she was also wanted on several outstanding warrants. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Fraud CK18054629
Earlier this month, the man approached an elderly woman outside her home in Chatham and convinced her to give him her bank card and pin number so he could help her make purchases. The man took the card and the woman never saw him again. Through investigation, police learned that the man used the debit card to purchase various items around Chatham for himself.
Last night, police arrested the man and he was charged with eight counts of fraud under $5000 and failing to comply with his release conditions. He was also arrested on outstanding warrants for similar offences. The 38-year-old Chatham man has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE)
CK18054600 – Last night, officers conducted a RIDE spot check in Chatham with members of MADD. Over 600 vehicles were stopped with two roadside tests being administered and two drivers being issued tickets.
CK18054657 – Last night, officers conducted a RIDE spot check in Blenheim. Twenty one vehicles were stopped with no infractions observed.
CK18054656 – Last night, officers conducted a RIDE spot check in Wheatley. Twelve vehicles were stopped with no infractions observed.
CK18054665 – Early this morning, officers conducted a RIDE spot check in Ridgetown. Nine vehicles were stopped with no infractions observed.
Motor Vehicle Collision CK18054553
Yesterday morning, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Merlin Road.
The driver lost control of their vehicle, left the roadway and entered a water filled ditch. Both female occupants escaped and were transported to hospital as a precaution.
Total damage was estimated at $2500.
No charges were laid.
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer