News release for Saturday, March 7, 2021
The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 157 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 5 people were arrested. There were 24, 911 hang-up calls.
Bail Violation leads to Drug Charges – CK21009858
On Friday, March 6, 2021 at approximately 9:00am, officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on Flemingo Street, Blenheim. Officers located a 24 year old Blenheim man who was under court orders to obey a curfew and not to possess any controlled substances. The man was arrested for breaching his curfew, and upon being searched incident to arrest, he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The man was arrested, transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters and remained in custody for bail.
Intoxicated Female Arrested in Tilbury – CK21009938
On Saturday, March 6, 2021 at approximately 7:20pm, officers attended an address on Mill Street, Tilbury in response to an intoxicated female. A 45 year old Tilbury woman was located and charged for being intoxicated in a public place, taken into custody and transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters as she was unable to care for herself, and was released from custody when sober.
Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE)- CK21009953
Last night, officers conducted RIDE spot checks throughout the municipality. A total of 150 vehicles were checked with 2 roadside breath tests administered. Two drivers were charged.
As road safety is a priority for our Police Service, we would like to remind everyone that RIDE spot checks will continue throughout the year across our community in an effort to keep all road users safe.
Home Safety Suggestions
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to remind everyone about the 9 p.m. Routine as it may help prevent crimes of opportunity.
Every night at 9 p.m. ensure the following checklist is complete:
– Remove valuables and garage door opener from vehicles
– Lock vehicles
– Close overhead garage door
– Lock door between garage and house
– Close and lock all external doors
– Ensure windows are closed and locked
– Turn on an exterior light
Make the Right Call – Every call is Important!
False 911 calls are continuing to pull officers away from incidents that require their attention. In the last 24 hours the Chatham-Kent Police Emergency Communication Centre received 24 false 911 calls.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to ensure that everyone knows what number to call should they require police assistance.
If you have a life threatening emergency or would like to report a crime in progress, please call 911 immediately.
For all other non-emergency incidents, please call our Dispatch Center at 519-352-1234.
If you would like to speak with an officer regarding a general inquiry, please call 519-352-1234 extension #222.
If you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), you may be eligible for a cash reward.
If you are looking for resources from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, you can dial 311
If you are looking for resources from Community and Social Services locally, you can dial 211
Chatham-Kent Police remind you not to call 911 unless it is an emergency