The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 170 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Eight people were arrested.
Woman Charged with Impaired Driving CK20024229
Shortly after 7:30 p.m. last night, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Bloomfield Road.
Through investigation, the officer suspected the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol. A roadside test was administered and the woman failed. The woman was arrested and transported to police headquarters for further breath tests.
The 25 year-old Chatham woman has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. She was released pending a future court date of August 5, 2020.
Man Charged with Domestic Related Offences CK20024291
Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, our Emergency Communications Centre received a 911 hang-up call. Dispatchers were able to determine that the call came from an apartment in Chatham.
Officers attended the apartment and learned that the woman had just been assaulted by her common-law with a coat hanger and broom stick.
The 32-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault and two counts of assault with a weapon. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Emergency Communications Centre Manager Sheri Somerville explains, “we answer 911 calls made from across our Municipality on a daily basis. This is one example of someone trying to call for help but wasn’t able to stay on the line. When our Emergency Communication Operators receive notice of any call that enters the 911 network in our area and no one answers, they call back to check on the person who made the call. In this case, there was no answer. The operator became concerned when they weren’t able to speak with someone directly. This prompted a police response to check on the caller’s well-being. In this case, someone was located in need of assistance. We would like to remind everyone that even if you can’t talk or if you dial and the line is disconnected; we will do what we can to try to find you.”
CK20024145 – Yesterday morning, police located a man hiding in a residence in Chatham who was wanted for uttering threats and failing to comply with his release conditions. The 37-year-old Chatham man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
CK20024238 – Last night, an officer on general patrol arrested a woman in Chatham who was wanted in connection with a couple shoplifting incidents and three counts of failing to attend court. The 35-year-old Chatham woman has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Theft of Knives in Chatham CK20024130
Sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked garage on Oxley Drive and stole:
– 12” throwing axe with KR2 engraved on it
– Throwing knives with round handles and red tape on them
– TV projector box
– Android TV box
– Propane heater
– Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker
– 20v DeWalt Impact driver
– Keys and cigarettes
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Scott Nevills at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #87326. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Theft from Garage in Chatham CK20024218
Sometime between Sunday and yesterday, unknown suspect(s) forced their way into a locked garage on St. Clair Street, causing about $200 damage. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole various tools, an antique cash register and radio. Total value of the theft has been estimated at $2000.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jessica Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 extension #87333. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Books and Badges
In an effort to engage and interact with our local youths, we continue our ‘Books and Badges’ series. We hope this initiative encourages kids to read more while they’re social distancing at home during this pandemic.
Today, Const. Jason Herder will be reading ‘Finding Nemo – Best Dad in the Sea’ – of course, it’s a Disney book. https://ckpolice.com/video/
Canada Road Safety Week
Did you know that most drivers killed in speed-related crashes were the ones speeding?
This week, we’re asking you to shift gears and think differently about any bad habits you may have behind the wheel that may be putting everyone on the road at risk.
Const. Renee Cowell
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service