The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 157 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 3 people were arrested.
Impaired by Drug – CK21057478
At approximately 3:30pm yesterday, a vehicle was located, stopped on Ninth Line, Chatham. The driver was located passed out behind the wheel. After the driver received medical attention, drug recognition tests were given and the driver was charged with operation while impaired- drugs and possession of over 30 grams of cannabis. The 41 year old Chatham man was later released with a future court date of December 16, 2021 to answer to the charge.
Stolen Vehicle – Wallaceburg – CK21057505
Last night, police attended the area of Montgomery Drive, Wallaceburg in response to a complaint of a stolen vehicle. Through investigation it was learned that a 2005, Toyota Corolla 4 door, grey in colour was stolen between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable K. Charron, at 519-436-6600 mailbox #87352 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (7232) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision CK21057538
Chatham-Kent Police Service is actively investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision on Croton Line. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Coroner’s Office and Chatham-Kent Police Traffic Management unit is looking for anyone who may have information regarding this collision to contact them at 519-355-1092.
Fraud Warning CK21040441
Yesterday, police responded to a call of fraud, relating to the crypto-currency Bitcoin. A local woman received a call from suspects claiming to be from Canada Border Patrol. She withdrew $18,500.00 and deposited the funds in a local Bitcoin machine as the fraudsters instructed.
The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind citizens that digital currency such as Bitcoin is not legal currency. You cannot pay a tax bill with Bitcoin. No government, agency will ever ask you for funds in any digital currency. This includes Canada Revenue Agency and Canada Border Patrol. Please see this Government of Canada page for further details. https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/services/payment/digital-currency.html