The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 169 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Seven people were arrested. Two people were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Man Charged with Impaired Driving CK21026028
Yesterday morning, around 8:30 a.m. an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on McFarlane Avenue in Chatham.
Through investigation, the officer believed the man was driving while under the influence of a drug and he was arrested. The man was transported to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation. As a result, the DRE officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.
William Ceccacci, 62 years, of no fixed address was charged with impaired driving, driving while under suspension, operating a motor vehicle with no insurance and failing to surrender a permit for a vehicle. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing and remanded until June 9, 2021.
Police Investigating Suspicious Package in Chatham CK21026042
Yesterday morning, shortly after 10:00 a.m. police responded to the report of a suspicious package outside the Judy Lamarsh Building in Chatham.
For public safety reasons, Wellington Street between William Street and Adelaide Street was closed to traffic and those in the immediate area were evacuated.
The OPP Explosive Disposal Unit attended the scene, assessed the situation and removed the suspicious package.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ryan Kloostra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87144. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward
Men Charged with Assault CK21022149
Last month, police responded to a neighbour dispute in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation resulting in the victim being struck with a piece of wood.
Police identified the men involved and late yesterday afternoon, they were taken into custody.
A 37-year-old Chatham man was charged with assault with a weapon. A 19-year-old Chatham man was charged with assault.
Both men were released pending a future court date of July 7, 2021.
Man Charged with Mischief CK21026135
Last night, just before 7:00 p.m. an observant citizen called police after witnessing the man damage the front door of a church on James Street in Wallaceburg.
Through investigation, police confirmed that the glass in the front door at St. James Anglican Church was shattered. Total damage was estimated at $2000.
Officers located the man responsible swimming in the Sydenham River.
The 43-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with mischief. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. He remains in police custody this morning.
Break and Enter in Chatham CK21026184
Around 5:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to a break and enter at NAPA Auto Parts on Lacroix Street.
Through investigation, police learned that unknown suspect(s) forced their way into the building, causing about $500 damage. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole black sunglasses, BOSE blue tooth speaker and Fitbit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Aric Roy at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87361. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
CK21026059 – Yesterday morning, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Queen Street near Richmond Street in Chatham. The woman lost control of her vehicle, while turning, and struck a pole. The driver, a 72-year-old Blenheim woman, was transported to hospital as a precaution. She was charged with careless driving.
CK21026115 – Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Queens Line near Merlin Road. Three people were transported to hospital as a precaution. Total damage was estimated at $25,000. A 24-year-old Windsor man was charged with failing to yield the right of way.
Const. Renee Cowell, CMM III Police Specialist
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service