The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 181 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Four people were arrested. Two people were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Police Presence in Wallaceburg CK21015229
Shortly after 6:00 p.m. last night, police responded to the report of two suspicious people on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg.
Upon police arrival, the man and woman fled on foot and jumped into the Sydenham River. The woman was able to swim to safety, however the man disappeared. Officers entered the water but were unable to locate the man. Police deployed the drone and requested assistance from the CKFES Dive Team, however the man remains missing. Efforts to locate the man will resume this morning.
We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in this tragic incident.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
Youth Charged with Assault CK21015110
Yesterday morning, police responded to a family dispute at a residence in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that the youth assaulted two family members in the home.
The 15-year-old youth was arrested and charged with two counts of assault. He was released pending a future court date of April 26, 2021.
Man Charged with Assault CK21015230
Last night, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Ridgetown.
Through investigation, police learned that the man damaged a door to the home and the victim’s car. The man also threw a broken piece of glass at the victim.
The man left the residence, however police located him a short distance away.
The 29-year-old Ridgetown man was arrested and charged with mischief under $5000, assault with a weapon and failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Theft of Tools in Chatham CK21015112
Sometime between Monday at 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. unknown suspect(s) forced their way into an apartment under construction on King Street West. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a DeWalt orbital sander cordless telescope, Milwaukee tool case and batteries and DeWalt radio. Total value of the theft has been estimated at $1600.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Wright at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #87310. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Const. Renee Cowell, CMM III Police Specialist
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service