The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 168 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Five people were arrested. One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Report of Suspicious Vehicle leads to Arrests CK20029246
Just before 8:00 a.m. yesterday morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle on Victoria Road in Ridgetown. Officers located a man and woman in the area of the vehicle.
Through investigation, police learned that the license plate attached to the vehicle was stolen and that the woman was currently bound by conditions not to leave the province of New Brunswick.
The 23-year-old New Brunswick man was arrested and charged with theft under $5000. He was released pending a future court date of August 26, 2020.
The 28-year-old New Brunswick woman was arrested and upon being searched was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine. The woman has been charged with failing to comply with her release conditions and drug possession. She has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.
Police Execute Search Warrant CK20029302
Yesterday afternoon, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Intelligence Section executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant at a residence in Chatham.
Approximately $1000 worth of cocaine (already packaged), psilocybin (mushrooms) and oxycodone tabs were seized. Digital scales and a large amount of Canadian cash was also found.
A 38-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking. He was released pending a future court date of August 27, 2020.
Man Charged with Impaired Driving CK20029406
Around 4:00 a.m. this morning, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Bear Line Road between Claymore Line and Rivard Line.
Through investigation, police suspected the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol. A roadside breath test was administered and the man failed. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for further breath tests.
Jaelen Gittens, 19 years, of Bridle Path Road in Wallaceburg has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He was released pending a future court date of September 9, 2020.
Traffic Enforcement CK20029279
Yesterday, members of the Traffic Unit and Community Patrol conducted speed enforcement on Indian Creek Road, Keil Drive, McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham. Eight motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.
Police also conducted speed enforcement on Mill Street in Tilbury. Ten motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.
Everyone who hates speeding tickets, raise your right foot !!
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. Sydnye Gagner will be reading ‘Johnny Tractor and the Big Surprise’ https://ckpolice.com/video/
Const. Renee Cowell
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service