The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 195 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Seven people were arrested.
Suspicious Person Complaint leads to Arrest CK20041331
Yesterday morning, just before 10:00 a.m. police responded to the report of a suspicious man in the area of McKinnon Drive in Chatham.
Officers located the man yelling at traffic while running out onto Keil Drive. Officers attempted to talk to the man in an effort to calm his behaviour. The man refused to comply and continued yelling and running without taking traffic into consideration.
For his own safety, the man was taken into custody. Jacob Smith, 25 years, of no fixed address was charged with causing a disturbance. He was released pending a future court date of August 28, 2020.
Man Charged with Mischief CK20041321
Yesterday morning, police responded to a mischief complaint at a property on Richmond Street in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that the man threw a rock causing a window to break.
Officers located the man a short distance away and he was arrested. Caleb Matthewson, 24 years, of no fixed address was charged with mischief under $5000. He was released pending a future court date of September 30, 2020.
Man Charged with Arson CK20041345
Shortly after 12:00 p.m. yesterday, the man was observed in the area of St. Clair Road near Spurgeon Lane, lighting a small fire in the ditch with dead leaves and grass. The fire began to spread through the dead grass towards a wheat field but was contained in time by someone passing by. The man continued walking but started two more small fires, which were extinguished by a nearby farmer.
The man was arrested on St. Clair Road between Eberts Line and Brook Line. Skyler Short, 18 years, of Walpole Island was charged with arson and released pending a future court date of September 9, 2020.
Police Investigate Four Vehicle Collision CK20041387
Around 4:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police responded to a four-vehicle collision on Grand Avenue East near Prince Albert Road.
No one was injured. The driver at fault was charged with careless driving.
Man Charged with Driving with No License CK20041403
Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed the man driving a van on Park Avenue West in Chatham. A query of the license plates revealed that they were expired and not authorized for that vehicle.
The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned that the man did not have a license nor was the vehicle insured.
The 43-year-old Essex man was charged with using license plates not authorized for the vehicle, driving with no license and operating a motor vehicle with no insurance. He will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court on September 23, 2020.
The license plates were seized and the vehicle was towed from the roadway.
Traffic Enforcement CK20041330
Yesterday morning, police conducted traffic enforcement on Bolohan Drive in Tilbury.
Nine motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.
Marine Unit Patrols River CK20041360
Yesterday afternoon, members of the CKPS Marine Unit patrolled the Thames River.
No infractions were observed.
Whether on land or water, we would like to remind everyone to please obey the posted speed limits as your safety is our priority.
Const. Renee Cowell
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service