The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 259 calls for service in the last 24 hours. One person was arrested.
Weather Related Calls for Service
Members of our Police Service were kept extremely busy last night as thunderstorms blew through the area.
Last night, our Emergency Communications Centre answered numerous calls resulting in:
– 172 police related events
– 43 fire related events
For public safety, officers also attended multiple locations across Chatham-Kent where dangerous conditions existed, such as downed trees, hydro poles and live wires lying across roadways.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience last night. Although it was a busy shift for our members, rest assured you were all in good hands with C platoon last night.
Emergency Communications Centre manager Sheri Somerville adds, “Last evening’s weather event was likely one of the more busier times we have ever experienced in the Emergency Communication Centre. The Communication staff on duty worked tirelessly to provide the best service delivery possible. We were overwhelmed with call volume and all calls were important and required attention. It was an amazing volume of work and we are very proud of the services they provided last night while this was unfolding.”
Man Charged with Criminal Harassment CK20029474
Yesterday, police received information that a man was continually sending his ex-girlfriend emails, despite being cautioned by police.
The 35-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with criminal harassment. He was released pending a future court date of September 9, 2020.
Pedestrian Struck in Chatham CK20029468
Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a collision involving a pedestrian in a parking lot on St. Clair Street in Chatham
The pedestrian, a 73-year-old Chatham man sustained minor injuries.
The driver, a 65-year-old Chatham man was not injured.
Charges were not laid as the collision occurred on private property.
Man Charged with Stunt Driving CK20029470
Around 2:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a member of our Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham. The officer recorded the man driving 102km/h in a posted 50km/h zone.
The driver, an 18-year-old Chatham man was charged with stunt driving. His license has been suspended for seven days and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.
Stolen Car in Chatham CK20029440
Sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, unknown suspect(s) stole a black 2012 Mercedes from a residence on Turquoise Court. The car was last seen with Ontario license plates CKKY 883.
The vehicle was recovered last night in London.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Trevor Biskey at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #87311. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Leaving your keys skillfully hidden in your unlocked vehicle is a great idea – for thieves. We would like to remind everyone to please ensure your vehicles are locked and keys are secured in a separate location.
Const. Renee Cowell
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service