The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 205 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 5 people were arrested. There were 36 false 911 calls.
Man Charged with Theft CK19045926
Just before 5:00pm yesterday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart in Chatham. The man stole video games and left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. A physical description of the man was provided to police.The man was located the man a short distance away and he was arrested. A 22 year old Chatham man was charged with theft under $5000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. The stolen property was recovered and returned to Walmart.
Traffic Enforcement CK19053309
At approximately 3:00am today, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle on Snow Avenue, Blenheim and initiated a traffic stop. Through investigation, a 22 year old St. Thomas man was issued a 3-day licence suspension and a Provincial Offence Notice for Novice Driver Blood Alcohol Concentration above zero.
Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere
Last night, police conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks throughout the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
Approximately 222 vehicles were stopped and checked. Four tickets were issued for Highway Traffic Act violations and one 3-Day driver’s licence suspension was issued.
Operation Impact – Your Actions have Impact
Just a reminder that this weekend marks, Operation Impact 2019, a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. By promoting safe driving behaviours, we hope to help prevent collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.
Please be advised that officers will be out in full force this Thanksgiving holiday weekend focusing their efforts on road safety, specifically those behaviours that put all road users at risk: impaired driving due to alcohol or drugs, aggressive driving, distracted driving and lack of seat belt use.
The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind all motorists that ‘your actions have impact.’ This year’s theme emphasizes the role that each of us play in support of road safety here in our community. Don’t let the impact of your choices be a collision on our roads. Let’s make this a Happy Thanksgiving for everyone.
Operation Impact is organized by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), under the leadership of the CACP Traffic Safety Committee, in support of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025.
Make the Right Call – Every call is Important!
False 911 calls are continuing to pull officers away from incidents that require their attention.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to ensure that everyone knows what number to call should they require police assistance.
If you have a life threatening emergency or would like to report a crime in progress, please call 911 immediately and stay on the line.
For all other non-emergency incidents, please call our Dispatch Center at 519-352-1234.
If you would like to speak with an officer regarding a general inquiry, please call 519-436-6600 extension #222.
If you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Chatham-Kent Police reminds you not to call 911 unless it is an emergency
Please see our website at calling-911 for ideas on how to teach kids about 911 calls.