The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 169 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested. One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with her Probation Order.
Fatal House Fire in Erieau CK20026591
Around 2:00 a.m. this morning, emergency crews responded to a home fully engulfed by fire on Kerr Avenue.
A 73-year-old woman was found deceased in the residence.
The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office has been contacted and will be attending the scene this morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Rob Bowles at email@example.com or 519-436-6655. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Plane Damaged during Landing at Airport CK20026558
Last night, shortly after 9:00 p.m. emergency crews responded to the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport as a bi-winged plane sustained damage on the runway during the landing of the aircraft.
Luckily, neither the pilot or his passenger were injured.
The plane sustained approximately $50,000 damage.
Transport Canada has taken over the investigation.
Driver Charged with Stunt Driving CK20026546
Just before 8:00 p.m. last night, an officer on general patrol observed two vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed on Charing Cross Road. The officer recorded one man driving 147 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone. The 25-year-old Raleigh Township man was charged with stunt driving. His driver’s license has been suspended for 7 days and his vehicle has been impounded for 7 days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.
The second man was driving 119 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone. The 24-year-old Chatham man was charged with speeding.
Man Charged with Mischief CK20026508
Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that a man had damaged the truck of a family member with a baseball bat.
The 23-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with theft under $5000 and two counts of mischief. He was released pending a future court date of August 12, 2020.
Family Dispute leads to Drug Charges CK20026563
Last night, police responded to a family dispute at an apartment in Wallaceburg.
An intoxicated woman was removed from the residence and arrested for breach of the peace. Upon being searched incident to arrest, the woman was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
The 45-year-old Wallaceburg woman has been charged with drug possession. She was released pending a future court date of September 17, 2020.
Const. Renee Cowell
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service