The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 176 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Seven people were arrested. Three people were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Man Charged with Assault CK21057141
Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a disturbance between a man and woman, known to each other, in a parking lot on Grand Avenue in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that during a verbal argument, the man assaulted the woman. Thankfully, a concerned citizen intervened and came to the woman’s aid while awaiting police arrival.
The 51-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with assault. He was released pending a future court date of December 22, 2021.
Woman Charged with Theft CK21057171 / CK21057207
Last night, police responded to the report of a suspicious woman in a parking lot on Tweedsmuir Avenue West in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that an observant citizen saw the woman enter a vehicle and steal various items.
The woman was arrested and upon being searched incident to arrest, was found to be in possession of the stolen property. Further investigation revealed that the woman was also in possession of stolen property from a residential break and enter in Chatham reported earlier in the day.
The 31-year-old Chatham woman was charged with theft under $5000, break and enter and two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Youth Charged with Mischief CK21057115
Yesterday, police responded to a local high school in regards to a mischief complaint.
Through investigation, police learned that the teen damaged a pipe in the washroom on Tuesday afternoon.
The 16-year-old Tilbury youth was arrested and charged with mischief under $5000. He was released pending a future court date of December 20, 2021.
Man Charged with being Intoxicated in a Public Place CK21057242
Last night, police responded to a disturbance on Michener Road in Chatham.
Through investigation, a 41-year-old man was taken into custody for his own safety as he was unable to care for himself. He was charged with being intoxicated in a public place and released this morning when sober.
Traffic Enforcement CK21057178
Yesterday afternoon, an officer with the Traffic Unit was monitoring the school zone on Murray Street near Holy Family School in Wallaceburg in response to complaints regarding drivers not stopping for buses.
As a result, a 55-year-old Wallaceburg man was stopped and charged with failing to stop for a school bus and driving without a license. His vehicle was towed from the scene.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to remind drivers that the fine for failing to stop for a school bus with its lights activated is $490 plus 6 demerit points. The real tragedy would be if you struck a child getting on or off the bus, so please use caution when travelling during school hours. The safety of our children is a shared responsibility.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
CK21057109 – Yesterday morning, police responded to a three vehicle collision on Richmond Street near Keil Drive in Chatham. No one was injured. A 24-year-old London man was charged with careless driving.
CK21057161 – Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a three vehicle collision on Oxley Drive near St. Clair Street in Chatham. Two people were transported to hospital with minor injuries. Total damage was estimated at $20,000. A 91-year-old Thamesville woman was charged with making a turn not in safety.
CK21057184 – Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Bear Line Road between Mallard Line and Dover Centre Line. No one was injured. Total damage was estimated at $17,500. A 58-year-old Essex man was charged with careless driving.
Yesterday, an elderly Leamington resident attended the Wheatley area, currently under an Evacuation Order, at the direction of an unknown caller, who advised that they were eligible to collect a $5000 cheque.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to advise everyone that if you receive a similar call or text, it is a scam. Please do not provide any personal or financial information to anyone, especially if you did not initiate the contact.
For more information on how to protect yourself from frauds and scams, please see https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm
Const. Renee Cowell, CMM III Police Specialist
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service