The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 138 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Five people were arrested.
Man Charged with Break and Enter CK19056693
Around 1:20 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol in the downtown Chatham area heard a loud, suspicious noise. As the officer drove towards the noise, police received an alarm call at a business on King Street West. Upon arrival, the officer observed that the front door had been smashed and that various items had been stolen.
After reviewing video surveillance footage, police identified the man responsible. The officer located the man around 2:00 a.m. still in the downtown core. As the officer placed the man under arrest, he pulled away and fled on foot. Following a short foot case and struggle, the man was taken into custody.
Kyle Chantler, 22 years, of Longwoods Road in Chatham Township has been charged with break and enter, escape lawful custody and resist arrest. He was released pending a future court of November 20, 2019.
Man Charged with Failing to Comply CK19056595
On July 5, 2019 the man was released from custody with several conditions. Two of those conditions stated that he was not to attend a specific residence in Chatham or communicate with the homeowner.
Yesterday morning, an observant citizen called police when they witnessed the man acting suspicious in the backyard and then enter the home. Upon police arrival, the man answered the door but then quickly closed it on the officers. Through investigation, police learned that the man entered the home through an unlocked door and woke the homeowner who was still sleeping.
The 35-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply. He was transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Domestic Related Offences CK19056665
Last night, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation and that this was not the first incident of domestic violence between the couple.
The 20-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with uttering threats, two counts of assault with a weapon and four counts of assault. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant CK19056697
Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed a man walking on Margaret Avenue in Wallaceburg who was wanted for failing to attend for his fingerprints and court earlier this month.
The 44-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
CK19056570 – Just before 8:00 a.m. yesterday morning, emergency crews responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Winter Line Road and Pain Court Line in Dover Township. Both drivers were transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention. A 35-year-old Connecticut woman was charged with failing to yield the right of way. Total damage was estimated at $20,000.
CK19056582 – Shortly after 9:00 a.m. yesterday morning, emergency crews responded to a two vehicle collision on Creek Street near Wellington Street. A 77-year-old Wallaceburg man was transported to Sydenham District Hospital with minor injuries. He was charged with failing to yield the right of way. Total damage was estimated at $15,000.
The Chatham-Kent Police would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween.
Motorists are reminded to be extra careful tonight while driving through residential areas as there will be lots of little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating. Although we encourage children to trick-or-treat with a responsible adult, this is an exciting night and sometimes children are not as careful as they should be.
Halloween Safety Tips are available on our website at https://ckpolice.com/halloween-safety-tips/
Const. Renee Cowell
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service