The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 114 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 6 people were arrested.
Traffic Enforcement – CK23019398
Yesterday, officers conducted traffic enforcement on McNaughton Ave. A total of 4 Provincial Offence Notices were issued for speeding.
The Chatham-Kent Police service reminds motorists to obey the speed limit. Speed is almost always a significant factor in collisions with sever and fatal injuries.
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Make it a priority when you drive.
Warrant Arrest – CK23019378
Yesterday at approximately 9:30am, a 57-year-old Chatham man, who was the subject of a warrant for Fail to Comply, was located and arrested. He was later released from custody with a court date to answer to the charge.
Public Intoxication – CK23019490
This morning at around 1:53 a.m. officers responded a disturbance call on King Street West. A 27-year-old Chatham man was located, observed in an intoxicated state and un-able to care for himself. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters and lodged until sober. The man was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for being intoxicated in a public place.
Fraud Alert – CONSTRUCTION
The Chatham-Kent Police have received several fraud complaints about paving and other construction companies conducting door-to-door sales, entering into contracts, and then not honouring the contracts.
We want to caution regarding door-to-door sales for construction or handyman services such as asphalt & paving and home repairs. While reputable companies undoubtedly engage in door-to-door sales, many scams and unethical practices are associated with this type of marketing. Here are some general cautions to keep in mind:
- High-pressure sales tactics: Be wary of salespeople who use high-pressure tactics to try to get you to sign a contract or make a deposit right away. They may try to create a sense of urgency or tell you that the offer is only suitable for a limited time. Remember that you have the right to take your time and make an informed decision.
- Lack of credentials: Ensure the company has the necessary licenses, permits, and insurance to perform the work. Be bold and ask for proof of these credentials before signing a contract.
- No written contract: Make sure you receive a written agreement that includes all the details of the work to be performed, including the scope of the work, materials to be used, timeline, and payment terms. Do not rely on verbal promises or handshake agreements.
- Lack of references: Ask the company for references from previous customers and follow up with them to get an idea of the company’s quality of work and customer service.
- Unusually low prices: Be cautious of companies that offer significantly lower prices than their competitors. This may be a sign of substandard materials or workmanship or a scam.
- Unsolicited offers: Be cautious of unsolicited offers for construction services, mainly if the salesperson shows up at your doorstep without an appointment.
Overall, it’s essential to do your research and take the time to make an informed decision when it comes to door-to-door sales for construction and handyman services. Be bold, ask questions, and do your due diligence before signing a contract or depositing.
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Make the Right Call – Every Call is Important!
False 911 calls are continuing to pull officers away from incidents that require their attention.
911 is to be used for:
- Any life-threatening emergency
- Reporting crimes in progress
- Medical emergencies requiring an ambulance
- Reporting any Fire, Smoke or CO alarm, chemical spill or gas leak
When you call 911, stay on the line until a call taker answers. Do not hang up.
You can also reach Chatham-Kent Police at the following Non-Emergency Numbers…
- Call 519-352-1234 extension #9 – Our Dispatch Centre for all non-emergency incidents.
- Call 519-352-1234 extension #0 – The Front Desk Officer for advice over the phone.
- Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) – Crime Stoppers. If you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous. You may be eligible for a cash reward.
If you are looking for resources from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, you can dial 311.
If you are looking for resources from Community and Social Services locally, you can dial 211.