The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 135 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 7 people were arrested.
Woman Arrested on Outstanding Warrant – CK23004843
Last night police located a woman in the area of McNaughton Ave. in Wallaceburg, who was known to be wanted on a warrant. The 41-year old female was arrested on the strength of the warrant, transported to the Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters for booking and lodged until a bail hearing.
Theft and Bail Violations –CK23003744
Yesterday, just after 6:00 p.m., police attended Walmart on St. Clair Street in Chatham in response to a call of a theft. The suspect, a 40-year old Chatham man, was located, arrested and charged with Resist Arrest as well as Theft and Possession Under $5,000. Through investigation, police learned that the suspect was under conditions not to attend Walmart which entitled him to an additional charge of Breach of Undertaking.
Man Arrested for Child Exploitation Offences RM23003384
In October 2022, the Chatham-Kent Police Internet Child Exploitation unit received a complaint of a male attempting to solicit explicit images from a teenage female through fake social media accounts. It was believed that the suspect resided in Chatham-Kent due to his knowledge of the area.
Through various investigative techniques, the man was identified and arrested.
On January 26, 2023, the 40-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with luring a child to make child pornography and luring a child to commit sexual interference. He was transported to police headquarters and later released on multiple conditions and a future court date.
No further information will be released to protect the victim’s identity as the investigation is ongoing.
Clear you’re Windshield
The most important function of your windshield is to allow you to navigate safely. Remember, that operating a vehicle with a snow-covered windshield is not only dangerous, but against the law. During the winter months, make sure you have a snow brush and ice scraper in your vehicle. Motorists in a hurry often only clear the windshield; please take the extra time to clear all windows of your vehicle.
It is an offence to drive with an obstructed view. Having no clear view to the front, sides or rear of your vehicle may result in a $110 fine.
Protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming a victim of crime.
Criminals look for easy opportunities. This ‘9pm Routine’ may help prevent crimes of opportunity.
Every night at 9 p.m. homeowners are encouraged to ensure the following checklist is complete:
– Remove valuables and garage door opener from vehicles
– Lock vehicles
– Close overhead garage door
– Lock door between garage and house
– Close and lock all external doors
– Ensure windows are closed and locked
– Turn on an exterior light
Start the 9pm Routine with your family. Together, we can help reduce crime in your neighbourhood.
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.
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 519-352-1234 extension #9.
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.
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
Chatham-Kent Police remind you not to call 911 unless it is an emergency