The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 170 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Nine people were arrested. Five people were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Man Charged with Weapon Related Offences CK21033833
Yesterday afternoon, police responded to an on-going harassment complaint between a cyclist and homeowner on Grand River Line, which has included the man throwing rocks at the cyclist and using his truck tires to cause loose gravel to travel in the direction of the cyclist.
As the homeowner observed officers arrive at his residence, he fled into the garage and grabbed a loaded .22 calibre rifle. As the man pointed the barrel towards the officers, a conductive energy weapon (taser) was deployed and the man was taken into custody.
The 71-year-old Dover Township man has been charged with assault peace officer, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless storage of a firearm, criminal harassment, assault with a weapon and two driving related offences. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
The cyclist, a 78-year-old Raleigh Township man sustained minor injuries when the man threw rocks at him.
Man Charged with Impaired Driving CK21034092
Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, police received information about a possible impaired driver in the area of Park Avenue East in Chatham.
An officer on general patrol located the vehicle and through investigation believed the man was driving while under the influence. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters were a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation. As a result, the DRE officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.
Kyle Howard, 37 years, of Selkirk Street in Chatham has been charged with impaired driving. He was released pending a future court date of August 4, 2021.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
CK21033968 – Yesterday morning around 11:30 a.m. police responded to a two vehicle collision on Lorne Avenue near Lacroix Street in Chatham. Minor injuries were reported. Total damage was estimated at $2500. The driver at fault was charged with careless driving and driving with no license.
CK21033969 – Yesterday morning, shortly after 11:30 a.m. police responded to a single motor vehicle collision where the driver struck a sign and failed to stop. Police located the vehicle a short distance away and the 30-year-old Chatham man was charged with failing to remain at the scene and driving with no insurance.
Stolen Truck in Chatham CK21034068
The Chatham-Kent Police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating a stolen red 2020 Ford F-150 pick-up truck. The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates BE33 948.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Rick Bertok at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87174. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Theft of Tools in Wallaceburg CK21033949
Sometime between July 18 and July 20, unknown suspect(s) entered a garage on Base Line and stole various power tools, valued at approximately $1500.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ken Morrel at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87272. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Const. Renee Cowell, CMM III Police Specialist
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service