The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 171 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested.
Warrants (CK23020241, CK23020303)
On April 27th, 2023 at 11:07am police located a man on Murray Street in Chatham believed to have outstanding warrants. A query of the man confirmed that he was currently wanted on two separate warrants for failing to attend court and failing to comply with his probation order. The 43-year-old Chatham man was subsequently arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was later released on an Undertaking with a future court date.
On April 27th, 2023 at 5:41pm, police responded to a disturbance in the area Michener Road in Chatham. Police located one of the involved parties a short distance away on Grand Ave East, and through investigation determined that the man had an outstanding warrant with Sarnia Police Service. The 24-year-old Sarnia man was arrested on the strength of this warrant and transported to police headquarters where he was held until Sarnia Police attended to take custody of him.
Man Arrested for Domestic Offences (CK23020249)
On April 27th, 2023 at 12:13pm a female attended police headquarters to report a historical domestic related assault. Through investigation, police formed grounds for the arrest of the victim’s boyfriend for Assault and Assault with a Weapon. It was determined that following a heated argument, the man had previously head-butted his girlfriend and thrown a small wooden chair at her causing it to break.
The 50-year-old Chatham man ultimately attended police headquarters at 4:24pm to turn himself in after being contacted by police. He was later released from custody on an Undertaking with conditions and future court date.
CKPS would like to caution anyone looking for love on the internet. Don’t let scammers break your heart…or your bank!
Here are some safety tips to avoid online romance scams:
• Be cautious of people who quickly profess their love or who try to move the conversation off the dating site or app.
• Never send money or personal information to someone you’ve never met in person.
• Conduct an image search of the person’s profile picture to see if it has been used elsewhere online.
• Look for inconsistencies in their story, such as their age, location, or profession.
• Trust your instincts and be wary of anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable or pressured.
• Keep your personal information private and use a different email address and phone number for dating sites.
• Report suspicious behavior to the dating site or app, and consider blocking or reporting the person.
For more information, visit Romance (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca)