The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 172 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Seven people were arrested, and five were on outstanding warrants.
Man Arrested for Theft CK23042155
On August 12, 2023, at 3:41 p.m., police responded to a business on King Street West in Chatham for a shoplifting incident.
Upon arrival, the officer gathered information that a man had entered the store and spoke with the staff. The man proceeded to loiter around the store before taking an item from a counter display and exiting the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise.
Utilizing the available surveillance video footage, the officer was able to positively identify the individual involved. Despite their initial efforts, they could not locate the suspect, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On August 13, 2023, at 8:43 a.m., the investigating officer successfully located and arrested the man on Wellington Street West in Chatham.
The 49-year-old Chatham man was charged with theft and possession of stolen property. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date of September 18, 2023.
Man Arrested for Intimate Partner Violence CK23042176
At 10:41 a.m., the police responded to King Street West in Chatham for a report of an altercation between a man and a woman. Upon arrival, the officers located the couple and began their investigation.
It was revealed that the man and the woman were verbally arguing in an apartment on King Street West. The situation escalated when the man physically assaulted the woman, striking her multiple times, before fleeing the apartment with her purse. As the woman pursued the man, he further damaged her belongings by throwing her cell phone to the ground, causing it to break.
Further investigation into the matter uncovered that a similar incident had transpired the day before, resulting in minor physical injuries sustained by the woman. Based on the evidence gathered, the police arrested the man.
The 28-year-old Chatham man was charged with mischief, assault causing bodily harm, and two counts of assault. He was transported to police headquarters and later released with conditions and a future court date of September 18, 2023.
Woman Arrested for Bail Violations CK23042258
At 7:15 p.m., the police responded to a disturbance on Holden Street in Dresden. According to the received information, individuals were arguing within an apartment and destroying property.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers located the woman involved in the incident. During their investigation, it was confirmed that the woman was bound by an undertaking, which included conditions that prohibited her from visiting the address. As a result of her violation, she was arrested.
The 48-year-old Chatham-Kent woman was charged with failing to comply with the undertaking. She was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date of September 18, 2023.