The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 160 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 9 people were arrested.
Impaired Driving CK23066071
Last night at approximately 9:20pm, officers initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle using unauthorized plates. The driver did not have a valid driver’s licence as he was suspended under the Highway Traffic Act. The driver displayed evidence of being impaired by drug. The 57-year-old Chatham man was arrested and transported to Chatham-Kent Police headquarters. Tests by a Drug Recognition Expert were initiated. Test results revealed the presence of drug impairment and the driver was further charged. Once sober, the man was released with a future court date to answer to the charges of driving while suspended, using plates unauthorized, operation while impaired and possession of a controlled substance.
Man Arrested for Public Intoxication CK23066079
Last night at approximately 10:40pm, police responded to a disturbance call on King Street in Chatham.
Police were advised two men were causing a disturbance. Officers arrived in the area and located a 20-year-old Chatham man. He was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself.
He was transported to police headquarters and lodged until sober. He was issued a Provincial Offences Notice for public intoxication
Licence Plate Renewals.
It’s fast and it’s FREE. Your vehicle must have a valid licence plate and be insured to drive legally in Ontario. The licence plate renewal period varies depending on type of vehicle and if you choose to renew for 1 or 2 years.
Passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, motorcycle and mopeds
Owners of passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles under 3,000 kg, motorcycles and mopeds must renew licence plates every 1 or 2 years, usually before your birthday. Expired licence plates are subject to enforcement action.
If you own one of these types of vehicles, when you renew:
- you will no longer receive a sticker
- you do not have to pay licence plate renewal fees
- law enforcement will be instantly aware your licence plate was renewed
It’s the law to update your driver’s licence and vehicle permit (the green ownership document) within 6 days of a move. You can update your address online or by visiting a ServiceOntario centre.
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.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or thinking about suicide, call or text 988. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.