The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 125 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 6 people were arrested.
CK21007579 – Warrant arrest and drug seizure
At 2:30pm, while on general patrol police conducted a traffic stop in the area of McNaughton Ave. Wallaceburg. Police learned the 24 year old Wallaceburg female driver, was wanted by Chatham Kent OPP and subsequently placed her under arrest. While searching the female incident to arrest, police located an amount of suspected methamphetamine. The accused was charged for the drugs and released with a future court date. Police then transported the female to Chatham Kent OPP for her to deal with her warrant.
CK21007652 – Firearms offence
At 1:00am while on patrol, officers observed a vehicle known to them to be involved in ongoing criminal activity. Police conducted a traffic stop and located a crossbow, BB guns and a loaded .22 rifle in the vehicle. The two occupants of the vehicle, a 34 year old Chatham male and a 23 year old Chatham female were arrested for firearms offences. The male was further found to be breaching his curfew and was the suspect in multiple thefts in the county. Police also located a large amount of other property in the vehicle which is believed to be stolen. The property was seized and both suspects were transported to Chatham Kent police headquarters and held for bail.
CK21007666 – Break and Enter, Assault
At 5:30am, police responded to a break and enter complaint in Thamesville. The victim advised her ex-boyfriend and his friend just broke into her house, assaulted her, and then left with their baby. The 21 year old ex-boyfriend and his 19 year old female friend were located by police shortly after and arrested for break and enter and assault. The baby was located safe and sound and returned to the mother. Both suspects were released with a future court date of March 26th 2021.
Police have responded to several calls of collisions and vehicles falling through the ice on the rivers of Chatham Kent. Chatham Kent police would like to remind motorists to use caution and look out for open water and other drivers when they are out.