The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 158 calls for service in the past 24 hours. Five people were arrested, and three were on outstanding warrants.
Woman Arrested on Outstanding Warrants CK23010062
At 8:53 a.m., the woman attended Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters and turned herself in to the police. The woman was wanted on three outstanding warrants for failing to comply with a release order and failing to attend court.
The 60-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and held pending a bail hearing.
Arrests Made in Fraud Investigation CK23010076
On February 28, 2023, at 1:03 a.m., police responded to a report of identity theft in Chatham.
The victim had recently learned that someone had made several online purchases using her credit cards and had attempted to use her identity to purchase new vehicles from Chatham-Kent, Sarnia and Listowel, Ontario dealerships.
Police also learned the suspect, a woman accompanied by two men, was currently negotiating with a Chatham dealership to buy a new vehicle and was scheduled to return to complete the transaction.
At 9:00 a.m., the woman returned to the dealership and was met by the police. The two men were located in a vehicle a short distance away.
Through the collaborative efforts of the Community Patrol Branch, the Criminal Investigation Branch, and the Intelligence Unit, all three people were arrested.
A 39-year-old woman, a 54-year-old man and a 28-year-old man from the Toronto area were arrested and charged with identity theft and personation with intent to commit fraud. The 28-year-old man was additionally charged with six counts of failing to comply with a release order. All were transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.
Woman Arrested for Bail Violations CK23010123
At 4:02 p.m., the woman attended the Ontario Court of Justice and was arrested by court officers. The woman was wanted on an outstanding warrant for bail violations.
The 59-year-old Chatham woman was released with a future court date.