Chatham-Kent, Ontario: The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 118 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Two people were arrested.
Man Arrested for Assault CK23060984
At 9:34 p.m., police responded to a home on Talbot Trail in Blenheim for a disturbance.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the man attended the home to retrieve his pet. He forcefully entered the house, pushing past an individual on his way in and out causing them to lose their balance.
The man was found a short distance away and arrested.
The 42-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with assault. He was transported to the Blenheim police station and released with conditions and a future court date of January 8, 2023.
Man Arrested for Break and Enter CK23060992
At 10:26 p.m., police responded to a break and enter in progress at Northern Elements on Garnet Street in Wallaceburg.
Upon arrival, witnesses provided the officers with a description of the man and his direction of travel. Officers located the man running away from the scene and took him into custody.
The 32-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with break-and-enter. He was transported to police headquarter and held pending a bail hearing.
Winter Driving Safety Tips from Chatham-Kent Police.
As the first snowfall of the winter season arrives, it’s essential to prioritize safety while driving in winter weather. The Chatham-Kent Police offers tips to help you stay safe on the roads:
1. Slow Down: Most winter collisions occur because drivers are going too fast for the road conditions. Reduce your speed and drive cautiously to maintain control of your vehicle.
2. Avoid Cruise Control: Do not use cruise control on wet, snowy, or icy pavement. It can reduce your reaction time and vehicle control. Stay alert and maintain complete control of your vehicle at all times.
3. Steer Gently: Hard braking or quick acceleration may cause your vehicle to skid. If you find yourself skidding, steer in the direction you want to go. Remain calm and avoid any sudden or jerky movements.
4. Maintain Distance: It takes longer to stop on slippery roads, so give yourself extra space between your vehicle and the one ahead. This will allow for a safe stopping distance and help prevent rear-end collisions.
For more valuable winter driving safety tips, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/winter-driving. This resource provides additional information to help you confidently navigate winter conditions.
Remember, driving in winter weather requires extra caution and attention. Stay safe, be prepared, and have a safe journey on the roads this winter season.