Chatham-Kent, Ontario: The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 146 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Seven people were arrested, and two were on outstanding warrants.
Youth Arrested for Assault CK23061189
At 11:46 a.m., police responded to King George IV School on Delaware Avenue in Chatham for an assault investigation.
Upon arrival, the officer learned a verbal argument between two students escalated when one assaulted the other.
The 13-year-old Chatham youth was arrested and charged with assault. He was released to his parents with conditions and a future court date of December 18, 2023.
Man Arrested for Impaired Driving CK23061202
At 12:45 p.m., police responded to St. Clair Street, near Pioneer Road in Chatham for an impaired driving investigation.
Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The officer believed the man driving to be under the influence of alcohol and conducted a breath test. The man was arrested, and the vehicle was towed.
The 62-year-old Chatham man was issued a 3-day suspension and released unconditionally.
Man and Woman Arrested in Break and Enter Investigation CK23061251, CK23061254
On November 27, 2023, at 10:17 a.m., police responded to a residence on McNaughton Line in Chatham Township for a break-and-enter investigation.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that tools and a pickup truck had been stolen from the property. The stolen truck was located at a Longwoods Road trailer park in Chatham Township.
With the investigative efforts of the Chatham-Kent Intelligence Unit and the Community Patrol Branch, a Criminal Code Search warrant was executed at a residence on Longwoods. During the course of the investigation, a traffic stop was conducted, resulting in the discovery that the female driver was operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Consequently, her vehicle was impounded for 45 days.
Officers successfully recovered stolen property with an estimated value of $25,000. This recovered property may be connected to other ongoing break-and-enter investigations.
The 33-year-old man from Chatham Township was arrested and charged with multiple offences, including break-and-enter, theft over $5,000, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, trafficking property obtained by crime and criminal harassment. The man was transported to police headquarters and is currently being held pending a bail hearing.
The 35-year-old woman from Chatham Township was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while prohibited and driving under suspension. She was also transported to police headquarters, where she was released with conditions and given a court date of January 8, 2023.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to emphasize that the investigation into this break-and-enter case and its potential links to other similar incidents is still ongoing.