Chatham-Kent, Ontario – The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 166 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Three people were arrested, and zero were on outstanding warrants.
Woman Arrested for Fraud CK23054787
At 3:21 p.m., police responded to Scotiabank in Wallaceburg for a fraud investigation.
Through investigation, officers learned the woman attempted to open a business account under an assumed name. Scotiabank staff became suspicious when there were inconsistencies with the woman’s identification. Further investigation revealed the woman was involved in the same crime throughout the province and was facing similar charges in Ottawa, Halton Region, and the province of New Brunswick. She was also bound by release orders issued by the Ottawa Police Service and Saint John Police Service with a condition prohibiting her from possessing any identification that is not in her name.
The 28-year-old Quebec woman was charged with fraud under $5000, uttering a forged document, identity fraud and failing to comply with an undertaking. She was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.
Man and Woman Arrested for Bail Violations CK23054847
At 11:45 p.m., police responded to Wedgewood Avenue in Chatham for a disturbance.
Officers arrived at the woman’s residence to investigate the disturbance. When officers knocked on the door, the man attempted to flee out a back door but was met by waiting officers. The man was bound by an undertaking issued on October 15, 2023, and two probation orders issued on May 29, 2023, and August 23, 2023, with conditions not to communicate or be within 100 meters of the woman.
The officer also formed grounds to believe the woman was allowing the man to stay at the residence despite the orders.
The 46-year-old Chatham-Kent man was charged with two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking and four counts of failing to comply with a probation order. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.
The 44-year-old Chatham woman was charged with two counts of facilitating a breach. She was arrested and released with a future court date.
“Move Over” Law
We want to bring to your attention the importance of adhering to the “Move Over” law, especially in light of a recent incident on October 7, 2023. During a routine traffic stop, an oncoming truck failed to comply with this law and, as a result, put our officer in a potentially fatal situation. Fortunately, no injuries occurred, but this incident is a stark reminder of the potential consequences of negligence in following this law. The truck was stopped and the driver was charged.
The “Move Over” law is designed to protect the safety of emergency personnel, including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, tow truck operators and roadside assistance personnel. When you see these vehicles with flashing lights on the side of the road, it is crucial to slow down and, if possible, move over to another lane to provide a safe space for them to work. By doing so, you contribute to maintaining the safety of our community.
We understand that collisions and emergencies can cause delays and frustrations. Still, it is paramount that we prioritize the safety of those who are working to keep our community secure and provide assistance when needed. By following the “move over” law, we can prevent unnecessary collisions and ensure the well-being of all involved.
We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and commitment to the safety of our community.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
For more information, please see the following link: Driving near emergency vehicles | ontario.ca