The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 170 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Five people were arrested, and three were on outstanding warrants.
Man And Woman Arrested for Breach CK22044717/20
At 7:42 p.m., police attended Forsyth Street in Chatham for a report of suspicious activity.
Police arrived and located the man and the woman. Police learned the man was bound by conditions not to communicate with the woman outlined, and the woman was also bound by conditions not to communicate with the man. Both were arrested and transported to police headquarters.
The 39-year-old Chatham man was charged with failing to comply with a probation order. He was released with conditions and a future court date of October 31, 2022.
The 33-year-old Chatham woman was charged with failing to comply with an undertaking. She was released with conditions and a future court date of October 31, 2022.
School Bus Lights
The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind the public of the changes to the school bus lighting system, which came into effect in July 2022.
The purpose of the updated lighting system is to make it easier for all road users when school buses are slowing to stop.
These amber lights provide advance notice that the school bus is preparing to stop.
Drivers who see a school bus with its upper amber lights activated should slow down and prepare to stop.
And as usual, vehicles approaching a school bus with its upper red lights and/or stop arm activated must come to a complete stop.
Vehicles that are behind a school bus must stop at least 20 metres of distance.
School buses made after January 2005 must now be equipped with amber and red flashing lights. A small number of school buses manufactured before 2005 will continue to operate with an all-red light system.
The one exception is for vehicles in the opposite lane on roadways separated by a median strip.