The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 182 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Five people were arrested, and three were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Man Arrested for Arson CK23049473
On Saturday September 16th, 2023, at approximately 3:24 a.m., emergency crews responded to a residential structure fire on Wellington Street, in the city of Chatham.
There were no occupants home at the time of the fire and no injuries reported.
The Criminal Investigation Section investigated the incident and determined the fire was intentionally started.
On September 21st, 2023, the 16-year-old Chatham male was arrested and charged with one count of Arson. The accused has been held pending a bail hearing.
Man arrested for Assault CK23049811
On Thursday September 21st, 2023, police responded to an address on Grand Avenue West, in the city of Chatham in response to a landlord tenant dispute.
Police learned, a previous tenant who was recently evicted was attempting to retrieve items when a disagreement occurred and soon after escalated. The accused attempted to lunge at building employees and refused to leave when asked to do so.
Police attended and the 38-year-old Chatham man was charged with one count of Assault. He was transported to police headquarters and later release with conditions and a future court date of October 23rd, 2023.
Male Arrested for being Intoxicated in Public Place CK23049839
On Thursday September 21st, 2023, at approximately 9:00 p.m., police received a call regarding a suspicious man in the area of Wallace Street, in the city of Wallaceburg.
Prior to arrival, police learned an unknown male was knocking at the complaints door and was not leaving when advised he was at the wrong address. The complaint believed the male to be intoxicated based on his behaviour and in possession of a bottle of alcohol.
Police arrived in the area and located the man. Police quickly identified the male and determined he was severely intoxicated.
The 37-year-old Wallaceburg man was taken into custody and issued a Provincial Offence Notice for being Intoxicated in a Public Place. He was transported to police headquarters and held until he was sober.