The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 220 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Two people were arrested, and one was on an outstanding warrant.
Man Arrested for Bail Violations CK23046882
On August 11, 2023, the court released the man with conditions, including to reside at a specific address in Windsor.
Through investigation, it was confirmed the man was not abiding by this condition, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On September 5, 2023, at 3:52 p.m., the man was located and arrested at the Ontario Court of Justice on Grand Avenue West in Chatham. He was charged with failing to comply with a release order and transported to police headquarters, where he was held for a bail hearing.
Man Arrested for Intimate Partner Violence CK23046959
At 10:50 p.m., police responded to Merritt Avenue in Chatham for a domestic dispute.
Upon arrival, police learned the man had attacked the woman without provocation. While in the presence of officers, the man held onto the woman and refused to release her. Police gained control of the man and took him safely into custody. The woman was taken to a place of safety.
The 42-year-old Chatham man was charged with assault and resisting arrest. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date of October 23, 2023.
“Back to School” Safety
As the summer draws to a close, we at the Chatham-Kent Police Service want to wish all our students a safe and successful return to school. With the start of a new school year, it is important for everyone to prioritize safety and be mindful of the increased activity surrounding our schools.
Students walking or biking to school.
• Wear bright, visible clothing and follow proper road safety rules.
• Always use designated crosswalks, look both ways before crossing the street, and never use electronic devices while crossing.
• Be aware of your surroundings and travel in groups whenever possible.
• Please slow down in school zones and be alert for children crossing the road.
• Obey reduced speed limits and stop for school buses that pick up or drop off students.
• Passing a school bus with its stop arm extended is not only illegal but also endangers the lives of our young ones.
Parents and guardians
• Please reinforcing these safety messages with your children.
• Take the time to discuss the importance of road safety and encourage them to be cautious and responsible pedestrians.
Additionally, we remind everyone to be patient and considerate during the busy drop-off and pick-up times. Traffic congestion is expected during these periods, so allow extra time for your commute and refrain from parking in designated no-parking zones. By collaborating and maintaining a respectful attitude, we can ensure a smoother flow of traffic and a safer environment for all.
We are committed to ensuring the safety of our community’s students. If you witness any suspicious activity or have safety concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 519-352-1234. We rely on your vigilance and partnership to keep our schools secure.
As we kick off the new school year, remember that safety is everyone’s responsibility. Let us work together to make this a successful and incident-free academic year.
We wish all students and teachers an excellent and safe return to school!