The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 168 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Thirteen people were arrested, and six were on outstanding warrants.
Man Arrested for Theft CK23047208
At 10:21 a.m., police responded to a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham for a theft investigation.
Upon arrival, police learned the man removed items from the shelves and left without making any attempts to pay for the items. When store employees approached the man outside, he returned all the items. Police located the man a short distance away and arrested him.
The 41-year-old Chatham-Kent man was charged with theft and possession of stolen property. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date of October 16, 2023.
Man Arrested for Theft of a Vehicle CK23047211
At 10:32 a.m., while conducting general patrol duties, a police officer observed a vehicle parked on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the Ontario license plate associated with the vehicle was reported as “missing” and that the vehicle itself had been reported stolen by OPP Perth.
Subsequently, a thorough investigation was conducted, leading the officer to identify the individual who had parked the vehicle. The officer seized the stolen vehicle and initiated a forensic examination.
Efforts were made to locate the man. At 2:42 p.m., the man voluntarily presented himself at the CKPS – Wallaceburg police station.
The 25-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with possession of stolen property over $5000. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date of October 16, 2023.
Man Arrested for Criminal Harassment CK23047270
At 5:31 p.m., police responded to Bristol Drive in Chatham for a criminal harassment investigation.
Police learned the man had shown up at the woman’s home without invitation despite being informed by the woman that his contact was unwanted.
The 33-year-old Chatham man was located and arrested. He was transported to police headquarters and charged with criminal harassment. He was released with conditions and a future court date of October 16, 2023.
Man Arrested for Impaired Driving CK23047335
At 11:04 p.m., police were alerted of a man sitting in a parked U-Haul truck smoking a suspected controlled substance in a parking lot on Riverview Drive in Chatham.
Officers arrived on the scene and arrested the man. Upon a search incident to arrest, the man was found possessing suspected fentanyl and a knife. Officers confirmed the man was bound by a probation order prohibiting him from having a weapon.
The 36-year-old Chatham man was charged with impaired driving, possession of a controlled substance, and failing to comply with a probation order. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date of October 5, 2023.