The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 127 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Two people were arrested.
Uttering Threats Results in Arrest
On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m., police were called to an apartment building on McNaughton Ave. West in Chatham after receiving information that a male threatened to kill a tenant inside. Upon investigation, it was learned that the suspect had been the subject of three previous unwanted person complaints earlier in the day.
The 36-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with uttering threats. He was lodged at Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters and held for a bail hearing.
Stolen Vehicle in Chatham
On Friday, November 1, 2019 sometime overnight a 2005 Buick Century with Ontario Licence plate CJXX 907 was stolen from a driveway on Redbud Dr. in Chatham. There are no suspects at this time and Police are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Shawn Tremblay at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Male Arrested for Breaching Conditional Sentence Order
Shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019, Police responded to a traffic complaint at the McDonald’s on St. Clair Street where the driver was believed to be impaired. After investigation it was found that the 27 year old male was not impaired however was breaching his curfew on a conditional sentence order.
The 27-year-old Toronto man was arrested and held for bail.
Police Remind Motorists that Driving Requires your Full Attention
The Chatham-Kent Police continue to locate and charge drivers that use handheld devices while driving. Since October, 2009, Ontario law makes it illegal for drivers to type, text, dial, talk or email using hand-held cell phones or other hand-held entertainment or communications devices.
Driving is a complex task that requires your full attention every time you get behind the wheel. Drivers caught using hand-held devices will face a fine of up to $615.
As Cst. Jason Herder from the Chatham-Kent Police Service Traffic Management Unit simply puts it, “Please put the phone down, that text can wait”.
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility; please, make it your priority.