Police Are Looking for the Public’s Assistance
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The Chatham-Kent Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public, particularly witnesses and youth bystanders, in a series of concerning incidents that have occurred in the Downtown Core area. Between August 9, 2023, and August 22, 2023, five incidents have been reported to the police, involving groups of youths approaching lone individuals. These incidents have escalated from harassment to threats, and to robbery.
Of particular concern is the discovery that the youths involved are actively recording the events in several incidents. Additionally, there are reports suggesting that some of the youth’s present may have been bystanders. We urge these individuals to speak with a parent or guardian and come forward to the police with any information they may have.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service is committed to addressing these unprovoked and cowardly acts swiftly and effectively. We encourage anyone who has witnessed these incidents or has any knowledge about them to come forward and assist in identifying the individuals responsible.
If you have been a victim of a similar event and have not reported the incident to the police, we encourage you to call the non-emergency number 519-352-1234.
The following are the dates, approximate time frames and locations for the reported events:
- August 9, 2023 – 12:50 am -1:05 am 99 King Street West, Chatham (DCC mall parking lot)
- August 11, 2023 – 9:45 pm – 9:55 pm King Street at Fifth Street, Chatham
- August 22, 2023
• 3:50am – 4:05am Third Street at Grand Avenue West (7-11 Parking lot), Chatham
• 4:00am – 4:10am Tecumseh Park, Chatham
• 4:10am – 4:30am King Street W at Fifth Street, Chatham
If you have video and or information on these matters, please contact the investigating officer, Detective/Constable Dan Carroll, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 ext. 280. Alternatively, anyone with information can also submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
We thank the public for their cooperation and support in this matter.