The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 183 calls for service in the last 24 hours. 9 people were arrested. There were 19, 911 hang-up calls.
Stolen ATV – CK22051933
On Friday, November 4, 2022, police were called to an address on Cedar Hedge Line regarding a theft. The investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) stole a 2000 Polaris ATV, black in colour sometime between November 1, 2022 and November 3, 2022.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable S. PHENIX at Sommer.Phenix@chatham-kent.ca. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Assault – CK22051928
Yesterday at 9:09 a.m. police were called to an address on Fourth Street, Chatham for a complaint of an assault. Investigation revealed a man approached a group gathered outside his window and slapped one of the men because he was upset for being woken up. The 35-year-old Chatham man was charged with assault, and later released from custody with a future court date to answer to the charge.
Impaired Driver – CK22052072
Last night at 11:24 p.m. police were called to the Lorne Avenue area in Chatham regarding an unconscious person being in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. The driver began to awaken and started to drive off slowly. Officers intercepted the vehicle and after investigating, arrested the driver for impaired operation of a conveyance. He was subsequently transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters to provide breath samples. The 31-year-old Thamesville man provided breath samples over the legal limit. He has been charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration (80 Plus). He was released from custody with a future court date to answer to the charges.
School Bus Lights
The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind the public of the changes to the school bus lighting system, which came into effect in July 2022.
The purpose of the updated lighting system is to make it easier for all road users when school buses are slowing to stop.
These amber lights provide advance notice that the school bus is preparing to stop. Drivers who see a school bus with its upper amber lights activated should slow down and prepare to stop. And as usual, vehicles approaching a school bus with its upper red lights and/or stop arm activated must come to a complete stop. Vehicles that are behind a school bus must stop at least 20 metres away.
School buses made after January 2005 must now be equipped with amber and red flashing lights. A small number of school buses manufactured before 2005 will continue to operate with an all-red light system.
The one exception is for vehicles on the opposite lane on roadways separated by a median strip.
Make the Right Call – Every call is Important!
False 911 calls are continuing to pull officers away from incidents that require their attention. In the last 24 hours the Chatham-Kent Police Emergency Communication Centre received 28 false 911 calls.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to ensure that everyone knows what number to call should they require police assistance.
If you have a life threatening emergency or would like to report a crime in progress, please call 911 immediately.
For all other non-emergency incidents, please call our Dispatch Center at 519-352-1234.
If you would like to speak with an officer regarding a general inquiry, please call 519-352-1234 extension #9.
If you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477),
you may be eligible for a cash reward.
If you are looking for resources from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, you can dial 311
If you are looking for resources from Community and Social Services locally, you can dial 211
Chatham-Kent Police remind you not to call 911 unless it is an emergency