The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 176 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Four people were arrested.
Man Arrested On Warrant
On 2022-12-02 a concerned citizen observed a male party laying on the ground by a roadway and wished for his well-being to be checked on. Police attended and identified the man as a 42-year-old Wallaceburg resident. The man appeared to be intoxicated by a controlled substance but was otherwise not in crisis. Upon being identified it was disclosed the man had outstanding warrants with the OPP. He was arrested and transported to OPP custody.
Motor Vehicle Collision Leads to Charges
On 2022-12-02 Police responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision in Chatham. One of the involved vehicles fled the scene with heavy front-end damage. Responding officers located the suspect vehicle; it had its airbags deployed and was leaking fluids as it was driving. The suspect parked at an apartment building and fled the vehicle, leaving it running. After a short period, the suspect returned to the vehicle and was identified by Police.
The 26-year-old Chatham man was found to have a criminal driving prohibition and was arrested. Through investigation the accused was further charged under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act and Highway Traffic Act. The accused was released with a future court date and his vehicle was impounded for 45 days.