Police Briefs- Sunday, January 7, 2018

Chatham-Kent police were able to respond to a man in a mental health crisis thanks to the help of a video game company.

Police say on Saturday, a 34-year-old Wallceburg man was playing an online video game with another person and made comments that caused the other player to worry for the man’s safety.

The other player called the game’s customer service department, which was then able to contact the Chatham-Kent Emergency Dispatch.

The Wallaceburg man was taken to hospital by ambulance.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis please call the following numbers. They are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Chatham Kent Mental Health Crisis Line: Phone 519-436-6100 or 1-866-299-7447
Lambton Mental Health Crisis Line: Phone 519-336-3445 or 1-800-307-4319

A man is behind bars after police say he continued picking fights with his partner’s son.

Police say on Sunday at around 1:30am, officers responded to a disturbance.

According to police, an intoxicated 47-year-old man and the 20-year-old son of his significant other were arguing.

Police say they were able to calm down the men and warn them to control their behaviour.

Then at around 4am, the police were called back to the address.

Police say the 47-year-old was arrested for disturbing the peace.

According to police, the man will be released when he can control his actions.

A Chatham man was arrested after he tried to outrun a cop.

Police say on Saturday, an officer on patrol recognized a 29-year-old Chatham man with an outstanding warrant.

According to police, the man ran when noticed by the officer.

The officer caught up to the man and arrested him for not following probation.