CK police briefs – Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Charges laid following crash in Chatham

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Park Avenue East between Degge Street and Park Lane in Chatham.

Police say the accident happened Monday night.

A 49-year-old Windsor woman was charged with making an unsafe lane change.

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CKPS operational update regarding COVID-19

Following social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chatham-Kent Police Service is asking the public to follow new protocols instituted in some of their departments.

The Collision Reporting Centre remains open, however in an effort to be socially responsible, members of the public are asked to call 519-355-1937 and speak with CRC staff before attending police headquarters.

The public is also reminded that you can report certain incidents from the comfort of your own home. If you’ve been the victim of a theft from a vehicle, theft under $5,000, lost property, mischief to vehicle/property, lost/stolen license plates, you may report these on-line at https://ckpolice.com/online-crime-reporting/.

You can also apply for a Police Clearance Check from home. Everything is done on-line, even payment. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not attend police headquarters, call 519-436-6600 extension #221 or go online to http://www.policesolutions.ca/checks/services/chathamkent/.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is also asking the public to refrain from attending any police facilities unless absolutely necessary. If you must attend, you will be asked screening questions related to COVID-19.

If you require an officer to come to you for a non-emergency incident, you will be asked screening questions related to COVID-19 over the telephone, before an officer is dispatched.

In an emergency, officers will respond, however you may see them wearing personal protective equipment, like gloves and masks, for their own protection. These precautions have been implemented for the protection of the officers and the public.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to thank everyone for their patience and co-operation.