CK police briefs – Friday, October 8, 2021

Stolen vehicle in Ridgetown

Police are appealing to the public for tips after a vehicle was reported stolen in Ridgetown.

According to police,  a grey 2011 Nissan Versa was taken from an Erie Street North property sometime Thursday morning.

The car was last seen with Ontario license plates CSRP 402.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Corey Aitken at coreya@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87322. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Police amp up enforcement over long weekend

Drivers across Chatham-Kent can expect to see more police officers on the roadways over the next few days.

Friday marks the beginning of Operation Impact 2021, a national public awareness campaign that focuses on road safety.

“Road safety is literally in your hands,” said Chatham-Kent Police Traffic Sargent Jim Lynds. “This holiday weekend, let’s aim for zero incidents of impaired driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving. Don’t let the impact of your decisions be a collision on our roads.”

From now until Thanksgiving Monday, police across the country will be focused on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users at risk including impaired driving or driving while fatigued, as well as aggressive driving, distracted driving and driving without a seat belt.

On Thursday, officers with the Chatham-Kent Traffic Unit and Community Patrol conducted traffic enforcement on Longwoods Road, Fairview Line and McNaughton Avenue West in Chatham.

According to police, eight drivers were pulled over and charged with speeding.