CK police briefs – Monday, December 6, 2021

Chatham man taken to hospital after industrial accident

The Ministry of Labour has taken over an investigation into an industrial accident at a business in Chatham that sent a 22-year-old Chatham man to the hospital.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the scene on St. Clair Street Sunday afternoon.

It’s not clear how serious the man’s injuries were, but police said he was “taken to hospital via ambulance for medical attention.”

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Police investigating attempted break-in at Chatham business

If you know anything about an attempted break-in at a business on Colborne Street in Chatham at around 9 p.m. Sunday, Chatham-Kent police would like to hear from you.

Police said they started investigating after receiving a report about a suspicious person inside a fenced compound who was trying to get into the business.

Officers said the suspect caused about $2,000 in damage, but didn’t manage to get in.

The suspect also took off before police arrived, so they’re asking anyone with information to contact Constable Donald Letourneau at donaldl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87074.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Speeders beware, Nickel Copper watching out for naughty drivers

Chatham-Kent police have enlisted the help of a special elf to help remind drivers to slow down this holiday season.

Police said they stopped and charged one person with speeding during a targeted traffic enforcement initiative on McNaughton Avenue East between Michener Road and Prince Albert Road in Chatham Sunday afternoon.

They’re also using a special elf named Nickel Copper to remind everyone to slow down for everyone’s safety.