CK police briefs-Tuesday, July 26, 2022


A 29-year-old man has been arrested following an assault in Chatham.

Police said the suspect was charged with one count of assault on Monday after a dispute between neighbours over a cat on Adelaide Street in Chatham turned ugly.

False 911 Calls

Police in Chatham-Kent are reporting that false 911 calls continue to pull officers away from incidents that require their attention and don’t want you to call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Police want to ensure that everyone dials the right number if they need help and urge the public to call 911 immediately if they have a life threatening emergency or would like to report a crime in progress.

They said call the police dispatch centre at 519-352-1234 for all other non-emergency incidents.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous.

If you are looking for resources from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, dial 311.

If you are looking for resources from Community and Social Services locally, dial 211.

Executed Warrants

Chatham-Kent police arrested four people on outstanding warrants on Monday.

Police said a 35-year-old Chatham woman was arrested on Michener Street in Chatham on an outstanding warrant for fraud.

A 20-year-old man turned himself in at police headquarters because he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for mischief and theft of a vehicle.

A 26-year-old Chatham woman also attended police headquarters to turn herself in on an outstanding warrant for assaulting a peace officer.

Police rounded out the day with the arrest of a 34-year-old man from Wallaceburg on McNaughton Street in Wallaceburg for an outstanding warrant with Lambton OPP and turned him over to the OPP.

Vehicle Theft

A vehicle stolen in Bothwell has been returned to its rightful owner.

Police said a Silver GMC Sierra with Ontario plate AR 449377 was stolen from a home on Zone Road 5 in Bothwell sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, but it was found on Tuesday at a park in Blenheim and returned to the owner.