CK police briefs – Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Two people arrested for breaching communication bans

Two Chatham residents in their 30s are facing charges after they were allegedly caught spending time together after they had been ordered to stay away from each other.

Chatham-Kent police said they found the two people together when they were following up on a report of some suspicious activity on Forsyth Street in Chatham at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday.

Both of the accused were arrested after police learned that each of them were bound by conditions not to communicate with each other.

A 39-year-old Chatham man was charged with failing to comply with his probation while a 33-year-old Chatham woman was charged with failing to comply with an undertaking.

Both of them were later released with conditions and a future court date.


School bus lights reminder

Now that school buses have been back on the road for a couple of weeks, Chatham-Kent police are reminding drivers of some changes to the school bus lighting system that came into effect earlier this summer.

Police are reminding the public that all of the buses have amber lights now to provide advance notice that the school bus is preparing to stop and that if drivers see that, they should slow down adn prepare to stop as well.

All vehicles must stop once the bus has its upper red lights and/or stop arm activated and vehicles behind a school bus need to stop at least 20 metres away.