Thursdsay’s police briefs


Pedestrian clipped by vehicle

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a collision involving a pedestrian in a parking lot on St. Clair Street in Chatham

The pedestrian, a 73-year-old Chatham man, sustained minor injuries.

The driver, a 65-year-old Chatham man was not injured.

Charges were not laid as the collision occurred on private property.

Stunt driving

Around 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham. The officer recorded the man driving 102km/h in a posted 50km/h zone.

The driver, an 18-year-old Chatham man, was charged with stunt driving.

His license has been suspended for seven days and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.

Weather issues flood 9-1-1 call centre

Members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service were kept extremely busy last night as thunderstorms blew through the area.

Last night, the Emergency Communications Centre answered numerous calls resulting in 172 police-related events and 43 fire-related events.

For public safety, officers also attended multiple locations across Chatham-Kent where dangerous conditions existed, such as downed trees, hydro poles and live wires lying across roadways.

Emergency Communications Centre manager Sheri Somerville adds, “Last evening’s weather event was likely one of the more busier times we have ever experienced in the Emergency Communication Centre. The communication staff on duty worked tirelessly to provide the best service delivery possible. We were overwhelmed with call volume and all calls were important and required attention. It was an amazing volume of work and we are very proud of the services they provided last night while this was unfolding.”

Criminal harassment

Yesterday, police received information that a man was continually sending his ex-girlfriend e-mails, despite being cautioned by police.

A 35-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with criminal harassment.

Stolen car

Sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, someone stole a black 2012 Mercedes from a residence on Turquoise Court.

The vehicle was recovered last night in London.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Trevor Biskey at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87311. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.





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