Police weekend in review
National Public Safety Telecommunications Work
Police recognize their dispatchers and call takers on National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
They “are more often than not, the unseen heroes heard only through phone or radio transmissions,” states a media release.
Police Communications Centre answers both emergency 911 calls and non-emergency calls for the service. They are the public’s first point of contact during an emergency where they are tasked with obtaining information in a timely and relevant manner. In turn they relay this information to officers to ensure the safety of everyone involved. The Communications Centre also dispatches for the Chatham-Kent Fire Department.
“The Chatham-Kent Police thank their dispatchers for their commitment and professionalism and for making a difference on every call.”
National Public Safety Telecommunication Week is April 14th to April 20th
Man charged after traffic stop in Chatham
A 35-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after a traffic stop in Chatham Saturday night.
Police were on general patrol in Chatham shortly after 9 p.m., when officers conducted a routine traffic stop. Officers believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol.
The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
Police say John Coveny, 35-year-old, of Chatham was charged with Adult Operation while impaired 80 plus. He was released with a future court date of April 26th.
Theft in Dover Township
Between Thursday April 11th and April 13th someone stole a 1989 Honda 400 4-wheeler, from a residence on Base Line.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Blommers at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #87286. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and are eligible for a cash reward.
Police accepting applications for Auxiliary Unit
Police are currently accepting applications for their Auxiliary Unit.
See http://ckpolice.com/auxiliary-unit/ for more information.
Resumes and cover letters should be addressed to Sgt. Matt Stezycki. They can be dropped off at police headquarters or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply is May 3rd at 4:30 p.m.
Chatham man charged with drunk driving
This morning, shortly after 3:30 a.m. police received a traffic complaint about a vehicle in Harwich Twp. Officers located the vehicle and believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
Police say Hunter Baylis, 19-year-old, of Chatham was charged with Adult Operation while impaired and Adult Operation while impaired 80 plus. He was released pending a future court date of April 17th.
Tools stolen from Wallaceburg building
Sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning, someone forced their way into a building on Gillard Street in Wallaceburg and stole approximately $2500 in tools.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chadd Murphy at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #87266. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and are eligible for a cash reward.
Friday, members of the Traffic Unit conducted traffic enforcement on Fairview line.
A 22-year-old Blenheim man was stopped and charged with stunt driving as an officer recorded him travelling 131km/h through the posted 80km/h zone. His vehicle was impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program and his driver’s license was suspended for seven days.