Man charged with speeding on Highway 401

Man charged with speeding on Highway 401

A 27-year-old Toronto man is facing charges after allegedly being clocked going 160 km/hr on Highway 401. On June 18th, around 10:45 a.m. a member of the Ontario Provincial Police was conducting radar enforcement near Dillon Road when they observed an eastbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. Police say the driver, […]

Woman charged after disturbance on Wallace Street

Woman charged after disturbance on Wallace Street

Last night, police received information that an intoxicated woman was causing a disturbance on Wallace Street. Police say the woman was taken into custody for her own safety, as she was unable to care for herself. The 35-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with being intoxicated in a public place.  She was released early this morning […]

Men, woman charged with failing to comply

Men, woman charged with failing to comply

Two men and one woman were arrested for failing to comply yesterday. On Tuesday, a warrant was issued as a man failed to comply with his Probation Order. Last night, police located the man and he was arrested.  The 31-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with failing to comply.  He is in […]

Chatham woman charged with theft

Chatham woman charged with theft

A 34-year-old Chatham woman was arrested on theft charges yesterday afternoon. The woman was apprehended by the Loss Prevention Officer at Walmart in Chatham for shoplifting. Police say Ashley Summerfield has been charged with theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. She was released with a future court date […]

Man charged with refusing to provide breath sample

Man charged with refusing to provide breath sample

A 35-year-old Highgate man has been charged after allegedly refusing to provide a breath sample to police. Last night, police received information that a man was driving dangerously through Highgate. Police say the man was observed by local residents driving his truck at a high rate of speed while disobeying stop signs. An officer on […]

Man accused of assaulting police officer during arrest

Man accused of assaulting police officer during arrest

A 26-year-old Ridgetown man is accused of assaulting a police officer. Police say the man attended the LCBO in Ridgetown yesterday afternoon and stole a $25 bottle of apple whiskey, even though he was on conditions not to attend that specific LCBO. He then stole a pack of cigarettes from Amanda’s Variety. An officer on […]

IPC orders release of information discussed during closed council session

IPC orders release of information discussed during closed council session

The provincial Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario has ruled against the municipality of Chatham-Kent which had failed to release one page of statistics during a Freedom of Information application. The FOI application related to details on preliminary Fire-Paramedic costing models which were discussed during a closed session of council in June of 2016. […]

Free social media seminar for local businesses

Free social media seminar for local businesses

The Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre in partnership with 519 Events & Promotions will offer local businesses a free Social Media for Small Businesses Seminar on June 28th. The event will feature an introduction to social media tools geared to help people who are just starting to use social media from a business perspective. Whether a […]

Bear sighting reported on Pollard Line

Bear sighting reported on Pollard Line

Residents are asked to be “bear wise” after another sighting has been reported to police. Police say a bear was observed on Saturday afternoon in a wheat field on Pollard Line near Port Road. As previously released, two black bears were also spotted in the Tupperville area early Monday morning The Chatham-Kent Police Service and […]

Chatham man charged with failing to comply

Chatham man charged with failing to comply

On April 20th, a man was released from Court with several conditions.  One of those conditions stated that he was not to attend within 100 metres of a specific residence in Chatham. On June 13th the man was seen riding his bicycle directly in front of the residence while looking at the residents as he […]