Watch for wildlife
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: In the past 24 hours, police responded to two collisions involving deer.
Both vehicles sustained damage but luckily, no one was injured in either collision.
The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind drivers:
– Scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder for any movement.
– Use high beams at night, when possible, and watch for the glowing eyes of animals.
– If an animal is crossing the road, stop as safely as possible, in your lane.
– Remember, if one animal crosses the road, others may follow.
– Never swerve suddenly. This may cause you to lose control of your vehicle, resulting in a more serious collision.
For more information on how to reduce your chances of hitting an animal, please see
Shoplifting leads to charges
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last month, a man attended Walmart in Chatham and left the store, making no attempt to pay for the 55” television in his shopping cart.
Total value of the theft was estimated at $800.
Through investigation, police identified the man responsible.
Last night, police located the man and he was arrested.
A 23-year-old Chatham man has been charged with theft under $500 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.
He was released pending a future court date of November 26, 2019.
Man arrested on outstanding warrant
Last night, police responded to a disturbance on Hyslop Street in Chatham.
Through investigation, police located a man who was wanted by Windsor Police.
The 47-year-old man was arrested and turned over to Windsor officers for court purposes.
Break and enter in Harwich Township
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime in the last week, unknown suspects attended a property on River Line and stole items from the home.
A battery was also stolen from a John Deere tractor that was parked in the shed.
Total value of the theft has been estimated at $500.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cheryl McVicar at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #85018.
Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Crime Prevention Week – Lock It or Lose It
Did you know that a professional can steal your vehicle in just under 30 seconds?
A vehicle left unlocked is an easy target. Protect your vehicle from theft by:
– always locking your doors
– parking in well-lit areas
– keeping all valuables out of sight
Today, officers will be going around Chatham-Kent promoting this campaign.