Watch for wildlife
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to two collisions involving deer on Talbot Trail and Middle Line.
Luckily no one was physically injured, however in each collision, the vehicle sustained significant damage.
We would like to remind motorists that October to January is the peak time for collisions with deer, especially during dusk and dawn hours.
If you’re travelling during these hours, please watch your speed, stay alert, use your high beams when possible and scan both sides of the road ahead for shining eyes.
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 night, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart in Chatham.
The man fled the store in a vehicle without paying for several items, including electronics.
Officers located the vehicle on St. Clair Street and initiated a traffic stop.
The 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.
He was released pending a future court date.
The stolen items, valued at over $600 were recovered and returned to the store.
Teen charged with assault
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Early this morning, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that the female teen assaulted her ex-boyfriend and damaged his phone while in possession of a hammer.
The 15-year-old Chatham teen was arrested and has been charged with mischief under $5,000, assault and assault with a weapon.
She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
The ex-boyfriend was treated at the scene by EMS.
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, a man wanted for mischief and failing to attend court was arrested by Essex OPP.
The 27-year-old Tecumseh man transported to the Courthouse in Chatham pending a bail hearing.
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, officers located a man who was wanted for failing to attend court and for his fingerprints.
The 33-year-old Chatham man has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man charged with stunt driving
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Wheatley Road.
The 21-year-old Wheatley man was stopped and charged with stunt driving.
His license was seized and suspended for seven days.
His vehicle was also towed from the scene and impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.
Theft of tools
Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, unknown suspects entered a shop on Glenwood Line and stole various items, including a carburetor, welder and plasma cutter. Total value of the theft has been estimated at $4,500.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Scott Nevills at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 extension #87326.
Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.