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Chatham-Kent Police Daily Update 01April2024

The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 116 calls for service in the last 24 hours.  There were 6 arrests.

Bail Violation Arrest in Wallaceburg –CK24014274

Yesterday at approximately 2:30 p.m. officers received information that a 26-year-old man who was under a court release order which included a condition to not be in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, was observed on Wallace Street.   The man was located and arrested for Fail to Comply with Release order.  He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters and lodged for a bail hearing.

Warrant Arrest in Chatham- CK24014292

Yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers observed a known 42-year-old Chatham woman who was currently wanted on a Chatham-Kent Police Service Warrant.  She was arrested for the outstanding warrant, transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters and later released from custody with a future court date.

Bail Violation Arrest in Wallaceburg – CK24014341

This morning at approximately 1:15 a.m. officers were dispatched to attend a Hiram Street address, in response to a call of 911 hang-up.  While speaking to residents, officers learned that a 43-year-old Chatham man was present, breaching his previously mandated release conditions.  He was arrested for Fail to Comply with Release Order and Fail to Comply with Probation Order.  He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters and lodged for a bail hearing to answer to the charges.

FRAUD  ALERT – CONSTRUCTION

With the nicer weather fast approaching, the Chatham-Kent Police have received several fraud complaints about paving and other construction companies conducting door-to-door sales, entering into contracts, and then not honouring the contracts.

We want to caution regarding door-to-door sales for construction or handyman services such as asphalt & paving and home repairs. While reputable companies undoubtedly engage in door-to-door sales, many scams and unethical practices are associated with this type of marketing. Here are some general cautions to keep in mind:

  1. High-pressure sales tactics: Be wary of salespeople who use high-pressure tactics to try to get you to sign a contract or make a deposit right away. They may try to create a sense of urgency or tell you that the offer is only suitable for a limited time. Remember that you have the right to take your time and make an informed decision.
  2. Lack of credentials: Ensure the company has the necessary licenses, permits, and insurance to perform the work. Be bold and ask for proof of these credentials before signing a contract.
  3. No written contract: Make sure you receive a written agreement that includes all the details of the work to be performed, including the scope of the work, materials to be used, timeline, and payment terms. Do not rely on verbal promises or handshake agreements.
  4. Lack of references: Ask the company for references from previous customers and follow up with them to get an idea of the company’s quality of work and customer service.
  5. Unusually low prices: Be cautious of companies that offer significantly lower prices than their competitors. This may be a sign of substandard materials or workmanship or a scam.
  6. Unsolicited offers: Be cautious of unsolicited offers for construction services, mainly if the salesperson shows up at your doorstep without an appointment.

Overall, it’s essential to do your research and take the time to make an informed decision when it comes to door-to-door sales for construction and handyman services. Be bold, ask questions, and do your due diligence before signing a contract or depositing.

For more information of this type of scam, see

BBB Scam Alert: Need a new driveway? Look out for asphalt paving scams

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca)

Make the Right Call – Every Call is Important!

False 911 calls are continuing to pull officers away from incidents that require their attention.

911 is to be used for:

Any life-threatening emergency

Reporting crimes in progress

Medical emergencies requiring an ambulance

Reporting any Fire, Smoke or CO alarm, chemical spill or gas leak

When you call 911, stay on the line until a call taker answers.  Do not hang up.

You can also reach Chatham-Kent Police at the following Non-Emergency Numbers…

Call 519-352-1234 extension #9 – Our Dispatch Centre for all non-emergency incidents.

Call 519-352-1234 extension #0 – The Front Desk Officer for advice over the phone.

Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) – Crime Stoppers.  If you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous.  You may be eligible for a cash reward.

If you are looking for resources from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, you can dial 311.

If you are looking for resources from Community and Social Services locally, you can dial 211.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or thinking about suicide, call or text 988. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.