More vehicles entered, another reminder from Amherstburg police to lock doors


Amherstburg police report there were a number of vehicles gone through in the area of Amherst Pointe and areas in the southern portion of Amherstburg June 5 with thefts or attempted thefts being reported from vehicles parked on Erie Ave., Hunter Ave., Willow Beach Road and Front Road South. Some vehicles were rummaged through with thefts from other vehicles resulting in money, credit cards and a pair of laptop computers stolen.

Police remind residents to remove valuables from vehicles and to ensure the vehicles are locked. People are also urged to report suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods to police.


Thefts Amherstburg police say a shed in the 200 block of Murray St. was entered and a number of tools stolen. The matter remains under investigation and people with information are asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. It was reported last Thursday around 10:55 p.m.

*A theft of a phone was reported at Western Secondary School last Thursday around 8:25 a.m. The matter remains under investigation.

*A bicycle was reported stolen from the 300 block of Seymour St. last Thursday around 11:50 p.m. The owner describes the bicycle as a SuperCycle that is burgundy in colour, with baskets on the front and back of the bike. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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Accident A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Victoria St. S. and Fort St. last Wednesday resulted in a 32-year-old Amherstburg woman charged with failing to stop at a stop sign. Amherstburg police add there was property damage only and no injuries.


Mischief A building in the 8200 block of North Side Road was damaged last Tuesday. It was reported around 6 p.m. that a a door was damaged. There are no suspects.

*A screen door at a residence in the 1700 block of Erie Ave. was reported last Monday. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. There are no suspects.


Assault Amherstburg police were called to the Libro Centre for an assault complaint last Thursday evening. An argument between two men resulted in one of the men allegedly being squirted with water, which police say can constitute assault. A 40-year-old male was warned and there were no charges.


Stats There were 290 calls for service last week. Amherstburg police laid 25 traffic-related charges. There were also 15 911 hang-up calls and 12 alarm calls.

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

One driver from May 27 accident succumbs to injuries



The Amherstburg Police Service has stated one of the drivers from the serious May 27 crash at the intersection of County Road 10 (Middle Side Road) and Concession 8 North has died as a result of his injuries.

Amherstburg police, fire and Essex-Windsor EMS were dispatched to that intersection that morning at approximately 6:35 a.m. for the two-vehicle crash with injuries. Police say that upon arrival, officers found a 1999 black Ford F150 pick-up truck and a 1992 black Honda Civic with severe damage. Both drivers had to be extracted from their vehicles and were transported to hospital with injuries.

The driver of the Honda Civic later passed away due to his injuries.

Charges are not expected to be laid as a result of the accident, police add, though welcome any additional information. People with information or anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Windsor-Essex Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).


Thefts from vehicles   Amherstburg police report that several vehicles in the south end of town have been gone through over the past several days. As the warmer weather has arrived, police expect an increase in people rummaging from vehicles and stealing from them. Residents are reminded to remove anything of value from their vehicles and to ensure all vehicle doors are locked when the vehicle is not in use.

People are also asked to keep homes, sheds and garages locked as well.

If anyone sees suspicious people in their neighbourhoods, they are asked to contact Amherstburg police.


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Accidents   The Amherstburg Police Service charged one driver after a two-vehicle collision near River Canard last Tuesday afternoon. Police say the crash occurred on County Road 8 near Concession 3 North and resulted in one driver being charged with making an unsafe turn.

*A 57-year-old McGregor woman was charged with following too closely after a two-vehicle crash last Friday on Sandwich St. S. in front of General Amherst High School. The crash resulted in no injuries and occurred at roughly 2:25 p.m.

*An accident near the intersection of Simcoe St. and King St. last Friday night resulted in a 19-year-old Amherstburg man charged with disobeying a stop sign. The crash resulted in property damage only and police say it happened around 9:30 p.m.

*A Sunday night crash resulted in charges against a local woman. Amherstburg police say the crash occurred in the 100 block of Sandwich St. S. and saw the vehicle strike the building. The 24-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s license.


Alcohol charges   Two Windsor men were charged after police say they were consuming alcohol outdoors near a business in the 500 block of Sandwich St. S. A 48-year-old Windsor man and a 51-year-old Windsor man face charges of consuming alcohol in a non-licensed area.


Theft   A theft was reported from General Amherst High School last Friday around 2:50 p.m. A knapsack containing personal items, including a wallet, was reported stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


Stats   There were 216 calls for service last week, with 53 charges laid for traffic-related offenses. There were ten 911 hang-up calls and six alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police continuing to investigate serious two-vehicle crash



The Amherstburg Police Service is continuing to investigate a serious two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning near McGregor.

Amherstburg police initially reported they were called to the crash around 7:30 a.m. Saturday for a serious crash between a mid-sized car and a pickup truck at the intersection of County Road 10 (Middle Side Road) and Concession 8 North. The drivers were extracted from their vehicles and taken to hospital with police stating one of the drivers had life-threatening injuries while the other had serious injuries.

Amherstburg police had an accident reconstruction officer on scene.

Middle Side Road was closed between Walker Road (County Road 11) and Howard Ave. (County Road 9) for several hours but was opened just prior to 1 p.m. Saturday.

As of Tuesday morning, the accident remained under investigation.

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Stunt driving   A 23-year-old male faces a charge of stunt driving after being stopped Monday afternoon on Concession 6 North. According to police, the driver was allegedly driving 124 km/hr in a 60 km/hr zone. The driver’s license was suspended seven days and the vehicle was impounded. It occurred at roughly 4:10 p.m.


Firearm charge   Amherstburg police were called to a disturbance in the 400 block of Simcoe St. Sunday around 5:30 p.m. and ended up laying a charge of careless storage of a firearm or prohibited device. The charge was laid against a 23-year-old Amherstburg man.


Mischief   Amherstburg police report that a large hole was cut in the fence at the solar farm in the 2100 block of Middle Side Road. It was reported last Tuesday around 11:10 p.m.


Lock your vehicles   Amherstburg police are reminding people to lock their vehicles and remove items of value after two vehicles were entered in the 80 block of Indiana Cr. Items stolen included an iPod and $40 in cash. It was reported to police May 22 around 11:40 p.m.


Accident   An accident Monday night in the 200 block of Sandwich St. S. saw one driver charged with following too closely. It occurred around 8:40 p.m.


Stats   There were 29 traffic-related charges laid last week. There were also eight 911 hang-up calls and 12 alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

LaSalle youth charged as a result of February crash


An accident that occurred Feb. 13 has resulted in a 17-year-old LaSalle youth being charged.

The accident, which later saw an occupant of the vehicle succumb to his injuries a month later, occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Concession 4 North. There were four occupants in the vehicle with all four being from LaSalle.

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Amherstburg police say all four were 16-year-old at the time of the accident, which was a single vehicle rollover just north of North Side Road.

The vehicle caught fire after it rolled into a field on the west side of the road.

As a result of the investigation, police say the LaSalle youth has been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

If anyone has any additional information on the crash, they are asked to contact Amherstburg police at 519-736-3622.

Attempted theft of vehicle reported in River Canard



The Amherstburg Police Service reports an attempted theft from a vehicle from the River Canard subdivision.

Police say that a suspect or suspects broke a door handle and entered a 1998 Dodge Ram pick-up truck parked in the 600 block of Beneteau Dr. The steering column of the vehicle was also damaged, police add.

There was approximately $400 worth of property stolen from the truck as well, state Amherstburg police, including a GPS unit and jumper cables. It was reported to have occurred sometime during the overnight hours last Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Amherstburg police at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).

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Thefts   Amherstburg police say a barn in the 100 block of Sari Lane was entered and a mig welder stolen. It was reported last Thursday but the theft was believed to have occurred sometime over the previous night. Police say there was no forced entry into the barn.

  • Amherstburg police say a theft from a garage on Concession 8 North was reported last Wednesday. Roughly $1,500 worth of property, mainly tools, were taken from the garage, police say. There does not appear to be any sign of forced entry.


Accident   A 68-year-old Windsor man was charged following a single-vehicle accident on Concession 8 last Thursday. Police say he was charged with failing to drive in a marked lane.


Statistics   There were nine 911 hang-up calls, nine alarm calls and 78 traffic-related charges laid from April 24-May 1.


—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service