accident

Amherstburg police warning residents of Canada Revenue Agency scam

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is asking people to be wary of messages received from people claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Amherstburg police say a complaint was received by a resident who was contacted by a bogus CRA representative. Police say residents are contacted, often by phone, by people claiming to be from the CRA alleging that the person owes the CRA money and, if it’s not paid, they will be arrested by police. Police say the payment is often demanded in iTunes cards.

Amherstburg police reminds people that they won’t arrest people in such cases and that anyone asking for payment via iTunes cards is not legitimate. The real CRA usually communicates with residents via letter, police add.

Anyone receiving a suspicious call or e-mail can contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-8559.

Alleged fraud   Amherstburg police are investigating an alleged fraud that occurred at a business in the 150 block of Sandwich St. S. Police say a person bought a coffee with a large bill, allegedly confused the cashier and obtained more change than they were entitled to. The matter occurred last Thursday around 3:15 p.m. and is under investigation.

 

Theft   Amherstburg police report a theft of an iPhone from a vehicle that was parked in a lot in the 7000 block of Smith Industrial Drive. Police say a window was smashed out of the vehicle in order for the suspect(s) to obtain the iPhone.

Amherstburg police ask that people don’t leave valuables in their vehicles, particularly where others can view them.

The theft is under investigation and there are no suspects. It was reported last Wednesday at approximately 2:10 p.m.

 

Accidents    There were 12 motor vehicle accidents from April 3-9, but none were reported to have charges. One accident took place shortly after 9 a.m. on Creek Road at South Side Road that required on driver to have to be taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police say the vehicle swerved to avoid another vehicle that was driving erratically and struck a pole. The blue vehicle that was reported to have been driving erratically was not located.

 

Stats    There were 23 charges laid under the Highway Traffic Act and related regulations last week. That time period also saw police respond to 11 alarm calls and eight 911 hangup calls.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police investigating mischief complaint

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a mischief complaint that occurred on Bratt Dr. last week

Police say they were called to a home where a vehicle owner discovered the back window had been damaged sometime overnight. The report was made around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

There are no suspects and anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-8559 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

Theft   Amherstburg police is investigating a theft that was reported last Sunday afternoon. Police were called to a home on Meadows Lane for a report of lights being removed from a vehicle. It was reported at approximately 3:45 p.m.

There are currently no suspects and anyone with information is asked to contact Amherstburg police or Crime Stoppers.

 

Accident   The Amherstburg Police Service were called to a two-vehicle crash on County Road 8 last Wednesday around 7:15 p.m. Minor injuries were reported as a result of the accident. Amherstburg police state that a 24-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with turning not in safety.

 

Stats   There were 20 traffic-related charges laid by the Amherstburg Police Service the week of Feb. 20-26. There were five 911 hang-up calls that police responded to during that time period and three alarm calls.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police reminding people to stay off private property after snowfalls

 

The Amherstburg Police Service are again reminding snowmobile operators to stay off of private property unless permission is gained from the land owner.

Police say there were seven calls over the past week of snowmobile operators trespassing on farmland and other private properties. Amherstburg police remind the public that if crops or other property is damaged, the snowmobile operator could face charges.

Also, police responded to several accidents where drivers slid off the road and into ditches. Amherstburg police remind motorists to slow down and adapt to road conditions when winter weather hits.

 

Trespassing – The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a break-and-enter that was reported last Thursday evening at the former St. Bernard School. Police say a person tending to the building found that a door was forced open. Nothing was taken from the building, police say, adding that people can still be charged with such offences as trespassing and mischief if caught breaking into buildings like the former elementary school.

Accident – Amherstburg police issued a seven-day license suspension to a 24-year-old Windsor man following a single vehicle accident Sunday around 6 a.m. The accident occurred on Concession 5 North.

 

Theft – Amherstburg police state a theft from a vehicle was reported last Wednesday around 3:10 p.m. A vehicle owner who parked in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S. reported a handicapped permit was stolen from the vehicle. Police are reminding people to lock their vehicles when the vehicle is unattended.

 

Fraud – Amherstburg police are conducting an investigation into an ongoing fraud that was reported in the 300 block of McLeod Ave. Police say the allegations centre around false pretenses over contracting work being done at the home. The investigation is still ongoing, police say.

 

Stats – The Amherstburg Police Service issued 22 provincial offence notices over the past week. There were also 12 911 hang-up calls and six alarm calls that police responded to.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police investigating damage to a turbine

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating damage to a wind turbine off of South Side Road.

Officers were called to the turbine in the 5000 block of South Side Road last Sunday around 8:50 a.m. Police say someone broke into the turbine and damaged switches that were inside. There was no word of a damage estimate.

The matter is still being investigated.

 

Assault   Amherstburg police are investigating an alleged assault that took place in the 100 block of St. Arnaud St. last Friday around 11 p.m. Police say it doesn’t appear there were any injuries and they are searching for a suspect. The suspect is described as a male with brown, spiky hair, jean shorts and a red and black plaid shirt. The matter took place on the street, police say.

Mischief   Amherstburg police say eggs were thrown at a residence on Venetian Dr. with the matter being reported Jan. 21. There are no suspects or damage reported.

  • Two youths were issued trespassing notices after damage was reported to a washroom at McDonald’s The matter was reported Jan. 16 at 11:50 p.m.

 

Accident   A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision was reported Jan. 19 at 6:50 a.m. on Front Road North. Police say one of the drivers, a 33-year-old Amherstburg man, was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for changing lanes not in safety. There were no injuries, police add.

 

Thefts   Police are investigating a theft that occurred from a residence in the 200 block of Gore St. There were few details available as of press time but it was reported last Friday.

  • Computer equipment was reported to have been stolen from Walmart Jan. 18 around 8:50 a.m. The suspect is described as a white male who is about 5’11” in height. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

 

Stats   There were 53 traffic-related tickets handed out over the past two weeks. There were also 19 911 hang-up calls, four alarm calls.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Alleged road rage incident under investigation

 

 

An alleged road rage incident that led to minor damage to a vehicle is under investigation by the Amherstburg Police Service.

Amherstburg police that around 4:30 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, there was a dispute between the drivers of two pickup trucks in the area of Concession 3 North and Alma St. It was alleged that the driver of one of the vehicles kicked the door of other vehicle, causing a dent.

The matter is still being investigated, police add.

Accident   A female driver was charged following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Fort St. and Victoria St. S. last Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the accident took place between a Dodge Caravan and a Chevy HHR with the driver of the Caravan – a 73-year-old woman from Quebec – being charged for failing to stop at a stop sign. Police say there did not appear to be any injuries.

The accident was reported at approximately 4:45 p.m.

 

Stats   There were eight charges under the Highway Traffic Act or related offences with two 911 hangup calls and two alarm calls.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service