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

Windsor man faces charges after alleged theft from Wal-Mart



The Amherstburg Police Service arrested and charged a 35-year-old Windsor man after an alleged theft from Wal-Mart last week.

Officers were dispatched to the Sandwich St. S. retailer last Friday and charged the man with two counts of theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of stolen property. Items that he allegedly tried to leave the store with were described as mainly being tools.

*Amherstburg police are investigating a theft complaint from Canadian Tire. It was reported last Saturday around 1:50 p.m. where a female allegedly left the store with undisclosed items and left in a blue Chevy van.

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

*A package that had been delivered by UPS to a home in the 2100 block of Front Road North was reported stolen last Thursday evening. There are no suspects.

*Vehicles at a home in the 9000 block of Concession 9 South were reportedly entered and items stolen, including change. It was reported Monday around 8:25 a.m. Police remind residents to lock their vehicles and not leave anything of value inside of them.

Accident   A single-vehicle accident was reported in the 5000 block of County Road 18 last Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. Amherstburg police say a Dodge Caravan left the roadway and struck a pole. There were no injuries but police add that a 26-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with failing to drive in a marked lane.


Mischief   Amherstburg police say there was damage to some bricks at a home in the 100 block of Riverview Dr. It was reported Sunday around 12:30 p.m. There are no suspects at the present time.

*A vehicle parked at a home in the 100 block of Park St. was damaged last week. It was reported last Friday around 12:25 that the car had been keyed. There are no suspects but anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.


Stats   Amherstburg police responded to eight 911 hangup calls, six alarm calls and laid nine charges under the Highway Traffic Act and related offences.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police advising of gift card fraud after resident victimized



The Amherstburg Police Service is advising residents not to purchase gift cards for someone if you are contacted over the phone or Internet.

Amherstburg police received a fraud complaint Monday afternoon where a caller contacted a local resident and allegedly defrauded them out of a large sum of money. Police say the caller often identifies themselves as being from a computer company such as Microsoft, Windows or Apple and claims there is something wrong with the person’s computer. A request is made for credit card information and after claiming that a refund was improperly billed to the person’s credit card, the caller will then ask for restitution via gift cards.

Amherstburg police say it is a scam and are asking people not to fall for it. If there are any suspicious numbers that come on a person’s caller ID, either research the number and/or call police. Police say that large companies like Microsoft or Apple will not contact individual residents claiming there are issues with a computer.


Mischief   Amherstburg police say there was damage done at a residence in the 400 block of McLellan. A outdoor lamp and a satellite dish were reportedly damaged with the call coming into police Monday morning.

*Two vehicles were damaged in the 20 block of Reynolds Court last week. Police say tires were slashed on both vehicles. There are no suspects and it was reported last Friday morning.

*Tires were punctured on a vehicle parked in the 300 block of McLellan. The matter is still under investigation and it was reported to police Sunday morning.

*A gate was damaged at a business in the 9700 block of Walker Road. There are no suspects and the matter was reported to police Sunday.

Thefts   A leaf blower was taken from a garage in the 20 block of St. Therese Ave., police say. The matter is under investigation and was reported last Friday afternoon.

*A shed was broken into in the 30 block of Holiday Court. Amherstburg police say a leaf blower, weed-whacker and chainsaw were stolen. There are no suspects.


Accident   A three-vehicle accident last Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. at Alma St. and Concession 5 saw no injuries and a 25-year-old Windsor man charged with attempting to pass while the road was not clear.


Disturbance   Amherstburg police were called to the 160 block of Richmond St. for a disturbance last Thursday night and subsequently arrested and charged a 19-year-old Windsor man with failing to comply with conditions of his recognizance. Police say the matter occurred on the street and not in a home.


Stats   There were 44 traffic-related charges laid last week. Amherstburg police also responded to five 911 calls and 13 alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service