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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

Tree dedicated in memory of former Malden Central teacher

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Lynnlee Guyitt will forever be remembered by her family and now will also be forever remembered by staff and students at Malden Central Public School.

A tree dedication ceremony took place on the school’s primary playground, located on the east side of the County Road 20 building. Principal Kris Marentette brought greetings from not only the school, but noted the involvement of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (EFTO) and its occasional teachers unit as well as the Greater Essex County District School Board.

Guyitt, 27, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Walker Road Sept. 26, 2016.

Kierstyn Baillargeon (left) and June Buchner place mulch around the newly planted tree at Malden Central Public School. The tree was planted in memory of teacher Lynnlee Guyitt.

Kierstyn Baillargeon (left) and June Buchner place mulch around the newly planted tree at Malden Central Public School. The tree was planted in memory of teacher Lynnlee Guyitt.

Marentette said Guyitt was a “passionate educator” who enjoyed teaching her students. She was an occasional teacher but had just started a new assignment at Malden Central where she was covering off a staff member on maternity leave.

“She was excited about her new teaching assignment at Malden,” Marentette recalled.

The tree, accompanied by a memorial stone, which reads “In Loving Memory of Lynnlee Guyitt. A dedicated teacher who will remain forever in our hearts,” will forever be a reminder of her and her contributions, Marentette noted.

“Planting this tree is a gift of life,” said Marentette. “By planting this tree, the memory of Ms. Guyitt will live forever.”

Sharon Ciebin, president of the EFTO occasional teachers, recalled when the tree was planted Thursday, those who helped had to wait in their cars until the rain stopped. When it did, the sun came out and then a robin flew off one of the branches. Ciebin said she believed it was a sign that Guyitt was happy to see the tree was planted.

Heather Latam, an occasional teacher, said the tree will always be a reminder of Guyitt.

The Guyitt family surround the tree planted in memory of Lynnlee Guyitt at Malden Central Public School. A dedication ceremony was held April 21.

The Guyitt family surround the tree planted in memory of Lynnlee Guyitt at Malden Central Public School. A dedication ceremony was held April 21.

“This tree will remind us of Ms. Guyitt,” she said, as the students surrounded the tree. “When we see this tree, you will be able to reflect on her time with you at Malden.”

Latam reminded the students to make sure to maintain the tree so that it can grow.

There were also songs performed by students, poetry read and other tributes.

Gary and Susan Guyitt, Lynnlee’s parents, were some of the family members there for the dedication ceremony, and were pleased with the ceremony.

“It’s amazing,” said Susan. “It’s very nice they went to all this trouble to get the kids involved.”

“It’s a nice tribute,” added Gary. “It’s quite a day.”

Gary said Lynnlee liked helping others and the family was very appreciative of everything the teachers and students did.

“She loved the children,” said Susan. “That is what she liked – the kids.”

Amherstburg police investigate fatal crash at Simcoe St. and Meloche Road

The Amherstburg Police Service were called to investigate a two-car collision at the intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road that resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

The accident occurred at roughly 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police say one vehicle was northbound on Meloche Road and the other was westbound on Simcoe St.

Amherstburg police investigated a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road Tuesday morning. One driver died while the other had non-life threatening injuries.

Amherstburg police investigated a two-vehicle collision at the corner of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road Tuesday morning. One driver died while the other had non-life threatening injuries.

The accident was still under investigation at press time and a cause was not determined. The identity of the deceased was not released when this issue went to press.

Police say the victim was partially ejected from the vehicle. Accident reconstruction officers were on scene.

The other driver was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The intersection was closed for several hours. This story will be updated as further developments arise.

Local man receives three-day license suspension

 

 

A report to the Amherstburg Police Service regarding a possible impaired driver led to a license suspension last week.

Amherstburg police received the report of a possible impaired driver last Tuesday night and subsequently were able to stop a silver Ford truck on Front Road North. As a result, police issued a three-day license suspension to a 20-year-old Amherstburg man.

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Thefts   Amherstburg police report that a license plate was stolen off of a trailer in the 1200 block of Concession 2 North. The matter was reported to police around 9:50 a.m. Saturday. There are no suspects, but anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

  • A wallet was reported stolen from a local address last Saturday afternoon. The incident was reported to police around 12:15 p.m. Saturday. Amherstburg police say the theft occurred in the 300 block of Fryer St.

 

Accident   Amherstburg police charged a 31-year-old Amherstburg woman with following too closely after a two-vehicle collision in the 500 block of Sandwich St. S. The accident took place last Friday around 3:55 p.m.

 

Mischief   Police were called to a home in the 7000 block of Howard Ave. last Wednesday where a window was reportedly broken in a home overnight. It is not certain whether anyone tried to enter the home or not, but police say there does not appear to be anything taken from the home. The matter is still under investigation.

 

Stats   Amherstburg police responded to eight 911 hang-up calls and nine alarm calls last week. There were 32 traffic-related charges also laid by police last week.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service