Amherstburg Police Service

Evening accident sends two people to hospital



A two-vehicle accident in McGregor late Tuesday afternoon has resulted in two people being sent to hospital with serious injuries.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that at approximately 5:28 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Middle Side Road (County Road 10) and Concession 8 North for a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident with injuries.

The Amherstburg Fire Department and Essex-Windsor EMS also attended the scene with the fire department extricating a 66-year-old man from his 2008 red Ford Ranger. Police say he was transported to hospital, as was the driver of the other vehicle, a 2002 beige Dodge Dakota. Injuries are described by Amherstburg police as serious, but non-life threatening.

According to the Amherstburg Police Service, investigation showed that the driver of the Dakota was southbound on Concession 8 North and allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at Middle Side Road and struck the Ranger.

The investigation is continuing and Amherstburg police say that charges are pending.

Anyone with information or any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Windsor-Essex Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).

Amherstburg police investigating home B&E



The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a break-and-enter at a home on Cherrylawn Cr.

Police say they immediately responded to the call to the home Monday around 9:30 a.m. after the homeowner observed two males inside the home on his surveillance system. Both men had their faces covered but one was wearing blue pants and a blue hoodie while the other appeared to be wearing a grey track suit. Officers were unable to locate the two males.

Amherstburg police say entry was gained through a window and that the window was forced open as a mechanism inside the window was broken. It is currently unknown what, if anything, was taken.

The matter is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Amherstburg police at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

*A theft of about $2,000 in jewellery was reported from a home in the 6100 block of Concession 6 North Sunday, though police say the theft actually took place sometime over the past three weeks. There was no forced entry reported.

*An ATV was reported stolen from the side of a shed at a home in the 3900 block of Concession 3 South. It was reported Sunday at 7:15 p.m. The 2000 Polaris Trail Boss is described as red with black seats with a value of about $2,000.

*A vehicle was entered in a garage in the 1400 block of Front Road South. Personal items were stolen. Police remind residents to keep their vehicles locked. IT was reported April 10 at 12:40 p.m.

*A purse was stolen from the common area of a multi-unit dwelling in the 200 block of Dalhousie St. There are no suspects and was reported last Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Fraud   A local resident was scammed out of money after being sent an e-mail claiming that, if money was sent back, the person would receive a debit card with a large amount of money able to be accessed with the card. Police believe the person was scammed out of about $30,000. The e-mail looked to be from a legitimate bank, police say, but urge people to check things out before paying alleged insurance fees and deposit fees that are asked for.

*Another person received a call from an alleged Canada Revenue Agency representative asking for money, claiming that the person would be arrested. Police advise that the CRA would usually contact a person via letter and urge people to call the CRA or police themselves if suspicious. Police say they would not arrest people in such matters and ask that people be careful with personal information.


Stats   Amherstburg police laid 34 traffic-related charges, responded to three 911 hangup calls and 10 alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

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

Town receives $7,500 grant to improve bike safety



Bike safety in Amherstburg has received a shot in the arm thanks to a grant from a provincial program.

The town has will receive $7,500 through the Safe Cycling Education Fund to support cycling safety.

The Amherstburg Police Service and the town’s recreation services department have teamed up to teach young residents the importance of safety while on their bikes.

The grant is expected to enhance police service’s bike rodeo, scheduled for June 10, 2018, with free safety equipment for participants.

The town’s recreation services will use this grant funding to train their bike camp instructors in Cycling Canada’s nationally standardized skills course, CAN-BIKE. With assistance from Bike

Windsor Essex, instructors will be certified to teach the “Ride With Confidence” classes, which will become the heart of the department’s bike camp program.

Paige Amicone navigates through the obstacle course, learning about bike safety at the annual Bike Rodeo. The 2018 event will be aided by a $7,500 grant from the Safe Cycling Education Fund.

“I am very pleased Amherstburg is receiving this funding,” said Mayor Aldo DiCarlo in a press release sent out by the town last Friday evening. “Using these monies to shape the cycling of our youth through both our annual bike rodeo and bike camp, promotes safety first, something that is paramount in our community.”

Const. Steve Owen, the community services officer with Amherstburg police, indicated there are multiple benefits to the bicycle rodeo.

“The annual bike rodeo allows children to learn bike safety while interacting with our police officers in a fun atmosphere,” Owen stated. “Children learn how to properly use safety equipment, and how to follow the rules of the road.”

Owen noted that children will have a chance to demonstrate their skills by navigating an obstacle course and finishing with a ride with police officers as part of the June 10 event.

The Safe Cycling Education Fund will provide over $400,000 to support 62 communities throughout Ontario to deliver safe cycling education initiatives. These initiatives range from the development of safe cycling public education materials to the delivery of safe cycling or road safety training programs, supporting the implementation of #CycleON: Ontario’s Cycling Strategy.

For further information on the bike rodeo, contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-8559. Those seeking further information on the bike camp can contact the Libro Centre at 519-736-5712.

Fraud being investigated after business scammed out of $300



The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a possible fraud after a complaint was filed by a Sandwich St. S. business last week.

Amherstburg police say a business in the 100 block of Sandwich St. S. received a call from a person alleging to be from a firefighter association magazine, with the caller seeking money from the business. Police say the business gave approximately $300.

Amherstburg police say they have confirmed it was a scam and the firefighter association magazine was not legitimate. Business owners are asked to be wary if they receive such a call.

The call came in at approximately 9:30 a.m. March 26.

Thefts   Amherstburg police charged a 38-year-old Essex man with theft under $5,000 and resisting arrest following a shoplifting complaint at Walmart.

Police were called there last Wednesday around 7:40 p.m. after the accused allegedly tried to leave the store with several items in his cart.

  • Amherstburg police are investigating a theft of money from a wallet that was reported last Wednesday around 5:40 p.m. The call came from a home in the 600 block of Front Road South and there are no suspects.
  • License plates were stolen off of a vehicle parked in the 5200 block of Alma St. The matter was reported to police Monday around 7:40 p.m. and is still under investigation.


Accident   Amherstburg police were called to an accident on Howard Ave. last Wednesday involving a car and a dump truck. One driver suffered minor injuries, police say. Amherstburg police state that a 26-year-old Harrow man was charged with careless driving.


Mischief   Amherstburg police were called to an apartment building in the 100 block of Pickering Dr. after Walmart shopping carts were used to block the entrance. The store was advised and the carts were removed. The call came in March 26 around noon.


Stats   There were 28 charges laid under the Highway Traffic Act and related statutes last week. There were also eight 911 hang-up calls and five alarm calls that the Amherstburg Police Service responded to.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service