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Admirals face off with Amherstburg police for Special Olympics



By Ron Giofu


The Integrity Amherstburg Admirals were back in action Sunday afternoon but the result of the game didn’t matter much.

The Admirals faced off with the Amherstburg Police Service in a friendly game for Ontario Special Olympics and while the Admirals won 6-4, the more important part of the day was the cause.

The Amherstburg Police Service team and the Integrity Amherstburg Admirals pose with the Memorial Cup between periods of last Sunday’s hockey game for Special Olympics Ontario.

The Amherstburg Police Service team and the Integrity Amherstburg Admirals pose with the Memorial Cup between periods of last Sunday’s hockey game for Special Olympics Ontario.

“Any time we have an opportunity to be involved with a local cause with great people like the police, it’s a no-brainer for us,” said Admirals co-owner Wes Ewer.

Ewer said it was great to be playing on the same day the Memorial Cup trophy was in Amherstburg with both teams being photographed with it after the first period.

“It’s fantastic,” added co-owner Matt Fox. “Special Olympics has a special tie to the Admirals family. It’s a great event.”
Fox added it was another occasion to draw people into town and show off the community.

Mayor Aldo DiCarlo drops the puck between B.J. Wiley of the Amherstburg Police and Luke Gagnon of the Admirals.

Mayor Aldo DiCarlo drops the puck between B.J. Wiley of the Amherstburg Police and Luke Gagnon of the Admirals.

Ewer and Fox both suited up for the police team with Ewer guaranteeing at least a two-goal win for that team. Unfortunately for him, the result went the other way.

The only down side to the game was a leg injury to Admirals’ defenseman Aaron Jacobs, who was hurt in the second period and had to be taken from the ice on a stretcher. He gave a thumbs-up as he left the ice.

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Admirals co-owners Wes Ewer and Matt Fox suited up for the Amherstburg police team Sunday afternoon, with Ewer (14) checking Admirals forward Dylan Muzzatti against the boards.

Sgt. Mike Cox, who has helped lead local fundraising efforts for Ontario Special Olympics for over two decades, said the game has been held for years with General Amherst High School and various travel teams as the opponents but the Admirals became the opponent when they came to town.

“We’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember in one form or another,” said Cox.

Cox estimated the game raised about $500 for Special Olympics Ontario.

Amherstburg police lay charges after alleged road rage incident



The Amherstburg Police Service have charged a pair of Windsor men after an alleged road rage incident last Thursday morning.

Amherstburg police say the road rage incident occurred around 10 a.m. that morning and involved two motorcycles and a third vehicle. Police say the motorcycles were subsequently located in the 300 block of Sandwich St. and two males from Windsor were located nearby.  The two males, a 34-year-old man and a 30-year-old man,  were arrested for operating stolen motorcycles, assault with a weapon and breach of probation.  The 30-year-old male also had a warrant for failing to attend court.  Both were held in custody for bail hearings.

(NOTE: After the print edition went to press, the Amherstburg Police Service issued an update with more details. It is as follows:

On Thursday May 11, 2017, at 9:20 a.m., police were called in regards to a road rage incident involving two motorcycles and a third vehicle on Front Road North. During the incident, one of the motorcycles allegedly pulled alongside of the vehicle and sprayed what appeared to be bear spray at the vehicle.

A description of the motorcycles and their operators were provided to police. Police located the motorcycles in a nearby parking lot in the 300 block of Sandwich Street South, where a check of the motorcycles revealed that both were stolen. According to police, a can of bear spray was also visible in one of the motorcycles. The area was then searched and a short time later, the operators were located and arrested in the 400 block of Sandwich Street South.

In addition to the bear spray, a pellet rifle with a sawed-off barrel was also discovered on one of the motorcycles.

As a result of investigation, a 30-year-old Windsor man was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, Fail to Comply with Probation Order, and Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Probation Order.

A 34-year-old Windsor man was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 and Assault with a Weapon, s.267(a) Criminal Code

If anyone may have information relevant to the investigation, you are encouraged to contact police at 519-736-3622, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at


Dangerous operation of vehicle   Amherstburg police say that an officer located a male wanted by Essex OPP in connection to a robbery in a parking lot near the police station. The man allegedly fled in his vehicle nearly striking the officer. The man was stopped by officers on County Road 20 in Harrow, arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, and numerous traffic related offences.  He was then turned over to OPP.

The incident occurred last Wednesday around 6:45 a.m.

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Theft   Amherstburg police say the Interior Door Shop was broken into sometime during the overnight hours of Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The safe was taken and located nearby.  The safe had been opened and cash was taken. Police say there are no suspects.  If anyone has information, they are asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-8559 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).


Accidents   A recycling truck was westbound on Gore St and struck a northbound Dodge Caliber on Brock St last Friday around 11 a.m., police say.  The driver of the truck was charged with failing to yield. There were no injuries.

  • Amherstburg police also responded to five collisions in parking lots over the past week. Drivers of vehicles are reminded to pay extra attention in parking lots for other vehicles, pedestrians and other objects.


Stats   There were 22 traffic charges laid over the past week. Amherstburg police note that this week is Ontario Traffic Safety Week so safe driving is encouraged.

In all, there were 191 calls for service between May 8-15.

—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.

Amherstburg police investigate alleged firearm situation


The Amherstburg Police Service has taken a male into custody after investigating a suspected firearm incident on Concession 4 South.

Police state they were called to the home on Concession 4 South around 1:15 p.m. after being notified the male was distraught and had allegedly discharged a firearm inside the residence.

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Officers set up a perimeter around the home.

According to Amherstburg police, the male exited the residence a short time later and was taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone may have information relevant to this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS. Crimes Stoppers can also be contacted anonymously at

Law Enforcement Torch Run comes through Amherstburg



By RTT Staff


It was wet, it was colder than normal but that didn’t stop law enforcement officers from taking part in the annual Torch Run.

Officers from the Amherstburg Police Service joined their colleagues from around the area in participating in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run, with the run taking place in last Thursday’s pouring rain.

The Amherstburg leg of the Torch Run featured a different route this year, as it started at Joe Meloche Ford and finished up at Community Living Essex County’s Channel Resource Centre, located on Bathurst St. The previous route saw them start at the Amherstburg police station and end at Joe Meloche Ford.

Const. Steve Owen, the community services officer with Amherstburg police, said the routes were changed up for 2017.

“We wanted to have more stops, hit more people and use shorter distances,” said Owen, noting they ran 14 kilometres in total.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run came through Amherstburg May 4, where it made a stop at Channel Resource Centre.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run came through Amherstburg May 4, where it made a stop at Channel Resource Centre.

They also wanted to run past high schools and elementary schools, Owen added.

“The whole purpose is to raise awareness for Special Olympics,” he stated.

Despite the rain, Owen said during the Amherstburg stop that the run was going well. In all, there were runs in Leamington, Kingsville, Belle River, Tecumseh, Windsor and LaSalle with it concluding in Essex.

A fundraising total was not currently available, as Owen noted that they are still raising money.

“We’re still collecting funds,” said Owen. “Money is still coming in.”

The 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run also marked the final one for Sgt. Mike Cox. Cox, a local leader in raising money for Special Olympics, has stated this was his last one after running for the last 29 years.