As a result of an ongoing investigation involving the Amherstburg Police Service, the LaSalle Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, the Amherstburg Police Service has charged a 20-year-old LaSalle man with numerous offenses.
The accused is facing 25 counts of fail to comply with recognizance, two counts of fail to comply with probation, two counts of making sexual explicit material available to a child, one count of invitation to sexual touching and one count of luring a child.
The accused is believed to have been communicating with females between the ages of 14 and 17 that he met through a social media application between December 2016 and April 2017. It is believed that he assumed a particular profile name and other aliases, police state.
Amherstburg police state there have been a number of victims that have come forward from throughout Essex County and add that it is possible that there are additional people that he has had contact with. Anyone who knows of people under the age of 18 that he has had contact with via social media or by other means, contact police.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Det. Const. Nick Dupuis at 519-736-8559 ext. 229, Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.
The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a break-and-enter that was reported last Tuesday.
Police state that a home in the 200 block of Gore St. was entered and money taken. There was forced entry, police add, with a door having been kicked in.
It was reported to police around 12:18 p.m. April 4. There currently are no suspects.
The matter is still under investigation and those with information can contact Amherstburg police at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).
Theft from vehicle Amherstburg police state there was a theft from a vehicle in the 40 block of Main St. It was reported last Tuesday, but police believe the theft occurred overnight.
A remote garage door opener was reported stolen, police state. There was no forced entry into the vehicle.
Amherstburg police remind residents to keep vehicles, homes and garages locked when not in use and keep valuables out of sight.
Accident A two-vehicle accident on Laird Ave. behind General Amherst High School was also reported last Tuesday. Police say the call came in around 2:30 p.m.
A 51-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with making an unsafe turn.
Stats There were 37 tickets handed out between April 3-10 for traffic-related violations. Amherstburg police also responded to ten 911 hang-up calls and nine alarm calls.
—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service
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.
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.
Officers with the Amherstburg Police Service executed a search warrant on Fort St. with the possibility of firearms existing at the time.
The search warrant caused area schools to be notified with Amherstburg police stating that “nearby schools were requested to hold their students in place during the execution of the warrant as a precautionary measure.”
Amherstburg police block off Fort St. Friday afternoon as a search warrant was executed. Area schools held their students in place during the search. No firearms were found and no criminal charges are expected.
Amherstburg police had Fort St. blocked between the side entrance to Sobeys and Balaclava St. while the warrant was being executed.
No firearms were located and no criminal charges are expected, police state.
Amherstburg police adds there are no further public safety concerns.
Amherstburg Police offered their thanks to the schools involved as well as the public for their patience and understanding.
Police stated that no further is available.
The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating some thefts that were reported last week.
A bicycle was reported stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Gore St. Saturday night. Amherstburg police say that the call came in around 10:50 p.m.
Reported stolen was an 18-speed Huffy mountain bike that is blue and green in colour.
*A mailbox was reported stolen in the 6000 block of Texas Road last Thursday. The theft is believed to have occurred over the previous night. Police say the theft was reported to a residence.
Mischief Amherstburg police charged a 26-year-old Essex man with mischief after he allegedly broke property, including chairs and a cell phone, at a home in the 100 block of Sandwich St. S. Police state it was reported around 2:20 p.m. Sunday.
Breach Amherstburg police say they charged a 27-year-old LaSalle man for breaching a probation order. The charge was laid on Thrasher Dr. Saturday around 9:50 a.m.
Stats The Amherstburg Police Service responded to 11 911 hangup calls and seven alarm calls over the past week. There were also 51 traffic related charges over that same time period, police say.
-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service