Amherstburg police report attempted fraud



The Amherstburg Police Service helped thwart an attempted fraud that was reported to them last Thursday.

Around 1:30 p.m., a female complainant who lives on Concession 2, reported that she had received an e-mail claiming she was entitled to a tax refund but the e-mail asked for personal information. Amherstburg police said that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would not ask for personal information via phone or e-mail and advises residents not to give out any identifiable information. People can call the CRA back to confirm whether or not a request is legitimate but Amherstburg police encourage people not to volunteer personal information.

Police add that the complainant’s bank was contacted and that helped prevent funds from being removed from her account.

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Youth arrested   Amherstburg police received a report regarding a suspicious person and that led to a 16-year-old male youth being arrested and charged for allegedly going through vehicles.

The alleged thefts occurred in the Alma St., Tofflemire St. and St. Arnaud St. areas but the suspect was apprehended on Venetian Dr. after being observed leaving the other areas by a complainant. The youth faces two counts of theft under $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen property, one count of possessing a weapon and one count of trespassing. He was arrested Feb. 28 at approximately 10 p.m.


Warrant executed   Police arrested a 25-year-old woman last Thursday around 9 a.m. on Seymour St. with regards to an outstanding warrant. The warrant was from Lambton County OPP.


Mischief   A window was smashed out of a garage on Murray St. last weekend. It was reported Monday but the matter is believed to have occurred over the previous night. There are no suspects.

*A street light was reportedly shot out in the area of Concession 7 South and County Road 20, police say. It was reported Feb. 28 and there are no suspects.


Accidents   A two-vehicle crash last Saturday around 10:10 a.m. on Sandwich St. S. near Fort St. resulted in charges, though specifics of the incident were not known as of press time. Amherstburg police were able to confirm the accident involved a car and a van.

*A two-vehicle crash on Alma St. near Concession 3 North Feb. 27 resulted in a 67-year-old woman charged with following too closely. It happened around 2:50 p.m.

*A single-vehicle accident on Alma St. near Concession 7 saw a 46-year-old Oldcastle man charged with failing to drive in a marked lane. Police say a hydro pole was knocked out as a result of the accident.


Stats   There were 59 traffic tickets issued last week, eight 911 hang-up calls and four alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

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