Essex man arrested after theft from Walmart



A 38-year-old Essex man has been arrested and charged after a theft that police say occurred at Walmart.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that roughly $900 of products, a lot of it being meat, was reported stolen from Walmart last Friday evening. Police circulated photos of the alleged suspect via their social media accounts and the male was subsequently identified.

The arrest was made Sunday around 11 p.m. in Essex.


Other thefts   A resident in the 100 block of Golfwood Dr. reported costume jewellery had gone missing. It was reported to police Saturday around 3:30 p.m. but the theft is believed to have occurred some time before then.

*Medication was taken from a residence in the 600 block of Front Road South. There are currently no suspects. It was reported to police Thursday around 4:30 p.m.

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Fraud   A 34-year-old LaSalle man faces charges after an alleged fraud last Friday around 2:40 p.m. The complaint came from the 200 block of Texas Road and the accused faces a pair of charges, one of which is fraud. The other charge stems from the alleged use of the credit card.


Mischief   A back window of a garage was smashed out with the damage being reported to police Sunday around 4:30 p.m. It occurred in the 300 block of Military St. There are no suspects.

*Buoys were reported damaged in the 80 block of Sari Lane. It was reported to police last Tuesday around 3:45 p.m. Estimated damage is $300.

*A vehicle in the 400 block of Richmond St. was damaged with the complaint being received by police last Thursday around 4:40 p.m. Police say the vehicle was keyed. Anyone with information is asked to call police.


Accidents   A pair of separate accidents occurred last Thursday but both resulted in charges of failure to yield from a private driveway. A 36-year-old LaSalle man was charged after a crash on Concession 3 North around 8:15 a.m. while a 50-year-old Amherstburg man was charged after a separate crash in the 300 block of Simcoe St. around 9:15 a.m.

*As a result of the school bus and SUV crash that was reported last week at the intersection of Sandwich St. S. and Alma St., a 18-year-old male was charged with making a left turn not in safety. The June 20 crash saw non-life threatening injuries to those in the SUV. No students were on the bus.


Threats   Amherstburg police responded to a call last Wednesday around 7:50 p.m. in the 500 block of McLeod Ave. As a result, a 33-year-old Amherstburg male was arrested and charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.


Stats   There were 38 traffic related charges laid last week. There were also 17 911 hangup calls and four alarm calls that police responded to.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

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