Male and female sought after two-vehicle crash



The Amherstburg Police Service is on the lookout for a male and a female after both allegedly fled the scene of an accident Friday afternoon.

Amherstburg police states that around 4:50 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at County Road 9 (Howard Ave.) and County Road 10 (Middle Side Road). A gray 2000 Pontiac Grand Am was southbound and struck an eastbound white 2016 Jeep Cherokee, police state.

Following the collision, police say that a male and a female were observed fleeing from the scene towards Fox Glen Golf Course. They were then picked up by a newer four-door charcoal gray Ford Fusion which then headed northbound on Howard Ave. towards Windsor.

The male is described as white, mid to late 20’s, thin build, clean shaven, blonde brush cut, with tattoos on his neck, wearing black clothing. The female is described as white, mid 20’s, approximately 5’5″, medium build, with medium length reddish brown curly hair wearing black clothing.

The driver of the Jeep was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the collision or the male and female occupants of the Grand Am is asked to contact police at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8744 (TIPS).

Two televisions taken in home B&E



The Amherstburg Police Service reports that a home in the 4300 block of Concession 4 South was entered last Tuesday.

Police say that the home was entered sometime during the day and two televisions were stolen. There are no suspects at this time. Police say the home was locked and that there was forced entry into the home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Amherstburg police at 519-736-8559 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).


Fraud   Amherstburg police say a 25-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with theft and fraud for allegedly stealing a cheque from a neighbour’s mail and cashing it. The matter reportedly took place on Concession 6 North.

The matter was reported to police last Tuesday.

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Vehicle theft   A pick-up truck was reported stolen Sunday, with police saying the theft took place the previous night. A 2002 grey Dodge Dakota went missing from the 9600 block of Walker Road, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Amherstburg police at 519-736-8559 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).


Accident   One person was taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Howard Ave. and Alma St. last Wednesday. Police say around 9:10 p.m., a 53-year-old female from Woodslee was eastbound in a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu on Alma St. and allegedly crossed Howard Ave., into the path of a southbound Saturn driven by a 23-year-old Harrow man.  The 53-year-old female was charged with start from stopped position not in safety. It is not clear as of press time which of the drivers was transported to hospital.


Stats   There were 2013 total calls for service last week with 52 traffic-related charges.


—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Mother, son die as a result of 401 crash


Two people from Amherstburg died as a result of a six-vehicle collision on Highway 401 last Sunday afternoon, Chatham-Kent OPP state.

On July 30 around 4:40 p.m., Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Chatham-Kent Fire Service, and Chatham-Kent Emergency Medical Services (EMS), responded to the collision on Highway 401 near Dillon Road.

OPP states that a westbound tractor trailer collided with five vehicles which were stopped on the highway due to a separate motor vehicle collision. As a result of the collision, two passengers traveling in the pick-up – a 42-year-old female and 14-year-old male of Amherstburg – were pronounced dead at the scene. The identities of the victims are Lacie and Kyle Brundritt of Amherstburg, the OPP stated Tuesday morning.

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The 39-year-old male driver, of the pick-up, was air lifted to hospital with serious injuries and a 12-year-old male passenger was transported by ambulance to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police add.

Highway 401 between Bloomfield Road and Queens Line was closed for eleven hours.

As of Monday evening, the cause of the collision remained under investigation.

Any person with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police Chatham-Kent detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Should people wish to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

More vehicles entered, another reminder from Amherstburg police to lock doors


Amherstburg police report there were a number of vehicles gone through in the area of Amherst Pointe and areas in the southern portion of Amherstburg June 5 with thefts or attempted thefts being reported from vehicles parked on Erie Ave., Hunter Ave., Willow Beach Road and Front Road South. Some vehicles were rummaged through with thefts from other vehicles resulting in money, credit cards and a pair of laptop computers stolen.

Police remind residents to remove valuables from vehicles and to ensure the vehicles are locked. People are also urged to report suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods to police.


Thefts Amherstburg police say a shed in the 200 block of Murray St. was entered and a number of tools stolen. The matter remains under investigation and people with information are asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. It was reported last Thursday around 10:55 p.m.

*A theft of a phone was reported at Western Secondary School last Thursday around 8:25 a.m. The matter remains under investigation.

*A bicycle was reported stolen from the 300 block of Seymour St. last Thursday around 11:50 p.m. The owner describes the bicycle as a SuperCycle that is burgundy in colour, with baskets on the front and back of the bike. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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Accident A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Victoria St. S. and Fort St. last Wednesday resulted in a 32-year-old Amherstburg woman charged with failing to stop at a stop sign. Amherstburg police add there was property damage only and no injuries.


Mischief A building in the 8200 block of North Side Road was damaged last Tuesday. It was reported around 6 p.m. that a a door was damaged. There are no suspects.

*A screen door at a residence in the 1700 block of Erie Ave. was reported last Monday. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. There are no suspects.


Assault Amherstburg police were called to the Libro Centre for an assault complaint last Thursday evening. An argument between two men resulted in one of the men allegedly being squirted with water, which police say can constitute assault. A 40-year-old male was warned and there were no charges.


Stats There were 290 calls for service last week. Amherstburg police laid 25 traffic-related charges. There were also 15 911 hang-up calls and 12 alarm calls.

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

One driver from May 27 accident succumbs to injuries



The Amherstburg Police Service has stated one of the drivers from the serious May 27 crash at the intersection of County Road 10 (Middle Side Road) and Concession 8 North has died as a result of his injuries.

Amherstburg police, fire and Essex-Windsor EMS were dispatched to that intersection that morning at approximately 6:35 a.m. for the two-vehicle crash with injuries. Police say that upon arrival, officers found a 1999 black Ford F150 pick-up truck and a 1992 black Honda Civic with severe damage. Both drivers had to be extracted from their vehicles and were transported to hospital with injuries.

The driver of the Honda Civic later passed away due to his injuries.

Charges are not expected to be laid as a result of the accident, police add, though welcome any additional information. People with information or anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Windsor-Essex Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).


Thefts from vehicles   Amherstburg police report that several vehicles in the south end of town have been gone through over the past several days. As the warmer weather has arrived, police expect an increase in people rummaging from vehicles and stealing from them. Residents are reminded to remove anything of value from their vehicles and to ensure all vehicle doors are locked when the vehicle is not in use.

People are also asked to keep homes, sheds and garages locked as well.

If anyone sees suspicious people in their neighbourhoods, they are asked to contact Amherstburg police.


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Accidents   The Amherstburg Police Service charged one driver after a two-vehicle collision near River Canard last Tuesday afternoon. Police say the crash occurred on County Road 8 near Concession 3 North and resulted in one driver being charged with making an unsafe turn.

*A 57-year-old McGregor woman was charged with following too closely after a two-vehicle crash last Friday on Sandwich St. S. in front of General Amherst High School. The crash resulted in no injuries and occurred at roughly 2:25 p.m.

*An accident near the intersection of Simcoe St. and King St. last Friday night resulted in a 19-year-old Amherstburg man charged with disobeying a stop sign. The crash resulted in property damage only and police say it happened around 9:30 p.m.

*A Sunday night crash resulted in charges against a local woman. Amherstburg police say the crash occurred in the 100 block of Sandwich St. S. and saw the vehicle strike the building. The 24-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s license.


Alcohol charges   Two Windsor men were charged after police say they were consuming alcohol outdoors near a business in the 500 block of Sandwich St. S. A 48-year-old Windsor man and a 51-year-old Windsor man face charges of consuming alcohol in a non-licensed area.


Theft   A theft was reported from General Amherst High School last Friday around 2:50 p.m. A knapsack containing personal items, including a wallet, was reported stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


Stats   There were 216 calls for service last week, with 53 charges laid for traffic-related offenses. There were ten 911 hang-up calls and six alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service