Alleged road rage incident under investigation



An alleged road rage incident that led to minor damage to a vehicle is under investigation by the Amherstburg Police Service.

Amherstburg police that around 4:30 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, there was a dispute between the drivers of two pickup trucks in the area of Concession 3 North and Alma St. It was alleged that the driver of one of the vehicles kicked the door of other vehicle, causing a dent.

The matter is still being investigated, police add.

Accident   A female driver was charged following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Fort St. and Victoria St. S. last Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the accident took place between a Dodge Caravan and a Chevy HHR with the driver of the Caravan – a 73-year-old woman from Quebec – being charged for failing to stop at a stop sign. Police say there did not appear to be any injuries.

The accident was reported at approximately 4:45 p.m.


Stats   There were eight charges under the Highway Traffic Act or related offences with two 911 hangup calls and two alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Windsor man faces charges after alleged theft from Wal-Mart



The Amherstburg Police Service arrested and charged a 35-year-old Windsor man after an alleged theft from Wal-Mart last week.

Officers were dispatched to the Sandwich St. S. retailer last Friday and charged the man with two counts of theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of stolen property. Items that he allegedly tried to leave the store with were described as mainly being tools.

*Amherstburg police are investigating a theft complaint from Canadian Tire. It was reported last Saturday around 1:50 p.m. where a female allegedly left the store with undisclosed items and left in a blue Chevy van.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

*A package that had been delivered by UPS to a home in the 2100 block of Front Road North was reported stolen last Thursday evening. There are no suspects.

*Vehicles at a home in the 9000 block of Concession 9 South were reportedly entered and items stolen, including change. It was reported Monday around 8:25 a.m. Police remind residents to lock their vehicles and not leave anything of value inside of them.

Accident   A single-vehicle accident was reported in the 5000 block of County Road 18 last Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. Amherstburg police say a Dodge Caravan left the roadway and struck a pole. There were no injuries but police add that a 26-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with failing to drive in a marked lane.


Mischief   Amherstburg police say there was damage to some bricks at a home in the 100 block of Riverview Dr. It was reported Sunday around 12:30 p.m. There are no suspects at the present time.

*A vehicle parked at a home in the 100 block of Park St. was damaged last week. It was reported last Friday around 12:25 that the car had been keyed. There are no suspects but anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.


Stats   Amherstburg police responded to eight 911 hangup calls, six alarm calls and laid nine charges under the Highway Traffic Act and related offences.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police advising of gift card fraud after resident victimized



The Amherstburg Police Service is advising residents not to purchase gift cards for someone if you are contacted over the phone or Internet.

Amherstburg police received a fraud complaint Monday afternoon where a caller contacted a local resident and allegedly defrauded them out of a large sum of money. Police say the caller often identifies themselves as being from a computer company such as Microsoft, Windows or Apple and claims there is something wrong with the person’s computer. A request is made for credit card information and after claiming that a refund was improperly billed to the person’s credit card, the caller will then ask for restitution via gift cards.

Amherstburg police say it is a scam and are asking people not to fall for it. If there are any suspicious numbers that come on a person’s caller ID, either research the number and/or call police. Police say that large companies like Microsoft or Apple will not contact individual residents claiming there are issues with a computer.


Mischief   Amherstburg police say there was damage done at a residence in the 400 block of McLellan. A outdoor lamp and a satellite dish were reportedly damaged with the call coming into police Monday morning.

*Two vehicles were damaged in the 20 block of Reynolds Court last week. Police say tires were slashed on both vehicles. There are no suspects and it was reported last Friday morning.

*Tires were punctured on a vehicle parked in the 300 block of McLellan. The matter is still under investigation and it was reported to police Sunday morning.

*A gate was damaged at a business in the 9700 block of Walker Road. There are no suspects and the matter was reported to police Sunday.

Thefts   A leaf blower was taken from a garage in the 20 block of St. Therese Ave., police say. The matter is under investigation and was reported last Friday afternoon.

*A shed was broken into in the 30 block of Holiday Court. Amherstburg police say a leaf blower, weed-whacker and chainsaw were stolen. There are no suspects.


Accident   A three-vehicle accident last Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. at Alma St. and Concession 5 saw no injuries and a 25-year-old Windsor man charged with attempting to pass while the road was not clear.


Disturbance   Amherstburg police were called to the 160 block of Richmond St. for a disturbance last Thursday night and subsequently arrested and charged a 19-year-old Windsor man with failing to comply with conditions of his recognizance. Police say the matter occurred on the street and not in a home.


Stats   There were 44 traffic-related charges laid last week. Amherstburg police also responded to five 911 calls and 13 alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

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