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Human remains found in Amherstburg

 

The Windsor Police Service, with the assistance of the Amherstburg Police Service, was conducting an investigation on Concession 8 North Tuesday after police say human remains were found in the area between Alma St. and Texas Road. As of press time, Amherstburg police state that the Windsor major crimes unit was on scene. More details will be posted on the RTT’s website once they emerge.

Accident   A single vehicle rollover was reported in the 1300 block of Concession 2 last Wednesday. Reported at 7:50 a.m., Amherstburg police state that a youth was charged with an unsafe move. There were no injuries.

 

Fraud   A resident on Shaw Dr. reported an attempted fraud last Thursday around 10:20 a.m. Amherstburg police state that the resident was attempting to sell furniture through Kijiji and an interested person sent a cheque for over the asking price, asking that the difference be returned. The complainant took the cheque to the bank and the bank advised the person that the cheque was fake. The items were not picked up and police say the complainant advised them of what was happening.

 

Stats.  There were nine 911 hang-up calls, 12 alarm calls and 22 traffic-related charges over the past week.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

 

Local man charged as a result of tree being cut down

 

A local man is facing charges as a result of a tree being cut down.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that a 26-year-old male was arrested on King St. and charged with uttering threats. It is alleged that the man threatened to cause damage to town hall as a result of a tree being cut down by the public works department.

Amherstburg police say the matter was reported last Friday around 11:30 a.m.

Pedestrian struck   Amherstburg police say a 62-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian as a result of a collision Aug. 20 around 8:30 a.m.

According to police, an 88-year-old female from Amherstburg was struck by a vehicle – a Chevrolet Impala – driven by the 62-year-old female.  The 88-year-old woman was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

It occurred at the intersection of Front Road North and Kingsbridge Dr.

 

Pole struck   A 53-year-old Amherstburg male was charged as a result of an accident on Sandwich St. S. last Tuesday. Police say a Chrysler 200 struck a pole on Sandwich St. S. near Lowes Side Road around 7:10 a.m. There were no injuries, police add.

 

Recovered vehicle   A Dodge Durango that had been stolen from Windsor was recovered in Amherstburg last Friday. The vehicle was found on Erie Ave. Amherstburg police state there are no suspects known at the present time. If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

 

Stats   The Amherstburg Police Service responded to 161 calls for service last week. There were 11 traffic-related charges laid during that same time period.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

 

Numerous mischief complaints reported to vehicles on Balaclava St.

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating three complaints of mischief to vehicles on Balaclava St.

Police were called to homes on the local street twice on Saturday. One vehicle was damaged due to a rock being thrown at it as it was parked in a driveway, police say. The vehicle sustained a cracked windshield. That call came in around 8:45 a.m.

Later in the day, another vehicle parked on Balaclava was reported to be scratched. Police say it is unclear if the two matters are related. The latter call came in around 1:50 p.m.

There was also a report of soap being put in a gas tank of a vehicle, also on Balaclava St. That was reported to police last Tuesday at 9:35 a.m.

If anyone has information regarding these incidents, they are asked to contact Amherstburg police at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).

Accidents   A pair of separate accidents on Howard Ave. were investigated by Amherstburg police last week. Both occurred last Thursday. A two-vehicle crash on Howard Ave. near Texas Road is under investigation with both drivers sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A separate accident later in that same afternoon resulted in a 30-year-old male charged with failure to yield from a driveway, police say.

 

Break-in   A break-in to a home in the 200 block of Hamilton Dr. has resulted in a pair of youths being dealt with through the Youth Justice Act. Police say the youths were turned over to their parents. They allegedly gained entry to the home through a window and caused mischief inside the home. It was reported Saturday around 6:15 p.m.

 

Breach   Amherstburg police were called to Ranta Marina for a report of a male possibly trying to steal a boat. While police determined there was no theft attempted, a 30-year-old LaSalle man was still charged with breaching bail conditions. It was reported to police July 16 around 12:15 a.m.

 

Possible fraud   Amherstburg police were called to a home on Fort St. for a report of a person receiving a suspicious cell phone bill. The bill came in at over $1,000, police say, and the person believes the bill is fraudulent. Amherstburg police say the matter is under investigation and there are no suspects. It was reported to police last Friday afternoon.

 

Thefts   Amherstburg police were called to the 100 block of Fort St. where a sticker was missing from a license plate from a vehicle parked at a home. The matter is under investigation and it was reported July 16.

*Two bicycles were reported stolen from a home on Murray St. July 16. The report came in around 8:10 p.m. One of the bikes is a female mountain bike that is light blue. The second bike is a dark red Super Cycle that is dark red. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

 

Stats   There were 12 traffic-related stops last week, five 911 hangup calls and ten alarm calls. Police also had a high-risk traffic stop last Tuesday afternoon that is under investigation.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

 

Bogus U.S. $100 bills making the rounds in Amherstburg

 

 

Local businesses are asked to be wary of people trying to pass $100 U.S. bills in Amherstburg.

The Amherstburg Police Service report that several complaints have been received by businesses of fraudulent $100 U.S. bills that people are trying to pass. Police advise that, for the time being, businesses not accept large foreign bills as the phony U.S. $100 bills look very close to the real thing.

Amherstburg police say that people are trying to buy a small amount of merchandise with the phony U.S. $100 so they can get a large amount of change back. Businesses are asked to be diligent and check with police or their bank if there are any questions about money they received from a customer.

Thefts   The Amherstburg Police Service reports that $800 worth of tools was stolen from a shed in the 300 block of Front Road North. Police say the shed was forced open as the lock was cut by the suspect(s). It was reported to police last Friday around 4:22 p.m. There are no suspects at the present time but anyone with information is asked to call the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS). People can also report information online at www.catchcrooks.com.

*Amherstburg police state that a complainant reported that her purse was stolen during the recent Amherstburg Rotary Ribfest. The complaint was filed last Tuesday around 10:40 a.m. but the theft is believed to have occurred July 8 around 5:30 p.m. The purse contained identification and around $900, police state. There are no suspects at the present time.

*An e-bike was reported stolen last Wednesday afternoon from the 200 block of Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg police say the red New Yorker e-bike was taken from near the Amherstburg Public Library with the e-bike being valued at approximately $1,000. It was reported to police around 4:45 p.m. There are no suspects.

*A bicycle was stolen from a residence early last Wednesday morning. Police say around 4:40 a.m., a blue and black 13-speed Trek men’s mountain bike was reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Park St. There are currently no suspects.

*A theft was reported at the Amherstburg laundromat last Thursday morning around 8:15 a.m. Police say a number of items were taken but there were no further details.

 

Accidents    Amherstburg police say out of 11 motor vehicle collisions that were reported the week of July 9-16, only one resulted in charges.

Amherstburg police say a single vehicle accident was reported on Concession 4 North Sunday morning around 7:20 a.m. A vehicle went into the ditch, police state, with the 23-year-old Amherstburg male driver charged with failing to drive in marked lane. There were no injuries.

 

Stats   There were 13 traffic-related charges laid last week. Amherstburg police state there were also five 911 hang-up calls and eight alarm calls that officers responded to.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg Police Service still investigating fatal accident

 

A fatal accident that took place Monday afternoon remains under investigation.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that police and fire services from both Amherstburg and LaSalle, along with OPP, responded with Essex-Windsor EMS to a collision at the intersection of County Road 8 and Concession 6 North around 2 p.m. Monday. Police state that the collision involved a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2009 Toyota Corolla.

Amherstburg police say that emergency services arrived to find the driver of the motorcycle being tended to by other people who had come across the collision scene. Police are extending their thanks to those motorists who were in the area who stopped in an attempt to save a life. Police say that those “efforts were heroic.”

The motorcycle driver, a 48-year-old man from Leamington, was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. No name had been released as of press time.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, a female from Amherstburg, was uninjured, police add.

Amherstburg police say the collision is currently under investigation and no further information was being released as of early Tuesday afternoon.

If anyone has any information about the collision, they are encouraged to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS). People can also report information online at www.catchcrooks.com.

Assault   Amherstburg police say a 25-year-old female was arrested and charged following an incident on Texas Road last Tuesday afternoon. The alleged altercation took place in the 100 block of Texas Road and the woman faces an assault charge.

 

Fight    The Amherstburg Police Service is continuing to investigate a fight that reportedly took place at Shooter’s Roadhouse around 1 a.m. last Saturday. Police say no charges have been laid as of yet. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-736-2252. Police add that one male was treated by Essex-Windsor EMS.

 

Drug activity   Amherstburg police say that two youths on a break from a driver’s education class at the Libro Centre were allegedly engaged in drug activity. It was reported last Tuesday around 9 a.m. Police say both were spoken to and their parents were advised.

 

Trespassing   The Amherstburg Police Service states there were several reports of ATVs in the area of Concession 2 North, Texas Road, and Golfview. Everyone is to be aware that it is illegal to operate these vehicles on the roadway and on property that does not belong to them without permission, police note, adding that this includes town property and railway tracks.

 

Scam   The Amherstburg Police Service have also once again had an increase in the CRA scam calls threatening to arrest people unless they deal with the issue immediately, then ask for personal info. Police remind citizens to never to give out personal information and if someone calls you claiming to be the CRA, hang up.

 

Acquittal   A 24-year-old Amherstburg man that was charged after a fatal accident almost two years ago was found not guilty of the charges Monday. Brandin Crosier was found not guilty of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving. Numerous Windsor media outlets reported the verdict, which stemmed from the Nov. 2016 accident on County Road 18. The accident claimed the life of 30-year-old Adam Pouget.

 

Guilty plea   A 52-year-old Brampton man has pleaded guilty to five charges laid after a fatal crash on Highway 401 that killed a 42-year-old Amherstburg woman and her 14-year-old son. The driver pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving causing death and three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Both the Windsor Star and AM800 report that Manjit Parmar will be sentenced in September.