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

*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

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.

Three separate frauds reported last Wednesday



The Amherstburg Police Service is reporting three separate frauds that were reported last Wednesday.

The first came from a homeowner on Crown Ridge Blvd. as police say a person was trying to connect an Amazon Alexa device and got onto a third party website asking for a fee. After contacting Amazon, police say the person was told it was not a valid website they had gone on. The person’s credit card was not charged but police say people are advised about such an issue.

The second reported fraud was from a resident on Concession 6 North who ordered roughly $80 worth of items on e-Bay only to have nothing arrive. Police are again asking people to be aware. The resident also filed a complaint with e-Bay, police add.

A third complaint came from a Lilac Court resident, who discovered $600 worth of transactions had been made to their credit card. Police are continuing to investigate that matter.


Thefts   Amherstburg police say a male party allegedly stole $70 worth of consumable items from Walmart last Thursday afternoon. Police say there were no charges as the matter was dealt with through a trespass notice.

  • A theft of a Sony PlayStation was reported from a home in the 100 block of Richmond St. It was reported Sunday around 5:55 p.m. Police say the matter is under investigation.


Accident   A 74-year-old Harrow man was charged following a two-vehicle accident on Howard Ave. last Friday morning. There were no injuries in the crash, which took place in the 7900 block. The man was charged with following too closely.


Stats   There were 20 traffic-related charges last week, nine 911 hang-up calls and eight alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Parts stolen off of Texas Road vehicle



Amherstburg police are investigating a theft of vehicle parts that was reported Saturday afternoon.

Police say a resident in the 500 block of Texas Road reported that parts were stolen off of their Jeep sometime overnight. The matter is still under investigation and police add the homeowner had video surveillance. It was reported around 4:50 p.m.

Accident   A two-car crash on Simcoe St. resulted in a charge for one driver. Amherstburg police say a 20-year-old LaSalle man was charged with reverse not in safety after allegedly backing out onto the roadway and striking another vehicle. The matter occurred in the 100 block of Simcoe St. May 15 around 11:50 a.m. There were no injuries.


Stats   Amherstburg police there were 24 charges under the Highway Traffic Act and related regulations. There were also 14 911 hang-up calls and nine alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service