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Amherstburg police investigate theft of $20,000 in jewellery

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a theft of jewellery valued at $20,000 from a local residence.

Police were called to a home in the 1100 block of Front Road South last Thursday around 11:30 a.m. where the jewellery was reported stolen. Police say it is being investigated whether the home was broken into or whether people that had been in the home prior to the theft were involved, with the latter living in another jurisdiction.

Amherstburg police say the investigation is ongoing.

Thefts Amherstburg police were called to a home in the 500 block of McLeod Ave. last Thursday around 9:04 a.m. where a backpack and purse were stolen. Police stated that the suspect(s) had entered both a vehicle and the home, the latter seeing entry gained through the front door.

That matter is still being investigated.

*Amherstburg police are investigating a theft of packages that occurred on Murray St. The matter, reported to police around 10:50 a.m. last Wednesday, saw items that were delivered to the home reportedly stolen. The items had been left on the porch.

*An attempted theft of a boat motor was reported at a dock in the 1200 block of Front Road North. It was reported around 11:50 a.m. No other information was available as of press time.

*Life jackets and other boating-related items were reported to be stolen last Sunday around 7:30 p.m. The thefts were reported in the 1000 block of Front Road South. Police say there are no suspects at the present time.

*An outboard motor was stolen from a boat that was at a dock in the 1500 block of Front Road North. It was reported Monday at approximately 9:05 a.m. The eight-horsepower Yamaha motor is valued at roughly $3,200, police say.

Mischief A vehicle was damaged while parking in a lot in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S. Reported last Tuesday at around 12:55 p.m., police state the vehicle was keyed. There are no suspects at the current time.

Assault A family dispute resulted in a 23-year-old Windsor woman charged with assault last Tuesday afternoon. Amherstburg police were called to Fryer St. where the woman allegedly assaulted another woman in a vehicle. The victim sustained minor injuries, police add, stating the matter was reported around 2:45 p.m.

Accident A two-vehicle crash on Alma St. and Sandwich St. S. resulted in a 19-year-old woman being charged with following too closely. Amherstburg police say there were no injuries. The accident was reported last Thursday at approximately 1:50 p.m.

Stats Amherstburg police say there were nine 911 hangup calls, 13 alarm calls and eight traffic-related charges laid over the past week.

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police investigating after TV swiped from store

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating the theft of a television from Walmart.

It was reported July 30 that someone took a television valued at roughly $400 and escaped through a fire exit. The suspect got into a Honda vehicle but no plate information was obtained.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 30’s, and roughly 5’11” tall.

The matter is still under investigation.

*Amherstburg police report that around 10 a.m. on July 30, a garage was entered and fishing tackle was stolen. Police say there was no forced entry. The garage is in the 1100 block of Front Road South.

*A resident on Main St. said a delivery package was stolen from the front of their residence. It was reported last Wednesday around 9:45 a.m. There are no suspects, say police.

*A vehicle was stolen early Tuesday morning from an address in the 400 block of Front Road North. A 2004 two-tone Ford Ranger with a black tailgate was taken. There are no further details at press time and the matter is under investigation.

Fraud   Amherstburg police say a complainant received a call from someone claiming to be a collection agent on behalf of Cash Money. Police say the call was fraudulent and involved claims of an NSF cheque. The victim is concerned her identity may have been stolen, police say. The matter is under investigation.

 

Break-ins   Amherstburg police report a pair of break-and-enters July 30. One was reported in the 1000 block of Front Road North where suspect(s) came in through an unlocked patio door and stole camera equipment, cash and other personal property. There are no suspects in that incident. It was reported around 6:50 a.m.

The second B&E was in the 7800 block of Howard Ave. It was reported around 2:11 p.m. that a door was broken at a business and a quantity of cash was taken. The matter is also under investigation.

 

Accidents   Amherstburg police say a 20-year-old male was charged after an accident involving a golf cart on Boblo Island Boulevard around 2:26 a.m. Monday. Police add the male sustained minor injuries and was transported to hospital.

*A 42-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with failing to report an accident July 31. Police say the male was allegedly involved in a single vehicle crash at Dalhousie St. and Front Road South and left the scene.

*A two-vehicle accident on Sandwich St. S. near McCurdy Dr. July 31 resulted in charges to a 20-year-old Windsor male. Police say the man was charged with starting from a parked position not in safety. It was reported July 31 around 8:50 p.m.

*An 18-year-old Amherstburg male was charged with failing to drive in marked lane. Amherstburg police state the accident occurred Monday around 11:55 p.m. on Golfwood Dr. and was a single vehicle accident. There were no injuries.

*A two-vehicle accident on County Road 8 near Concession 6 North resulted in two people transported to hospital with minor injuries. Amherstburg police say a 19-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with careless driving. It was reported Friday at 12:15 p.m.

 

Stats   There were 17 911 hang-up calls and eight alarm calls over the last two weeks. There were also 15 traffic-related charges over that same time period.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

 

Amherstburg police investigating two attempted break-ins

 

 

A pair of separate attempted break-ins are being investigated by the Amherstburg Police Service.

The first came last Thursday and was reported in the 8000 block of County Road 8. Police say someone tried to enter a detached garage and damaged the door in the process. No entry was gained and nothing was taken, police say.

Another attempted break-and-enter was reported last Monday in the 300 block of Bathurst St. Police say someone tried to enter an apartment but was scared off. It was reported around 12:40 p.m. and police add suspect(s) tried to force open a door. Three men were spotted in a black Dodge Magnum that had Michigan license plates, but a plate number could not be obtained. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Fishing complaints   Amherstburg police state that people who want to fish in King’s Navy Yard Park are reminded to do so in designated fishing areas. There were several complaints, Amherstburg police state, and seven charges were laid over the past week under the Trespass to Property Act to fisherman not fishing in designated areas.

 

Theft   Amherstburg police attended a Howard Ave. home where a person reported their debit card was being used at various locations and several hundred dollars were taken. Police say one of the stores where the card was used has surveillance and the matter is under investigation. It was reported last Thursday.

*Playground equipment was taken from a school in the 3100 block of County Road 10. There are no suspects at the present time. It was reported Monday around 11 a.m.

 

Accidents   A 27-year-old Windsor woman was transported to hospital with minor injuries after a two-car accident at the intersection of Richmond St. and Bathurst St. Saturday around 12:50 p.m. The woman was subsequently charged with failure to yield from a private drive.

*A 44-year-old Amherstburg man was charged after a two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of Front Road North. It was reported Sunday around 12:50 p.m.

 

Stats  There were 25 traffic-related charges last week, 11 911 hang-up calls and 13 alarm calls that the Amherstburg Police Service responded to.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police warning people about various frauds

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is asking people to be careful after recent frauds were reported.

One fraud saw a victim scammed out of $1,900 through the Internet. Police say the person was contacted about assistance with debt with the person on the Internet allegedly offering to deposit money into the victim’s account with the victim asked to send back a large fee in return.

After the person sent back the fee, it was determined that the person who reached out via the Internet was not legitimate and the victim was scammed out of the fee they were asked to pay.

It was reported last Thursday but the fraud actually occurred in April.

  • The Amherstburg Police Service also reports they received several calls over the past two weeks regarding people claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Police say the CRA typically would not reach out via phone call or e-mail and if anyone is suspicious about being contacted, they should check with the police.

Mischief   Amherstburg police say a residence in the 40 block of Concession 3 North sustained damage. Police say a rear door sustained damage, but no entry was reportedly gained. It was reported last Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. The matter is still under investigation.

 

Thefts   A stereo was reportedly taken from a vehicle parked in the 6000 block of Concession 6 North. Amherstburg police say the Panasonic stereo is valued at roughly $200. It was reported to police May 1 around 4:30 p.m.

  • The theft of building materials was reported from a building site in the 400 block of Brown Cr. last Thursday. No value was available and there are no suspects. It was reported around 9:05 a.m.
  • A theft of jewellery, money and other items was reported at a home in the 100 block of Victoria St. S. Police say the thefts have been occurring over the past two months and there are no suspects at the present time. It was reported Sunday around 7:15 p.m.

 

Accidents.  A single-vehicle motor vehicle accident was reported in the 300 block of McLellan Ave. last Friday around 6:15 a.m. Police say a vehicle allegedly struck a parked vehicle, causing a 20-year-old Amherstburg man to be charged with careless driving.

  • An accident Friday around 8:45 a.m. saw a 21-year-old London man charged with changing lane not in safety. Amherstburg police say the vehicle left the roadway and struck a hydro box. The accident occurred in the 70 block of Sandwich St. North.
  • A two-car motor vehicle accident was reported in the 200 block of Sandwich St. South May 2 around 3:20 p.m. A 29-year-old Lakeshore woman was charged with changing lanes not in safety. Police add that there were no injuries.

 

Stats   There were 55 charges laid under the Highway Traffic Act and related regulations over the last two weeks. There were also 17 911 hang-up calls that the Amherstburg Police Service responded to and 12 alarm calls.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Number of accidents reported at rural intersections

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is reporting a number of crashes at rural intersections last week.

A two-vehicle crash was reported at Concession 4 North and County Road 10 (Middle Side Road) around 6:35 a.m. last Friday. A 45-year-old Windsor woman was charged with disobeying a stop sign. Earlier that morning, around 1:05 a.m., Amherstburg police say a 32-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with disobeying a stop sign after a two-vehicle collision at County Road 18 and Concession 4 South. There were no injuries in either accident.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. Friday, a crash was reported at County Road 20 and Texas Road. Police say minor damage was reported with no injuries. A 47-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with failing to drive in marked lane.

A two-vehicle accident on Saturday around 11:50 a.m. resulted in no injuries and a 38-year-old woman charged with failing to yield to through traffic. That accident was reported at County Road 10 and Concession 3 North.

Thefts At least four vehicles in a subdivision near Middle Side Road and Howard Ave. were entered with change and a wallet among the items taken. All vehicles were locked. Three of the vehicles were on Eagle Cr. and the other one was parked on Birdie Cr. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and not leave anything of value inside.

*Two separate thefts were reported from Walmart last week. On Friday around 1:50 p.m., a 59-year-old Windsor man was arrested for allegedly trying to steal garden tools. On Saturday at around 1:40 p.m., a 50-year-old Amherstburg man was apprehended for allegedly trying to leave the store with electronics. Both were charged with theft under $5,000, police say.

*An attempted theft was reported at Shoppers Drug Mart. It was reported last Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. that someone tried to enter storage units at the rear of the store. Police say the locks were cut. It does not appear that anything was taken, police add.

Stats There were eight 911 hangup calls and one alarm call that Amherstburg police responded to last week. There were also 25 traffic-related charges laid.

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service