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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

Amherstburg police investigating theft at residence

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a theft at a Victoria St. residence that was reported Sunday afternoon.

Police say homeowners in the 300 block of Victoria St. S. returned home to find the home had been entered through a rear patio door. Electronics and prescription medication were taken, police state.

The matter is under investigation and those with information are asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

*A theft was reported at a home in the 200 block of Bathurst St. last Thursday as well as a mischief complaint. Amherstburg police say that food was taken from a garage while a vehicle parked in the driveway of the home sustained damage to a window and a mirror. There are no suspects.

It was reported around 11:40 a.m. last Thursday.

*A construction site in the 2300 block of Front Road North was the scene of a theft, as power tools were reported stolen last Thursday morning. There are no suspects at the present time. The matter was reported around 10:25 a.m.

Mischief   Amherstburg police were called to a home on Silver Sand St. for a report of a rear window being smashed out of a vehicle. Police add there was nothing taken from the vehicle and there are no suspects at the present time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

It was reported Monday morning around 7:40 a.m.

 

Accidents   A two-vehicle crash occurred on Sandwich St. S. near the Walmart entrance between a Dodge Ram and a Dodge Journey. There were no injuries but one driver, a 38-year-old Amherstburg man, was charged with failing to yield to through traffic.

*A single-vehicle accident was reported last Tuesday around 5:20 a.m. in the 5100 block of Concession 5 North. The vehicle went into the ditch but there were no injuries.

*A 19-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with failing to drive in a marked lane after a single-vehicle crash in the 3600 block of Concession 3 North. Police say the vehicle went into the ditch. There were no injuries. It was reported last Saturday around 9:40 p.m.

*Another vehicle went into the ditch on Howard Ave. around 9:40 p.m. Saturday. A 30-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with failing to drive in marked lane. Police say the accident took place near Middle Side Road. There were no injuries.

*Amherstburg police say a 26-year-old Amherstburg man faces a pair of charges after a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening on Fryer St., near Alma St. Police say the man was charged with careless driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. There were no injuries as a result of the crash.

 

Stats   There were 33 traffic-related charges laid the week of March 12-19 under the Highway Traffic Act and related statutes. Amherstburg police responded to three 911 hang-up calls and eight alarm calls.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police receive several fraud complaints

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is warning the public not to give out personal information via the telephone or e-mail after receiving reports over the past week of different frauds that are circulating.

Police were called by a resident saying they were contacted regarding supposed issues with the person’s computer. The suspicious caller said they worked for a computer company and offered to repair the person’s hard drive in exchange for the person’s credit card number.

Another scam saw a person contacted, with the caller claiming the person was locked out of their Apple account and then asking for personal information to help them get back in.

A third scam reported recently sees people fraudulently taking out Cash Money loans in another person’s name with attempts made to try and recover the money from the actual person. Police caution people to guard their personal identification and note that people are trying to use other people’s identification in such scams.

A fourth reported fraud sees people being called with those calling claiming there was money deposited mistakenly in the person’s account and that the potential victim has to pay it back.

Amherstburg police urge people to be cautious of giving out any personal information, including credit card and banking information. If a person receives a suspicious phone call or e-mail, they are encouraged to hang up or delete it and contact police.

RIDE programs   The Amherstburg Police Service conducted RIDE programs at different locations last Thursday night. There were approximately 300 vehicles checked with no arrests made.

 

Accidents   A two-car motor vehicle collision occurred at North Side Road and Concession 8 North with one person charged. Amherstburg police say the accident occurred around noon last Thursday and resulted in a 20-year-old Windsor male charged with turning not in safety. There was minor damage reported, police add.

*A two-car accident at Concession 4 North and Texas Road last Thursday afternoon saw a 27-year-old driver charged. It was not confirmed as of press time what the charge was.

*There were three reports over the past week of vehicles striking deer. Motorists are urged to watch for deer when driving in the rural areas and to be cautious when driving.

 

Damage   Amherstburg police say a vehicle parked on Bathurst St. was damaged overnight with the damage being discovered last Thursday. The left side of the vehicle sustained damage, police say. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

 

Warrants   A 31-year-old McGregor resident was arrested for outstanding warrants and transported to Windsor by another police service. The arrest occurred last Thursday.

 

Stats   The Amherstburg Police Service issued 20 traffic-related tickets over the past week. There were three 911 calls and seven alarm calls that police responded to as well.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service