Amherstburg Police Service

Culture Days returning to Amherstburg Sept. 29-30

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

The Town of Amherstburg will once again be busy the weekend of Sept. 29-30.

Amherstburg will once again participate in the national Culture Days program.

“National Culture Days is a great opportunity for our community to celebrate our history, stories and different forms of art. Culture is what makes our community unique,” explained tourism co-ordinator Jennifer Ibrahim. “We hope that families come out to the King’s Navy Yard Park during the event times and enjoy some casual hands on activities offered. Whether it be enjoying a First Nation drumming demonstration or creating painted rocks, this is a great time to reflect on what makes us special.”

All across Canada, municipalities and cultural organizations invite residents and visitors to engage in thousands of free activities and performances that showcase and highlight the rich history and culture of each independent city or town.

Events in Amherstburg will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, and the town states that guests are encouraged to enjoy hands-on activities, a variety of art mediums, and “to revel in a number of heritage-based and cultural expressions.”

This year includes a marine exhibit at The Gibson Gallery, the Provincial Marine at the Commissariat exhibit, a performance by the Spirit of the Four Directions Singers at 1 p.m. Sept. 29, a narrative history walking tour by local historian Robert Honor, and on-site painting by the Windsor Essex Plein Air Artists in Kings Navy Yard Park and more!

Rock painting as part of the “Amherstburg Rocks” program will be one component of the Sept. 29-30 Culture Days event. The town’s events in the downtown core are free but events at Fort Malden National Historic Site carry an admission charge. (RTT file photo)

Honor’s walks start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. behind the Gordon House both days.

New this year the police department are getting involved with a fun opportunity to have ice cream with a cop!” said Ibrahim. That event will be Sept. 29 only.

As part of the “Ice Cream with a Cop” component of Culture Days, the community is being invited by the town to vote on one of two proposed designs for their “updated vehicle fleet” when Windsor police takes over Jan. 1, 2019. The winning design will be unveiled later this year, a press release from the town states.

“Ice Cream with a Cop” is described by the town as “an interactive community engagement initiative designed to bring law enforcement and community members together, discussing any questions concerns regarding the transition, or policing as a whole. Police officers from both Windsor Police Services and Amherstburg Police Services will be on hand to greet the public and will distribute a coupon for a free scoop at the Waterfront Ice Cream Parlour to the first 200 guests.”

“Amherstburg is always pleased to participate in the national celebration of Canadian culture,” Mayor Aldo DiCarlo said in a press release. “Amherstburg is a hub for Canadian history and culture. It’s a great time to explore what we have to offer at many of our local sites.”

For a complete schedule of event times and locations, visit www.amherstburg.ca/culturedays or call (519) 730-1309. People can also visit the tourism department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AmherstburgConnection or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AmherstburgNow.

Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada will also be busy the weekend of Sept. 29-30. There will be the “Fort Malden Heritage Fair” that runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday with Sunday also seeing a “lumberjack breakfast” served from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The event is described on Fort Malden’s website as follows: “Fort Malden comes alive for one special weekend with an array of exhibits, demonstrations, and entertaining shows from local heritage and cultural organizations. See antique vehicles, local museum displays, falconry, puppet shows, musical entertainment, and living history demonstrations. Visit historic merchant tents where you can purchase 19th century kettle corn, doughnuts, pottery, candles, quills, and hand-woven baskets, or support the Friends of Fort Malden’s BBQ and craft beer garden.”

Admission to Fort Malden’s event is $4.90 for adults, $4.40 and $1.75 for youth. The “lumberjack breakfast” is $9.80 and stew will be available for $4.90.

Fort Malden’s website is www.parkscanada.gc.ca/malden and their Facebook site is www.facebook.com/FortMaldenNHS.

 

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

 

Amherstburg police officer struck by vehicle

An Amherstburg police officer has been injured after being struck by a vehicle in the early morning hours of Monday morning.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that at approximately 2 a.m., the officer was struck by a Nissan Sentra while standing near his police cruiser as he was conducting an investigation in the 4600 block of Alma St.

The officer sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition. Amherstburg police adds that collision reconstruction investigators are on scene and the 4600 block of Alma St. remains closed between Concession 5 North and Concession 5 South until further notice.

Amherstburg police adds that this area is expected to remain closed for several hours and an update will be provided when further details are available. (UPDATE: At 11:10 a.m. Monday, Amherstburg police tweeted that the road is now open.)

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

 

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