Windsor man charged after break-in at Amherstburg pharmacy


The Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment has made an arrest regarding a Jan. 9 break-in at a Sandwich St. S. pharmacy.

Police were called to the pharmacy, located in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S., around 8:45 a.m. for the report of a break-and-enter. Through investigation, officers determined that the break-and-enter occurred overnight and one male suspect gained entry by forcing his way through a door. It was reportedly at the Amherstburg Health Care Centre.

A number of items were reported stolen, including a quantity of prescription medication, the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment states.

The Windsor Police Service forensic identification unit attended and processed the scene.

Officers from the Amherstburg Detachment Criminal Investigations Branch continued to investigate and determined that the suspect from the break-and-enter was also involved in an unrelated theft offence that occurred Jan. 7 at another business located in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S.

With the assistance of the WPS – Property Crimes Unit, the male suspect was positively identified.

Officers located the suspect and arrested him without incident in the 2800 block of Howard Ave. Jan. 17 at approximately 8:30 a.m.

A 37-year-old Windsor man was charged with break-and-enter, 49 counts of possession of illicit drugs for the purpose of trafficking and theft under $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police – Amherstburg Detachment at 519-736-2252 ext. 229, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at


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


Amherstburg police reminding people to stay off private property after snowfalls


The Amherstburg Police Service are again reminding snowmobile operators to stay off of private property unless permission is gained from the land owner.

Police say there were seven calls over the past week of snowmobile operators trespassing on farmland and other private properties. Amherstburg police remind the public that if crops or other property is damaged, the snowmobile operator could face charges.

Also, police responded to several accidents where drivers slid off the road and into ditches. Amherstburg police remind motorists to slow down and adapt to road conditions when winter weather hits.


Trespassing – The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a break-and-enter that was reported last Thursday evening at the former St. Bernard School. Police say a person tending to the building found that a door was forced open. Nothing was taken from the building, police say, adding that people can still be charged with such offences as trespassing and mischief if caught breaking into buildings like the former elementary school.

Accident – Amherstburg police issued a seven-day license suspension to a 24-year-old Windsor man following a single vehicle accident Sunday around 6 a.m. The accident occurred on Concession 5 North.


Theft – Amherstburg police state a theft from a vehicle was reported last Wednesday around 3:10 p.m. A vehicle owner who parked in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S. reported a handicapped permit was stolen from the vehicle. Police are reminding people to lock their vehicles when the vehicle is unattended.


Fraud – Amherstburg police are conducting an investigation into an ongoing fraud that was reported in the 300 block of McLeod Ave. Police say the allegations centre around false pretenses over contracting work being done at the home. The investigation is still ongoing, police say.


Stats – The Amherstburg Police Service issued 22 provincial offence notices over the past week. There were also 12 911 hang-up calls and six alarm calls that police responded to.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police investigating break-in at former elementary school



The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a break-in at a former elementary school that was reported early last Friday morning.

Amherstburg police state that around 3:10 a.m., a male was seen leaving the former St. Bernard School building on Richmond St. He is described as a white male in his 20’s.

A security guard came across the suspect and was able to provide a description, but there is no identified suspect as of press time. The male was last seen heading southbound, police say.

An alarm was set and police say it was determined the male broke a window to gain entry. There was nothing taken.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

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Cyclist struck   Amherstburg police investigated an accident on Pickering Dr. near Sandwich St. S. July 10 around 11 a.m. where a cyclist collided with a vehicle. Police say it was determined that the cyclist was at fault as the cyclist allegedly cut in front of the vehicle.

Amherstburg police say cyclists are reminded to ride on the right hand side of the roadway in single file and obey all traffic laws (lights, stop signs, etc.). Police add that cyclists are not permitted to ride on sidewalks and in crosswalks.


Accident   Amherstburg police have charged both drivers as a result of a two-vehicle collision in the 500 block of Sandwich St. S. last Monday (July 10). According to police, both vehicles were southbound when a pickup truck allegedly tried to pass on the paved shoulder when the Ford Escape in front made a right turn, striking the pickup truck that was passing.

Police say the female driver from Amherstburg in the Ford Escape was charged with turn not in safety while the male driver of the pickup truck, a male driver from Essex, was charged with passing not in safety.

The accident occurred around 11:58 a.m.

The Amherstburg Police Service reminds drivers to use caution when passing other vehicles, especially when you are leaving the roadway onto a paved shoulder.


Stats   The Amherstburg Police Service responded to 237 calls for service the week of July 10-17. There were 48 traffic charges during that time period.


—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service



Amherstburg police investigating attempted break-in at dental office



The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating an attempted break-in at a Sandwich St. S. dental office that was reported last week.

Police were called to Petras Family Dental last Thursday for a report that someone had apparently tried to enter through a back door. The door to the dental office was damaged, police say.

No entry was gained to the dental office. The incident occurred last Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

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Accidents    Amherstburg police were called regarding a vehicle that had been struck in the parking lot at the Legion. The call came in Saturday, shortly after midnight. A 2003 Ford F150 had struck a 2008 Dodge Dakota and fled the scene.  Police located the vehicle and the driver, a 56-year-old Amherstburg man, was charged for failing to provide a breath sample.

  • Amherstburg police state that a 34-year-old Amherstburg woman in a 2010 Ford Edge struck a pole at Alma St. at Concession 6 Road South.  There were minor injuries reported. It occurred Friday just after 7:30 p.m. There were no charges as the accident was weather-related.
  • Amherstburg police state that on Saturday, at 1:31 a.m., there was a two-vehicle collision on Front Road North near County Road 10.  According to police, a 2007 Nissan made a lane change and struck a 2006 Dodge Charger. There were no injuries reported.  A 43-year-old male from Windsor was charged with turn not in safety.
  • A 21-year-old female from LaSalle lost control of her 2006 Pontiac on Alma near Concession  4 North and struck a culvert, Amherstburg police state. There were no injuries or charges as weather was bad with blowing snow at the time. It was reported to police last Tuesday around 11:45 a.m.


License suspension   Amherstburg police were notified by a passer-by that there was a vehicle in the 4100 block of Concession 4 North with a flat tire and a male passed out inside.  Police attended and issued a roadside breath test.  A 23-year-old male from Amherstburg was issued a three-day license suspension. It was reported to police Saturday at 6:15 a.m.


Stolen vehicle   Amherstburg police say that sometime between 5 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday, a 2006 Ford Escape was stolen from the area of Balaclava St. South and Alma St.  The vehicle was found burning on Concession 12 in Essex, east of Walker Side Road. The matter is still under investigation.


Statistics   Amherstburg police had 143 total calls for service last week. There were 11 traffic-related charges.


—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service