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 looking for suspect(s) after two B&E’s



The Amherstburg Police Service is stating that two Amherstburg businesses were broken into in the downtown core last Thursday and are looking for at least one, if not more, suspects.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., police say a male is captured on several surveillance systems on Richmond St. near Dalhousie St. walking east on Dalhousie St. and lingering in the area. At 10:45 p.m., the male allegedly entered the Musicland store at 59 Richmond St. by kicking in the front door. According to police, the male left the business five minutes later. A total of approximately $500 in cash was taken from the business.

Amherstburg police say the same male then proceeded back towards Dalhousie St.

At 11:55 p.m., a male, police state that possibly the same individual or someone acting with the same individual, allegedly forced his way through the front door at the Artisan Grill at 269 Dalhousie St., around the corner from Musicland.

A suspect believed to be connected to at least one of the B&E’s in the downtown core of Amherstburg last Thursday night is pictured on surveillance camera footage. (Photo courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service)

The male in this incident was again captured on surveillance. Amherstburg police say he entered the restaurant but did not take anything once inside.

The male is then seen getting into an older model GMC pick-up, with trailer mirrors, a metal rack behind the cab and a tool box in the bed. A second individual was waiting inside the pick-up.

Police are looking to identify the individual in the photos as well as the GMC truck.

If anyone may have information relevant to the investigation, you are encouraged to contact police at 519-736-3622, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at


Break-in attempt foiled by barking dogs

An attempted break-and-enter attempt appears to have literally gone to the dogs.

Amherstburg police report an attempted break-and-enter at a home in the 800 block of Concession 2 North last Friday. Entry was not gained to the home, police say, but a door frame was damaged in the attempt. Police say the person may have been scared off by dogs.

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Accidents   A two-vehicle crash at Simcoe St. and King St. resulted in both drivers being charged. Amherstburg police say the crash, which occurred around 1:20 p.m., saw a 39-year-old woman and a 21-year-old woman both charged with turning offenses. Both drivers were from Amherstburg. There were no injuries.

-A two-vehicle accident on County Road 11 (Walker Road) saw a 23-year-old Harrow male charged with following too closely. There were no injuries. Police say the crash occurred around 6 a.m. Jan. 26.

-A two-vehicle crash on Alma St. Jan. 24 resulted in no injuries but one person ended up being charged. A 31-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with starting unsafely from a stopped position.

-A 72-year-old woman was charged with careless driving after police say she struck a garage on Silver Sand Dr. around 2 p.m. Jan. 29. A man sustained injuries as a result of the crash, police add.

-A single-vehicle crash on County Road 18 saw several charges laid against a 24-year-old Amherstburg man. The accident took place around 5:33 a.m. He was arrested and charged with fail to remain, careless driving and other offenses relating to conditions on his driver’s license.


Stats   There were 160 traffic charges laid for the weeks of Jan. 23-Feb. 6. There were also 13 911 hang-up calls and 10 alarm calls during that period.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Information sought after break-in sees $15K worth of goods taken



The Amherstburg Police Service is looking for the public’s assistance after a break-and-enter resulted in $15,000 worth of valuables stolen.

Police say the front door of a home in the 800 block of Front Road South was forced open and the door jam damaged. Silver coins and a watch were taken from the home, police add. It was reported to Amherstburg police last Thursday.

The matter is still under investigation but Amherstburg police state they do have people of interest. If anyone has information, they are asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-8559 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

  • Amherstburg police also state that a break-and-enter occurred to a home in the 100 block of St. Arnaud St. Aug. 22. The home is believed to have been entered between 8 a.m.-12 noon that day with jewellery taken. The value of the jewellery has not yet been estimated. Police say entry was gained through an open window.
  • Another break-in was reported to a home in the 3000 block of County Road 18. Also reported Aug. 22, the home sustained damage to the back door. It was not clear as of press time what, if anything, was taken from the home.

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Drug charges   A 51-year-old Leamington man was charged with drug possession as a result of a traffic stop on Sunday. Amherstburg police say the traffic stop occurred around noon on County Road 18 with the officer seizing a marijuana cigarette and pills.


Accidents   A Dodge Charger left the roadway as it headed eastbound on Alma St. last Tuesday around 1 p.m. and ended up in a bean field. Police say the 25-year-old Amherstburg man driving the vehicle was not charged as the accident was medically-related. The man was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

  • A crash between a GMC Canyon and a Jeep last Friday at approximately 10 a.m. saw the driver of the Jeep charged with following too closely. Police say the Jeep was being driven by a 33-year-old Amherstburg man.
  • A two-vehicle accident was reported Friday at the intersection of Alma St. and Fryer St. Police say the driver of a Ford Escape allegedly turned in front of the driver of a GMC Sierra. The driver of the Escape, an 81-year-old Harrow woman, was charged with turn while not in safety.


Mischief   Amherstburg police responded to a call of graffiti at The House youth centre. While the graffiti was cleaned up upon police arrival, pictures had been taken and shared with the officers. Police say the graffiti was racial and sexual in nature. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-8559 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).


Break-ins reported to Amherstburg police last week



The Amherstburg Police Service is reminding the public not only to keep their vehicles locked, but to ensure the doors and windows of their homes are locked as well.

A pair of break-and-enters were reported to police last week. The first was reported around 9:10 a.m. last Wednesday at a home on Murray St. The home is believed to have been entered during the overnight hours the night before. Police say nothing appears to be stolen but access to the home was gained through an unlocked window.

The second break-in was reported at a home on Seymour St. Reported to police at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Amherstburg police state various items such as electronics and jewellery were stolen. According to police, it does not appear as if there was forced entry.


Breaches   As a result of a traffic stop last Tuesday on Walker Road, Amherstburg police charged a 38-year-old Windsor man with breaching his recognizance. He was also charged with four traffic offenses and given a 72-hour license suspension.

  • Amherstburg police charged a 19-year-old Amherstburg man with breaching his conditions last Friday night. The conditions were curfew related, say police. It occurred around 11:41 p.m.

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Assault   Amherstburg police say a neighbour dispute in McGregor early Sunday morning escalated to where two men were charged with assault. The dispute, which occurred in the 9000 block of Walker Road around 5:50 a.m., saw a 29-year-old Amherstburg man and a 27-year-old Amherstburg man were both charged with assault.


Accidents   A 41-year-old Lakeshore woman was charged with making an improper turn last Tuesday morning. Police say it was a two-vehicle collision and it occurred on Fryer St.

  • A single-vehicle crash on Walker Road last Saturday morning resulted in a 21-year-old LaSalle woman charged with failing to drive in marked lane. The crash occurred in the 1500 block of Front Road North.


Theft   Amherstburg police are investigating a theft complaint from Walmart which was reported last Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. Police are checking surveillance to see if they can identify the suspect, who allegedly stole camping equipment from the store.


Stats   There were 54 traffic charges laid last week under the Highway Traffic Act or related statutes. There were also 15 911 hang-up calls and 11 alarm calls.


—All information provided by the Amherstburg Police Service