Parts stolen off of Texas Road vehicle



Amherstburg police are investigating a theft of vehicle parts that was reported Saturday afternoon.

Police say a resident in the 500 block of Texas Road reported that parts were stolen off of their Jeep sometime overnight. The matter is still under investigation and police add the homeowner had video surveillance. It was reported around 4:50 p.m.

Accident   A two-car crash on Simcoe St. resulted in a charge for one driver. Amherstburg police say a 20-year-old LaSalle man was charged with reverse not in safety after allegedly backing out onto the roadway and striking another vehicle. The matter occurred in the 100 block of Simcoe St. May 15 around 11:50 a.m. There were no injuries.


Stats   Amherstburg police there were 24 charges under the Highway Traffic Act and related regulations. There were also 14 911 hang-up calls and nine alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Windsor man faces charges after alleged theft from Wal-Mart



The Amherstburg Police Service arrested and charged a 35-year-old Windsor man after an alleged theft from Wal-Mart last week.

Officers were dispatched to the Sandwich St. S. retailer last Friday and charged the man with two counts of theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of stolen property. Items that he allegedly tried to leave the store with were described as mainly being tools.

*Amherstburg police are investigating a theft complaint from Canadian Tire. It was reported last Saturday around 1:50 p.m. where a female allegedly left the store with undisclosed items and left in a blue Chevy van.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

*A package that had been delivered by UPS to a home in the 2100 block of Front Road North was reported stolen last Thursday evening. There are no suspects.

*Vehicles at a home in the 9000 block of Concession 9 South were reportedly entered and items stolen, including change. It was reported Monday around 8:25 a.m. Police remind residents to lock their vehicles and not leave anything of value inside of them.

Accident   A single-vehicle accident was reported in the 5000 block of County Road 18 last Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. Amherstburg police say a Dodge Caravan left the roadway and struck a pole. There were no injuries but police add that a 26-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with failing to drive in a marked lane.


Mischief   Amherstburg police say there was damage to some bricks at a home in the 100 block of Riverview Dr. It was reported Sunday around 12:30 p.m. There are no suspects at the present time.

*A vehicle parked at a home in the 100 block of Park St. was damaged last week. It was reported last Friday around 12:25 that the car had been keyed. There are no suspects but anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.


Stats   Amherstburg police responded to eight 911 hangup calls, six alarm calls and laid nine charges under the Highway Traffic Act and related offences.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Theft reported from in front of Venetian Dr. home


The Amherstburg Police Service report that a Herby Curby waste container was taken from a local home late last week.

The theft was reported to police last Friday around 6:45 p.m. It occurred in front of a home on Venetian Dr. Police say there are no suspects.


Breach   Amherstburg police attended a home in the 200 block of St. Arnaud St. for a call of what they say was an male who had been drinking. As a result, officers arrested and charged a 24-year-old Amherstburg male with failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking. Police say the conditions were alcohol-related.

It occurred Nov. 28 around 8:15 p.m.


Stats   There are 33 charges laid last week under the Highway Traffic Act and other related traffic regulations. There were also five 911 hangup calls and four alarm calls that Amherstburg police responded to.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police lay charges after alleged road rage incident



The Amherstburg Police Service have charged a pair of Windsor men after an alleged road rage incident last Thursday morning.

Amherstburg police say the road rage incident occurred around 10 a.m. that morning and involved two motorcycles and a third vehicle. Police say the motorcycles were subsequently located in the 300 block of Sandwich St. and two males from Windsor were located nearby.  The two males, a 34-year-old man and a 30-year-old man,  were arrested for operating stolen motorcycles, assault with a weapon and breach of probation.  The 30-year-old male also had a warrant for failing to attend court.  Both were held in custody for bail hearings.

(NOTE: After the print edition went to press, the Amherstburg Police Service issued an update with more details. It is as follows:

On Thursday May 11, 2017, at 9:20 a.m., police were called in regards to a road rage incident involving two motorcycles and a third vehicle on Front Road North. During the incident, one of the motorcycles allegedly pulled alongside of the vehicle and sprayed what appeared to be bear spray at the vehicle.

A description of the motorcycles and their operators were provided to police. Police located the motorcycles in a nearby parking lot in the 300 block of Sandwich Street South, where a check of the motorcycles revealed that both were stolen. According to police, a can of bear spray was also visible in one of the motorcycles. The area was then searched and a short time later, the operators were located and arrested in the 400 block of Sandwich Street South.

In addition to the bear spray, a pellet rifle with a sawed-off barrel was also discovered on one of the motorcycles.

As a result of investigation, a 30-year-old Windsor man was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, Fail to Comply with Probation Order, and Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Probation Order.

A 34-year-old Windsor man was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 and Assault with a Weapon, s.267(a) Criminal Code

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


Dangerous operation of vehicle   Amherstburg police say that an officer located a male wanted by Essex OPP in connection to a robbery in a parking lot near the police station. The man allegedly fled in his vehicle nearly striking the officer. The man was stopped by officers on County Road 20 in Harrow, arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, and numerous traffic related offences.  He was then turned over to OPP.

The incident occurred last Wednesday around 6:45 a.m.

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Theft   Amherstburg police say the Interior Door Shop was broken into sometime during the overnight hours of Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The safe was taken and located nearby.  The safe had been opened and cash was taken. Police say there are no suspects.  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).


Accidents   A recycling truck was westbound on Gore St and struck a northbound Dodge Caliber on Brock St last Friday around 11 a.m., police say.  The driver of the truck was charged with failing to yield. There were no injuries.

  • Amherstburg police also responded to five collisions in parking lots over the past week. Drivers of vehicles are reminded to pay extra attention in parking lots for other vehicles, pedestrians and other objects.


Stats   There were 22 traffic charges laid over the past week. Amherstburg police note that this week is Ontario Traffic Safety Week so safe driving is encouraged.

In all, there were 191 calls for service between May 8-15.

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Windsor woman faces 50 fraud or theft related charges

As a result of a six-month investigation into numerous complaints of fraud, the Amherstburg Police Service has arrested and charged a 52-year-old Windsor woman and she is facing 50 counts of either fraud or theft.

The accused faces 19 counts of fraud under $5,000, 12 counts of fraud over $5,000, 13 counts of uttering a forged document under Section 368(1)(a), four counts of uttering a forged documents under Section 368(1)(b) of the Criminal Code and two counts of theft under $5,000.

It is alleged that the accused has committed fraud using many different approaches.

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A number of victims, both from Amherstburg and Windsor, have come forward to police. The total loss to victims is approximately $200,000.

It is believed that anyone befriended by this woman is a potential victim. If you know of anyone who has had contact with her where money was exchanged under suspicious circumstances, you are advised to contact police.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Detective Constable Margaret O’Brien at 519-736-8559 ext. 226, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at