Suspect identified after short pursuit: Amherstburg Police Service


Amherstburg police state that a red 2000 Dodge Ram pick-up was taken from the parking lot at Tim Horton’s on Sandwich St. S. and Murray St.  According to police, officers located the vehicle northbound on Front Road in LaSalle and a brief pursuit took place. The suspect was identified and the pursuit was called off.  The vehicle was last seen southbound on Matchette Road in LaSalle.  Police add that a warrant has been requested for the suspect. The call came in last Friday around 6 a.m.


Opioid open forum   The Amherstburg Police Service is hosting a free community open house entitled “Not My Kid – Opioids and Adolescents” Nov. 9.

The open house will be at the Libro Centre and runs from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome, including parents, grandparents, guardians, community workers, coaches, and teachers. The forum is designed to increase awareness and share information on opioids and adolescents in the community.

For further information, contact Const. Kim Rathbone at 519-736-8559.

Accident   Amherstburg police state that around 1:30 p.m. last Thursday, a passer-by called in a vehicle in the ditch. Police say it was a blue 1999 Chevrolet Silverado. According to police the original location identified was incorrect, but police located the vehicle unoccupied. Officers located the male owner allegedly walking away from the collision, approximately two kilometres away. He was treated by EMS for minor injuries and charges pending.


Recovered boat   A stolen boat from Kingsville was recovered in Amherstburg Sunday morning. Police say the boat was located at a residence in the 2500 block of County Road 10 with police being notified around 11 a.m. The investigation is continuing.


Lock it or Lose It   Amherstburg police is issuing another reminder to the public to make sure their vehicles are locked when not in use. Police also state people should not leave vehicles running while unattended and to lock their valuables or risk losing them.


Stats   There were 219 calls for service from Oct. 23-30 with 58 traffic-related charges.


—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Possible parental child abduction matter leads to police pursuit



Amherstburg police arrested and charged a 26-year-old Windsor man following an incident Monday morning.

Amherstburg police stated they received information from Leamington OPP in relation to a stolen vehicle and a possible parental child abduction that had occurred in their area and the driver could be arrested on reasonable and probable grounds for theft of automobile.

At approximately 11:19 a.m. Monday, Amherstburg police say they observed the vehicle travelling northbound in the 1100 block of County Road 20 South. Police activated their emergency lighting in an attempt to stop the vehicle but the vehicle allegedly failed to stop for police. At this time, police attempted to safely stop the vehicle by doing a rolling block with several police units but were unsuccessful.

Police say the suspect vehicle proceeded to flee from police and was allegedly driving erratically and at high rates of speed northbound on Sandwich St. S. at which point police disengaged pursuit and followed the vehicle at a safe distance.

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According to police, when the suspect vehicle approached the intersection of Sandwich St. and Alma St., the vehicle left the roadway to evade stopped police cars and struck several objects and parked cars, including an Amherstburg police car.

The vehicle continued to flee from police eastbound on Alma and eventually stopped on a front lawn on Fort St.

The male was then arrested without incident. Police say it was learned he had his nine-month-old son in the vehicle at the time and due to the seriousness of the incident, the Children’s Aid Society was contacted and is involved with the care of the child.

Amherstburg police say the 26-year-old male faces several Criminal Code driving offenses, other Criminal Code offenses and Highway Traffic Act offenses. He was held for a show cause hearing and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

The investigation is ongoing and if anyone has information in this matter, they are asked to contact police at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477) or www.catchcrooks.com.