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Amherstburg police searching for male connected to alleged road rage incident



The Amherstburg Police Service are searching for a male party allegedly involved in a road rage incident Dec. 26 at Walmart and would like to speak to him.

According to police, the male pictured allegedly took a knife out of his pocket while the parties were arguing in front of the store. Police state that they cannot confirm if a knife was present but they would like to identify and speak to the male.

If you have information, please contact Const. Pizzala at 519-736-8559, ext. 309 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477), or at


Thefts   Amherstburg police say two people in ski masks attempted to break into the change machine at the car wash in the 6700 block of County Road 50 Sunday around 8:10 p.m. The suspects did not gain access. Police say they were unable to locate the suspects. The investigation continues.

  • A theft in the 300 block of Sandwich St. S. was reported last Thursday. Smoke detectors were reported stolen from an apartment unit. Police say the matter is under investigation.
  • A Honda generator was stolen from a construction site in the 300 block of Welsh St. It was also reported last Thursday, though the theft was believed to have occurred sometime over the previous two weeks. That theft is also being investigated.
  • A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a home in the 200 block of Sandwich St. S. It was reported Sunday evening. Police remind residents to ensure they lock their vehicles and remove anything of value from them.
  • Amherstburg police have identified a person they were seeking in relation to a theft at the Amherstburg Laundromat Jan. 7. Police say a suspect allegedly broke into a locked hallway and stole supplies. While the person has been identified, the matter is under investigation and, as of press time, charges had not been laid.


Accident   A 77-year-old Harrow man was charged with passing on the right not in safety following a two-car accident Saturday around 6:30 p.m. at Front Road North and Windermere Pl. There were no injuries. The vehicles involved were a Dodge Caravan and a Dodge Journey.


Mischief   A house was reported to have been egged with the report coming to police around 11:49 a.m. Sunday. The home is located in the 7000 block of Eagle Cr. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


Stats   There were 33 traffic-related charges laid from Jan. 8-15 with that time period also seeing five 911 calls and 16 alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Alleged road rage incident under investigation



An alleged road rage incident that led to minor damage to a vehicle is under investigation by the Amherstburg Police Service.

Amherstburg police that around 4:30 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, there was a dispute between the drivers of two pickup trucks in the area of Concession 3 North and Alma St. It was alleged that the driver of one of the vehicles kicked the door of other vehicle, causing a dent.

The matter is still being investigated, police add.

Accident   A female driver was charged following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Fort St. and Victoria St. S. last Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the accident took place between a Dodge Caravan and a Chevy HHR with the driver of the Caravan – a 73-year-old woman from Quebec – being charged for failing to stop at a stop sign. Police say there did not appear to be any injuries.

The accident was reported at approximately 4:45 p.m.


Stats   There were eight charges under the Highway Traffic Act or related offences with two 911 hangup calls and two alarm calls.


-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