Amherstburg police investigating several thefts from retail stores



The Amherstburg Police Service investigating several thefts from retail stores last week, most occurring at Walmart.

Officers responded to a pair of attempted thefts last Friday evening. A male, described at 5’10” and wearing a black sweater, black toque and dark blue jeans, allegedly left the store with about $500 in merchandise. When confronted by police, it is alleged he left the items in the parking lot and fled in the direction of Canadian Tire.

A similar attempted theft was reported shortly thereafter when a grey haired man in a grey sweater and baseball cap also was confronted in the parking lot before also leaving on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Amherstburg police at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers.

  • A 27-year-old LaSalle man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 after an alleged theft Saturday around 4:15 p.m. The charge was theft under $5,000.
  • Another attempted theft was reported Monday around 4:45 p.m. when a male, described as 60-years-old with a black toque and beige coat, allegedly tried to steal a small appliance. Police say the matter is under investigation.
  • A theft of perfume of was reported from Shoppers Drug Mart Nov. 12. Amherstburg police say the woman, described as wearing a black winter coat, toque and large black purse, entered the store and allegedly left with the perfume around 2:30 p.m. Police add she left in a blue Ford F150 pickup truck.


Break-in   Amherstburg police are investigating a break-and-enter at a home in the 400 block of King St. Police say about $4,000 was stolen and a window was smashed. It was reported around 7:10 p.m. Nov. 12

Mischief   Amherstburg police are investigating an incident where a house was egged. It was reported last Sunday around 9:15 a.m. in the 1200 block of Concession 2. It is believed to have occurred the previous night.

  • Amherstburg police received a report of youths knocking over garbage cans in the Sandwich St. S., Richmond St. and King St. areas Nov. 12. Officers were unable to locate him.


Accident   The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a local woman following a single vehicle rollover collision that closed County Road 11 (Walker Road) for several hours overnight in Essex.

OPP members responded to a motor vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a hydro pole before coming to rest in a field east of the intersection Sunday night. The OPP further states officers found a man and a woman suffering minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle allegedly exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested, the OPP states.

A 32-year-old Amherstburg woman is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor Dec. 12 after being charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Drive Motor Vehicle In Excess of 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in Blood, the OPP states, adding that her driver’s license has been suspended and the vehicle involved was demolished in the collision.

The road was reopened a few hours later.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should a person have information and wishes to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


Stats   The Amherstburg Police Service reports there were two 911 hang-up calls, six alarm calls and ten traffic-related charges over the past week.

Amherstburg Police Service still investigating fatal accident


A fatal accident that took place Monday afternoon remains under investigation.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that police and fire services from both Amherstburg and LaSalle, along with OPP, responded with Essex-Windsor EMS to a collision at the intersection of County Road 8 and Concession 6 North around 2 p.m. Monday. Police state that the collision involved a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2009 Toyota Corolla.

Amherstburg police say that emergency services arrived to find the driver of the motorcycle being tended to by other people who had come across the collision scene. Police are extending their thanks to those motorists who were in the area who stopped in an attempt to save a life. Police say that those “efforts were heroic.”

The motorcycle driver, a 48-year-old man from Leamington, was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. No name had been released as of press time.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, a female from Amherstburg, was uninjured, police add.

Amherstburg police say the collision is currently under investigation and no further information was being released as of early Tuesday afternoon.

If anyone has any information about the collision, they are encouraged to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS). People can also report information online at

Assault   Amherstburg police say a 25-year-old female was arrested and charged following an incident on Texas Road last Tuesday afternoon. The alleged altercation took place in the 100 block of Texas Road and the woman faces an assault charge.


Fight    The Amherstburg Police Service is continuing to investigate a fight that reportedly took place at Shooter’s Roadhouse around 1 a.m. last Saturday. Police say no charges have been laid as of yet. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-736-2252. Police add that one male was treated by Essex-Windsor EMS.


Drug activity   Amherstburg police say that two youths on a break from a driver’s education class at the Libro Centre were allegedly engaged in drug activity. It was reported last Tuesday around 9 a.m. Police say both were spoken to and their parents were advised.


Trespassing   The Amherstburg Police Service states there were several reports of ATVs in the area of Concession 2 North, Texas Road, and Golfview. Everyone is to be aware that it is illegal to operate these vehicles on the roadway and on property that does not belong to them without permission, police note, adding that this includes town property and railway tracks.


Scam   The Amherstburg Police Service have also once again had an increase in the CRA scam calls threatening to arrest people unless they deal with the issue immediately, then ask for personal info. Police remind citizens to never to give out personal information and if someone calls you claiming to be the CRA, hang up.


Acquittal   A 24-year-old Amherstburg man that was charged after a fatal accident almost two years ago was found not guilty of the charges Monday. Brandin Crosier was found not guilty of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving. Numerous Windsor media outlets reported the verdict, which stemmed from the Nov. 2016 accident on County Road 18. The accident claimed the life of 30-year-old Adam Pouget.


Guilty plea   A 52-year-old Brampton man has pleaded guilty to five charges laid after a fatal crash on Highway 401 that killed a 42-year-old Amherstburg woman and her 14-year-old son. The driver pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving causing death and three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Both the Windsor Star and AM800 report that Manjit Parmar will be sentenced in September.

Three separate frauds reported last Wednesday



The Amherstburg Police Service is reporting three separate frauds that were reported last Wednesday.

The first came from a homeowner on Crown Ridge Blvd. as police say a person was trying to connect an Amazon Alexa device and got onto a third party website asking for a fee. After contacting Amazon, police say the person was told it was not a valid website they had gone on. The person’s credit card was not charged but police say people are advised about such an issue.

The second reported fraud was from a resident on Concession 6 North who ordered roughly $80 worth of items on e-Bay only to have nothing arrive. Police are again asking people to be aware. The resident also filed a complaint with e-Bay, police add.

A third complaint came from a Lilac Court resident, who discovered $600 worth of transactions had been made to their credit card. Police are continuing to investigate that matter.


Thefts   Amherstburg police say a male party allegedly stole $70 worth of consumable items from Walmart last Thursday afternoon. Police say there were no charges as the matter was dealt with through a trespass notice.

  • A theft of a Sony PlayStation was reported from a home in the 100 block of Richmond St. It was reported Sunday around 5:55 p.m. Police say the matter is under investigation.


Accident   A 74-year-old Harrow man was charged following a two-vehicle accident on Howard Ave. last Friday morning. There were no injuries in the crash, which took place in the 7900 block. The man was charged with following too closely.


Stats   There were 20 traffic-related charges last week, nine 911 hang-up calls and eight alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

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

Amherstburg police investigating theft at residence



The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a theft at a Victoria St. residence that was reported Sunday afternoon.

Police say homeowners in the 300 block of Victoria St. S. returned home to find the home had been entered through a rear patio door. Electronics and prescription medication were taken, police state.

The matter is under investigation and those with information are asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

*A theft was reported at a home in the 200 block of Bathurst St. last Thursday as well as a mischief complaint. Amherstburg police say that food was taken from a garage while a vehicle parked in the driveway of the home sustained damage to a window and a mirror. There are no suspects.

It was reported around 11:40 a.m. last Thursday.

*A construction site in the 2300 block of Front Road North was the scene of a theft, as power tools were reported stolen last Thursday morning. There are no suspects at the present time. The matter was reported around 10:25 a.m.

Mischief   Amherstburg police were called to a home on Silver Sand St. for a report of a rear window being smashed out of a vehicle. Police add there was nothing taken from the vehicle and there are no suspects at the present time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

It was reported Monday morning around 7:40 a.m.


Accidents   A two-vehicle crash occurred on Sandwich St. S. near the Walmart entrance between a Dodge Ram and a Dodge Journey. There were no injuries but one driver, a 38-year-old Amherstburg man, was charged with failing to yield to through traffic.

*A single-vehicle accident was reported last Tuesday around 5:20 a.m. in the 5100 block of Concession 5 North. The vehicle went into the ditch but there were no injuries.

*A 19-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with failing to drive in a marked lane after a single-vehicle crash in the 3600 block of Concession 3 North. Police say the vehicle went into the ditch. There were no injuries. It was reported last Saturday around 9:40 p.m.

*Another vehicle went into the ditch on Howard Ave. around 9:40 p.m. Saturday. A 30-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with failing to drive in marked lane. Police say the accident took place near Middle Side Road. There were no injuries.

*Amherstburg police say a 26-year-old Amherstburg man faces a pair of charges after a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening on Fryer St., near Alma St. Police say the man was charged with careless driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. There were no injuries as a result of the crash.


Stats   There were 33 traffic-related charges laid the week of March 12-19 under the Highway Traffic Act and related statutes. Amherstburg police responded to three 911 hang-up calls and eight alarm calls.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service