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Identity fraud results in loss of over $20,000 to victim

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating an identity theft that resulted in the loss of over $20,000 to the victim.

Police say it was reported last Monday night that the female victim was out over $20,000. Money was allegedly transferred from her bank account and then withdrawn. There is no further information at press time.

The matter is still under investigation.

*Another fraud was reported where a local resident received a call from someone claiming they won a lottery but had to pay $250 U.S. to claim the money. Police say the money was paid and the victim lost the cash as there was no lottery payoff. Amherstburg police advise that if a person has to pay money to get money, it is usually a scam.

Thefts   Amherstburg police were called to the area of 400 Sandwich St. where police say consumable goods were taken from Walmart. It was reported last Thursday just after 12 noon.

*Police were also called to Shoppers Drug Mart last Tuesday where bins in the rear of the building had been damaged. Nothing was taken, state police.

*Amherstburg police were called to a residence on Spring Ct. where a shed was entered and a lawn mower, gas and lawn maintenance equipment were taken. Police say the shed was unlocked. The matter is under investigation and was reported last Monday around 6:50 p.m.

*A male and female reportedly in a taxi allegedly left without paying their fare early Monday morning. They were dropped in the area of Illinois Ave. The fare, police say, was approximately $80.

 

Mischief   Amherstburg police say graffiti was spray painted on a residence in the 200 block of Victoria St. S. It was reported Saturday. Yellow paint was used on the building and there are no suspects at the present time.

 

Stats   There were 25 traffic-related charges last week, 11 911 hang-up calls and ten alarm calls that police responded to.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Man scared off after entering home on Stone Ridge Cr.

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service are investigating an incident were an unknown male entered a home on Stone Ridge Cr.

Amherstburg police say the man entered the home in the 200 block of Stone Ridge Cr. Two teenage girls were home at the time and screamed, causing the male to run from the residence. Police say the man was wearing a black tank top. He reportedly came through an unlocked door, police add.

Police searched the area but could not locate the man. Nothing was taken from the home, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Amherstburg police or Crime Stoppers.

It was reported Saturday around 9:40 p.m.

Mischief   Amherstburg police are investigating a mischief complaint at a business in the 200 block of Dalhousie St. It was reported last Wednesday that the front window of the Society St. Vincent de Paul store had been smashed out. There are no suspects at the present time and the matter is still under investigation.

*Amherstburg police arrested a 43-year-old man Friday after he allegedly damaged a lower window at a local church. Amherstburg police were called to the 120 block of Simcoe St. and arrested the man. He was charged with mischief, police say. It occurred around 6:05 p.m.

 

Thefts   Amherstburg police were called to the 100 block of Fryer St. for a report that a 24-foot extension ladder had been stolen sometime over the previous night. It was reported Saturday around 6:35 p.m. There are no suspects at the present time.

*A vehicle was broken into in the 400 block of Amlin St. with it being reported to police Sunday around 8:20 a.m. Police say the back window was smashed and change and headphones were taken from the vehicle.

 

Stats   There were 23 charges laid under the Highway Traffic Act and related regulations last week. There were eight 911 hang-up calls and 11 alarm calls that the Amherstburg Police Service also responded to.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police warning people about various frauds

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is asking people to be careful after recent frauds were reported.

One fraud saw a victim scammed out of $1,900 through the Internet. Police say the person was contacted about assistance with debt with the person on the Internet allegedly offering to deposit money into the victim’s account with the victim asked to send back a large fee in return.

After the person sent back the fee, it was determined that the person who reached out via the Internet was not legitimate and the victim was scammed out of the fee they were asked to pay.

It was reported last Thursday but the fraud actually occurred in April.

  • The Amherstburg Police Service also reports they received several calls over the past two weeks regarding people claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Police say the CRA typically would not reach out via phone call or e-mail and if anyone is suspicious about being contacted, they should check with the police.

Mischief   Amherstburg police say a residence in the 40 block of Concession 3 North sustained damage. Police say a rear door sustained damage, but no entry was reportedly gained. It was reported last Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. The matter is still under investigation.

 

Thefts   A stereo was reportedly taken from a vehicle parked in the 6000 block of Concession 6 North. Amherstburg police say the Panasonic stereo is valued at roughly $200. It was reported to police May 1 around 4:30 p.m.

  • The theft of building materials was reported from a building site in the 400 block of Brown Cr. last Thursday. No value was available and there are no suspects. It was reported around 9:05 a.m.
  • A theft of jewellery, money and other items was reported at a home in the 100 block of Victoria St. S. Police say the thefts have been occurring over the past two months and there are no suspects at the present time. It was reported Sunday around 7:15 p.m.

 

Accidents.  A single-vehicle motor vehicle accident was reported in the 300 block of McLellan Ave. last Friday around 6:15 a.m. Police say a vehicle allegedly struck a parked vehicle, causing a 20-year-old Amherstburg man to be charged with careless driving.

  • An accident Friday around 8:45 a.m. saw a 21-year-old London man charged with changing lane not in safety. Amherstburg police say the vehicle left the roadway and struck a hydro box. The accident occurred in the 70 block of Sandwich St. North.
  • A two-car motor vehicle accident was reported in the 200 block of Sandwich St. South May 2 around 3:20 p.m. A 29-year-old Lakeshore woman was charged with changing lanes not in safety. Police add that there were no injuries.

 

Stats   There were 55 charges laid under the Highway Traffic Act and related regulations over the last two weeks. There were also 17 911 hang-up calls that the Amherstburg Police Service responded to and 12 alarm calls.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police continuing to investigate cruiser crash

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is continuing to investigate a crash involving a police cruiser that took place last Wednesday morning on Howard Ave.

The two-vehicle crash took place near South Side Road and the officer involved sustained two fractures in his neck and one fracture in his back. Police say the officer was treated and released the day of the collision.

The other driver was not injured.

Amherstburg police state the officer’s cruiser was struck by a separate 2006 Pontiac vehicle being driven by a 19-year-old man. According to Amherstburg police, both were northbound and as the officer began to turn to go after a southbound vehicle that was reportedly speeding, the Pontiac G6 and the cruiser collided. The driver of the G6 attempted evasive action by trying to turn away from the cruiser, which minimized the impact between the two vehicles, police add.

The matter is still under investigation.

(UPDATE: Amherstburg police stated Wednesday afternoon that the officer involved has been charged with turn not in safety under Section 142(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. Police say the officer was attempting a U-turn to stop a speeding vehicle when he pulled in front of another northbound vehicle. The emergency lights were activated, police add.)

Impaired driver   Amherstburg police say that a 33-year-old Windsor male was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle after a report of an erratic driver coming through Harrow hitting mailboxes last Wednesday afternoon. The arrested was made on Howard Ave., near County Road 20, at around 3:30 p.m., and the accused was turned over to the OPP.

 

Threats   A 26-year-old Leamington man was arrested for allegedly uttering threats during a neighbour dispute. It occurred around 4 p.m. last Tuesday in the 200 block of King St.

 

Outstanding warrants   Amherstburg police arrested a local man after he was allegedly found sleeping on a bench near General Amherst High School. Police add the 21-year-old Amherstburg man was arrested on outstanding warrants. It occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m. April 21.

 

Breach   A local man was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday for allegedly breaching his release conditions. Police say the 34-year-old Amherstburg man was arrested on Dalhousie St. around 12:30 a.m.

 

Mischief   Amherstburg police say a 44-year-old Amherstburg male was arrested for mischief after he allegedly kicked in a neighbour’s door. Amherstburg police say the arrest was made Monday around 5 a.m.

 

Stats   Amherstburg police stated there were 162 total calls for service last week with the 26 traffic-related charges laid.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Number of accidents reported at rural intersections

 

The Amherstburg Police Service is reporting a number of crashes at rural intersections last week.

A two-vehicle crash was reported at Concession 4 North and County Road 10 (Middle Side Road) around 6:35 a.m. last Friday. A 45-year-old Windsor woman was charged with disobeying a stop sign. Earlier that morning, around 1:05 a.m., Amherstburg police say a 32-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with disobeying a stop sign after a two-vehicle collision at County Road 18 and Concession 4 South. There were no injuries in either accident.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. Friday, a crash was reported at County Road 20 and Texas Road. Police say minor damage was reported with no injuries. A 47-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with failing to drive in marked lane.

A two-vehicle accident on Saturday around 11:50 a.m. resulted in no injuries and a 38-year-old woman charged with failing to yield to through traffic. That accident was reported at County Road 10 and Concession 3 North.

Thefts At least four vehicles in a subdivision near Middle Side Road and Howard Ave. were entered with change and a wallet among the items taken. All vehicles were locked. Three of the vehicles were on Eagle Cr. and the other one was parked on Birdie Cr. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and not leave anything of value inside.

*Two separate thefts were reported from Walmart last week. On Friday around 1:50 p.m., a 59-year-old Windsor man was arrested for allegedly trying to steal garden tools. On Saturday at around 1:40 p.m., a 50-year-old Amherstburg man was apprehended for allegedly trying to leave the store with electronics. Both were charged with theft under $5,000, police say.

*An attempted theft was reported at Shoppers Drug Mart. It was reported last Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. that someone tried to enter storage units at the rear of the store. Police say the locks were cut. It does not appear that anything was taken, police add.

Stats There were eight 911 hangup calls and one alarm call that Amherstburg police responded to last week. There were also 25 traffic-related charges laid.

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service