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Amherstburg police investigating two attempted break-ins

 

 

A pair of separate attempted break-ins are being investigated by the Amherstburg Police Service.

The first came last Thursday and was reported in the 8000 block of County Road 8. Police say someone tried to enter a detached garage and damaged the door in the process. No entry was gained and nothing was taken, police say.

Another attempted break-and-enter was reported last Monday in the 300 block of Bathurst St. Police say someone tried to enter an apartment but was scared off. It was reported around 12:40 p.m. and police add suspect(s) tried to force open a door. Three men were spotted in a black Dodge Magnum that had Michigan license plates, but a plate number could not be obtained. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Fishing complaints   Amherstburg police state that people who want to fish in King’s Navy Yard Park are reminded to do so in designated fishing areas. There were several complaints, Amherstburg police state, and seven charges were laid over the past week under the Trespass to Property Act to fisherman not fishing in designated areas.

 

Theft   Amherstburg police attended a Howard Ave. home where a person reported their debit card was being used at various locations and several hundred dollars were taken. Police say one of the stores where the card was used has surveillance and the matter is under investigation. It was reported last Thursday.

*Playground equipment was taken from a school in the 3100 block of County Road 10. There are no suspects at the present time. It was reported Monday around 11 a.m.

 

Accidents   A 27-year-old Windsor woman was transported to hospital with minor injuries after a two-car accident at the intersection of Richmond St. and Bathurst St. Saturday around 12:50 p.m. The woman was subsequently charged with failure to yield from a private drive.

*A 44-year-old Amherstburg man was charged after a two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of Front Road North. It was reported Sunday around 12:50 p.m.

 

Stats  There were 25 traffic-related charges last week, 11 911 hang-up calls and 13 alarm calls that the Amherstburg Police Service responded to.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police investigating two separate thefts of tools

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service was called twice over the past week to investigate the theft of tools from a pair of job sites.

Amherstburg police state they were called to a home under construction for a theft of tools from a job site. The theft, at the new street, saw a number of items taken with the total value of the items stolen being approximately $3,300.

The second theft was from the 300 block of Welsh St. It was reported that drywall in the interior of the home being constructed was also damaged. There was no known value as of press time of the items stolen.

Both thefts were reported Sunday.

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

 

Other thefts   A theft of a cell phone was reported from a home in the 100 block of Richmond St. last Wednesday around 11 a.m. A person was selling the phone only to have a prospective customer leave the scene with it. The person left in a black Jeep Cherokee with an unknown plate, say police, with a second person being in the vehicle. The male was approximately 5’5” in height.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

  • A theft of a tailgate was reported from a Chevy S10 pickup truck parked on Renaud St. last week. It was reported last Wednesday around 9:15 a.m. but reportedly happened over the previous night. There are currently no suspects.
  • A 911 sign was stolen from out front of a residence on Texas Road. It was reported Sunday morning, though the theft occurred overnight in the 400 block. There are no suspects.

Accidents   A 57-year-old Amherstburg man was charged with failing to yield to traffic after a two-vehicle accident at County Road 20 and Lowes Side Road last Friday around 4:30 p.m. Amherstburg police say there were minor injuries.

  • A two-vehicle crash on County Road 8 and Concession 5 North resulted in a 20-year-old McGregor man charged with following too close. The intersection was closed for a brief period but reopened shortly after. There were no injuries.

 

Trespassing   Amherstburg police were called to the former St. Bernard School last Sunday around 4 p.m. for a report of youths trying to gain access to the building. The youths were gone upon the arrival of officers. Police advise that people can be charged with trespassing or possibly break-and-enter if they try to enter such empty buildings so people are encouraged to stay off the property.

 

Stats   Amherstburg police laid 28 traffic-related charges last week. They also responded to six alarm calls and three 911 hang-up calls.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Alleged fraud occurs at local bank

 

Security footage shows an alleged suspect at Scotiabank Feb. 8. The person allegedly defrauded the bank out of over $1,000. (Photo submitted by the Amherstburg Police Service)

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating an alleged fraud at a local bank.

Scotiabank reported last week that an unknown man came into the branch and had done a quick change scam and defrauded the bank out of over $1,000.  It occurred at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8.  His photo is above and he was last seen walking west on Richmond St.

Amherstburg police state that cashiers at any type of business should pay close attention, especially when they feel that the customer is trying to distract them or if they are being asked to change a large quantity of bills.

 

Trespassing   The Amherstburg Police Service received several complaints about snowmobilers trespassing in numerous areas of town.  Snowmobilers should only be travelling on the shoulder of the roadways or on property that they have permission to be on.

 

Outstanding warrant   A 59-year-old Amherstburg male was arrested on an outstanding Windsor Police warrant for uttering threats and theft under $5,000 when he attended the police station in Amherstburg for an unrelated issue.

 

Stats   Amherstburg police report that there were 53 traffic-related charges for the week.

 

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police reminding people to stay off private property after snowfalls

 

The Amherstburg Police Service are again reminding snowmobile operators to stay off of private property unless permission is gained from the land owner.

Police say there were seven calls over the past week of snowmobile operators trespassing on farmland and other private properties. Amherstburg police remind the public that if crops or other property is damaged, the snowmobile operator could face charges.

Also, police responded to several accidents where drivers slid off the road and into ditches. Amherstburg police remind motorists to slow down and adapt to road conditions when winter weather hits.

 

Trespassing – The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a break-and-enter that was reported last Thursday evening at the former St. Bernard School. Police say a person tending to the building found that a door was forced open. Nothing was taken from the building, police say, adding that people can still be charged with such offences as trespassing and mischief if caught breaking into buildings like the former elementary school.

Accident – Amherstburg police issued a seven-day license suspension to a 24-year-old Windsor man following a single vehicle accident Sunday around 6 a.m. The accident occurred on Concession 5 North.

 

Theft – Amherstburg police state a theft from a vehicle was reported last Wednesday around 3:10 p.m. A vehicle owner who parked in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S. reported a handicapped permit was stolen from the vehicle. Police are reminding people to lock their vehicles when the vehicle is unattended.

 

Fraud – Amherstburg police are conducting an investigation into an ongoing fraud that was reported in the 300 block of McLeod Ave. Police say the allegations centre around false pretenses over contracting work being done at the home. The investigation is still ongoing, police say.

 

Stats – The Amherstburg Police Service issued 22 provincial offence notices over the past week. There were also 12 911 hang-up calls and six alarm calls that police responded to.

 

-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Amherstburg police issue reminder to ATV owners

 

 

The Amherstburg Police Service states there are ongoing issues with ATV riders trespassing and riding on roadways.

Police are issuing a reminder to all residents and ATV riders, stating that ATV’s are not permitted on any roadway within the town of Amherstburg.

(NOTE: The previous draft of this story stated that ATV use was permitted on Concession 8 North between Texas Road and County Road 10. There was a bylaw that formerly allowed ATV use in that stretch for the former Essex County ATV Club but that bylaw was repealed in September. ATV use is NOT permitted in this stretch or on any other roadway in Amherstburg. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.)

ATVs are not permitted on town property or any other private property without consent from the owner of the property. Police say this includes farmland, bush area, and railroads tracks.

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Impaired charge   A 44-year-old Amherstburg woman faces an impaired driving charge following a two-vehicle collision last Friday. The accident was at Concession 5 North and County Road 8. Amherstburg police say there was minor damage only.

 

RIDE   The Amherstburg Police Service conducted RIDE programs at various locations last Friday. There were a total of 300 vehicles checked with three roadside test issued. Two traffic tickets were also issued for expired license plates.

 

Theft   Amherstburg police state that a black utility trailer was taken from a yard in the 100 block of Simcoe St. during the day. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

 

Stats   Amherstburg police had 176 total calls for service last week. There were 44 traffic related charges laid.