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 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

Three Windsor residents charged after thefts from Amherstburg stores


Amherstburg police were called to the area of Canadian Tire on Sandwich St. South for a report of a male allegedly stealing items from the store.

The male had left the store in a vehicle and headed toward the Walmart store nearby, police say.

Police responded and located the vehicle at Walmart along with three individuals. According to the Amherstburg Police Service, several stolen items were located with the individuals and all three were arrested. Amherstburg police laid charges against all three individuals.

A 44-year-old Windsor female was charged with possession of property obtained by crime while a 28-year-old Windsor male faces charges of theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of breach of probation.

A 32-year-old Windsor male has also been charged with breach of probation and possession of property obtained by crime.

The matter was reported to Amherstburg police around 5:20 p.m. last Saturday.

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

(NOTE: This is a more detailed and updated story than the one that appears in the Sept. 20 print issue.)

Essex man arrested after theft from Walmart



A 38-year-old Essex man has been arrested and charged after a theft that police say occurred at Walmart.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that roughly $900 of products, a lot of it being meat, was reported stolen from Walmart last Friday evening. Police circulated photos of the alleged suspect via their social media accounts and the male was subsequently identified.

The arrest was made Sunday around 11 p.m. in Essex.


Other thefts   A resident in the 100 block of Golfwood Dr. reported costume jewellery had gone missing. It was reported to police Saturday around 3:30 p.m. but the theft is believed to have occurred some time before then.

*Medication was taken from a residence in the 600 block of Front Road South. There are currently no suspects. It was reported to police Thursday around 4:30 p.m.

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Fraud   A 34-year-old LaSalle man faces charges after an alleged fraud last Friday around 2:40 p.m. The complaint came from the 200 block of Texas Road and the accused faces a pair of charges, one of which is fraud. The other charge stems from the alleged use of the credit card.


Mischief   A back window of a garage was smashed out with the damage being reported to police Sunday around 4:30 p.m. It occurred in the 300 block of Military St. There are no suspects.

*Buoys were reported damaged in the 80 block of Sari Lane. It was reported to police last Tuesday around 3:45 p.m. Estimated damage is $300.

*A vehicle in the 400 block of Richmond St. was damaged with the complaint being received by police last Thursday around 4:40 p.m. Police say the vehicle was keyed. Anyone with information is asked to call police.


Accidents   A pair of separate accidents occurred last Thursday but both resulted in charges of failure to yield from a private driveway. A 36-year-old LaSalle man was charged after a crash on Concession 3 North around 8:15 a.m. while a 50-year-old Amherstburg man was charged after a separate crash in the 300 block of Simcoe St. around 9:15 a.m.

*As a result of the school bus and SUV crash that was reported last week at the intersection of Sandwich St. S. and Alma St., a 18-year-old male was charged with making a left turn not in safety. The June 20 crash saw non-life threatening injuries to those in the SUV. No students were on the bus.


Threats   Amherstburg police responded to a call last Wednesday around 7:50 p.m. in the 500 block of McLeod Ave. As a result, a 33-year-old Amherstburg male was arrested and charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.


Stats   There were 38 traffic related charges laid last week. There were also 17 911 hangup calls and four alarm calls that police responded to.


-All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Alleged purse snatcher being sought by Amherstburg police


The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating the thefts of multiple purses that took place between 10 a.m.-12 noon Wednesday.

Amherstburg police say the thefts took place at the local Walmart and No Frills stores.

The suspect is described as a white female, roughly 5’2” to 5’4” in height, between the ages of 40-50-years-old, wearing black spandex, black shirt, black flip flops and wearing a black baseball cap with a NASCAR logo on it.

A photo provided by the Amherstburg Police Service of the person being sought in connection with alleged purse thefts.

A photo provided by the Amherstburg Police Service of the person being sought in connection with alleged purse thefts.

A photo provided by the Amherstburg Police Service of the person being sought in connection with alleged purse thefts.

A photo provided by the Amherstburg Police Service of the person being sought in connection with alleged purse thefts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Windsor-Essex County Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.

(Note: This is a corrected version of the story as a typo was contained in the first paragraph. It now notes the theft “of multiple purses” are being investigated, as opposed to the incorrect version that had been posted. We apologize for any inconvenience.)