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

Local man facing assault charge



A local man faces a pair of charges after allegedly assaulting a woman last Thursday afternoon.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that a female was walking on King St. last Thursday around 4:30 p.m. when she was allegedly assaulted by the male.

Police say he is known to her and is on conditions not to communicate with her.

The 20-year-old Amherstburg male was charged with assault, and fail to comply with undertaking.


Accident   A three vehicle collision in front of General Amherst High School took place last Wednesday morning around 11:05 a.m. Amherstburg police say it involved a black Chevrolet Cobalt, grey Ford Focus and a second grey Ford Focus. According to police, a 16-year-old male from Amherstburg was charged with following too closely.


Public intoxication   Amherstburg police state that a 67-year-old Amherstburg male was intoxicated in the area of Richmond St. and Fryer St. around 11:40 a.m. Oct. 3. It is further alleged that he was also found to be breaching conditions of an undertaking.    The man was arrested and charged with the breach.


Outstanding warrant   Amherstburg police say a 76-year-old Amherstburg man turned himself in and was arrested on an outstanding family court warrant. The matter occurred last Wednesday at 10 a.m.


Theft   A white 24” Supercycle bicycle was taken from the Tim Horton’s at Sandwich St. S. and Murray St. It was reportedly taken between 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppes.


Stats   There were 229 total calls for service last week. There were seven criminal charges and 36 traffic related charges.


—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service


Amherstburg police make two separate arrests regarding outstanding warrants


A 26-year-old Harrow was arrested and turned over to LaSalle police after being observed in Amherstburg.

The Amherstburg Police Service states the man was wanted on outstanding warrants. The warrants were related to a previous impaired driving charge, failing to comply with conditions, and failing to attend court.

The arrest was made Sept. 25 around 3 p.m.

  • As a result of a traffic stop last Wednesday night at St Arnaud and Sandwich St., a  24-year-old Amherstburg male arrested for outstanding warrants for failing to comply with recognizance and failing to attend court. The traffic stop took place around 10 p.m.


Thefts   Amherstburg police say that sometime on Sept. 14, a bicycle was stolen from Amherstburg Home Health at 433 Sandwich St. S. between 8-10 a.m. The bike is a blue female mountain bike with fenders and a yellow bell.

It was reported stolen Sept. 25.


Found bike   Amherstburg police say a red and white men’s mountain bike was found on the Cypher Systems Greenway near Thomas Road. The owner is unknown at this time. It was found Sept. 26 at 8:45 a.m.


RIDE   A RIDE program was conducted last Friday (Sept. 29) with 350 vehicles checked, one test issued and no infractions.


Attempted break-in   Amherstburg police say two female youths were attempting to break into Belle Vue Sept. 26 around 5 p.m. The females were transported home to their parents.


No parking   Amherstburg police say the north side of Whelan Ave is now a posted no parking zone.  Those found parking on the north side of the road are now subject top being ticketed.


Stats   There were 254 calls for service last week with 74 traffic related charges laid.

—All information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service

Accidents, thefts keep police busy


A 75-year-old Ruthven man was charged following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of County Road 10 and Walker Road last Tuesday. Amherstburg police say an eastbound Lincoln MXS allegedly ran a stop sign and struck a cube van that was travelling southbound on Walker Road. The man was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign and was also transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  • A sprayer went into the ditch in the 9000 block of Alma St. after police say the operator moved over to avoid a car, went on to a soft portion of shoulder and lost control. There were no charges but the road was closed for approximately seven hours while the machine was removed from the ditch.
  • A three-vehicle crash took place on Front Road North last Friday morning and saw a 22-year-old Amherstburg woman charged with careless driving. The vehicles involved were a 2014 Town and Country, a 2003 Ford F150 and a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle the 22-year-old woman was in allegedly rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped while the third vehicle, which was also struck, was turning. She was taken to hospital with what police state were minor injuries.
  • A car vs. deer collision was reported Friday around 8:50 p.m. in the area of County Road 50 and Collison Side Road. There was damage to the vehicle and no charges.

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Thefts   Amherstburg police are investigating the theft of nine empty beer kegs from the Beacon Ale House on Dalhousie St. There are no suspects but those with information are asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. The thefts took place sometime between April 15-19, police add.

  • The theft of a boat motor and gas can was reported from a home in the 1300 block of Front Road South. The thefts occurred overnight last Friday night into Saturday morning. There are no suspects at the present time.


Outstanding warrants   Amherstburg police made an arrest at the Windsor courthouse last Wednesday afternoon. Police arrested a 55-year-old Essex woman on outstanding warrants, which were theft under $5,000 and failure to attend court.

  • A traffic stop on Walker Road near Concession 11 resulted in the passenger in the vehicle arrested for allegedly breaching his conditions of undertaking. The accused is a 32-year-old male from Windsor.


Statistics   Amherstburg police had 215 calls for service between April 17-24. Sixty-one of them were traffic-related offenses.

Amherstburg police seek suspects who swiped solar panels

The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a theft of solar panels that occurred sometime over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Amherstburg police report that sometime between Oct. 8-10, someone cut the fence at the solar farm on Middle Side Road and stole ten solar panels. There are currently no suspects.

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

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Animals struck Amherstburg police responded to a pair of calls where animals were struck by drivers on area roadways. A vehicle hit a dog on River Canard bridge Sunday around 7 a.m.  The dog was killed as a result of the accident.  A vehicle also struck a deer on Concession 3 North last Saturday around 7:20 a.m. There were no charges in either instance.

Hunting complaints Amherstburg police say they have dealt with reports of hunters trespassing on private property. Police remind hunters that they are to only hunt on property where they have permission to do so.

Warrants Amherstburg police arrested a 55-year-old Essex woman on outstanding warrants for theft and failing to attend court. The arrest was made last Tuesday around 10 a.m. Amherstburg police state she was arrested at her home in Essex after calling the police for a medical situation.

Stats Amherstburg police say there were 59 traffic charges laid last week. Those charges are for alleged violations of the Highway Traffic Act and related statutes.

—Information courtesy of the Amherstburg Police Service