WIndsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment

Police searching for suspect after Con. 4 South B&E

 

 

The Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment is searching for a suspect after a break-and-enter at a Concession 4 South home.

Police were called to the home in the 4000 block of Concession 4 South last Wednesday around 3:15 p.m. where a door was forced open by going through a glass portion of the door. Police say the house was ransacked and the identification team was called in to investigate.

It is not clear what may have been taken from the home, but police state there is a suspect. The suspect is described as a thin, white male wearing a blue nylon jacket with a green mask covering his face.

If anyone has information, contact the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment at 519-736-2252 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

Boat stolen   Police are investigating the theft of a small boat from the Erie Ave. area. Reported last Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., police say the white Grand vessel along with an eight-horsepower Johnson motor and a trailer were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment or Crime Stoppers.

 

Theft   A shed was reportedly broken into on Lakeside Dr. Police say the door to the shed was forced open and fuel was taken. There are no suspects at the present time. It was reported to police Saturday around 2:30 p.m.

 

Fight   Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Thorn Ridge Cr. around 4 a.m. Sunday for a report of a fight with weapons between multiple parties. Police say the fight was disbursed by the time officers arrived but a can of bear spray was recovered. Police did charge a 27-year-old Windsor male on outstanding warrants from another jurisdiction.

 

Accident   Officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Alma St. and Concession 3 North that was reported last Wednesday at 6:55 p.m. Police say there were minor injuries and the matter is still under investigation.

 

Correction   A report of an accident Jan. 15 at the intersection of Richmond St. and Seymour St. listed a 57-year-old woman as having been charged. The report should have stated that it was a 22-year-old resident, not the 57-year-old, that faces charges. The RTT apologizes for the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

 

—All information courtesy of the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment

Police assist in rescuing dog from ice

 

Officers with the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment were called to Boblo Island last Saturday around noon to assist with a dog that had gone onto the ice.

Police say the dog had gone onto Crystal Bay. Officers assisted in helping to bring the dog to shore. There were no injuries and the dog is safe.

The public is reminded to be careful when going onto ice, particularly during fluctuating temperatures, as the ice may not always be stable.

Scam   Police say a resident in the 9000 block of Walker Road was the victim of a fraud last month. The incident was reported last Tuesday but is believed to have occurred Jan. 7-10. The victim was allegedly befriended through a gaming app and asked to transfer money to another person via Bitcoin and gift cards. Police say legitimate companies would not ask for money that way and people should be wary of such requests.

 

Hunting complaint    Police were called to an area near the Cypher Systems Greenway between Concessions 3 and 4 North for a report of shots fired. It turned out to be a hunting complaint near the greenway. People are reminded to familiarize themselves of town bylaws before going hunting. The complaint came in last Saturday around 12:45 p.m.

 

Thefts   The theft of a black 2013 Geo-Beast 200cc ATV was reported stolen from a driveway on Concession 2. Police say the ATV was taken from the driveway and is valued at approximately $1,200.  There is also a bit of orange on the all-terrain vehicle as well, police add. The investigation continues. It was reported last Thursday around 4 p.m.

  • A theft of gas was reported at the Shell gas station on Sandwich St. S. last Tuesday around 10:10 a.m. The value of the gas is under $40, police say. The vehicle was covered in snow at the time and no other description was able to be obtained.

 

Mischief   According to police, three vehicles were damaged in the 60 block of Murray St. last Thursday. It was reported around 11:35 p.m. Dents and smashed windows are among the damage reported, police say, adding the matter is still under investigation. Police say there is a suspect.

  • Police were called to General Amherst High School Monday around 9:20 a.m. for a report of graffiti to the building. Words and symbols were painted on the building. There are no suspects and the matter remains under investigation.

 

—All information courtesy of the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment

Police continuing to investigate thefts

 

 

There are a number of thefts and shoplifting complaints that were reported over the last two weeks that are being investigated by the Amherstburg Detachment of the Windsor Police Service.

Police were called to Walmart on consecutive days last Thursday and Friday. The first call came around 4:15 p.m. and the person was not located. The next day, a 46-year-old Inverhuron man was charged with theft under $5,000 for allegedly stealing consumable goods from the store.

*Officers were called to Western Secondary School last Thursday after a report was made about a fenced area being cut into and scrap metal and car parts stolen. The matter is under investigation.

*Police attended a home in the 8100 block of Concession 8 last Thursday around 11:50 a.m. for a report of a break-and-enter. Entry was reportedly gained through the front door. No further information was available as of press time.

*Police were called to Sobeys around 2 p.m. Jan. 15 for a shoplifting complaint. According to police, two males roughly 35-40 years of age, allegedly left with consumable goods. One man went into the store while the other was outside in a green Chevy Impala. It is under investigation.

*An unlocked vehicle was entered Jan. 16. Police say it was parked in a lot in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S. The matter is under investigation.

*A man and woman allegedly stole electronics from Walmart Jan. 18. A white male in a grey toque and jacket and a woman in a dark coat and long brown hair are believed to be the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

*Tools from a garage was reported from a home in the 800 block of Summer Ridge. Police say suspects gained entry through a door and the matter remains under investigation. It was reported Jan. 17.

*A workshop at a property in the 6000 block of County Road 8 was entered and police say a snowblower was stolen. Police add there were no signs of forced entry. The matter was reported to police around 9 a.m. Jan. 21.

 

Accident   Police say a 57-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with disobeying a stop sign after a Jan. 15 accident at the intersection of Richmond St. and Seymour St. There were no injuries, police add.

 

-All information courtesy of the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment

Dispute over unpaid money to former Amherstburg police officers continues

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

A dispute over unpaid money to officers with the former Amherstburg Police Service is ongoing and the officers are looking for answers as well as their cash.

Const. Shawn McCurdy, who was president of the former Amherstburg Police Association, said officers are still awaiting funds relating to overtime that was earned last year, statutory and vacation time earned in 2018, sick time pay and salary top-ups, with severance pay also having been delayed.

McCurdy, now a director with the Windsor Police Association, said “it’s very frustrating that council decided to disband the (Amherstburg Police Services) Board” as that is the body the association dealt with. He said the money was owed was approved prior to the disbandment of the Amherstburg Police Service but now the officers have to go through the town.

As for the town, McCurdy stated “they’re not saying much” and that there is an “obvious breakdown in communication.”

Reports that officers are “satisfied” with how the process is unfolding are “completely inaccurate,” McCurdy added.

“No one is satisfied they have to sit and wait for earnings they are entitled to,” he said.

McCurdy added that had the Amherstburg Police Service not been disbanded, the money would have been paid by now “no questions asked.” Though Amherstburg police has disbanded, the time was still on the books and has to be paid, he stated.

“It’s extremely frustrating we are being treated this way,” said McCurdy. “It’s very disheartening and disrespectful that we have to wait such a long time and we haven’t been told anything.”

Bob Rozankovic, who was the final chair of the Amherstburg Police Services Board, said that there was council representation on the board and pointed out that legally, administration could not be part of the process previously. He noted that per the Police Services Act (PSA), administration could not be part of the process but noted via a Facebook post, in which he shared with the RTT, that the town “was advised they could apply for ‘standing’ at the arbitration hearing. They chose not to because they knew the request would be turned down by the OCPC.”

According to Rozankovic, the process is that the officer works overtime, the sergeant approves it, the chief audits it.

“This process has been in place for years and administration has always received and paid these amounts as of year-end,” he stated. “Administration was given the same information this year as every year.”

Rozankovic stated the APSB followed the same protocols as laid out in the PSA “with no deviation” and alleged that it is “the CAO and mayor that want to work outside the rules.” He added that the overall estimated payout was provided to the Joint Police Advisory Committee (JPAC), CAO John Miceli and town council in February 2018.

“Everything has been documented along the way and still there are those who choose to believe the mayor and the CAO,” Rozankovic charged.

The APSB decided to go to arbitration to ensure that the correct decisions were being made by the APSB, he stated.

Rozankovic accused Mayor Aldo DiCarlo and Miceli of bringing “shame on this town with their antics” and believed they “should be held accountable in whatever way possible.”

DiCarlo said the town is awaiting supporting documents and has to have them before anything is paid out.

“We would like to pay out the required costs and finalize this so we can move on,” said DiCarlo. “The town has a number of financial reporting obligations and we have to follow the appropriate accounting procedures and that’s what we are trying to do.”

DiCarlo disagreed that had the police service not been disbanded, that the money would have already been paid out.

“We would be asking for the same information,” he claimed.

The town was in a financial crisis four years ago and DiCarlo stated the Deloitte report recommended having such reporting documentation.

“Without the appropriate information the town needs, the people being disrespected the most are the taxpayers,” DiCarlo told the RTT. “We have an obligation and we are trying to meet those obligations. If (the officers) feel disrespected, I can’t help that. All we’re asking is ‘where are the records?’ We are absolutely trying to pay out what is required but can only pay out what we can substantiate.”

DiCarlo added: “I’m comfortable with the town’s position. We are following the proper protocols that we have to follow.”

 

Numerous B&E’s reported last week

 

 

The Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment were kept busy with a number of break-ins and thefts last week.

Police were called to the 7000 block of Concession 7 last Monday for a theft of machinery tools, with the tools valued at $6,200. The matter is under investigation. Police say the thefts occurred from an unlocked garage.

Officers were called to Walmart last Monday afternoon as electronics were reported stolen. There are suspects and the matter is under investigation.

Last Tuesday, a garage on Balaclava St. S. was entered and police say consumable items, hand tools and a bicycle were stolen from an unlocked garage. There are no suspects at the present time.

Earlier in the day Tuesday, a home in the 800 block of Front Road South had a door left open but police say there was no damage and no reports of anything taken.

A pharmacy was broken into in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S. last Wednesday. A door was reportedly smashed and narcotics were taken.

A garage in the 1100 block of Front Rod North was entered last Wednesday, as was a vehicle, and change and other items were stolen from the vehicle, police state.

Another theft last Wednesday on Victoria St. North saw a vehicle entered and personal items stolen.

Police state a home in the 200 block of St. Arnaud St. was broken into last Wednesday and tools were stolen. It was reported around 12:10 p.m. and police add there are no suspects.

Police say a theft was reported last Thursday afternoon in the 200 block of Seymour St. as a door to a garage was pushed open and tools stolen.

A theft from a vehicle was reported last Thursday in the 400 block of King St. There are no suspects and personal items stolen from the vehicle, police say.

A shoplifting complaint at Walmart was reported last Friday afternoon where electronics were allegedly attempted to be stolen. A 51-year-old Amherstburg woman was charged with theft under $5,000, police say.

Police returned to Walmart later in the day Friday for an alleged theft of consumable goods. There are suspects, police say, and charges are pending.

A theft of fuel was reported from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Sandwich St. S., with police stating the vehicle was damaged in the attempt. The vehicle was parked at a business.

Another attempted theft was reported at Walmart where electronics were again allegedly the subject. A 28-year-old Windsor man was arrested and charges are pending.

A break-in to a home in the 1800 block of Erie Ave. was reported Monday. Police say there was forced entry to a door and it was unconfirmed as of press time if anything had been taken. There are no suspects currently.

A theft in the 8700 block of County Road 20 was reported Monday. A window was smashed from a building and machinery was stolen. There are no suspects.

Mischiefs   Police report that tires were slashed on a vehicle parked on Murray St. It was reported Sunday morning and there are no suspects.

-A vehicle parked in the 100 block of Fryer St. had its front passenger fender dented and there are no suspects. It was reported Sunday evening.