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Police remind drivers - Lock it or lose it after vehicle thefts

May 9, 2016
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April 25 - May 1, 2016

Weekly Incidents 113

April 25:

Officers Ian Clark, Chantel Primeau and Ken Cook are teaching the DARE program at GC Huston, Northport, St Josephs and Saugeen Central schools.

12:18 pm a 21 year old Saugeen Shores male was arrested for breaching conditions of an earlier release.

1:43pm police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Waterloo and Mill St. A vehicle was south on Waterloo St. and was struck by a vehicle that was west on Mill St. and failed to yield to traffic. No injuries, the offending driver was charged.

April 26:

5:55 pm a vehicle backed up and struck a parked vehicle near the Walker House in Southampton. The passenger in the parked vehicle had a description and licence plate of the offending vehicle. Police are investigating.

April 27:

12:15 pm police responded to a mischief complaint along River St. Someone had kicked in the door to the washroom on the Rail Trail near River St. No suspects.

April 28:

6:11 am police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in Port Elgin. A 2005 Pontiac had been stolen from the laneway, keys were inside the unlocked vehicle. Police located the stolen vehicle near Mackenzie and Wellington St stuck in the mud and water.

April 29:

11:05 am police received a report of a wallet being stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Port Elgin. The wallet contained credit, debit, SIN cards and drivers licence.

12:27 pm police responded to a report of a stolen van from a Port Elgin residence overnight. The vehicle was not locked and the keys were left inside. The vehicle was returned undamaged but with mud and grass in the wheel wells. Police are investigating.

1:11 pm police received a report of the theft of credit cards and identification from a vehicle in Port Elgin.

3:40 pm police received a report of a lawn ornament, a moose, from the front lawn of a Waterloo St address.

3:43 pm police received report of a break and enter at Maple Square Mall. Police arrested two young offenders for the offence.

5:18 pm police responded to a motor vehicle collision at North Rankin and Turner St Southampton. A vehicle was west on Turner St stopped at the stop sign at North Rankin and proceeded. Another vehicle was south on North Rankin and was struck by the first vehicle. The driver of one of the vehicles was taken by ambulance to Southampton Hospital, treated and released. The driver of the offending vehicle was charged with Fail to Yield.

April 30:

7:43 am police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in Port Elgin. A Ford F150 was stolen from the laneway; it was unlocked with the keys inside.

9:00 am a second vehicle was reported stolen from the same general area in Port Elgin. A 2012 Chev Silverado was stolen from a laneway, the keys were in the unlocked vehicle.

11:00 am police received a GPS location of the second vehicle in Brockton. Police attended and found both stolen vehicles in a wooded area stuck in the mud. Police are investigating.

8:48 pm police were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated female in Southampton. Police located a 59 year old Saugeen Shores female in a highly intoxicated condition sitting in the ditch. She was arrested for public intoxication and lodged in the cells until sober.

 

 

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May 1:

1:23 am police observed a pick-up truck operating in Port Elgin that had been reported stolen from Walkerton the previous morning. The cruiser activated the emergency lights and the driver would not stop and headed north. The driver entered the field north and west of Mary St. with the cruiser following. The cruiser struck a lane crossing the field causing the airbags to deploy and came to a rest. The cruiser was heavily damaged, both officers were checked out and one received minor injuries. The driver of the pick-up left the scene. Following investigation on the 5th of May 2016 two young offenders were arrested and charged with:

Joint Charges - Theft Under $5000 from a Motor Vehicle X3 - Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 - Theft of Motor Vehicle x3 - Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 - Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

Individual Charges - Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle - Flight while Pursued - Fail to Comply with OIC Undertaking - Possession of a Prohibited Weapon - Possession of a Schedule I Substance

6:48 am sometime overnight a vehicle tire had been slashed on a vehicle in Port Elgin.

7:21 am police were dispatched to an unwanted person at a store in Southampton. The intoxicated male was turned over to his mother.

5:28 pm, an unlocked bicycle was stolen from Port Elgin.

Take the time to lock your vehicles, take out your valuables and do not leave the keys inside. Help the police help you, Lock it or Lose it.


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