Busy beginning to New Year for local police

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January 1, 2012

At 12:50am, police checked a vehicle that was parked and running on Mill Street.  A male was found passed out inside the vehicle.  The 52 yr old was arrested for Impaired Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle.  Subsequent breath tests indicated the male had more than two and half times the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration.

January 3, 2012

At 5:00pm, police attended at a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Bruce Road 3 and Bruce Road 17 in Burgoyne.  The collision involved two vehicles.  There were no injuries.  The driver of one of the vehicles was charged with Fail to Yield under the Highway Traffic Act.

January 4, 2012

At 12:24pm, police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the south end of Goderich Street in Port Elgin. Two vehicles were involved in the collision.  A southbound vehicle turned left in front of a northbound vehicle.  Both vehicles received extensive damage.  The driver of the southbound vehicle was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

January 7, 2012

Police officers were dispatched to Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Southampton in regards to an assault.  Investigation revealed a patient had punched a nurse in the face and was causing a disturbance in the hospital.  A 58 yr old male from Kitchener was charged with Assault.

At 4:00pm, police received a complaint of a fraud.  The complainant had attempted to purchase Toronto Maple Leaf tickets by responding to an ad on KIJIJI.  The complainant transferred $800 to the fraudsters account and in return was to receive e-tickets for the game.  No tickets were received.  This is the second occurrence reported to Saugeen Shores Police and similar frauds have occurred in Ontario.  The Saugeen Shores Police Criminal Investigations Unit is working on this fraud in conjunction with other Police Services.

January 11, 2012

At 9:20am, police attended at a motor vehicle accident on Concession 8E. A tanker transport truck slid off the road and into the ditch.  The road had to be closed while the load was pumped from the tanker and the truck and trailer were removed from the ditch.  Road conditions were very icy and no charges were laid.

During the afternoon, police conducted a RIDE check on Bruce Rd 33.  The spot check resulted in three Highway Traffic Act charges and a drug seizure.  One driver was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana and was cautioned under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

At approximately 10:00pm, police were dispatched to a noise complaint on Ridge Street. During the investigation of the noise complaint, police officers detected a strong odour of marijuana. Further investigation resulted in the seizure of marijuana and a 28 yr old male being charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.

January 13, 2012

Shortly before midnight, police officers stopped a suspicious vehicle on Railway Street.  The driver was found to be a suspended driver. Further investigation resulted in the seizure of two small bags of cocaine from the vehicle. A 23 yr old male from Toronto was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to the CDSA and with Driving while under suspension contrary to the HTA.


January 15, 2012

Police received reports of damage that occurred overnight in the Tyendinaga Drive area.  Two sets of footprints were observed in the area and damage was caused to a lawn statue, a vehicle and various mailboxes and address signs.  Residents are reminded to report any suspicious activity or noise as it occurs so that police officers can attend and investigate. Early reports may result in the apprehension of those responsible or in the prevention of further problems.

At approximately 3:30pm, an officer on foot patrol observed a vehicle being driven on Goderich Street by a driver who was suspected of being under suspension.  The officer stopped the vehicle and confirmed that the driver was indeed under suspension.  A 45 yr old Port Elgin male was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Festive RIDE

Between November 25th and December 31st, 2011, Saugeen Shores police officers conducted a Festive RIDE campaign.  This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.  Police checked over 1300 vehicles during the campaign.  One impaired driving and six drug charges were laid.  Officers were also able to recover property that had been obtained by crime and two persons were charged under the Criminal Code.  One driver was issued a 3 day licence suspension for having a blood alcohol concentration in the warn range.

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