Saugeen Shores Police: Theft, Drugs and Weapons Offences

On January 23rd at 5:56pm officers received a call for service concerning a dispute at a Port Elgin residence that had escalated.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered that a man allegedly threatened and assaulted another man with weapon.

Officers located the suspect as he was leaving the area in a vehicle. The male was placed under arrest.

Officers formed the grounds that the male was operating a motor vehicle and was impaired by a drug. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers seizing brass knuckles, which are a prohibited weapon under the Criminal Code.

He was transported to the police station where he was evaluated by a Drug Recognition expert. The result of the evaluation was a fail.

A Port Elgin man has been charged with:

1. Uttering threats
2. Assault with a weapon
3. Possession of a prohibited weapon
4. Operation of a vehicle while impaired by drug
5. Failure to comply with a release order

His vehicle was impounded for seven days and his driverโ€™s licence was suspended for 90 days. He was released with a court date.

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On January 23rd an officer was driving on Goderich Street on general patrol and observed a male that he knew was wanted for shoplifting from a store in Saugeen Shores. The officer stopped and arrested the male.

A search of the male revealed a quantity of suspected purple fentanyl and spring loaded knife, which is a prohibited weapon.

A Port Elgin man has been charged with:

1. Theft under $5000 (shoplifting)
2. Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
3. Failure to comply with a release order
4. Possession of a schedule 1 substance (opioid)

He was released with a court date.