Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press release

Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

28 September 2009

On the 25th of August at 10:04 pm police responded to Thompson Lane in Southampton to a person firing a pellet gun. A neighbour went out to investigate and was hit by a pellet in the chin. This pellet lodged into an area in his neck and had to be removed surgically. Investigation revealed that two people were sitting on a porch drinking and one of the two was shooting a pellet gun at lights in the neighbourhood. The two were not cooperative with police and it cannot be proven which one was using the pellet gun. Neither was aware their actions had hurt anyone although this is careless use of a firearm, regardless of their intentions. After consultation with the Crown Attorney it was determined that with the evidence known no charges could be supported at this time. Should further information come to light this matter will be reassessed, and charges laid if possible.

22 September 2009, at 12:17 am a 47 year old Port Elgin man was issued a 3 day driving suspension for registering a warn on a road side alcotest. In the past this was a 12 hour suspension, now it starts at 3 days, the next warn is 7 days and the next is 30 days. There is no appeal for this suspension and is immediate. Please drink responsibly.

24 September 2009, 9:00 am police investigated three incidents of graffiti overnight. The buildings occupied by Beachin, Hairport and a trailer behind Furniture Boys had graffiti sprayed with brown and or black spray paint. Any one with information is asked to call police. If you see someone that appears to be doing damage or graffiti please call police and try to prevent this from happening.

24 September 2009, 2:29 am a concerned citizen called police on a 35 year old Port Elgin man who was then arrested for Impaired Driving. The man was found passed out at the wheel and registered 223and 226 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. The legal limit is 080 mgms. This person is automatically suspended from driving for 90 days under the ADLS, Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension legislation.     

24 September 2009, at 11:25 pm a citizen reported seeing what she believed to be a Lynx or bobcat in the south end of Southampton near Highway 21. This could not be confirmed.

25 September 2009, at 7:43 pm a black bear was spotted in Southampton along Blanchfield Rd. If spotted please call police and report it to the bear Hotline 1-866-514-2327.

25 September 2009, at 10:20 pm police acting on anonymous information stopped a 25 year old Sullivan Township female for driving while under suspension. She was further charged with driving with no insurance and with plates not authorized for that vehicle.

27 September 2009 at 4:28 pm police responded to a single vehicle rollover on concession #8 Saugeen Twp. A vehicle operated by a 74 year old Paisley female left the road and rolled over. Ambulance attended but the person did not suffer from any injuries but the vehicle appears to be a write off.  

Dan Rivett

Chief of Police




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