Saugeen Shores Police Service

Media Release - April 6, 2010

Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release – April 6, 2010

April 2, 2010 – During the early morning hours of April 2nd, police checked the bush area behind Parkwood Drive and found a large gathering of youths.  The group was escorted out of the area.  Three teens, two ages 16 and one age 17, were charged under the Liquor Licence Act.

Saugeen Shores Police were busy on Saturday, April 3, 2010, responding to reports of mischief, thefts and break and enter that had occurred in Southampton.

At 1:30am, police received information about a group of youths possibly causing damage to the boats docked at the river mouth in Southampton. Police responded but the persons had already left the area.  It was later discovered that two boats had been damaged and a piece of welding equipment had been dumped in the river.

At approximately 4:00am, further damage was reported at a business in the area of Emerald Drive and Albert Street S.  Two vehicles at that location had been damaged by breaking the windows.

At 9:00am, a resident on Emerald Drive, report damage to his garage door.  Sometime during the night the door had been dented and scratched.  The complainant had heard noises during the night and observed a large group of people in the area but police were not contacted at the time.

At 2:00pm, police received a report that three seasonal trailers at a campground on High Street had been entered.  The entries occurred between April 1st and April 3rd.  The entries resulted in damage and theft of property.  Electronic gaming equipment, DVD player, portable radio, flashlight, liquor, pellet guns and a mini-motorized bike are missing from one of the trailers.

Police have also received a complaint about damage that occurred to a vehicle during the weekend.  A vehicle on High Street had the side rear view mirror broken off.

During the weekend police received two complaints about thefts from vehicles.  An unlocked vehicle on Mill Street was entered and two Magellan GPS units and an orange coloured Ipod nano were stolen.  A vehicle on Grosvenor Street was also entered and a small quantity of change was stolen.  These types of incidents are difficult to solve unless the culprit is caught in the act.  Residents can help prevent crime by following the policy of “lock it or lose it”.

A routine traffic stop on April 5th has resulted in numerous charges and three persons in custody for bail hearings.  A police officer stopped a vehicle on North Rankin Street because the windows were very darkly tinted and obscured the interior.  Investigation revealed that the licence plates were not registered to the vehicle, there was no insurance and the driver’s licence was under suspension.  A controlled drug was found inside the vehicle.

The driver, a male age 28 from Goulais River, ON is charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug, Possession of stolen property (licence plates), Drive while Disqualified, Use Plates Not Authorized for Vehicle and Drive No Insurance.

A passenger, a male age 22 from Sault Ste Marie, is charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug, Fail to comply with an Undertaking and Breach of Probation.

Two other passengers, a male age 22 and a female age 22, from Sault Ste Marie, are charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.

The vehicle was impounded for 45 days under the Ontario Vehicle Impoundment Program as the driver was disqualified from operating a motor vehicle.

Inspector Ken McCulloch

Saugeen Shores Police Service


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