Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press release

Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

18 April 2011

Saugeen Shores Police have received several reports of calls being made to our residents from a 510 area code number.  This area code originates in California and the callers are attempting to get people to log onto their computers saying that they have a virus with the likely intent to download a piece of malware that would track keystrokes thereby allowing them to record everything that is typed including passwords, credit card details etc.  In one case, the caller sexually harassed the call recipient.

Saugeen Shores Police advise all residents to be cautious when receiving calls from the 510 area code.

14 April 2011, sometime over the winter person(s) unknown stole a 12 foot aluminum boat and 2 wooden oars from the trailer park along South Rankin St in Southampton. Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call police.

15 April 2011, at 6:50 am police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from Port Elgin residence. The vehicle also contained the owners wallet and credit cards. The credit card had been used overnight at a Wingham motel. Ontario Provincial Police attended to the motel and arrested a family member of the victim and an 18 year old female for possession of stolen property, the vehicle and wallet were recovered.

15 April 2011, police responded to a break and enter to a residence on Mitchell Lane in Port Elgin. This residence is rented out by four individuals. Entry was gained by using a ladder to get into a second floor sliding door. A laptop, four external hard-drives and two jars of money were stolen. Police are investigating.

16 April 2011, 1:48 am, police responded to a domestic incident at a residence in Port Elgin. As a result of this matter, a 46 year old Port Elgin male is charged with two counts of assault, and uttering death threats, a 69 year old woman from Port Elgin is charged with dangerous driving and a 39 year old Port Elgin male is charged with failing to comply with an undertaking and breach of probation.        

16 April 2011, at 10:04 pm a person dropped off a backpack with belongings he located on an ice flow off of North Shore Park in Port Elgin. The pack contained clothing, juice box, Vodka, can opener, winter gloves and snow pants, and other items of clothing. Police have no explanation for the property but have concerns about its origin. Missing persons records for the area were searched with no results. Police are investigating and have informed area police services and the OPP.

17 April 2011. at 1:51 am police responded to a Green St address in Port Elgin to a report of a female passed out in their laneway. Police arrested an 18 year old Port Elgin female for public intoxication and took her home to her mother.

17 April 2011, at 3:51 am police received a call to attend the Port Elgin LCBO to a report of a break, enter and theft. At 3:17 am an alarm was received by the alarm company who called a key-holder in Port Elgin. The key-holder attended to discover a front window had been smashed and 3 - 3000 ml liquor bottles were stolen. Police arrived at 3:52 am to investigate. Police located a ball-cap close to the scene which led them to a Port Elgin address to speak to three youth 15, 15 and 16 years. Police are investigating. The three bottles taken were the large, 3000 ml bottles, one Canadian Club, one Bacardi Superior Rum and one Crown Royal. Anyone with information in this matter is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.


17 April 2011, at 11:01 police responded to Crabby Joes to a report of an unwanted intoxicated male. Upon arrival two males were causing a problem and removed from the bar. The males continued to cause a problem and were arrested for public intoxication, charged and taken home. 

Dan Rivett

Chief of Police


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