Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press release


Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

16 November 2011

On November 8th 2011 at approximately 5:30pm, Saugeen Shores Police were dispatched to the area of Gustavus Street in Port Elgin.  It was reported to police that there was a vehicle driving with no lights on and that someone had almost been struck.  Police located the vehicle a short time after parked at the entrance to the Cameron Park ball diamonds. Police located the male driver who was asleep in the vehicle.  The 31 year old male from Port Elgin was charged with having Care and Control of a motor vehicle while Impaired and with having more then 80mgs of Alcohol in his blood.  The male driver is also facing charges of having Possession of a Controlled Substance.

On November 11th 2011 police were dispatched the report of an attempted break and enter on Stafford Street in Port Elgin.  Police located the residence and observed a foot print on the front door where it had been kicked.  A short time later, police located the two suspects who were 11 and 12 years of age.  The two males told police that they were just playing a prank.  Both youth were taken home to their parents and cautioned for their actions. 

A 22 year old Simcoe man was charged for being intoxicated in a public place after police were called to a fight outside of the Queens Bar and Grill on November 11th 2011. Investigation at the scene found the fight to be consensual, however due to the male’s level of intoxication, he was taken to the Saugeen Shores Police Station where he was held until sober.

On November 12th 2011 at approximately 5:57pm, Saugeen Shores Police received a call from a female claiming that she had just swam ashore from a capsized canoe.  The female who was calling from Front Street in Southampton advised that the male she had been with was still in the water.  As police attended the area, they observed a citizen frantically trying to signal police, running along the north harbour pier towards the lighthouse.  With the assistance from the citizen, officers located the male in the water approximately 150 meters off shore.  The male was encouraged to swim closer to shore and once close enough, a throw ring located on the lighthouse was tossed.  The male was able to hook his arm in the ring and was pulled to shore.  The male was taken by ambulance to Saugeen Memorial Hospital where he was treated for hypothermia.    

Members of the Saugeen Shores Police Service are participating in this year’s fundraiser “Movember.” The funds raised are used to support the number one male cancer in Canada, prostate cancer.   If you locate an officer this month with a mustache, know it is for a good cause.  Anyone wishing to make a donation can go to the website: under team “Just another STASHtistic”

Pc Susan Briggs for

Chief Dan Rivett

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