Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press release

Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

12 April 2012

5 April 2012, at 2:32 am police arrested a 24 year old Port Elgin male for Impaired Driving.

5 April 2012, at 4:20 pm police attended to a personal injury accident at Waterloo and Elgin St in Port Elgin. A vehicle was travelling north on Waterloo St and was struck by a vehicle travelling west on Elgin St that did not stop at the stop sign at Waterloo. The driver of the offending vehicle was charged with going through a stop sign.

5 April 2012, 4:39 police attended to Saugeen Hospital to assist with an intoxicated male who had fallen and struck his head downtown Southampton and was brought there by ambulance. Police had to return to assist ambulance who in turn took him to Owen Sound Hospital for a potential head injury. Once at the Owen Sound Hospital the male ran away from the hospital and was apprehended by the Owen Sound Police.

6 April 2012, police attended to a fight in the rear parking lot of the Queens, the victim did not wish to proceed with charges.

6 April 2012, police attended to the Southampton trailer park to reported damage to a trailer sometime over the winter. The door to the trailer was damaged but no entry gained.

6 April 2012, police conducted RIDE in Southampton, 180 vehicles stopped, 5 Highway Traffic warnings and 2 charges were laid.

7 April 2012, police responded to 539 Ivings Drive where persons unknown kicked 5 boards from the fence.

7 April 2012, police conducted RIDE in Southampton stopping 140 vehicles, 3 Highway traffic Act warnings and 1 Tobacco Act seizure were performed.

7 April 2012, at 3:50 pm police conducting RIDE stopped a vehicle with a large clear plastic bag of cigarettes visible. The operator of the vehicle did not have proper permits to carry unmarked cigarettes and they were seized. The Ministry of Revenue, Tobacco Investigations branch is investigating.

7 April 2012, 10:29 pm police stopped a vehicle in port Elgin knowing both occupants in the vehicle did not possess a valid driverís licence. A 29 year old Southampton female was charged with Driving under Suspension and no insurance.

7 April 2012, 11:59 pm police stopped 4 people with open liquor at Bricker and Eugenie St in Port Elgin. A 28 year old Port Elgin male was charged with open liquor.

8 April 2012, at 4:56 pm police and ambulance attended to a report of a medical emergency in the parking lot of Macs Milk in Southampton. Upon arrival a female was noted to be sitting in a running vehicle in the parking lot with her seatbelt on and asleep. Police opened the door and noted a strong odour of alcohol in the vehicle. The 60 year old Southampton female was arrested and charged for Care and Control.

8 April 2012, at 6:19 pm police recovered an older male Golden Retriever that had been captured by a Southampton resident. The dog was turned over to Animal Control. Anyone knowing the owners of this dog is asked to call police.

8 April 2012, police responded to a break and enter at a home on Huron St N in Southampton. Sometime over the past week someone kicked in the side door to the unoccupied home and stole a quantity of alcohol. It appears as pillowcases were used to carry off the bottles.

9 April 2012, at 8:31 am police responded to a break an enter complaint at the Port Elgin Fish Hatchery on Upper Ave in Port Elgin. A side window was broken to gain entry and inside a fire extinguisher was set off. After this incident police attended to the Port Elgin Trailer Park over the hill from the fish hatchery and investigated damage and or break and enters to 12 trailers in the park. Creating damage and not theft appears the motivation for the damage and break-ins to the trailers. Some trailers had kitchen knives stuck into cupboard doors, furniture was smashed, and TVís smashed, and in one trailer a sink and toilet were smashed. A damaged golf driver was located in one of the trailers and appears to be the tool used for most of the senseless damage. The fire extinguisher located in the fish hatchery had been stolen from one of the trailers. Blood was located in one of the trailers and has been submitted to the Center of Forensic Science for DNA comparison and identification. Police are requesting if anyone has information in regards to this matter to call police or Crime Stoppers.

9 April 2012, police continue to receive reports of coyotes in Port Elgin and Southampton. Police remind people to keep all food sources inside. Coyotes adapt and will clean out neighbourhoods of cats and rabbits, they are wild animals treat them as such.

10 April 2012, police recovered a bicycle that had been reported abandoned on the rail trail. Because the owner of the bicycle had purchased a licence through the police we were able to deliver the bike to the home of the owner and not to our auction pen. People are encouraged to buy a bicycle licence, it only costs $4.


Dan Rivett

Chief of Police


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