Saugeen Shores Police Service

press release

Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release  4 June 2012

21 May 12, at 9:57 am police took a report of a vehicle entered and a theft of a GPS and change in Southampton. Police remind people to “Lock it or Lose it”. Please lock your vehicles, it does not take very long to go through 30 unlocked vehicles and take the loose change. If your vehicle is locked don’t leave valuables in sight.

21 May 12, 10:02 am police responded to a report of a rear window wiper being broken from a vehicle parked near Harbour and Green St.

21 May 12, at 5:03 pm police took a report of 2 unlocked vehicles entered in Southampton and the theft of 2 GPS units and 2 itrip fm transmitters.

22 May 12, at 4:36 pm police responded to a call from an Owen Sound woman staying at a motel in Southampton. The woman met a male in a bar the night before and they went back to the motel room. When the woman woke up in the morning the male was gone and so was her purse and wallet. No suspects. The advice I would give the public is obvious.

22 May 12, at 9:38 pm police attended to a single motor vehicle collision on County #17 near Pipers Glen, A westbound vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was out of the vehicle and had received an injury to his head. The driver was given a roadside breath test and failed. At the police station the driver provided breath readings of 170 mgms and 160 mgms respectively. A 25 year old Port Elgin male was charged with impaired driving and issued a 90 day drivers licence suspension.

24 May 12, police investigated an internet fraud via Facebook. A Port Elgin person was requested through Facebook to send $750. to Africa in order to claim a prize of $75,000. This person sent the $750. then was requested to once again send more money and thought better of it and called police. The matter was referred to Phonebusters. I have made this very clear in many press releases; there is no free money anywhere. Hang onto your hard earned money. If you bought a lottery ticket and you win, it will not cost you money to collect your winnings. If you won a lottery you never entered you should take note. If you are asked to send money to get money, it is a scam.

25 May 12, at 7:46 pm police conducting RIDE had a driver provide a roadside breath test and failed. At the station the driver failed a breathalyzer test and was charged with driving Over 80 mgms. The 37 year old Port Elgin male also received a 90 day driver’s licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

27 May 12, at 6:33 am police received a report of the theft of a “Shame on you CAW” sign from Shipley St area.

Dan Rivett  Chief of Police


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