Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press release

Saugeen Shores Police Service Media Release


Weekly Statistics   - 15 May – 22 May 2017

Total weekly incidents:  214


Incident Type


 Incident Type


911 call/911 hang-up


Motor Vehicle Recovered



Motor Vehicles collisions


Ambulance assist


Municipal bylaw


Animal complaints


Neighbour dispute




Noise complaints



Non-police matter-low priority


Assist Probation

Non Traffic Accident

Attempt or threat of suicide

Other Criminal Code


Bail violations

Other Provincial Statutes

Bar checks


Person Check/  OSOR


Break and Enter

Phone calls

Breach of probation

Police assistance


Bylaw Officer Incidents


Police information


Check on well-being

Police Info Crime Stopper Tip

Child Pornography

Possession of Stolen Property


Community services


Prevent breach of the peace


Compliance checks

Property check

Conditional Sentence Order

Property damage


Counterfeit Money

Property related


Court order


Public morals

Crosswalk/School zone


Record Check


Dangerous conditions

R.I.D.E. checks


Disturb the peace


Domestic dispute


School patrol


Drug offences


Sexual assaults




Family disputes


Stolen Vehicle



Sudden deaths


Focused Patrol

Suspicious persons


Foot patrols


Suspicious vehicles










Towed vehicle

Impaired/over 80


Traffic complaint


Indecent Act

Traffic Control


Insecure premises

Traffic enforcement - H.T.A.


Landlord tenant disputes


Traffic enforcement - other


Liquor License Act


Traffic hazard


Trespass to Property Act

Mental Health Act


Trouble with youth




Unwanted persons


Missing persons



Motor vehicle abandoned




Media Release –– 15 May – 22 May 2017

15 May 2017,

On 10 May 2017 Saugeen Shores Police reported the investigation of multiple complaints of fraud, theft of mail and possession of property obtained by crime. A 30 year old Saugeen Shores male has been arrested and is in custody while police continue to investigate. This is a complex investigation involving thousands of dollars.

Police arrested 30 year old Josh DEVRIES of Saugeen Shores who was held for a bail hearing. Police continue to investigate this matter and continue to uncover more fraudulent activity.  Further charges are pending against Devries.

4:38 pm police received complaint of a stolen bicycle that was left unlocked at SDSS.

16 May 2017,

8:41 am two bicycles were stolen from a residence on Waterloo St over the past few days. The bicycles were unlocked.

17 May 2017,

8:47 am police attended to a rural residence to a report of someone being pepper sprayed with bear spray. Ambulance attended to assist the victim. The victim declined to provide details as to who sprayed him with the bear spray.

10:43 am, police responded to a report of a fraud. A Saugeen Shores resident was contacted by phone by a male person reporting to be from her bank. The person indicated they were doing an audit and her account appeared to be out some money and they suspected an employee. The victim was asked to attend her bank and withdraw $4,200. She had then been instructed to go to Waterloo and Elgin St where a bank security official would take her money and put it back into her account. This money was not put in her account. The male was described as 40 to 50 years old, 5’ 11” skinny, wearing round reading glasses and a ball cap.  

If you have any information in regards to this matter please call police at 519-832-9200 or Crime Stoppers 800-222-8477.

8:13 pm police conducted RIDE in Southampton, no violations.

18 May 2017,

9:07 pm police observed a van on fire in the Canadian Tire parking lot. The owner had returned to his vehicle to find smoke inside and upon opening the door flames broke out. The vehicle was completely destroyed. The cause of the fire appeared to be mechanical.

19 May 2017,

7:38 pm police arrested a 25 year old Saugeen Shores woman on a warrant after her surety was revoked. She was held for a bail hearing.

20 May 2017,

2:53 pm,

Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on High St near Grosvenor St. A driver was backing from a parking spot on High St and backed into another vehicle. Minor damage, no injuries.

1:48 am police attended a downtown Port Elgin bar to a report of someone using an altered identification. The male was warned.

All of our liquor establishments are very well trained and generally catch those trying to use fake identification or trying to order alcohol underage.

2:12 am police observed two males downtown Port Elgin carrying some advertising signs. One of the males also had two open bottles of alcohol and was charged accordingly.

21 May 2017,

1:21 am police observed three males walking along Green St with open beer. The males were warned and the beer was dumped out.

2:53 am police responded to the Quality Inn in Southampton to a report of unruly people. A male and female entered the Inn wanting a room for $100. When they were told that there were no rooms available they got upset. When they left the female threw the complimentary coffee on the lobby carpet. Police were unable to locate the two.

8:04 am police responded to a motor vehicle collision at North Rankin and Turner St. A vehicle drove across the roadway from a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle south on North Rankin St. One of the vehicles received major damage, no injuries. The driver of the offending vehicle was charged with Failing to Yield.  

9:53 am police responded to Macs Milk in Southampton to a gas drive off. The responsible driver was located and returned to pay the $47.37.

10:14 am police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Albert and Palmerston Streets in Southampton. A vehicle was stopped on Albert St stopped at a stop sign at Palmerston and was struck by another vehicle from behind. The driver of the vehicle at fault was a suspended driver. He was charged with Careless Driving and Driving While under Suspension. His vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

12:49 pm police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Goderich St. Two vehicles were stopped southbound on Goderich St near Devonshire waiting for a vehicle to turn. The first vehicle was struck from behind and it in turn struck the second vehicle. The responsible driver was charged with Careless Driving.

3:15 pm police conducted RIDE in various locations in Saugeen Shores. This RIDE was done in a Joint Traffic Initiative where Saugeen Shores Police partner with the Grey County OPP, Bruce Peninsula OPP, West Grey Police and Owen Sound Police. Approximately 600 vehicles were checked resulting in three Highway Traffic Act charges, eight Highway Traffic Act warnings and one Roadside breath Test was administered resulting in a pass. This RIDE was done during the time of the May weekend River Run in order to ensure the safety of all participants and those using the roads at its conclusion.

11:23 pm police observed a male walking with open alcohol on Kaake St. The male was warned and he poured out his alcohol.

22 May 2017,

1:00 am police observed a male beside a vehicle in a parking lot along Goderich St. The driver’s door was open, back hatch was open and the vehicle running. The male was then observed in the driver’s seat. The male displayed signs of intoxication and was arrested for Care and Control of a Vehicle while Impaired. At the station he provided breath samples that came back as 150 mgms and 150 mgms. The legal limit is 80 mgms. A 54 Elmvale man was charged with Care and Control.

22 May 2017,

10:29 am after investigation police arrested a Young Offender for offering to sell MDMA/Ecstasy. No controlled substance was sold but offering to sell can result in a charge of trafficking.

1:25 pm police attended to a two vehicle collision in the parking lot of Giant Tiger. One of the vehicles received major damage, no injuries.

When you get your bike registered at the police office you receive a licence that could assist in getting your bike back if stolen. You will also receive a free bike lock to help your bike from being stolen in the first place. The bicycle locks are courtesy of Port Elgin Home Hardware.  

Police responded to several rear end collisions this week. Please give your vehicle lots of space to the next one and pay close attention.             


Dan Rivett

Chief of Police


© 2017 Saugeen Shores Police Service | Web Site by Websmart Inc.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional  Valid CSS!
This site designed to W3C Standards

© 2017 Saugeen Shores Police Service | All Rights Reserved