Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

19 May 2009

12 May 2009, Saugeen Shores Police responded to a report of some safety razor blades being found around the playground equipment at Port Elgin Saugeen Central. The school staff is being extra careful in their clean up of the area to ensure the safety of their students. Police have no suspects or motive for the safety razors being there.

15 May 2009, at midnight police responded to a report of some playground equipment being spray painted at the Port Elgin beach near the base of Green St. The responsible people, three females and two males were observed leaving in a brown van and a beige car. No licence plate numbers were obtained, if you have any information regarding this occurrence you are asked to call police.     

15 May 2009, at 12:48 am a 19 year old Saugeen First Nation male was observed in an intoxicated state carrying a part bottle of rum downtown Port Elgin. The male was arrested for public intoxication.

16 May 2009, at 2:11 am three males, 15, 16, and 19 were observed walking on Green St with open beer. The adult was charged with a liquor offence and the 15 year old was taken home.

15 May 2009, RIDE was conducted at various locations throughout Saugeen Shores. 600 vehicles were checked, 5 Highway Traffic Warnings were given, 1 roadside breath test was given and one standard field sobriety test was conducted.

Numerous parking infractions were handed out over the weekend in downtown Southampton. We still have people park in handicapped parking areas, or blocking these parking spots. Please show consideration when parking anywhere in Saugeen Shores.

16 May 2009, 2:40 am police arrested a 23 year old Millgrove male for Impaired driving.

16 May 2009, at 10:41 am police responded to a break, enter and theft on Elgin St in Port Elgin. A porch was entered and alcohol taken from the fridge and money taken from a purse. No suspects.

17 May 2009, at 7:53 am police responded to Pipers Glen Golf course where overnight, culprits damaged the green on one of the holes. No suspects.

17 May 2009, police conducted RIDE at various locations in Saugeen Shores. Special attention was given to the areas where people were pulling their craft from the Saugeen River after the River Run.

17 May 2009, Saugeen Shores Police Service along with the OPP, MNR and our Auxiliary were out at the annual River Run down the Saugeen River. Several warnings and one charge was given for the liquor licence act. People are getting smarter as time goes on and wearing life vests. Police will continue to enforce Small vessel regulations and liquor offences for this event.

17 May 2009, at 8:00 pm police stopped a vehicle on Bruce Cty Rd #3 clocked on radar at 143 km, in an 80 km/h zone. The G2 driver was charged under the Racing provisions of the Highway traffic act, his licence was seized for 7 days and his vehicle is impounded for 7 days.  

18 May 2009, Saugeen Shores Police partnered with the OPP to conduct speed enforcement along Bruce County Rd #3. Several charges were laid.  

18 May 2009, 2:40 pm police responded to a report of people dumping garbage in the dumpsters at the Southampton Tim Hortonís. No identifiers were found in the garbage.

Garbage has been dumped along highway 21 at the division of Saugeen Shores and Saugeen Reserve. This is our community and we need to keep it clean. If you see someone dumping garbage at or near Saugeen Shores please call police so we can respond and investigate. If the owner can be identified charges will be laid under the Highway traffic Act.   

 Dan Rivett

Chief of Police

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