Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press release

Saugeen Shores Police Service



Press Release


3 July 2009


25 June 2009, officers received information of a male in Southampton growing marihuana. Police investigated and charged a 28 year old Saugeen Shores male with Production of a Controlled Substance. 8 marihuana plants and numerous seedlings were seized.


26 June 2009, at 10:35 am a dog owner was charged for allowing their dog to be on the Port Elgin beach.


26 June 2009, at 12:30 am police attended to a bonfire at the Southampton beach where a 17 year old male was charged with being under 19 years old and having liquor. Another 16 year old male was charged with having open liquor in a vehicle, a small amount of marihuana was seized and later flushed.


26 June 2009, at 2:50 am police attended to a pushing and yelling match between two downtown patrons. The disturbance stopped upon police arrival.   


26 June 2009, at 8:28 am police responded to a break, enter and theft from the Beachside Café on

Harbour St.
a window was broken to gain entry and some ice cream was stolen. The culprit appears to have cut his/her self and left some blood behind. The blood will be sent into the DNA data bank.


27 June 2009, at 10:0 a/m a Guelph resident was charged for allowing her dog to be on the Southampton beach.


27 June 2009, at 11:48 pm officers charged a 17 year old male with having liquor on the beach in Southampton.


27 June 2009, 8:24 am police observed an intoxicated male in the downtown core of Port Elgin. The male was staggering and had several items in a blue bag. The 39 year old male was arrested for public intoxication. The bag he was carrying had three cell phones, open bottles of liquor, several bottles of beer, and a laptop. Further investigation revealed that property was stolen from a break and enter. The male was held for a bail hearing.


28 June 2009, Saugeen Shores Police conducted seatbelt checks at Goderich and

Green St
in Port Elgin, 7 warnings and 3 charges were issued.


29 June 2009, a suspected counterfeit $5. bill was turned into police from a Southampton business. The bill was of poor quality, and has been forwarded to the RCMP for verification. Serial number HPA5911050, the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce Early Warning call system was activated.


29 June 2009, another suspected counterfeit $5. bill was turned into police from a Southampton business. The bill was of poor quality, and has been forwarded to the RCMP for verification. Serial number HOW3546023


29 June 2009, a further suspected counterfeit $5. bill was turned into police from a Port Elgin business. The bill was of poor quality, and has been forwarded to the RCMP for verification.


29 June 2009, the CIBC in Southampton reported having 2 $5. bills that appeared counterfeit. The bills were seized and sent to the RCMP. 


01 July 2009, at 1:30 am officers on patrol in Southampton observed two males, one with a can in his hand. When the cruiser approached the can was dropped. It turned out to be a can of pink spray paint. The males were released after providing identification and the spray can was seized. The officers continued patrol in Southampton and observed profanities spray painted in pink on some construction equipment and a vehicle. Police returned to where the two youth were staying. Later that evening the males attended to the police office and were arrested and charged with three counts of mischief.


01 July 2009, at 3:56 pm officers attended to a cyclist being struck on Gustavus St near the high school. A 2009 Chev pick up was traveling east on Gustavus St, a 15 year old cyclist entered the roadway and was struck by the truck. The cyclist was injured and taken by ambulance to the hospital with serious injuries.


01 July 2009, at 6:53 pm police observed a 2009 Pontiac traveling at a high rate of speed on

Bruce County Rd
#3. The vehicle was clocked at 160 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The driver was charged with Stunt driving, racing under the Highway Traffic Act, he has a 7 day licence suspension and 7 day impoundment under the act.


2 July 2009, officers of the Saugeen Shores Police Service conducted RIDE at various locations in Southampton and Port Elgin, approximately 250 vehicles were stopped, one test , 4 Highway Traffic warnings and 1 highway traffic act charge was laid. 


02 July 2009, at 4:00 pm a possible counterfeit $100. bill was brought into the station for verification. The bill will be sent to the RCMP for verification. 


While this is a busy season for everyone, store owners and clerks are reminded to check the currency that people are giving you. Usually counterfeit bills are smaller denominations and are poor quality. You do not have to accept any bill you feel is counterfeit.


Stationary and moving radar was conducted at various areas in Saugeen Shores,

Albert St
, Goderich St, Gobles Grove, Railway St, Bricker St,
Bruce Rd
#3. People are reminded that the fines are steep and the rise in your insurance rates is not worth the seconds you save.


We are noticing fewer bicycles stolen and recovered this season. We hope people are buying into the Lock it or Lose it campaign. Please lock your vehicles and your bicycles.  Saugeen Shores Police along with the Port Elgin Home Hardware give you a free bike lock when you buy a licence for $4.   



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