Victoria Day Weekend - Officers Busy
Media Release – Victoria Day Weekend Mixed Bag of Incidents
A variety of incidents kept the Saugeen Shores Police busy this past Victoria Day weekend. Officers responded to 156 incidents that included calls for service and officer generated events.
Highlighting the weekend was the annual “Saugeen River Run” This year’s event went off without a hitch. Officers conducted high visibility patrols and RIDE programs to ensure everyone’s safety. The RIDE programs checked 308 vehicles, while issuing three tickets.
On Friday businesses in downtown Port Elgin reported overturned flower pots and graffiti. Orange spray paint was used to draw inappropriate images on the sidewalk. Town employees quickly responded and removed the images.
On Friday evening a 66 year old Port Elgin man was arrested and charged for Impaired Driving. His licence was administratively suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He was released with a court date.
On Saturday officers received several calls concerning a large black bear on Elgin St near Highland St. Officers attended and assisted with ensuring the bear safely moved to green space south of Port Elgin.
On Sunday at 7:39am an officer observed a pick-up truck leave a town house complex in Port Elgin. The vehicle’s tires were spinning causing it to fish tail wildly. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver failed to stop for police. The incident is still under investigation.
On Sunday at 9:30am officers stumbled upon two adult males physically fighting in front of the fire station on Emma St. Both were spoken to and cautioned for their behaviour.
- 45 traffic incidents
- 11 foot patrols
- 5 distracted driving charges
- 5 motor vehicle collisions
- 1 arrest for bail violations
Media Relations Officer, Sergeant Andy Evans