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SS Police2 fullOn August 5 a cyclist was struck by a vehicle on Albert Street North in Southampton. The vehicle was turning and pulled out in front of the cyclist. The accident was not reported to police until later when the cyclist attended hospital and was found to be suffering from a concussion. The vehicle driver was charged with Fail to Yield under the Highway Traffic Act.

This was the second recent incident involving a cyclist. On August 4 we reported a road rage incident that occurred on August 2 on Waterloo Street, where a cyclist had confronted a motorist about cutting him off on the street. A passenger in the vehicle then assaulted the cyclist. The cyclist was taken to hospital suffering from facial injuries. A male, age 19 from Toronto has been charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

There were a total of 171 incidents reported to Saugeen Shores Police between July 31 and August 6.

July 31

At 10:50 a.m. staff at the Independent Gas Bar reported a theft of gas. A black GMC pickup truck with a male driver left the gas bar without paying for the gas. There is video and the incident is still under investigation.

A vehicle on Eastwood Drive was damaged overnight and items were stolen from inside. The victim reported that a brick had been thrown through the driver’s side window. An iPod, a wallet and some change were stolen from inside the vehicle.

A traffic complaint was received about vehicles speeding on McNabb Street. Police will be giving this area extra attention.

A Schwinn mountain bike was reported stolen from outside Allan’s Fireside. The theft occurred on July 30. The bike is described as white and black with a gel seat cover.

A ladies ring was found at the dog beach in Port Elgin.

A potted plant was reported stolen from the front of a house on Piccadilly Drive. A dark blue Dodge Caravan was observed leaving the area.

A 7 year old child was reported missing in the Long Dock area of Southampton beach. The child was located by family before police attended.

Police received another complaint of a theft of a flower planter. A large white ceramic pot was stolen from the front porch of a residence on Highland Street.

A resident became suspicious about a possible fraud while attempting to sell a scooter on Kijiji. A respondent offered to send a cheque to cover shipping to Nigeria and requested the seller return any extra funds. Fortunately the seller did not fall for the scam. The cheque would have been fraudulent and the seller would have lost any money sent in response to the inquiry.

August 1

At 2:30 a.m. a vehicle stop on Goderich Street resulted in the driver being charged with driving while under suspension. The driver was also believed to have consumed alcohol and a demand was made for a roadside screening device test. The driver, a male, age 45 years from Paisley, refused to complete the test and was charged with Refusing to provide a sample, contrary to 254(5) of the Criminal Code.

Police are investigating a complaint of theft. The victim provided her debit card to an acquaintance with permission to use $20 for gas. The next day the victim discovered that $80 had actually been withdrawn from the account. It is not recommended to give anyone your bank card or PIN.

Two white swivel outdoor wire chairs were stolen overnight from Huron Street in Southampton.

Police received a report via email of an assault at Nodwell Park. The area was checked with negative results. Police were unable to verify whether an assault occurred and were unable to contact the sender of the email.

At 5:30 p.m. police checked a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of the sewage treatment plant on Lehnen Street. They were found to be smoking marijuana.
A male, age 20 from Pembroke and a male, age 18 from Saugeen Shores were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

R.I.D.E. checks were carried out on Railway Street. Approximately 150 vehicles were checked with no alcohol infractions.

August 2

Police checked a vehicle on Emerald Drive at 12:05 a.m. and found a young person, age 17 years with a G1 licence driving without an accompanied licensed driver. The driver was also found to be breaching a curfew of an Undertaking. She was charged with Failing to comply with an Undertaking and given a court date.

A Cadillac emblem was stolen from a vehicle parked in the area of Green and Bricker Street.

A black Easton baseball bag containing a glove, hat, bat and shoes was lost at Jubilee Park in Southampton on July 29.

August 3

Police are investigating a fraud complaint in which a local business paid for advertising on a sign to be displayed in the community. The funds were paid but the sign was never created. The suspect company is located in Manitoba.

Traffic complaints were received about vehicles speeding on Concession 10 east of Highway 21 on Bruce Road 13 and on McVicar Street. Police will be targeting complaint areas with traffic enforcement initiatives.

August 4

A fail to remain motor vehicle collision was reported to police. The complainant parked her vehicle on Elgin Street east of Goderich Street on the afternoon of August 3. On returning to the vehicle after work she found a large dent in the driver’s side door. It appeared that another vehicle had backed into the parked vehicle.

Items were stolen from a garage in the 700 block of Gustavus Street. The victim reported that a Stihl trimmer, a Black and Decker saw and a Milwaukee saw were taken some time the previous week.

August 5

Police attended at an apartment building in Port Elgin after a complainant reported that someone had poured gasoline on her front door. After investigation a male, age 52, from Saugeen Shores was arrested and charged with uttering threats to cause death, uttering threats to injure an animal and assault. He was held in custody for a show cause hearing.

A $700 fraud was reported to police. The victim accepted a deposit of $1450 into her bank account and was instructed to purchase $700 in iTunes cards and provide the card numbers to the fraudster. The fraudster was going to purchase a plane ticket for the victim’s friend. The victim will be out the $700 as the $1450 deposit was fraudulent.

At 4:15 p.m. police received a report of a person in distress in the water in the area of Adelaide Street and Burns Lane in Southampton. The swimmer was struggling in the large waves, was assisted to shore by other swimmers and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The victim of an assault reported being attacked by an acquaintance earlier in the day. The two men were walking home from the bar just after midnight when the victim alleges the other male attacked him for no known reason. A Saugeen Shores male, age 36, has been charged with Assault and Failing to Comply with a Recognizance. He was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking.

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