Press Release 11 Feb 2013 – 18 Feb 2013
11 Feb 12013, at 2:27 pm a person came into the station to report a motor vehicle collision. He advised he was parked on Goderich St in Port Elgin when another vehicle pulling in front of him struck his vehicle. The two exchanged information as they believed the damage to be relatively minor. Upon getting a repair estimate the insurance company advised to report to police.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision where you and the other driver believe the damage is less than $1000 total, there are no injuries and no damage to anything else you do not need to report it to the police. You can exchange your drivers licence and ownership and insurance information then call your insurance company. In my observation it is better to have the police attend and investigate. Quite often people don’t know the extent of the damage and after the scene is cleared, and after the fact it is tough to prove anything.
13 Feb 2012, police investigated a complaint of a fraud. A person claiming to be part of Windows Technical Care called a person in Saugeen Shores advising their computer was full of viruses and it needed to be fixed. In this scam the company asks for your financial information generally a credit card and bills a very high fee. This is a scam. If you feel your computer has issues there are several local reputable companies in Saugeen Shores that can fix your computer if it is broken. No one from outside your home knows or cares that your computer has problems; they just want your money.
14 Feb 2013, police investigated a fraud whereby a person bought some items over the internet and paid for them. Upon attending to pick the items up the person then asked for more money. The purchaser asked for his original money back but was told it was spent. Police are investigating.
Be careful when making purchases or selling anything over the internet. I do it and believe I am safe when dealing with reputable companies and reputable payment methods.
15 Feb 2013, at 9:36 pm a person reported he was driving on Bruce Rd 40 and observed a vehicle heading at him that appeared to be “floating “in the lane. As the vehicle passed it came into his lane and clipped the drivers mirror off. The other vehicle did not stop. No description of the offending vehicle was given. No injuries.
15 Feb 2013, at 10:42 am police attended to a Southampton address to a report of a vehicle tire that had been slashed. The tire had up to 7 punctures in the side wall. It is unknown where or when it occurred. No suspects.
15 Feb 2013, at 3:20 pm police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in Port Elgin. Police attended and observed Ron McCann 50 years of Port Elgin, entering into his vehicle and sitting into the driver’s seat. McCann was arrested for Care and Control and provided readings of 220 mgms and 230 mgms per 100 ml of blood respectively. He was released on a Promise to Appear, and his licence was suspended for 90 days under the ADLS system.
16 Feb 2013, at 10:56 am police attended to a motor vehicle collision at Albert St S in Southampton. A vehicle was north on Albert St turning right into the Rexall Pharmacy and hesitated while a pedestrian walked by. Another vehicle travelling north struck the rear of the turning vehicle. The driver of the struck vehicle was taken to the hospital by ambulance and released. The offending driver was charged with careless driving.
17 Feb 2013, 01:07 am police were called to a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 21 at CAW Rd. A vehicle was stopped south on Hwy 21 and was rear ended by another vehicle also southbound. Both vehicles were damaged the offending vehicle had major front end damage. While the driver of the struck vehicle was calling police the driver of the offending vehicle came up to the vehicle window but left after asking the person not to call police. The offending driver left the scene in her vehicle. The offending vehicle was found approximately 2 hours later at a residential laneway in Port Elgin with the lights on and engine running damage to the front end and a female sleeping in the driver’s seat. The driver appeared to be impaired and was arrested for care and control and failing to remain at an accident. Breath tests at the police office resulted in readings of 0.00 mgms. A quantity of different drugs and 40.9 grams of marihuana were seized from the vehicle. Due to the indicators of impairment a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) demand was given and she was found to be under the influence of marihuana. Christal Lafayette 34 years of Kincardine was charged with Impaired by drug, Fail to remain at the scene of an accident and drug offences.
Chief of Police