Saugeen Shores, Ontario Canada
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Impaired Driving, Weapons and Drug Incidents

January 24, 2021

Impaired Driving by Drug and Weapons Offences

On January 23rd at 5:56pm officers received a call for service concerning a dispute at a Port Elgin residence that had escalated.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered that a man allegedly threatened and assaulted another man with weapon.

Officers located the suspect as he was leaving the area in a vehicle. The male was placed under arrest. Officers formed the grounds that the male was operating a motor vehicle and was impaired by a drug.  A search of the vehicle resulted in officers seizing brass knuckles, which are a prohibited weapon under the Criminal Code.

He was transported to the police station where he was evaluated by a Drug Recognition expert.  The result of the evaluation was a fail.

A Port Elgin man has been charged with:

  1. Uttering threats
  2. Assault with a weapon
  3. Possession of a prohibited weapon
  4. Operation of a vehicle while impaired by drug
  5. Failure to comply with a release order

His vehicle was impounded for seven days and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days. He was released with a court date.

                                                        Theft, Drugs and Weapons Offences

On January 23rd an officer was driving on Goderich Street on general patrol and observed a male that he knew was wanted for shoplifting from a store in Saugeen Shores.

The officer stopped and arrested the male. A search of the male revealed a quantity of suspected purple fentanyl and spring loaded knife, which is a prohibited weapon.

A Port Elgin man has been charged with:

  1. Theft under $5000 (shoplifting)
  2. Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  3. Failure to comply with a release order
  4. Possession of a schedule 1 substance (opioid)

He was release with a court date.

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Sgt Andy Evans



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