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Two charged with impaired driving following weekend busts


During the evening hours on Friday August 10th, a Shelburne Police officer was conducting radar speed enforcement.


The officer stopped a vehicle for driving at 106 kph in a 60 kph zone. While investigating the driver, the officer became concerned that the he may be under the influence of alcohol.


The driver failed a roadside alcohol breath test, and was arrested for Over 80. Further breath tests at the Shelburne Police Station confirmed that the driver had more than 80mgs of alcohol in 100ml of blood.


As a result of the investigation,a 28-year-old Hamilton man was charged with Speeding, Operate Motor Vehicle Over 80, and Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor.


The accused has been assigned a court date in late August to answer to the allegations.  The accused's vehicle was also impounded for 7 days and his licence suspended for 90 days.


The second incident occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday August 12th, during a R.I.D.E. spot check.  A white Honda sedan entered the spot check which quickly caught an officer's attention – for both driving under the influence of alcohol and for drug possession.


The driver failed a roadside breath test and was taken to the police station for further testing. This testing confirmed that the accused had over 80mgs of alcohol in 100ml of blood.


As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old Scarborough man was charged with Operate Motor Vehicle Over 80 under the Criminal Code of Canada, and Possession of a Cannabis Resin under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. The accused has been assigned a court date in late August to answer to the allegations.  The accused's vehicle was also impounded for 7 days and his licence suspended for 90 days.


If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.


Multiple vehicles entered last week and items taken


The Shelburne Police Service received several calls on August 17th from citizens reporting that their vehicles had been entered through the night.  Several vehicles were ransacked and had some small items taken.


Investigation has revealed that in the late night of August 16th into the early hours of August 17th an unknown person or persons made their way around Shelburne and entered unlocked vehicles.


The Shelburne Police request that anyone with home video surveillance or dash cams please check their systems for any suspicious activity that may have been captured on August 16th into August 17th.  If you find something of note, please notify the Shelburne Police Service.


“Thefts from vehicles in our community are crimes of opportunity; don't give anyone an opportunity to make you a victim. Take every precaution in order to make sure that this does not happen to you.” says Shelburne Police Chief Kent Moore.  Residents are reminded to “Lock It or Lose It”.  Simply locking your car and placing valuables out of sight can be enough to deter would be thieves.


Anyone with any information about this or any other matter are urged to report it to the Shelburne Police Service at (519) 925-3312 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-TIPS.

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