LaSalle Police Chief Announces Retirement

Chief John Leontowicz has tendered his notice of retirement to the LaSalle Police Services Board at the June 22 Police Services Board meeting. “On behalf of the Board, we would like to congratulate the Chief on his retirement and thank him for his dedicated service to our community during his 21 years. His wealth of knowledge of the organization and LaSalle will be missed and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” stated Mayor Bondy, Chair of the LaSalle Police Services Board. Chief Leontowicz will retire with 45 years of policing experience.  He has headed the LaSalle Police Service
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LaSalle Police Close Suspicious Person Investigation

On Friday June 12th, 2020, the LaSalle Police Service received a complaint of a suspicious male possibly impersonating a police officer in the area of Malden Road and Delmar Street. After an exhaustive and thorough investigation, the LaSalle Police Service have reason to believe that the incident did not occur as reported and there is no evidence to support a public safety risk by an unknown person impersonating a police officer in the Town of LaSalle. We would like to thank the media and those who shared our social media post for their attention and assistance with our investigation.
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LaSalle Police Service Investigating Suspicious Circumstance

The LaSalle Police Service is investigating a suspicious circumstance after a young female reported to police that on June 12, 2020 between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM, she was riding her bicycle on Malden Road near Delmar Street when she was approached by a male driving a dark coloured sedan southbound on Malden Road. She heard a siren activate momentarily and the male driver gestured for her to pull over into the parking lot at Malden Square Plaza. The vehicle pulled in and the lone male exited the vehicle. The male asked her a few questions, although did not ask
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LaSalle Police Service Seize 700 grams of Cannabis Marijuana and $14,070.00 in Canadian Currency during a Traffic Stop on May 14th.

On May 14th, shortly after 11:30 PM, a LaSalle Police Officer on general patrol and conducting traffic enforcement on Highway #3 near St. Clair College, stopped a motor vehicle travelling 121 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone, 41 km/h over the posted speed limit. The lone male driver was found to have his drivers license suspended. During the interaction with the driver, the investigating officer made sensory and visual observations that led him to reasonably believe that Cannabis Marijuana was being unlawfully being kept within the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed that there was a substantial
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Raccoons and Canine (Raccoon) Distemper

Raccoons and Canine (Raccoon) Distemper Dispatch has received an increase of calls regarding racoons displaying odd behaviour and out during the day. Unfortunately, many have been infected with canine distemper which is often confused with rabies. Officers have responded to numerous calls assisting the Humane Society in removing an affected animal. Raccoons with distemper may move slowly and may stumble as they walk appearing confused and behaving oddly. They lose their fear of humans, appear blind and confused, may wander aimlessly and may become aggressive if cornered. A mucus discharge will often be present around their eyes and nose and
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Pedestrian Safety

Many people are taking advantage of some of the nice weather we have been having, to get outside and go for walks or bike rides. We would like to remind everyone that on streets were there are no sidewalks present, the proper side of the road to walk on is facing / toward traffic. The reason for this is that as a pedestrian, you will be able to see oncoming traffic and have the ability to step out of the way if the approaching vehicle does not see you or move over for you. If you have your back to
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Protect Yourself From Scams

CRA Scams continue. Canadians continue to endure endless attempts by unscrupulous professional scam artists who try to defraud us of our hard earned money and identities. These scams are purely for a financial gain. This occurs all over the world. If you receive any e-mails or messages advising you owe the government money or that they owe you money (i.e. Tax Refund) do not click any link. This is a Phishing Scam. The trick is to get you excited or worried. To properly check the status of your tax return, create an account on the Canada Revenue Agency website at:
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Internet Safety Tips for Parents, Kids and Teens.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents, Kids and Teens. Our government and health officials have asked us all to stay at home as much as possible to prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19. Many of us, including our children find themselves with a great deal of time on our hands and searching for something to pass that time. As a result, many people from every age group find themselves on-line, using social media, web-surfing, watching videos, video chats, virtual meetings, etc…the list is endless. Many of these on-line activities may seem innocuous however there can be pitfalls and dangers that
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Message to Residents – On-Line Reporting

Dear Residents, The LaSalle Police Service endeavors to provide our community with an effective and timely response to calls for service and matters of concern. While we have all had to modify our lives in response to this global crisis, the LaSalle Police Service has also found it necessary to modify our response model as it pertains to citizens reporting crimes and concerns. For a number of years, we have had “On-Line Reporting” in place, accessible through our website at: https://www.lasallepolice.ca/report-incident/. As an alternative, citizens may now also send an email directly to dispatch@lasallepolice.ca. As a measure to prevent the
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