Break and Enter Thwarted by Observant Residents

Just after 7:00 PM on March 17th, an observant resident in the area of Bouffard Road and St. Michael’s Drive knew something was not right when they saw a male and a female pull up in a silver Honda Civic and the male occupant got out and went into their neighbour’s back yard. Shortly after, the resident went to check the backyard to make sure everything was alright. They advised another resident to record the licence plate number of the vehicle. A few minutes later the resident observed the male exit a nearby wooded area and enter the Honda which promptly left the area.

They contacted the LaSalle Police to report what had just taken place and police arrived on the scene minutes later to investigate. During a search of the surrounding residences, police discovered some items at the side of a house that had certainly been removed from within. Further investigation revealed that the rear door to the residence had been forced open. The homeowner was contacted who attended and confirmed that their residence had been broken into and the items belonged to them. Police believe that the presence of the neighbour may have deterred the thief from continuing with their crime who left before being detected.

Investigators canvassed the area for witnesses and were able to obtain surveillance video footage that will be analyzed further along with the vehicle and licence plate details. The LaSalle Police Service Forensic Identification Unit attended to analyze the scene for evidence and the investigation into this matter is ongoing.

There was no description of the female driver provided however the male was described as white, less than six feet tall, wearing a blue hoodie and a black surgical mask.

If you observe a crime in progress or see a suspicious person/circumstance, call the police immediately. The sooner you call, the better the chance police have at locating the person(s) nearby. You, the residents, are our eyes and ears and by working together we can all keep LaSalle one of the safest communities in Canada. We are thankful that our residents look out for one another.

If you see a crime in progress call 911 or call us directly at 519 969-5210.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the LaSalle Police Service or can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or on-line at Windsor Essex County Crime Stoppers.

Approved By: Staff Sergeant Michael FOREMAN