Theft Under $5,000.00

On November 19, 2019, An officer was dispatched to a home on Victory Street for report of a theft. Officers arrived and spoke with the home owner who advised the front and rear license plate to her vehicle had been stolen and replaced with other plates. She advised the officer that she had attended Freshco on Huron Church and upon returning to her vehicle noticed her license plate was at a slight angle. Upon further inspection she realized, while the vehicle was hers, the license plates were not. She believed however there was a chance the plates were switched earlier
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Protect Yourself from Package Thieves

More and more consumers are skipping the line ups at retail stores and purchasing products online for home delivery. For some, on-line shopping is very convenient and less hassle and less time consuming than venturing out to make a purchase for anything from clothing to groceries. However, increasingly, items delivered to homeowners are vanishing when the packages are left on the front porch by delivery couriers. Package Thief: A popular monicker that has been associated with package thieves are “Porch Pirates”. These persons are thieves who may follow a courier truck around or look through neighbourhoods for unattended packages left
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Unknown Suspicious Caller

On November 14, 2019, Dispatch received a non-emergency call from a mother stating that her daughter was receiving calls from an unknown caller/blocked number on multiple occasions. The male never identified himself and the daughter did not recognize the voice of the male on the other end. The questions he was asking and the conversation he was trying to engage in with the young female were of a concerning nature, but yet, not criminal. No criminal act had taken place. If this happens to you, here are the safety tips from the officer who advised the mother and the daughter
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Mischief in the Snow

On November 12, 2019, What seems like harmless fun, could lead to numerous ways of money coming out of your pocket. We know that snow can be fun and sometimes an empty parking lot or field seems very inviting to do “donuts”, drive at a high speed or challenge friends to a race in your vehicles. With the first heavy snowfall, we received a several complaints about vehicles trespassing in vacant parking lots. One was of a young male driver who got stuck in the field behind the Vollmer Sports Complex, in which a nearby neighbour called LaSalle Police to
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Trespassing at Night

On November 11, 2019, In the late night hours an officer was on general patrol in the 100 block of Reaume when he came upon bicycle tire tracks in the snow leading up to a vehicle in the driveway with its driver’s side door open, and noticed a bicycle on the ground next to it. The officer investigated and located a male party hiding by the vehicle who ran from the area. A foot pursuit was initiated and the male was caught, arrested and charged by the officer for trespassing at night. The owner of the vehicle was spoken to
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Bullying Awareness Week

This past week was Bullying Awareness Week. Last week we also observed world kindness day. As part of an ongoing commitment to the community, CCAO Senior Constable Terry Seguin attended every elementary school and secondary school in the Town of LaSalle over the past two weeks to talk to the students about bullying. Thank you all for the warm reception and remember the promise each of us made to our peers that day! “I promise I will not bully you”. What is Bullying? Bullying is when someone is being hurt either by words or actions on purpose, usually more than
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Theft from a Vehicle

On November 8, 2019, On November 8, 2019, the LaSalle Police Service received two calls about thefts from motor vehicles. The first theft occurred on Malden Road in broad daylight when the owner of the vehicle went into the WFCU Credit Union for roughly 5 minutes. The insurance and ownership for the vehicle were taken out of the center console and several dollars of loose change were also missing. The vehicle had been unlocked during this time. The second theft occurred on Kevin Street in the vehicle owner’s driveway. Many miscellaneous items were taken from the vehicle and the person
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Theft from a Vehicle

On November 6, 2019, A resident of Outram Avenue reported to police that their vehicle had been entered overnight and several items were stolen from within including gift cards and change. The vehicle had been parked on their driveway but was left unlocked. Generally, theft from motor vehicles are a crime of opportunity. The opportunity in this case was that; a-the vehicle was left unlocked making it an easy target and b-items of value had been left within making it a profitable target. In this, and many instances we can apply CPTED principles and lock the vehicle as well as
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Fraud

On November 4, 2019, A female tried to withdraw money from her account at TD Canada Trust Bank on Malden Rd. but was informed that she was unable to do so. When speaking with an employee of the bank she learned that her account had been locked due to suspicious activity. She was advised that her bank card was used throughout the United States and the bank provided her with the statements to show this. It was determined that these transactions were not made by the female victim, and so her account was closed. TD Bank were able to reimburse
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Mischief

On November 3, 2019, Officers were called to a home close to LaSalle Public School for reports of mischief (vandalism) overnight. The officer discovered that sometime between 1:00 am and 7:30 am the house and the homeowner’s vehicle had been egged. The homeowner checked the area and did not see any other properties or vehicles that had been egged. They were unsure who might do this to their home and cars. The home owner was mainly concerned about the damage that the dried eggs had made to his vehicles. Egg left on a painted surface can actually remove or damage
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