June 15, 2020 to June 22, 2020

embers of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday June 15th to Sunday June 21st, were kept busy responding to 516 calls for service and activities including:
29 –  Emergency 911 Calls
7 –  Alarms
1 – Alcohol Licence Suspension
1 – Assault Complaint
3 – Assist Ambulance
3 – Assist Other Police Service
1 – Bail Violation
10 –  By-Law Complaints
3 – COVID-19 related calls
125 – Directed Patrols
13 –  Driving & Traffic Complaints
3 – Frauds
1 – Impaired Driving Complaints
1 – Indecent Act
1 – Insecure Premises
1 – Mental Health Act
2 – Mischiefs
1 – Missing Person
6 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
131  – Property Checks
18 – Suspicious Activity
6 – Thefts
4 – Threats
88 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
1 – Warrant Executed
3 – Wellness Checks

June 15th
MVA – Property Damage
In the morning of Monday June 15th, 2020 an officer attended the 1000 block of Martin Lane for a report of a single vehicle collision which occurred the previous day. Through the investigation, it was determined that on June 14th at approximately 7:15 AM, the reporting person was travelling south on Front Road between Jewel Street and Martin Lane. At this time the front right tire on their vehicle blew which caused them to strike a construction pylon. The construction pylon struck the passenger side mirror, breaking it as well as causing damage to the passenger side window. The total damage was estimated to be greater than $2000.
Impaired Operation Motor Vehicle – Driver’s Blood Alcohol Level More Than Double the Legal Limit
At approximately 11:00 PM, a LaSalle Police Officer stopped a motor vehicle on Sprucewood Avenue for speeding 31 km/h over the posted speed limit.  During the officers interaction with the driver, they made sensory and visual observations that led them to believe that the driver was operating the motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  The driver provided a breath sample into a roadside screening device which resulted in a “Fail” indicating that the drivers blood alcohol concentration was above the criminal legal limit of .080.  The driver was arrested and transported to the LaSalle Police Service where further breath tests were conducted.  The results of the two additional tests were well above twice the criminal legal limit of .080.  The driver, a LaSalle man, was charged with having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood as per section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.  The vehicle was impounded for a period of 7 days and his drivers licence suspended for a period of 90 days.  The driver was also issued provincial offence notices for having open alcohol in the vehicle as well as speeding.
Impaired operation of a motor vehicle is a serious concern that affects the safety of everyone in every community.  Please do not drive impaired.  If you have information about an impaired driver in LaSalle, please do not hesitate to call the LaSalle Police Service immediately at 519 969-5210.  

June 16th
Traffic Stop – Provincial Statutes
At approximately 10:20 PM, an officer was conducting stationary radar on Highway 18 at River Avenue. The officer observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and obtained a radar reading of 100 km/h in the posted 50 km/h zone.  The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the male driver who is a resident of London, Ontario.  The driver was unable to produce his drivers licence at the time of the stop. While speaking with the driver, the officer observed cannabis marihuana located in the cup-holder of the motor vehicle. The officer cautioned the driver for the offence of having a small amount of cannabis readily available within the motor vehicle and educated him on proper storage while transporting. The driver was served a Part lll Summons  for Drive Motor Vehicle-Perform Stunt-Speeding by 50 km/h or more, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.  A second Part III Summons was served for Driver fail to surrender licence, contrary to section 33(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.  His drivers licence was  suspended for a period of 7 days for the speeding offence and his vehicle was impounded for a period of 7 days.
June 18th and 19th
LaSalle Police Service Investigates 2 Fentanyl Overdoses Within the Last Week
Within the last week the LaSalle Police Service responded to two separate incidents of overdoses involving suspected Purple Fentanyl.  In one incident, the victim, an adult male was unresponsive upon police arrival at their residence.  A LaSalle Police Officer who was first on scene, administered two doses of Naloxone via nasal spray to the victim which revived them.  Paramedics were called to the scene and the male was transported to the hospital for further treatment.  The male is expected to recover.  In a second incident, an adult female was also found to be unresponsive inside her residence by family members.  Naloxone and CPR was administered by the family members prior to first responders arriving on scene.  Police, Fire and Paramedics rushed to the residence where they continued treating the victim.  The victim was transported to the hospital for further treatment.  Sadly, the female did not survive, succumbing to the effects of the powerful opioid.
Fentanyl is a powerful and potent opioid that should only be administered under the guidance of a physician.  It is 100 times more potent than morphine and ingesting it for recreational use can cause death.
The LaSalle Police Service is informing the public that obtaining Fentanyl other than from a physician by prescription is not only illegal, it can be deadly.  Fentanyl obtained from any other source is not controlled or regulated and may contain an unknown dosage of the drug leading to overdoses and death.
Narcan or Naloxone can be obtained from many pharmacies free of charge however it is not a cure-all.  It is a short lived opioid antagonist that, in some instances, gives the victim some time to get to a hospital for emergency treatment.  Once the Narcan dissipates in the body the effects of the overdose may continue.  If you find yourself in a situation where you have had to use or administer Narcan, please seek immediate medical assistance.
The Windsor Police Service recently reported a significant seizure of Fentanyl which can be seen here:
The LaSalle Police Service remains committed to working with the public to hold those who traffic in illicit drugs responsible for their actions.
Anyone with information about drug crimes is encouraged to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210 or anonymous tips can be made at Crime Stoppers at 519 258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.com
June 20th
Credit Card Fraud: Phone Scam
A resident reported that they received a phone call from 1-416-306-4100 which they did not recognize. On the other end was a male who identified himself as “George ATKINSON” from “credit card security” and advised her that her credit cards had been compromised.  ATKINSON stated that he would help her solve the issue but required some extra information (debit/credit card number, email address, cell phone number) all of which, the resident provided. He also asked for her email password but she did not provide this. “ATKINSON” then instructed her that in order to get some of her money back she would need to attend Freshco on Malden Road and purchase a gift card totalling $800.00. She then began to question the male and became suspicious. ATKINSON then got angry with her and tried to convince her to attend Freshco. Her refusal to make the purchase ended the conversation.
The investigating officer advised the reporting person to immediately contact her banking institutions, her credit card companies, Equifax and TransUnion to get ahead of any possible financial losses. The investigation continuing.
To demonstrate the boldness and indiscriminate nature of these calls, our Communications Centre even receives these calls here at the LaSalle Police station.
If you are suspicious or concerned about the authenticity of the caller, hang up the phone, call your financial institution directly to ascertain if they were in fact calling and further to determine is there has been any suspicious activity on your bank account. In these situations, it is most likely not a legitimate call but rather someone trying to defraud you of your money or information.

NO ONE will call you to tell you that you are going to be arrested. Just hang up the phone and if possible, block the number.  If you have concerns that the call came from a law enforcement officer, contact your local police service to determine if the call was legitimate.

DO’s: Just hang up.
If you have given out any personal information and later realize that the call was fraudulent;
– call your credit card company immediately.
– call your bank and advise them of the situation.
– call the police station on the non-emergency line and state that you have given out your information to a possible fraudulent caller.  We are here to help and will investigate the complaint.
– call back.
– give out any personal information.
– stay on the phone.
– say anything.
If you have received a fraudulent call and have not given out any information, you should contact or visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s (CAFC) website. They are there to track incidents of fraud and help you. Because of the proliferation of fraudulent crime, sometimes at different times of the year, the CAFC may be busy and there may be a delay in responding to your call. Be patient, take down the number and contact:
Phone number: 1-888-495-8501
June 21st
Two Drivers Charged With Perform Stunt for Speeding in Excess of 50 km/k Over the Posted Speed Limit
At approximately 12:30 PM, an officer was conducting radar traffic enforcement near Highway #3 and Todd Lane when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a speed of 112 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone.  The officer stopped the vehicle and subsequently issued the male driver with a Part III Summons for the offence of Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt / Speeding by 50 km/h or more. 
At approximately 5:00 PM, the same officer was again conducting radar traffic enforcement near Highway #3 and Todd Lane when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a speed of 119 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone.  The officer stopped the vehicle and subsequently issued the female driver with a Part III Summons for the offence of Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt / Speeding by 50 km/h or more. 
In both cases the drivers licences were seized and suspended for a period of seven days and they now have a date in court to answer to the charges.