June 29, 2020 to July 5, 2020

June 29, 2020
Theft of Bicycle
At approximately 6:45 PM, a person reported to the LaSalle Police Service that their bicycle had been stolen from Windsor Crossings Outlet Mall.  The officer met with the reporting person who stated that at about 5:45 PM, they had locked their front wheel to a bike rack near Maurice’s before going into one of the stores.  Less than an hour later they returned and found their bike was missing except for the front wheel which was still locked to the bike rack.  The bike is described as JAMIS, road bike with a black and grey coloured frame and pink decal striping.  The approximate value of the bike is $750.00.  Anyone who may have observed the theft or may have information that could assist in this investigation is asked to call the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210.
June 30th, 2020
If it’s too HOT for you, it’s too HOT for an animal…
An officer was dispatched to the parking lot of Zehrs around 9:30 am for reports of a dog left in a vehicle. The vehicle’s windows were cracked and the dog was barking nonstop. It was already very hot outside. When the officer arrived, the windows were opened about 2 inches, the dog’s tongue was out constantly and panting. A phone number was located for the registered owner of the vehicle and calls were placed with negative results. The owner was paged in Zehrs on loud speaker with negative results as well. A short time after, the owner was located, spoken to, and cautioned over the situation and well-being of the dog. The owner was very apologetic and acknowledged that they was in the wrong. 
The LaSalle Police Service is reminding everyone in these hot and humid conditions, that is upon us this summer, that “If its too hot for you, It is too hot for a dog or any other animal.”
July 1st, 2020
During the afternoon of July 1st, LaSalle Police received a report of fraud via Snapchat. A young male reported that he was approached by an unknown female over Snapchat who was requesting assistance in paying her rent, and agreed to repay him afterwards.The male proceeded to provide the female with his debit card number and PIN. The female then withdrew approximately $3500 from the male’s account. Officers assisted the financial institution with the investigation and the male was refunded.
LaSalle Police asks that you always protect your personal information, and never provide information such as banking information, identification numbers, etc., to anyone. If you think you may be a victim of a scam, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to check for ongoing scams at www.antifraudcentre.ca
July 2nd, 2020
Traffic Stop
On this day as a LaSalle Police Service Officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of  Malden Road.  As a result of the traffic enforcement a traffic stop was conducted and the driver was investigated for several Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act offences.  The drive was subsequently served with the following Part III Summons- Use plates not authorized for vehicle – HTA 12(1)(d),  Drive while under suspension – HTA 53(1), and  Owner operate motor vehicle no insurance – CAIA 2(1)(a).

July 3rd, 2020
Congratulations to Senior Communicator Pat Freitas who today celebrates 20 years with LaSalle Police Service.
Information for residents:
If you have a concern regarding a business not adhering to Section 22 Mandatory Face Covering Order, the Windsor Essex County Health Unit requests you report your complaint to 519-258-2146 ext. 3100

July 4th, 2020

Youth Complaint
In the early hours of this morning police were called to a disturbance on a usually quiet street.  Upon arrival a group of male youths were seen arguing and a driveway was covered in what appeared to be black mulch.  The youth who lived in the house stated that he hasn’t seen his friends in a while and they just started to have a heated discussion, none of the males knew how the mulch became dispersed over the driveway. The youths were asked to leave and the officers left the scene.
At just before midnight LaSalle police received a COVID related call.  A neighbour was concerned that there seemed to be a lot of people in a house near to theirs, and not all of them lived at the residence. It was assumed that there were more than 10 people at the residence which was not allowed by the EMCPA (Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act).  When officers arrived they spoke to a young male who said that his parents had allowed him to have four friends over for the evening and that the gathering then got out of hand and he didn’t know what to do.  The officers saw at least 30 people within the residence and asked all, except the five whom were supposed to be there, to leave and to call for a ride home.  The officers waited with the youths until they were picked up, the five that remained at the residence cleaned up the house and the homeowners/parents were called and informed of what had happened.