Members of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday November 9th to Sunday November 15th, were kept busy responding to 428 calls for service and activities including:
21 – Emergency 911 Calls
1 – Alcohol related drivers licence suspension
11 – Alarms
1 – Assault Complaints
1 – Assist Ambulance
2 – Assist Fire Dept
2 – Assist Other Police Service
1 – Bail Violation
8 – By-Law Complaints
103 – Directed Patrols
1 – Domestic Dispute
11 – Driving Complaints
4 – Frauds
2 – Mental Health Matters
1 – Missing Person
9 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
77 – Property Checks
9 – Suspicious Activity
1 – Thefts
99 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
1 – COVID-19 related call
On Sunday, November 9th, an adult female resident was walking on Ellis Street near Edgemore when a male and a female in a white SUV pulled along side her and the female asked her for directions. The interaction between them was short. She described the vehicle as a white SUV with no remarkable features. She described the female passenger as approximately 30 years of age, Asian and was neatly dressed. The male driver was described as approximately 45 years of age and appeared to be of middle eastern descent.
The reporting person returned home and read an article from the Windsor Star that reported an incident that occurred on the same date where a female was approached by a vehicle and persons matching the same description and very similar circumstances. The victim in that article had a necklace stolen from her when the female occupant of that vehicle, exited and insisted on giving her a necklace as a sign of thanks. The female placed the necklace around the victims neck and surreptitiously removed her actual necklace thereby committing the offence of theft. After reading this, the reporting person contacted the LaSalle Police Service to report her experience.
There was another report to the OPP in the Town of Essex on the same date with similar circumstances and descriptions of both the vehicle and occupants.
After further review it is believed that these three incidents are likely associated. Please be vigilant and do not allow anyone you do not know to try to place anything on you as a thank you. Let your friends and family know about these types of distraction thefts.
If anyone has any information about these occurrences you are encouraged to contact LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210 or Windsor Police Service at 519-258-6111 or OPP at 1 888-310-1122
Anonymous tips can be made at Crime Stoppers at 519 258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.comhttps://www.catchcrooks.com/
Motorcycle vs Pedestrian
At approximately 3:30 PM, a handi-transit bus had come to a stop in the 2500 block of Front Road with its lights flashing and was in the process of off-loading passengers. At this time a three wheeled motorcycle was also travelling south, approaching the bus from the rear. The motorcycle operator failed to see that the bus was stopped and veered to the right in an effort to avoid a collision with the rear of the bus. The motorcycle struck a large mailbox and a pedestrian who was standing on the sidewalk. The passenger of the motorcycle was ejected and struck the rear of the bus. LaSalle Police Officers, EMS and Fire were dispatched to the scene. All three injured persons were transported to the hospital for further assessment however there were no life threatening injuries sustained. The driver of the motorcycle was charged and ticketed for “Careless Driving”.
3 day Licence Suspension
At 11:00 PM, a LaSalle Police Officer on general patrol observed a vehicle swerving in and out of its lane on Laurier Drive. The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking with driver the officer detected the odour of alcohol from him and demanded a breath sample. The driver registered a reading greater that 50 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood and he was issued a three day drivers licence suspension. A sober driver attended and picked up the driver and the vehicle. The driver will have to pay $281.00 to the Ministry of Transportation to reinstate their drivers licence.
If you are going to consume substances that may impair you ability to operate a motor vehicle please seek alternate ways of getting to your destination. Planning ahead will make sure you get there safely.
Traffic – Provincial Statutes
On November 12th. LaSalle Police Officers participated in a joint forces operation with the OPP and Windsor Police targeting aggressive driver’s and monitoring the speed on Highway 3 and Todd Lane. In the mid morning a driver was stopped for travelling at 116km/hr in a posted 60 km/h zone on Highway 3. The adult male driver was served with a Part 3 Summons for the offence of Drive Motor Vehicle Perform Stunt – speeding over 50km/h or more contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. The male’s licence was suspended for a period of seven days and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days. The minimum fine, upon conviction for this offence is not less than $2000.00 and not more than $10,000.00 or imprisonment for a term of not more than six months or both.
3 day Licence Suspension
Just before 8:00 PM, a LaSalle Police Officer conducting a R.I.D.E. program had occasion to speak with an adult male driver of a black Jeep Cherokee. While speaking with the driver the officer detected the odour of alcohol from him and demanded a breath sample. The driver registered a reading greater that 50 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood and he was issued a three day drivers licence suspension. The vehicle was parked in a nearby parking lot. The driver will have to pay $281.00 to the Ministry of Transportation to reinstate their drivers licence.
Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
An adult male is facing criminal charges of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle after performing a number of “burnouts” in a residential neighbourhood.
Just after 9:00 PM, LaSalle Police Service received multiple calls about the vehicle performing “burnouts” in the 200 block of International Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was applying the brakes and revving the engine in such a way that the rear wheels would lose traction with the roadway and driveway which caused a lot of noise and smoke in the area. The driver had performed this action for an extended period of time which caused the rear tires, and melted rubber deposited onto the driveway, to catch fire. LaSalle Police Service and LaSalle Fire Service attended the scene and could smell a heavy odour of burnt rubber in the air but the fire had already been extinguished. They observed multiple dark tire markings on the roadway and in the driveway of a nearby residence. As a result if the investigation into the matter an adult male resident of the Town of LaSalle has been arrested and charged with the criminal offence of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and has a pending court date.
3 Day Suspension- Alcohol
Just before 2:30 AM an officer observed a vehicle driving around in the Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall. The vehicle exited the parking lot and pulled in to the Circle K parking lot across the street. The officer spoke the adult female driver who advised that she was looking for a convenience store. When questioned about her alcohol consumption she stated that she had not had anything to drink that evening as she was the designated driver. While speaking with the driver the officer detected the odour of alcohol from her and demanded a breath sample. The driver registered a reading greater that 50 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood and she was issued a three day drivers licence suspension. Her vehicle was left at the Circle K and she and her friend left the area in a taxi. The driver will have to pay $281.00 to the Ministry of Transportation to reinstate their drivers licence.