Financial Crimes / Fraud Awareness Media Release

The LaSalle Police Service is alerting the public to an ongoing trend in financial crimes and fraud. Many of these frauds occur over the internet after receiving unsolicited e-mails, text messages, and sometimes phone calls about amazing investment opportunities or lottery winnings. In the past month, the LaSalle Police Service has investigated three significant frauds involving a total financial loss of approximately one million dollars. In two of the instances, the fraud was committed after the victims invested a significant amount of funds via a fraudulent online cryptocurrency agency. Once they tried to withdraw their seemingly rapidly growing investments, they
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Impaired Driver Arrested – Exceed Over 80 mgs Alcohol / Stunt Driver Charged – 94 km/hr / 50 km/hr Zone

During the evening of Friday, December 30, 2022, the LaSalle Police Service’s Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted a mobile R.I.D.E. / Traffic Enforcement initiative within various locations in the Town of LaSalle. The officers stopped and investigated several motor vehicles and conducted numerous roadside sobriety tests. A 43-year-old male was arrested and charged with Exceeding Over 80 mgs of alcohol after officers observed him swerving within the lane he was travelling in. A 16-year-old male was stopped and charged with Stunt Driving after he was observed travelling 94 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone within a residential area of the
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Impaired Driver Arrested / Charged After Evading a RIDE Spot Check That Resulted in a Collision

During the evening of Thursday, December 22, 2022, the LaSalle Police Service conducted a R.I.D.E. Program at various locations in the Town of LaSalle. The officers canvassed approximately 257 vehicles and conducted one roadside sobriety test. A 54-year-old male was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle and Exceeding Over 80 mgs of alcohol after he struck another vehicle while performing a U-turn in an effort to avoid passing through the nearby R.I.D.E. program spot check. The LaSalle Police will continue to educate and inform the public of the consequences of driving while impaired by alcohol or
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Stunt Driving Charge Issued for 65 km/h Over The Speed Limit

Case #22-8654 A 24-year-old, male resident of the United States was issued a summons for stunt driving after they were caught driving their black BMW at 165 km/h in a 100 km/h zone in the eastbound lanes of the 401 near Howard Avenue on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Officers from the LaSalle Police Service, Windsor Police Service, and the Ontario Provincial Police Service were engaged in a joint forces operation targeting speeding and aggressive driving when the vehicle was caught on radar travelling at 65 kilometers per hour over the speed limit. The male’s licence was immediately suspended for 30
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Thank You to our Community Partners in Crime Prevention

This morning we kicked off a crime prevention campaign at Rexall Pharmacy on Malden Road in LaSalle. The campaign is aimed at educating people on gift card scams and how to avoid becoming a victim of one.     For more information on this campaign see the information here: https://www.lasallepolice.ca/gift-card-Officers of the LaSalle Police Service also visited businesses throughout LaSalle where gift cards are sold and requested that they display a sign that advises gift card purchasers to stop and read the sign first. The message is”Stop. Before you buy that gift card read this first. Did you receive a
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Information on Preventing Gift Card Scams

The LaSalle Police Service has created a simple crime prevention campaign to hopefully help curb gift card scams. We will be kicking off the campaign on Thursday, December 8th at 10 am with our community partners at Rexall Pharmacy at 5881 Malden Road, LaSalle along with Windsor Essex County Crime Stoppers. An information page on gift card scams can be found on our website that explains how to prevent becoming a victim of gift card scams as well as what to do if you become a victim of the scam. https://www.lasallepolice.ca/gift-card-scams/ Officers of the LaSalle Police Service will be visiting
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Stunt Driving Charge Issued for 103 km/h in a Posted 50 km/h Zone

Report# 22-8166 A 19-year-old male motorist was issued a summons for stunt driving after he was caught driving a black Dodge van at 103 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Front Road on Thursday afternoon. A LaSalle Police Officer who was conducting radar traffic enforcement in the area clocked the vehicle on radar travelling at this high rate of speed and issued the driver with a summons. His licence was automatically suspended for 30 days and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for 14 days. Once the period of suspension expires, he will be required to pay a
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Stunt Driving Charge Issued for 101 km/h in a Posted 50 km/h Zone

A 42-year-old male motorist was issued a summons for stunt driving after he was caught driving a black Volkswagen Jetta at 101 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Front Road on Wednesday afternoon. A LaSalle Police Officer who was conducting radar traffic enforcement in the area clocked the vehicle on radar travelling at this high rate of speed and issued the driver with a summons. His licence was automatically suspended for 30 days. Once the period of suspension expires, he will be required to pay a $281.00 driver’s licence reinstatement fee to Service Ontario before being legally eligible to
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Failure to Comply with Conditions Leads to Several Additional Criminal Charges

A 54-year-old male resident of Windsor is facing several criminal charges after police responded to a domestic disturbance call, just before 3:30 a.m. on November 2nd, 2022. As officers arrived in the area the male fled in his vehicle. Officers recognized the male who was in violation of his court-ordered conditions and attempted to use a tire deflation device to stop him from fleeing. The male continued to drive away and LaSalle Police Officers used their police vehicles to coordinate a tactical maneuver bringing the suspect’s vehicle to a controlled stop. During this maneuver, the male’s vehicle collided into the
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LaSalle Police Youth Foundation Makes Donations to Three Recipients

Thanks to our LaSalle Police Youth Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Sponsors and Donors the LPYF was able to make $5000.00 donations to each of the following recipients: 1) St. Andrews Food Bank LaSalle. The LaSalle Police Service is a longtime supporter of the food bank run by Deb Wilkinson and her team. Thank you for all that you do for our community. 2) WETRA – Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association. The LaSalle Police Service truly appreciates the children’s programming at WETRA and is thankful that WETRA is always to help our first responders through difficult times. 3) The Kaschenko family
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