Suspected Bear or Pepper Spray Used at the Strawberry Festival

On June 8, 2019, Saturday night, an unknown male party sprayed what witnesses described to be bear spray, inside the festival grounds at the Strawberry Festival. The unknown male did this twice causing 5 different individuals to require treatment by Paramedics. All parties were treated at the scene and did not require any further medical treatment. The culprit fled the area before police could identify and arrest him. LaSalle Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the LaSalle Police Service 519-969-5210 or Crime Stoppers.