Trespass To Property

The LaSalle Police Service has received several complaints from citizens regarding people operating off road/all terrain vehicles inappropriately. Laws governing these vehicles stipulate that they must be covered with an insurance contract and they must be plated. The operator must wear an approved style helmet and carry proof of ownership and insurance on them. These vehicles can be operated on your own property or on someone else’s property with permission. If they are being used on property other than the owner’s property, the driver must have written permission and if not the operator is in breach of the Trespass to Property Act and liable to be charged and fined. The LaSalle Police will be enforcing all the provincial statutes related to the use of all terrain vehicles. Some of the offences can result in fines as high as $5,000.00 for first time offences.

The Essex Terminal Railway is quite concerned with the number of vehicles and pedestrians that use the property along their railroad tracks. They have posted signs and barricades to restrict people from using that property. Any use whatsoever of the property along the Essex Terminal Railway tracks is prohibited and persons found on the property will be subject to arrest and fines as prescribed under the Trespass to Property Act.

The Essex Terminal Railway does not want any unauthorized people on their property.

Fines under the Trespass to Property Act include: 
2(1)(a)(i)Enter premises when entry prohibited Fine$65.00
2(1)(a)(ii)Engage in prohibited activity on premises Fine$65.00
2(1)(b)Fail to leave premises when directed Fine$65.00