Just before 3:00 am on January 9th, 2022, officers from the LaSalle Police Service were summoned to a residence on St. Michael’s Drive for a report of a break and enter in progress. Police arrived on scene within minutes of the call and found two adult males engaged in a physical altercation in the driveway of the residence.
Investigators learned that an adult male had attended the residence and tried to gain entry by breaking a window adjacent to the front door. An adult male resident exited and confronted this person and the two engaged in a physical altercation. As a result, the male resident suffered non-life-threatening injuries to the face and head and was treated at the hospital. During the investigation, a young person who was at the residence began obstructing the officers in their investigation and became violent towards the officers, assaulting one of them. The officer was not injured by the assault.
This was not a random incident and all parties involved were familiar with each other. There is no risk to public safety at this time.
The names of the involved persons are being withheld due to the involvement of a young person in this matter.
The adult male was charged with Break and Enter and Commit Assault with a Weapon and Assault with a Weapon. The young person was charged with numerous offences including Obstruction of a Police Officer and Assault Police Officer.
Both the charged persons were held for a bail hearing before a judge.
The male resident was treated and released from hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519 258-8477 (TIPS) or on-line at www.catchcrooks.com