UPDATE: Officers of the LaSalle Police Service and the Windsor Police Service continued to investigate an incident regarding the theft of a white, 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup that collided with a LaSalle Police Cruiser, injuring the occupying police officer. Working together, officers were able to identify a suspect, a 31 year old male of no fixed address, and furthered their investigation.
On Friday, March 18th, plain clothes officers from the LaSalle Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division located the suspect in the City of Windsor. The suspect was arrested without issue for seven criminal offences: Theft of motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5000, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, breach of probation, and driving while prohibited due to a Criminal Code conviction. The suspect was held in custody for a bail hearing .
A LaSalle Police Officer suffered minor injuries after a stolen vehicle collided, head-on with his cruiser early Monday morning. Just after 5:00 a.m., the officers had received a report that a white, 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup was stolen from a property on Seventh Concession in LaSalle. While searching for the vehicle, police spotted it turning onto Bethlehem Street in the City of Windsor. Two LaSalle Police officers stopped and positioned their cruisers on the roadway to block the vehicle from escaping however the pickup raced toward the police vehicles and crashed head-on into one of them before fleeing the scene.
The GMC was later located abandoned in a residential area by Windsor Police officers.
The driver of the vehicle has not yet been identified and LaSalle Police are continuing to investigate.
The officer involved suffered a laceration to the head as well as a mild concussion for which he was treated and released from the hospital.
Approved By: Staff Sergeant Nawzad SINJARI