Weekly Media Release – August 24th, 2020 – August 30th, 2020

Members of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday August 24th to Sunday August 30th, were kept busy responding to 506 calls for service and activities including:

27 – Emergency 911 Calls
6 – Alarms
2 – Assault Complaint
1 – Assist Ambulance
2 – Assist Other Police Service
1 – Attempt Criminal Act
1 – Bail Violation
15 – By-Law Complaints
71 – Directed Patrols
12 – Driving Complaints
5 – Frauds
3 – Impaired Driving Complaints
1 – Mischief Complaint
1 – Missing Person
7 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
192 – Property Checks
6 – Suspicious Activity
5 – Thefts
94 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
5 – Wellness Checks

August 24th
Theft – Bicycles
Throughout the week of August 24 – August 30 the LaSalle Police took 3 calls for service with regards to stolen bicycles in the Town of LaSalle. We encourage citizens to use a secure bike lock that attaches through the frame of the bicycle even if stored in a locked garage or shed. These measures will help ensure the safety of your bike. It is a good idea to take photo’s of your bike along with recording the serial number which is usually stamped into the frame. Having these may assist police in locating your bicycle.

August 25th
MVA – Personal Injury
Officers, along with Fire and EMS, responded just before 7:00 PM to a single motor vehicle collision in the 8400 block of Malden Rd. The vehicle was in the ditch and driver was still in the vehicle, conscious but had suffered injuries. Through investigation it was determined the vehicle had been travelling southbound on Malden Road. The driver indicated that they had to swerve to avoid striking an animal crossing the roadway. The driver was transported to hospital and treated for an injury to their leg. The vehicle sustained extensive damage as a result of the collision with the ditch.

August 26th
Suspicious Person
Just before midnight, two 911 calls came through indicating that a female was trying to enter a residence on the east side of LaSalle. The female in question was yelling and banging on the door and the occupants on the inside had no idea who she was. When officers arrived, the female was calm and identified herself as a Personal Support Worker. She explained that she had an appointment with a client but the residents weren’t letting her in to fulfil her duties. The PSW’s place of work was contacted to confirm that she did indeed work for them and what the correct address was for her appointment. It was confirmed that there was an appointment on the same street but unfortunately she had the wrong address.

August 27th
Fraud: Unauthorized Transactions to Egypt Air Airlines
A resident in LaSalle recently returned to Canada from Europe and observed 9 unauthorized transactions on her TD Visa Credit Card the day after they came back. All the transactions were to Egypt Air Airlines which they travelled with back in March, 2020, obtaining their tickets through a third party site of Expedia. The total amount of the unauthorized transactions totaled approximately $4000.00. Their bank was contacted and they have launched into an investigation regarding the matter. The officer advised the reporting person to call Egypt Airlines to gather as much information as possible about the transactions and to inform of them of what had happened and obtain further information in order to continue with the investigation.

August 28th
Theft from Motor Vehicle
Sometime overnight, a vehicle was entered on Hearthwood Place in Heritage Estates. The vehicle was left unlocked while parked. A wallet and sunglasses were reported taken. The reporting person was advised to contact Equifax and TransUnion in order to protect their credit. Information about the stolen property for the reporting person’s Drivers License, ownership and insurance have been added to a police database. Residents are reminded that the easiest way to prevent or deter a theft or entry to your motor vehicle is to lock it and to not leave anything of value within.

August 29th
Hazardous Conditions
In the early morning hours, LaSalle Police Service received a call from a female who stated that she had heard a loud bang and felt her house shake. After further inspection she realized that a large limb had fallen from a maple tree in front of her home onto her neighbour’s vehicle and was now blocking the roadway. An officer attended along with the LaSalle Public Works to remove the large limb from the roadway. The vehicle owner was later advised of the damage to their vehicle.