Members of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday August 3rd to Sunday August 9th, were kept busy responding to 329 calls for service and activities including:
24 – Emergency 911 Calls
4 – Alarms
3 – Assist Ambulance
3 – Assist Other Police Service
1 – Bail Violation
1 – Break and Enter (unfounded)
5 – By-Law Complaints
6 – Driving Complaints
52 – Directed Patrols
1 – Domestic Dispute
2 – Family Disputes
2 – Frauds
2 – Harassment Complaints
5 – Impaired Driving Complaints
1 – Indecent Act
3 – Mental Health Act
2 – Mischief Complaints
5 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
69 – Property Checks
12 – Suspicious Activity
2 – Thefts
73 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
6 – Wellness Checks
4 – COVID-19 related calls
Just after 8 am LaSalle Police Officers attended the rear parking of Zehrs on Malden for a report of two suspicious persons in a vehicle at that location. The officers located the vehicle and the occupants which resulted in the arrests of two adult males who were charged with an extensive list of criminal charges including but not limited to possession of stolen property, possession of controlled substances and breach of probation. Both males were held in custody for a bail hearing.
3 Day Driver’s Licence Suspension – Alcohol
At 10:45 PM, an officer stopped a motor vehicle on Front Road for a traffic violation. During the interaction with the driver the officer detected the odour of alcohol and demanded a breath sample. The driver registered over 50mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood and his drivers licence was subsequently suspended for a period of three days. The driver will be required to pay a $280.00 fee to the Ministry of Transportation to have their drivers licence reinstated.
At 9:45 PM, the officer was detailed to LaSalle Police Service headquarters for a trespass to property complaint. The reporting person stated that at around 9:00 PM, unknown youths were riding their bicycles south on D’Amore towards Sixth Concession. One of the cyclists rode up a residential driveway and got off their bicycle near a parked vehicle while the another youth could be heard saying “do it”. The reporting person reported that he was observing them through his security system and it appeared that the youth was kicking his vehicle. He used the speaker on the camera to tell them to leave which they did immediately. There was no apparent damage to the vehicle and the officer obtained a copy of the video for disseminated to all LaSalle Police Officer in attempt to identify the youths. The reporting person was advised to contact police if he observes these youths in the area again.
In the evening on this day an officer spoke with a female who stated that she had noticed two remarkable charges on her credit card statement. She contacted TD to freeze her credit card and then contacted Amazon to identify why her credit card was charged. One charge was identified while the second was not. Later that day the female received a call from a male who stated that he was an employee at Amazon; he asked if she had made a purchase from Amazon that day, when she stated that she did not she was directed to download an application called “team viewer” and a money transfer site called “pay send sign up”. She entered personal information on to the application, including her Visa card number and PIN. With these applications installed and after following his instructions the male was then able to take over her tablet and control her keys. The male was NOT an Amazon employee.
Realizing that it was a scam the female contacted her bank and froze her accounts and was advised by police to contact Equifax or Transunion.
We want to warn all residents not to give out personal information over the phone/on a website unless you can be sure that it is legitimate. If you suddenly realize that you have been scammed and someone has taken over your device, IMMEDIATELY shut it off with the power button and disconnect your wifi or internet connection to the device. Do not turn it back on until you can bring it to a technician to remove the malicious applications.
Motor Vehicle Collision
At around 4:30 on this day officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Matchette Road at Morton Drive. It was determined that a male riding his e-bike was travelling northbound on Matchette when he was struck by a vehicle travelling east on Morton that failed to stop at the stop sign at Matchette. The driver of the e-bike sustained a minor injury to their wrist and was examined by EMS.
The driver of the car was charged with Fail to Yield to Traffic on Through Highway contrary to section 136(1)(b) of the Highway Traffic Act.
Motor Vehicle Collision: Personal Injury
In the early evening, officers attended the area of Todd Lane and Tenth Street for a reports of a collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist. LaSalle Fire and EMS attended as well and found the male teen cyclist and their bike trapped underneath the involved vehicle. When emergency services arrived, nearby bystanders/witness’s were helping to lift the vehicle off of the cyclist to relieve the pressure to his body. Once officers were on scene, traffic was blocked off in all directions and paramedics attended to the teenage boy. LaSalle Fire was on scene shortly after and took over the heavy lifting. The cyclist was transported to the hospital along with his parents. The male youth sustained some moderate injuries but is expected to fully recover. There were several witnesses who provided details of the event to officers and provided a clear account of what had transpired. The driver of the vehicle was charged with “Start from Stopped Position – not in safety sec 142(2) of the Highway Traffic Act.” While this may have not been a factor in this collision, everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a safety helmet at all times while riding a bicycle. You must also have a bell or sound signaling device on your bike. It is the law and it may save your life. One of our very own members credits the use of wearing a safety helmet while riding a bike for saving their life. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye to anyone, anywhere at any time!
3 Day Driver’s Licence Suspension – Alcohol
At 11:32 PM, an officer stopped a motor vehicle on Matchette Road for a traffic violation. During the interaction with the driver the officer detected the odour of alcohol and demanded a breath sample. The driver registered over 50mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood and his drivers licence was subsequently suspended for a period of three days. The driver will be required to pay a $280.00 fee to the Ministry of Transportation to have their drivers licence reinstated.
Single Motor Vehicle Collision: Roll Over
LaSalle Police Officers, EMS and LaSalle Fire were dispatched to the 8000 block of Snake Lane for reports of a single motor vehicle that had rolled over. EMS provided information to dispatch that they were on scene with LaSalle Fire who were attempting to extricate the lone male driver from the vehicle. The driver was and alert conscious and sustained only minor injuries. Through investigation the officers determined that the vehicle left the roadway, hit a driveway culvert, flipped over and skidded about 15-20 meters before coming to rest on its passenger side. The male was then transported to the hospital with minor injuries by EMS. The damage to the vehicle is well over $5000.00. The driver was charged with careless driving.