Weekly Media Release – December 7th, 2020 – December 13th, 2020

Members of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday December 7th to Sunday December 13th, were kept busy responding to 320 calls for service and activities including:

16 – Emergency 911 Calls
2 – Alarms
2 – Assault Complaints
1 – Assist Ambulance
2 – Assist Other Police Service
1 – Break and Enter
3 – By-Law Complaints
31 – Directed Patrols
1 – Domestic Dispute
9 – Driving Complaints
1 – Drug Investigation
1 – Firearms Discharged
1 – Fraud Complaints
2 – Harassment Complaints
2 – Impaired Driving Complaint
5 – Mental Health Matters
9 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
84 – Property Checks
1 – RIDE Program
7 – Suspicious Activity
7 – Thefts
1 – Threats Complaints
25 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
3 – Trespass Complaints
2 – COVID-19 related call
3 – Wellness Checks

Town of LaSalle – WECHU Enters Grey Zone – Lockdown

WECHU Enters Grey Zone – Lockdown

Residents of LaSalle,

On Monday, December 14th, 2020 at 12:01 AM, Windsor-Essex County was placed under modified Stage 1 – Grey Zone – Lockdown as per the Government of Ontario and the Windsor Essex County Health Unit. There are stringent measures included in this lockdown that must be followed in order to ensure the health of our communities.

One such significant measure of Ontario Regulation 82/20 under the Reopening Ontario Act is:

Gatherings, Stage 1 areas
1. (1) no person shall attend,
(a) an organized public event that is held indoors;
(b) a social gathering that is held indoors,
This means: It is illegal to gather indoors with anyone you do not live with.
Exception, members of single household
2. Section 1 does not apply with respect to a gathering of members of a single household, or a gathering that includes members of a household and one other person from outside that household who lives alone.
This means: Gathering indoors is not allowed, except with members of your household (or one other household if you live alone). If you live alone you may pick one family or household with whom you may visit.
You can however have a gathering of up to 10 persons outdoors as long as everyone is able to socially distance.
There are a number of additional measures under Lockdown which everyone is encouraged to read and be aware of.

Information regarding the various 5 zones of public health measures is available at: Framework for Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Lockdown Measures.

The LaSalle Police Service would like to remind our community that throughout this pandemic, public safety and community well-being has remained our number one priority. We continually strive to strike a balance between community support and education and enforcement.

COVID-19 positive cases have continued a steady increase in many regions across Ontario including here in Essex County. We as a community must not become weary or complacent in our efforts to avoid unnecessary exposure and have to do our part to stem the burden to our medical system. We are all legally bound to follow these rules which have been put into place in order to protect the overall health of our communities.

The LaSalle Police Service supports this collaborative public health strategy and will take appropriate enforcement action where necessary.

We respect that many are facing serious challenges however the health and safety of our community is of paramount importance us.
If we work together we can all make a difference.
Stay Safe.

December 7th
Shooting on Eastbourne Avenue(Original Media Release from December 8th, 2020)
The LaSalle Police Service is continuing to investigate a shooting in 1000 block of Eastbourne Avenue, LaSalle that occurred on December 7th, 2020. The unknown suspect(s) fled the scene and has not yet been located or identified.

In a previous media release, LaSalle Police investigators appealed to the public for information about a black mid-size car with a loud exhaust and a burnt out passenger headlight that was seen in the area around the time of the incident. It is unknown if the vehicle was involved in the incident.

The LaSalle Police Service has located a vehicle matching the provided description and investigators are working diligently to determine the involvement of this vehicle, if any, in this incident. Investigators are not revealing any further information at this time as to the owner of the vehicle or where or how it was located. We would like to thank the public for their continued assistance and support throughout this investigation. Investigators are still seeking information as to the identity of the culprit(s).

Anyone with information about this occurrence is encouraged to contact the LaSalle Police Service immediately at 519 969-5210 or anonymous tips can be made at Crime Stoppers at 519 258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.comhttps://www.catchcrooks.com/

December 8th
Theft of Trailer
At 7:30 AM, construction workers arrived at their job site on Silver Maple and discovered their work trailer missing. There was a hitch lock affixed to the trailer which had been cut off and was lying on the ground. The last time the workers saw the trailer at the site was about 4:00 PM the previous day. The trailer is described as a 2010 black HAUL trailer. Inside of the trailer were various everyday tools and items needed for construction. The trailer was added to a police database as stolen.
The following day, LaSalle Police received a call from a worker at a church on Cabana Road in Windsor, who advised that the trailer was parked in the rear parking of the church. An officer attended and locked the stolen trailer. The trailer was returned to the owner who advised that there was only a few item missing from within.
Officers reviewed private video surveillance from the neighbourhood and at 2:01 AM, December 8th, observed a light coloured (possibly white or silver), pickup truck heading east on Silver Maple with the trailer in tow.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this occurrence is encouraged to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210 or anonymous tips can be made at Crime Stoppers at 519 258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.comhttps://www.catchcrooks.com/

December 9th
Thefts from Vehicles on Conte Crescent
LaSalle Police Dispatch received calls from two separate residents on Conte Crescent regarding someone rummaging through their unlocked vehicles in their driveway between the hours of 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM. Multiple miscellaneous items were reportedly taken from both vehicles which included: a phone charger, small beige purse, 2 pairs of sunglasses, small amounts of change, a camera tripod, an old pair of running shoes and wrist braces.

A residential surveillance system was reviewed and at 3:32 AM, a person was seen walking up a driveway and checking doors on vehicles. The suspect also appeared to have an item from the residents’ car slung over their shoulder.

Anyone with information about this occurrence is encouraged to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210 or anonymous tips can be made at Crime Stoppers at 519 258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.comhttps://www.catchcrooks.com/

Residents are reminded to Lock it or Lose it. Don’t be an easy target. Don’t leave anything of value in your vehicle and lock it up at all times, day or night. Thieves generally try the door handle, and if it’s locked, move on until they find one that’s unlocked. That said, locking your vehicle will not be enough of a deterrent if you leave something irresistible within in plain sight.

Motor Vehicle Accident – Vehicle vs. Garage
Just after 10:30 AM, LaSalle Police Dispatch received two 911 calls regarding a vehicle that had left the roadway and was lodged in the side of a garage in the 8900 block of Malden Road. Through investigation, it was learned that the vehicle had been travelling northbound on Malden when the driver lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The vehicle hit a tree stump before striking the side of the garage. The tree stump had punctured the gas tank causing a leak which prompted LaSalle Fire and EMS to be immediately dispatched as well. Thankfully, the driver was uninjured and did not require medical attention. The total damage to the vehicle and building was well over $2000 dollars and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The driver was charged with Careless Driving.

December 11th
Driving Complaint: Stunt Driving
On December 4th, LaSalle Police dispatch received a call regarding a white jeep with a black hard top driving in the area of International and Michigan Avenue with a male clinging to the top of it. Officers attended the area and were unable to locate the vehicle. The reporting person provided police with the licence plate of the vehicle however the digits were incorrect and officers were not able to follow up with the registered owner.

On December 11th, LaSalle Police Dispatch received the same driving complaint with the same details and vehicle descriptors that was occurring on Mayfair Avenue. Officers once again attended the area, and located the vehicle in a driveway. The vehicle was off but the engine was still hot. Officers spoke with the involved persons who were educated on the possible outcomes of such reckless behaviour while operating a motor vehicle. Both agreed with the officers and were very apologetic and were cautioned for their actions.

December 13th
Theft from LCBO
An employee of the LCBO on Malden Road contacted the LaSalle Police Service just after 12:00 PM after reviewing surveillance video and observing a theft of liquor from the store. The review of the video was prompted when a customer advised management of suspicious behaviour by a female customer. After reviewing the video, at approximately 11:41 AM, a white female in her 30’s or 40’s, wearing sunglasses and the requisite face mask, entered the store and can be seen concealing four bottles with a total value of $288.00, in a black purse. She left the store four minutes later without making any purchase. She was observed entering the passenger seat of a silver Dodge Dakota pickup truck which promptly left the property. The licence plate number was provided to the police and the investigation is continuing.

Approved By: Staff Sergeant Jason WOODS