Members of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday February 1st to Sunday February 7th, were kept busy responding to 294 calls for service and activities including:
16 – Emergency 911 Calls
5 – Alarms
1 – Assist Other Police Service
1 – Attempted Criminal Act
1 – Bail Violation
1 – Break and Enter
8 – By-Law Complaints
16 – Directed Patrols
4 – Driving Complaints
1 – Family Disputes
3 – Fraud Complaints
1 – Harassment Complaints
1 – Indecent Act
1 – Mischief Complaints
5 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
96 – Property Checks
1 – Sexual Offence
9 – Suspicious Activity
3 – Thefts
1 – Theft Vehicle
41 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
3 – Trespass Complaints
8 – COVID-19 related calls
Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Charges
An officer on patrol observed a white Mazda travelling south on Front Road with different licence plates on the front and rear of the vehicle. The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the adult male driver. An investigation into the matter revealed that the licence plates were stolen, the vehicle was not insured and the driver’s licence was suspended. The male was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Drive while Suspended and Owner Operate Motor Vehicle on a Highway – No Insurance. The male was later released with a court date to answer to all the charges. Operating a motor vehicle on a highway without insurance carries with it a minimum fine of $5000.00 for a first offence and driving while under suspension is $1000 minimum for first offence. Possession of stolen property is a criminal offence and may result in a fine, jail or both as well as fees for a lawyer.
Male Sleeping in TD Bank Vestibule
At approximately 9:30 PM, an officer conducting a property check at TD Bank on Front Road, noticed a male sleeping in the vestibule. The officer recognized him as he got closer and knew that the male was hearing impaired. They communicated through pen and paper; the male stating that he attended the bank because he was cold and needed a place to stay. The male graciously accepted and appreciated a ride to the Salvation Army of Windsor where he was given shelter for the night.
With the inclement weather we are facing it is extremely dangerous to have to stay out in the cold. Fortunately there are options for people to seek shelter from the elements and potentially receive a meal.
Intoxication in a Public Place
Officers were dispatched for an intoxicated male inside the lobby of a condo building in LaSalle. It was reported that the male had urinated in the hallway just before police arrived. When officers found the male he was placed under arrest and searched. The search yielded a bag of different coloured pills which he claimed was candy. The male was released to the care of a family member after being served a ticket for being intoxicated in a public place. The pills were seized for analysis and if found to be a controlled substance, officers may proceed with other charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Covid-19 Regulations and Trespass Notice Issued
Officers were dispatched to Countryside Home Hardware for a male picking up an order in line outside and refusing to wear a mask. The workers told him that he cannot be delivered his item until he wore one. He then started yelling and tried to pry open the doors with his hands. The owner of the store came to the door and tried again to advise the male to put a mask on to complete the transaction as per their policy. The male began recording their interaction and then left. A licence plate was obtained from the vehicle that he drove off in and the officers were able to attend his residence to speak with him. He was advised of the complaint and that as per the store owner he was no longer welcome on their premises. Additionally, if he were to attend in the future, he could be charged with trespassing.
Dangerous ATV Operations and Flight from Police in Winter Weather
An officer on general patrol observed two ATV’s being driven on the roadway. The officer activated their emergency lights and the ATV’s fled. The ATV’s and the drivers were located a short time later and are facing criminal charges as a result. Everyone is reminded that if the police activate their emergency lights, pull over and stop. What may have been a warning or a ticket was made much worse unnecessarily. As a reminder, ATV’s are not allowed to travel on the roadway in LaSalle. When you are operating an ATV make sure you have not consumed alcohol or drugs, wear the appropriate safety equipment and operate the machine in a safe manner while obeying all applicable laws. We appreciate that riding ATV’s is fun but ask that you all put everyone’s safety, including yours and ours first.
Theft From Motor Vehicle
Throughout the day on February 6th, LaSalle Police Service dispatch received multiple calls regarding vehicles that had been entered and items stolen from therein on Merrill Ave and Reaume Rd in LaSalle, as well as a break in to a detached garage on Major Boulevard. Officers would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles, garages and residences as well as not leaving any items in plain sight in their vehicle. #Lockitorloseit.