Weekly Media Release – January 11th, 2021 – January 17th, 2021

Members of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday January 11th to Sunday January 17th, were kept busy responding to 390 calls for service and activities including:

18 – Emergency 911 Calls
5 – Alarms
1 – Assault Complaint
2 – Assist Other Police Service
1 – Attempt Criminal Act
1 – Break and Enter
2 – By-Law Complaints
75 – Directed Patrols
6 – Driving Complaints
1 – Family Dispute
8 – Fraud Complaints
1 – Harassment Complaint
1 – Mental Health Act Matter
2 – Mischief Complaints
4 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
163 – Property Checks
7 – Suspicious Activity
3 – Thefts
38 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
2 – Trespass Complaints
7 – COVID-19 related calls

January 12th
Garage and Unlocked Vehicle Entered
A resident on Omira Street reported to police that someone entered their garage sometime during the previous day or night and rummaged through the unlocked vehicle that was parked within. The reporting persons did not notice anything missing and believe that the side man-door was possibly left unlocked.

The LaSalle Police have received multiple reports in the last couple of months in regards to unlocked vehicles/sheds/residences being entered or attempted to being entered. Many of these occurrences have occurred within close relative proximity to one another and are likely related. Investigation into these incidents has enabled investigators to identify a suspect or person of interest and the investigations into these matters are ongoing.

As a normal course of practice, please ensure that you lock all doors (House and Vehicles) at all times and especially at night.

January 13th
Intoxicated Person causing Disturbance
Officers were dispatched to Minto Avenue for a distressed female that had emerged from a dumpster at a construction site, appeared to be intoxicated and was walking back and forth at the end of the street. Officers attended to investigate and assist the female who immediately became aggressive and verbally abusive towards Officers. The Officers determined that she was intoxicated in public and placed her under arrest. Officers found a bottle of vodka in her coat pocket which further confirmed their determination. She was transported to the LaSalle Police HQ Cells. Once the female had sobered up and could safely care for herself, she was released to a family member after being issued with a ticket for being intoxicated in public.

Theft From a Motor Vehicle
A resident from the 2200 block of Suzanne Street contacted police to report that their vehicle had been entered either Monday or Tuesday night while it was parked in their driveway. The vehicle had been left unlocked and approximately $10.00 in loose change was stolen.

Please lock your vehicles at all times. Often times, thieves will seek out easy targets such as unlocked vehicles for easy scores of any valuables. #lockitorloseit

January 15th
Drive Motor Vehicle More Than 50 km/h Over Limit
At approximately 3:00 a male was driving a grey Honda Accord at 131 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone, (71 km/h over the limit), on Highway #3 near Todd Lane in the City of Windsor. An officer on general patrol was conducting radar in the area and observed the speeding vehicle and pulled it over. The driver was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt – Speeding 50km/h or more. His drivers licence was suspended for a period of seven days and his vehicle was impounded for a period of seven days. The driver is responsible for towing and storage fees as well as fees to have his licence re-instated. Upon policy renewal, the driver’s insurance company will also have access to the

Highway Traffic Act of Ontario – Racing, stunts, etc., prohibited
172 (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway in a race or contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager.  2007, c. 13, s. 21.
(2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her driver’s licence may be suspended,
(a)  on a first conviction under this section, for not more than two years; or
(b)  on a subsequent conviction under this section, for not more than 10 years.  2007, c. 13, s. 21.

Drive Disqualified
On January 15th at approximately 4:20 PM, a female was driving a red Nissan southbound in the 2300 block of Front Road at 80 km/h. The posted speed limit is 50 km/h. An officer, who was conducting radar in this area, stopped the vehicle for the infraction. The driver was also found to have a suspended driver’s licence. She was issued a summons for Driving while under suspension as well as Speeding. The vehicle was removed by a licenced driver.

January 16th
Mischief (vandalism)
On January 16th at approximately 12:30 PM, a person walking past St. Thomas of Villanova Secondary School noticed that someone had done “donuts” in the school’s football field causing damage to the grounds. They also found licence plate near a damaged fence on the property and contacted LaSalle Police to report the matter. Police investigated the incident and were able to identify a suspect who had been recently arrested for a similar incident performing donuts with the vehicle associated to the licence plate in the City of Windsor near the west side of LaSalle. LaSalle Police officers subsequently arrested and charged a male from the City of Windsor with the offence of Mischief contrary to section 430(4)(a) of the Criminal Code. He was later released on an appearance notice to appear in court to answer to the charge.

January 17th
MVA fail to remain
On Sunday, January 17th at 7:57 AM, an Officer was dispatched to the 8900 block of Malden Road for a report of a motor vehicle collision – fail to remain. Upon arrival the Officer spoke to the reporting person who advised that she observed debris and tire tracks on her front lawn this morning. The tracks were observed on the east gravel shoulder of Malden which continued onto the grass, indicating that the vehicle was driving northbound on Malden. The vehicle left the roadway and continued onto the grass in the same direction. The tire tracks began south of the residence and continue for approximately 100m until the vehicle came to rest against a set of bushes lining the driveway. The vehicle also struck a posted direction sign and a guide wire for a hydro pole. There was debris from the vehicle strewn across the grass including parts of the light assembly and small plastic vehicle parts. The vehicle in question appears to have been a silver Mazda with extensive damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. The appropriate agencies were contacted for the items to be repaired.