Members of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday September 14th to Sunday September 20th, were kept busy responding to 396 calls for service and activities including:
17 – Emergency 911 Calls
2 – Alarms
2 – Assist Ambulance
1 – Assist Other Police Service
3 – Bail Violations
14 – By-Law Complaints
84 – Directed Patrols
1 – Domestic Dispute
13 – Driving Complaints
2 – Family Dispute
1 – Fraud
2 – Harassment Complaints
1 – Mischief Complaint
4 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
120 – Property Checks
8 – Suspicious Activity
3 – Thefts
2 – Threats
48 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
4 – Wellness Checks and COVID-19 related calls
9 – COVID-19 and Quarantine Act related calls
Driving Complaint: Golfview
An officer met with a resident who expressed their concerns about vehicles speeding on Golfview and motorists failing to stop at the crosswalk at Matchette and Golfview for pedestrians waiting to cross. The LaSalle Police Service has continuously published information about the pedestrian crosswalks in town including the responsibilities of drivers and pedestrians. Motorists are reminded to stop for pedestrians who are waiting to use the crosswalk. Pedestrians are reminded to signal you intention to cross in the crosswalk and to make sure that vehicles are stopping before proceeding. It is a good idea to make sure you make eye contact with the driver before crossing. Extra patrols and enforcement will be conducted in the area.
Pedestrian crossovers are often found at a stretch of roadway where there is no intersection. Pedestrian crossovers are identified by clear “Stop for Pedestrian” signs and road markings. Examples of crossovers: Normandy St. at the Cenotaph Park, Reaume Rd. at Malden Rd. and Matchette Rd. at Golfview Dr. It is the responsibility of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to understand and follow the rules of the road. www.lasalle.ca/crossovers #LivingLaSalle
– Look for the signs and slow down. Be prepared to stop if a pedestrian is waiting to cross the road. You don’t need to stop if there is nobody waiting to cross.
– Drivers must stop at the shark tooth type symbols.
– Make eye contact to ensure the pedestrian sees you.
– Wait until the pedestrian crosses the entire width of the road before proceeding.
– Hold your hand out in front of you to indicate that you are crossing the road.
– Look both ways and wait for traffic to stop.
– Make eye contact with the driver(s) before crossing.
– When crossing the road, follow the rules for pedestrians, dismount your bicycle and cross the road.
– When riding with traffic, follow the rules for drivers, and stop to allow pedestrians to cross the road.
Theft From Motor Vehicle
At approximately 8:30 AM, an officer attended Short Disputed Road for a report of a motor vehicle that was entered overnight and various items had been stolen from within. The reporting person advised that the vehicle had been left unlocked and that all of their camping equipment and camping tools were stolen. Residents are reminded that thefts such as this can occur at any time but usually at night in the cover of darkness. Lock your vehicles and do not leave anything of value within. If you see someone suspicious in your neighbourhood, especially at night, call police right away. Don’t wait until the next day to tell us what you saw. We’re ALWAYS open. 519 969-5210.
An officer spoke with a resident who lives on Front Road who wished to report a suspicious circumstance. They advised that a male approached their front door earlier that day wearing a business suit and carrying a clipboard. He stated that he was there because someone in the house was wanting to make funereal arrangements. The resident stated that nobody in the house was in need of that kind of service. The resident further questioned the male causing him to become agitated and more persistent before leaving. The male was described as Caucasian, 5″7, medium build and balding with a small amount of salt and pepper hair on the back of his head. The male was identified through identification and vehicle licence plate information and it was confirmed that he did indeed work for a funeral arrangements program. It is unknown at this time of why he approached this particular residence and knew information about the residents who reside there. If you find yourself confronted with a similar situation, call the police immediately.
Motor Vehicle Collision with Injuries
Just before 2:00 PM, officers attended the intersection of Malden Road and Wyoming Avenue for a collision involving two motor vehicles. A motor vehicle entered into the intersection from Wyoming onto Malden Road and was immediately struck in the drivers side by a northbound vehicle. The driver sustained injuries that required them to be transported to the hospital. The driver of the approaching vehicle was charged with failing to stop for a red light.
3 Day Driver’s Licence Suspension – Alcohol
At 11:45 PM, an officer stopped a motor vehicle on Malden Road after receiving a complaint of a possible impaired driver involving this vehicle. During the interaction with the driver the officer did not observe any signs of impairment but detected the odour of alcohol from the driver and demanded a breath sample. The male 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.
LaSalle Police Service received a call from a male who stated that approximately four male youths were seen throwing objects at his garage and dog. The male saw the youths leave the area on their bicycles and head towards the Parkway Trails. Officers suggested to the male to install surveillance cameras around his house in case a similar occurrence was to happen in the future. A report was generated to ensure that the area is monitored frequently.
Driving with Cannabis Readily Available
At 5:45 PM LaSalle Police Service received information about a possible impaired driver entering LaSalle from the City of Windsor. Officers located the vehicle travelling southbound on Ojibway Parkway. A traffic stop was initiated a short distance later. The driver was found to be unlicenced and a small amount of Cannabis was located with the drivers area. As a result of the interaction the driver was issued with two provincial offence notices;
1) Drive motor vehicle – no licence HTA 32(1)
2) Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available – CCA 12(1)
In the early morning hours LaSalle Police Service received a call for a suspicious circumstance. A resident believed that they could hear noises coming from their attic. Officers were quick to arrive on scene and search the house and attic for unwanted visitors. Thankfully there was no one (or animal) there. The remainder of the house was checked and secured. The resident was very thankful for the quick response from police and stated that now that the house was checked they felt comfortable to be left alone.