Canadian Police Memorial

On the last Sunday of every September, hundreds of police officers along with civilian personnel from across the country gather at the Canadian Police Memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ON to honour our fallen brothers and sisters. Their names forever memorialized on glass plaques at the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial which overlooks the beautiful Ottawa River. Unfortunately, LaSalle (Sandwich West) Police Constable Robert CARRICK’s name is among those names. This annual memorial helps us all to remember the sacrifices that were, and continue to be made every day, every year so that we may live in safety and
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“Be on the Look Out” from WPS

On September 20, 2019, officers received a notification from the Windsor Police Service with reference to a person that may be suicidal who was operating a motor vehicle possibly headed into LaSalle. The officers received a description of the vehicle and driver. A short time later, a LaSalle Police Officer located the vehicle and person parked in a parking lot on Front Road. The driver attempted to drive away from the officer during which time, the officers’ vehicle was struck. The officer immediately followed the fleeing vehicle a short distance at which point, the vehicle stopped and the driver was
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Attempt Theft

On September 18, 2019, a male telephoned the LaSalle Police Service to report an attempted break and enter to his trailer overnight. The trailer had been parked overnight on Silver Maple Drive in LaSalle and when the owner returned, he noticed some deep cuts to the latch however the culprits never gained access to the trailer. The trailer is equipped with a loud alarm system if the doors were to be opened. LaSalle Police would like to again remind everyone that if you see someone or something suspicious, please call the LaSalle Police Service immediately at 519 969-5210 or 911
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Trespassing – Person in Need

On September 17, 2019, officers from the LaSalle Police Service were dispatched to Highway # 18 for reports for the concern of a male in the area whom was walking up and down the street talking to himself and stepping in to the road with no concern for his own well being. On arrival, officers located the man who was standing on a front porch of a residence. The officers spoke with the male who would only identify himself as “Jesus Christ”. Failing to provide his identity or any other details, the male was arrested for “Fail to Identify” under
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September is Child Passenger Safety Month

As of September 15, 2019, CPSAC – Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada have 2211 certified members including 2134 technicians, 62 instructors, and 15 instructor trainers. Of note, 57 have been taught so far in 2019 as well as 4 transfer courses and 4 recertification courses. CPSAC still have 22 more courses this year. In 2018, the LaSalle Police Service began training with CPSAC. There are approximately 8 LaSalle Police Officers who are trained and certified by CPSAC as Child Passenger Safety Technicians. With this training, our officers are able to assist in the inspection and installation of child seats
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September is Suicide Awareness Month

If you feel like you can’t cope or feel overwhelmed and think that suicide is the only way out, PLEASE talk to someone. It may be hard to open up but you’ll be glad you did. We’re all here rooting for you and we’ll be here to help or even just listen. LaSalle Police Service are always here when you need us. We’re just a phone call away at 519 969-5210. Please note that September 10th, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary situation. and remember….. Everything is temporary. #letstalk.  Here are some helpful
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Thefts, Break & Enter

On September 14, 2019, there was a break in of an outbuilding, theft from a vehicle, attempt theft from a vehicle, and theft of two vehicles all occurring near the 8000 block of Disputed and Donato Drive. Approximately two hours after the owner the second vehicle stolen, it was returned to the area and left parked on the street, The first vehicle, a work truck, was recovered early on September 15th by Essex OPP in a nearby location. The investigations are still ongoing to determine who stole the vehicles. From the break in of the outbuilding, the homeowner discovered approximately
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RIDE Program

On September 13, 2019, LaSalle Police Service conducted a RIDE program on Malden Rd at Todd Lane. The officers observed an odour of alcohol on the breath of two drivers. A sample of the drivers’ breath was obtained utilizing an Alcohol Screening Device which indicated the drivers were each operating a motor vehicle with more than the legal limit of alcohol for which their individual licence classes permit. Both driver’s were issued 3 day license suspensions and accordingly, their driver’s licenses were seized and returned to the MTO. As a reminder, “Novice” driver’s are to have zero alcohol in their
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Break and Enter

On September 10, 2019, a LaSalle resident visited the LaSalle Police Service to report a theft from his garage over night. He informed the officer that he had locked the side door of the garage before heading to bed on September 9th and awoke the next day to find that the side door was open. Several power tools and sound system accessories were taken. The victim stated that a few months prior, he had misplaced his electronic garage door opener and believes that this is what was used to access his garage. The officer conducted an area canvas, however there
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Fraud

On September 9, 2019, officers spoke with a woman who advised she had placed an ad on Facebook for a wheelchair. A male contacted her and offered her a much larger amount for the wheelchair than what it was posted for. He contacted her advising he would be sending a certified cheque. She responded to confirm the amount which again stated the much larger amount. She decided that she would figure it out when she received the cheque. Upon receiving the cheque she contacted the male, again stating that he had sent too much. They had a discussion about how
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