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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Theft from Motor Vehicle

On September 8, 2019, four reports of thefts from motor vehicles were taken by officers for the streets of Northway, and three vehicles on Betts. We would like to remind residents to ensure your car is locked overnight and to remove any valuables from line of sight in your vehicle.
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September is Suicide Awareness Month

September is suicide awareness month. If you feel like you can’t cope or overwhelmed and fell like suicide is the only way out, please talk to someone. It will be hard to open up but you may 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. September 10th, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary situation. Everything is temporary. #letstalk.  Here are some helpful
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Back to School

Back-to-school days bring traffic congestion—and an increase in potential hazards. Fortunately, a few key tips can help improve safety for everyone. Here are some recommendations that drivers should be aware of, as well as some reminders for parents to share with their kids. Back-To-School Driving Tips For Parents Driving in the School Zone Area Slow down and drive extra cautiously. Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school. Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles. When flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection. Be prepared for kids
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Trespassing

On September 7, 2019, at approximately 5:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the area of the Essex Terminal Railway Tracks at Victory Street for a report that dirt bikes were travelling along the tracks for several hours. Everyone is reminded that the ETR Tracks and the property adjacent to the tracks is private property and is posted as no trespassing. Off road vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, etc are prohibited from entering onto this property and could face charges under the Trespass To Property Act for entering a premises while prohibited. There are a number of factors at play in this instance
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Suspicious Person

On September 3, 2019, a resident of Superior Street contacted the police to report a suspicious circumstance that had occurred on August 8th. They advised that a male in his early to mid 20’s attended their residence, verbally identifying himself as an employee of Cogeco. He was wearing a Cogeco shirt and carrying a clip board. The male knocked on the door and requested to come inside to do an inspection of their home as a Cogeco employee. The homeowners did not subscribe to Cogeco so access was denied and the suspect left on foot after failing to provide identification
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R.I.D.E Program

On September 1, 2019, LaSalle Police conducted a R.I.D.E. Program tonight at various locations in town. The officers canvassed approximately 270 vehicles and conducted 4 roadside sobriety tests which did not result in any suspensions .   14 cautions under the Highway Traffic Act were issued.  We would like to thank everyone who made the responsible choice this holiday weekend and made arrangements for a ride after consuming intoxicating substances. #arrivealive.  
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