Fraud

On October 9, 2019, A citizen reported to Police that they received a notification that her hotmail password had been changed. The citizen responded by updating the password. A short time later the citizen received an email that a large purchase had been made on her account through PayPal to Dyson. The citizen contacted PayPal to dispute the purchase. While on the phone with PayPal the representative advised the citizen that another purchase had just been made. The citizen contact their bank, along with Equifax and Transunion to flag the accounts. The citizen contacted their cellular provider and was told
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Assist Fire Department

On October 8, 2019, LaSalle Fire Service requested assistance from Police with traffic control while they managed a working house fire. Officers closed Laurier Dr between Divine and Michigan to allow Firefighters to work safely. The fire was isolated to the garage. Damage is estimated to be about $200,000 to the contents of the garage and the structure. No one was home at the time and the fire department rescued two dogs from inside the home. The LaSalle Fire Chief credits the quick action of a neighbour who called in the blaze before it could get out of control.
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Deer Crossing the Road

Fall brings cool air, beautiful autumn colours and more importantly wildlife onto Ontario’s roads – and a need for drivers to be extra cautious. October to January is a peak time for vehicle collisions with wildlife, and autumn is the most dangerous time. Collisions with wild animals can result in serious vehicle damage, personal injury, or even death. Deer are most active at dawn and dusk, so motorists should be especially cautious driving between the hours of 5 and 8 a.m and 5 and 10 p.m., when deer are likely to be out feeding. Not coincidentally, this is also a peak
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Hunting Complaint

On October 3, 2019, multiple complaints were made on this day to the LaSalle Police Service regarding people hunting, standing in the water in the area of Rivervilla Court. With Waterfowl season upon us, residents along the water may be receiving an unwanted alarm clock Monday through Saturdays along the river. The hours of legal hunting are a half hour before sunrise and a half hour past sunset. (A reminder the Town does not allow Sunday Hunting.) The only place the by-law allows firearms to be discharged is on Fighting Island unless people are on, or in the Detroit River.
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Attempt Fraud

On September 30, 2019, officer attended a residence in Town after a female reported that she received an e-mail from a male who purported to be from Norton Anti Virus advising that her computer’s virus protection would be expiring in November. There was a phone number listed to call should she wish to renew her subscription. She contacted the company and spoke to a representative with a foreign accent, who indicated he could renew her subscription remotely. The reporting person allowed the representative remote access to her computer and then provided her credit card number when the male asked for
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Break & Enter

On September 29, 2019, police attended a residence in the area of Michigan Avenue for a report of a break and enter that occurred during the early hours of the morning. Upon arrival the officer was informed that between the hours of 1am and 6am an unknown culprit(s) entered the residence and stole items from one room inside. A 55″ Samsung TV, Yamaha receiver, Sony Playstation, two controllers and Call of Duty game are the items that were reportedly taken. The reporting person left the home the evening prior while the remainder of the family slept. They returned back home
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National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), taking place Oct. 20 to 26 across Canada, engages communities to raise awareness about ways young drivers and their passengers can remain safe on our roads.  For more information: https://parachute.ca/en/program/national-teen-driver-safety-week/    
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Mischief – under $5000.00

On September 25, 2019, an officer was requested to attend the 100 block of Bouffard Road for a window that was smashed on a vehicle overnight. The officer arrived and observed that the rear passenger window was shattered with the majority of the glass being located inside the vehicle. There was also a “For sale” sign laying in front of the rear passenger door, which the reporting person believes belongs to the neighbour just a few houses down. The damage would have occurred sometime between 4:30 am and 6:30 am as they had gone sleep after 4:30 am. Anyone with
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Motor Vehicle – Speeding with no Insurance

On September 23, 2019, an officer was on general patrol conducting radar on River Ave at Front Road. The officer observed a vehicle travelling at a much higher rate of speed then the posted speed limit. The officer activated the radar device and found that the vehicle was travelling at 79 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and the driver surrendered his license, permit and proof of insurance which was expired. The driver was issued a Part III Summons for speeding as well as driving without insurance. The driver will have a court date
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Property Found

On September 22, 2019, a male attended LaSalle Police Service to report a suspicious circumstance. The man had returned home from work to find a red, yellow and green arrow stuck vertically in to his front yard. The complainant was concerned that the arrow had been discharged without regard for public safety. Discharging a crossbow or bow is prohibited in LaSalle, as stated in By-Law No. 5304 “No person shall discharge any gun or other firearm, air-gun, spring-gun, cross bow, long bow or any class or type thereof within the limits of the Town of LaSalle.” It is careless, dangerous
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