Suspicious Vehicle Fire

On October 11, 2018, LaSalle Police were called upon by LaSalle Fire to assist at the scene of a vehicle fire on Martin Lane at approximately 4:30 AM. The police were contacted due to the suspicious nature of the fire. Fire personnel determined it to be suspicious due to the location, time and where the truck was parked as well as the fact that no one was around. Once fire was extinguished, the owner of the vehicle attended the scene and provided a statement. A Forensic Officer also attended the scene for further investigation. If you have any information regarding
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Suspicious Incident on Laurier Drive

On Monday October 1, 2018 at around 1:00 PM police were informed about a suspicious incident involving two Sandwich Secondary students. The call came from school officials who indicated that two of their students were spoken to by a strange couple along Laurier Drive. What prompted the call to police was that the scenario was reminiscent of similar incidents reported on social media in Windsor. Officers attended the school and spoke with the students and their parents. The two students told officers that at around 12:30 PM they were walking to a home on Laurier Drive (between Malden and Matchette).
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Possible Contractor’s Fraud

September 28, 2018 A case of possible contractor’s fraud – A local resident called police and told them that he had paid money to have his windows repaired but the job had not been completed, and the ‘contractor’ was refusing to attend the site or return the deposit he had been given to complete the work. Police got in touch with the “contractor” who denied the claim. The resident who had found this contractor on Kijiji was advised to be more circumspect of such contractors in the future. (please visit https://www.kijiji.ca/kijijicentral/jobs-services/services/avoiding-contractor-moving-and-other-service-scams/ or similar sites on information how to avoid such
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Stunt Driving

September 17, 2018 – During the middle of the afternoon, two LaSalle officers observed a rider on a motor cycle doing “wheelies” along Normandy St. They observed that the front wheel of the motorcycle was high above the road surface. The officers pulled over the rider for “Stunt Driving”. The driver was advised of the reason for the stop. His licence was seized on the spot, and suspended for 7 days. He was also issued a summons to attend court and explain his actions to a Judge / Justice of Peace. The motorcycle was also impounded for 7 days. If
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Fraud

September 10 An Officer was dispatched to the front lobby of the police station to speak with a resident who informed the officer that he had been a victim of Fraud. The man had become aware that his bank and credit card had been compromised at which point he had attended his banking institution. The Financial Institution advised him to contact police and indicated they will be doing a parallel internal investigation into the matter, and hopefully the approximate total of $100,000 that was taken from his account will be reimbursed to the client. Fraudulent activity can happen to anyone.
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Online Scam

Sept 7 A local resident had shown interest in a vehicle that was being offered for sale on Kijiji website. The resident was contacted by the people who had posted the ad and invited him to come to the 1300 block of Cadillac in Windsor to see the vehicle. The local resident attended the area and saw a couple sitting in a 2007 Dodge Caravan with 71,000 kms (whose picture had been posted on Kijiji) He met with the couple in the van and took the van for a test drive around the block. They settled on a price of
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Civil Dispute

Sept. 4 Officers attended a local residence to mediate a civil dispute regarding sale/purchase of a house. The vendors had turned over a key to the house they were selling to the purchaser before getting their money. The buyer moved into the house shortly thereafter. The two parties then renegotiated an extension to the sale agreement, and both parties advised they would abide by it. The buyer appeared to be having some issues with financing, but assured the sellers that he was going to come through on his promise to pay them. One of the involved lawyers was away on
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Coyote Spotted

A concerned citizen attended the station to advise that her small dog had been attacked by a coyote while the dog was in the side yard, located in the 1100 block of Reaume Rd. Residents are reminded to exercise caution when letting small dogs out (especially in early morning and evening hours). It is recommended to turn exterior lights on, regularly clean up your dog’s feces, and keep a constant eye on your animals.
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Burglary on 10th St.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 14 unknown suspect(s) entered a house on Tenth St. The suspect(s) stole numerous items, including a 2016 black Kia Sorento, with Ontario licence plates CASY140, a black Iphone, two Apple Ipads – one with red cover and the other had no cover, an HP tablet with a blue case, an Acer Aspire Laptop – Silver 15.4″ screen, a Coach Purse – red -with long strap. Half a dozen credit cards along with debit cards, Social Insurance Card, Passport and Nexus card were also stolen. If you know who is responsible for this
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Parental Abduction

Last week, LaSalle Police Service were contacted by an RCMP officer from PEI. The RCMP officer advised that they were in the midst of investigating an incident involving parental child abduction. The officer explained that they were looking for a young mother who may have come to LaSalle over the past few days. The officer further indicated that the young mother had been in a relationship with someone that the parents did not approve of. The two young people at the centre of this saga are not married and do not live together. However, they did have a child together. The child
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