Driving Issues

Over the past few weeks we have received numerous calls for speeding on main arteries as well as residential streets. The complaints are regarding cars, trucks, motorcycles, and ATV’s (which by the way are prohibited on Town streets).  We will be stepping up our patrols in the areas we keep hearing about. We would like to remind all residents and those driving through LaSalle to please stick to the speed limits; they are there for a reason. We don’t want to see any further accidents. So far during the month of May, we have had 8 motor vehicle collisions involving physical
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OPP/LaSalle PS Gun Amnesty – April 2018

OPP/LaSalle PS Gun Amnesty – April 2018 Ontario Provincial Police and LaSalle Police are holding a month-long gun amnesty program in April 2018 The Amnesty will apply to any documented or undocumented firearms and other weapons and accessories. OPP/LaSalle Police Service will also accept any amount of unwanted ammunition The Gun Amnesty will provide residents with a safe way to surrender weapons, imitation weapons and related equipment and ammunition which they are not legally entitled to own or no longer want, to enhance public and police officer safety. Police are reminding interested gun owners to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122
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Automated Licence Plate System

The LaSalle Police Service will soon be deploying an Automatic Licence Plate Recognition System equipped vehicle. The system was recently purchased using funds received through a provincial grant to combat Human Trafficking. The system will be in use in areas where Human Trafficking may be occurring as well as other areas of the Town of LaSalle. The Automated Licence Plate Recognition System (ALPRS), which is installed on a marked police cruiser, automatically scans licence plates up to 20 metres away. The system will alert officers of stolen plates and vehicles, plates registered to suspended drivers, expired permits and other offences. The system will also notify
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“Not My Kid” Opioid Abuse Series

“Not My Kid” Debuting on YourTV As part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the Opioid crisis affecting our region, LaSalle Police Service has partnered with YourTV (formerly TV Cogeco) to produce a short segment similar to the “Not my Kid” forums that were held across our region. We are very grateful for YourTV’s assistance and partnership in disseminating this important information, and helping us promote public safety and well-being. The show was produced for the “Plugged IN” segment which is hosted by Andrea Morosin. The “Not My Kid” – Plugged IN segment will have its premier on
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Storage Lockers Broken Into

On Tuesday Oct. 17th, 2017 at around 2:00 AM the LaSalle Police Communications Centre received a call regarding a Burglary in progress at the Self Storage facility located at 777 Front Road. LaSalle. The caller reported seeing two males in the area who maybe involved in the burglary. Officers were dispatched immediately and converged on the area. A thorough search was conducted for the suspects and some of the stolen property was found propped up against a fence nearby. Two suspicious males were found in the area and questioned regarding the break ins. Both advised they were Chatham residents. After
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Robbery

On October 12, 2017, around 4:30 AM a Robbery took place at the Mac’s Convenience store located at 2055 Heritage Drive.A white male possibly in his mid 20’s, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, medium build entered the store. He waited at the check out counter for the clerk to attend. Once the clerk arrived at the counter he demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied and gave the robber all the money in the cash register.The robber then quickly fled the store in an unknown direction. The store clerk then notified police, who arrived quickly and checked the
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Narcan Spray Issued to LPS Officers

The LaSalle Police Service has started issuing Narcan Intranasal Spray to it’s officers. Narcan is the brand name for Naloxone which is administered to a subject that is suspected of suffering an opioid overdose. The Narcan spray has been issued as a health and safety measure for LPS officers who may come in contact with an opioid and is not for use on members of the public at this time.
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Stolen Vehicle Recovered

On Thursday October 5, 2017 at 2:12 a.m. Officers were on general patrol in the area of Kevin Street and Mary Street. At this time, the officers observed a 2016 Dodge Caravan parked on the corner of Mary Street just north of Kevin Street. The vehicle stood out as it was parked away from the curb and slightly on an angle. The officers investigated and learned that the vehicle was reported stolen on October 2, 2017 A cursory check of the vehicle revealed no exterior or interior damage however the engine was found to be still warm which lead the officer
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Break and Enter Suspect Arrested

On Saturday Sept. 30th, just before 5:00 PM a resident in the area of Huron St. and Mayfair Ave heard the sound of glass shattering at a neighbour’s house. When they went to check, they discovered that the rear patio door had been smashed. The reporting person quickly called police to report the incident. Officers quickly converged in the area. They stopped a vehicle and arrested one of the occupants for a daytime Break & Enter. A 25 year old Amherstburg man has been charged with Break & Enter, and Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.
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Break and Enter

On September 16, 2017 a break and enter was reported in the 400 block of Kenwood. A residence was entered and the entire main level and basement had been ransacked by an unknown suspect(s). The break-in was believed to have occurred between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Officers conducted an investigation and canvassed the area. Please contact LaSalle Police Service or Crimestoppers if you have any information regarding this occurrence.
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