Mental Health Act

On March 29, 2019, an officer was dispatched to a local residence for a report of a concerning post on a social media outlet. Upon first review, the post appeared to be suicidal in nature. After discussing the post with the party, it was determined there was a misunderstanding and the post had a different meaning altogether. The officers determined there were no grounds to apprehend the male under the Mental Health Act. Everyone is urged to seek assistance if needed. The Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line # 519 973-4435. A young man who was seriously contemplating suicide once
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Addiction Help

Every Wednesday from 11am-4pm, Danielle Dundas, a counsellor from the House of Sophrosyne attends the LaSalle Police Station to provide free addiction counselling and resource information for women and men with addiction issues, as well as families affected by addiction. Appointments are available by pre-booking, and walk-ins are welcome from 2pm-4pm. Walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. If you are a walk-in, you are not guaranteed an appointment that day, so booking in advance is encouraged.  Danielle is also at the LaSalle Hangout from 4pm-7pm every Wednesday to provide counselling to teenagers with addiction issues. The
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Theft (from vehicle)

On March 20, 2019, at 5:04 PM, an officer was dispatched to the main lobby of the LaSalle Police Service to investigate a theft from motor vehicle. The reporting person informed the officer that their vehicle was entered sometime in the evening of Wednesday March 20 into the morning of Thursday March 21. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at their residence, possibly left unlocked. When the reporting person went to their vehicle their wallet was missing; it had been in the driver side door. The officer took a description of the wallet / contents. The reporting person was
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Theft (Shoplifting)

On March 19, 2019, dispatch received information regarding a theft in progress at the Zehrs Great Food on Malden Road. Police arrived on scene and learned that a female had left and ran off towards Sprucewood. There was also a Dodge Journey parked waiting for her. The female suspect was recognized as per previous dealing with Zehrs Loss Prevention. Officers have identified a female suspect and are continuing the investigation.
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Break & Enter

On March 19, 2019, police were called to the 6900 block of Disputed Road for a break and enter to a house under construction. The owner advised that someone had entered and had taken an industrial light. Officers canvassed the neighbouring houses and found that several had security cameras. This is an ongoing Police investigation. Anyone with any information can contact LaSalle Police at 519-969-5210.
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Break & Enter

On March 18, 2019, officers were dispatched to the area of Gabrieau St for a report of a break and enter. The owner of a construction company reported that someone had broken into the storage container on site. Further information and evidence was provided to the officers by one of the neighbours from their surveillance cameras. Taken from the storage container were several tools and a generator. Anyone with any information can contact LaSalle Police at 519-969-5210.
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R.I.D.E. Program

On Saturday, March 16th, LaSalle Police Officers conducted a R.I.D.E. Program in the Town of LaSalle. R.I.D.E. is an acronym for Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere. Over the course of the evening, the Officers conducted multiple sobriety checks which resulted in two, three-day license suspensions. The drivers’ licenses were seized and destroyed, and both drivers found alternate forms of transportation home. LaSalle Police urges you to drink responsibly. If you decide to consume alcohol or smoke marijuana, please do not get behind the wheel. There are many alternatives to driving impaired, here are some options but are not limited to: –
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Fraud

On Thursday March 14th, a LaSalle Police Officer met with a LaSalle resident in reference to a fraud complaint. The reporting person was selling personal items on Kijiji and received a response to their ad by email. The buyer offered to pay an extra $50.00 if the seller could take the ad off the site and agreed to send the reporting person a certified cheque in the mail. According to the seller, once the cash was in hand, the buyer would have their movers pick up the items. The seller provided their name and address for the cheque to be
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Vandalism

On Wednesday March 13th, LaSalle Police responded to Vince Marcotte Park for a report of a mischief (vandalism) complaint. A shed situated nearby had graffiti spray painted on it that was not there the previous day. It was later discovered that portions of the walking trail and a number of trees, that led east and west between the Pirate Ship Bridge and Malden Road had been spray painted with graffiti as well. LaSalle Public Works was notified and was able to clean or cover up the graffiti. If you know anything regarding this case please call LaSalle Police at 519-969-5210
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Break & Enter

On Monday March 11th at 1:40 AM, a LaSalle Police Officer was on general patrol in the area of St Thomas of Villanova Secondary School when he observed a vehicle enter the property. The officer watched two persons exit the vehicle then scale a fenced compound. Both persons were immediately arrested for breaking and entering and cooperated with police. They were both youths (under 18 years of age). No theft or damage occurred. They were spoken to and their parents notified of the incident. Both were released unconditionally with cautions for Breaking and Entering as well as a record of
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