Romance Scams

Who is really behind the keyboard? Keep your guard up and look out for potential scammers who will try to lower your defences by appealing to your romantic and compassionate side. They can prey on you on popular, legitimate dating sites as well as on fake ones. On a real dating site, a scammer might send you a few messages and a good-looking photo of themselves, or of someone they claim to be. Once you are charmed, they will start asking you to send money. They may claim to have a very sick family member or a desperate situation with
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Fraud

On Saturday March 9th 2019, Zehrs Great Food ,Loss Prevention Officer contacted the LaSalle Police Service to report a fraud. A patron was switching price tags off items and placing them in a shopping cart. LaSalle Police arrived on scene and after further investigation into the matter revealed the suspect had defrauded Zehrs. The suspect was placed under arrest for Fraud, contrary to section 380 of the Criminal Code. The person was released on a Promise to Appear and an Undertaking given to an Officer in Charge. The suspect was subsequently transferred to Windsor Police custody and jailed for outstanding
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Three Day Licence Suspension

On Friday March 8th, 2019, the LaSalle Police Service received a call regarding a pickup that was driving erratically. LaSalle Police officers intercepted the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Laurier Drive at Front Road. Upon approach to the driver’s window , the officer immediately smelled the odour of alcohol . The officer demanded the driver to provide a sample of his breath into roadside screening device. A proper breath sample was obtained and the driver registered above 50 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood on the roadside screening device. As a result the driver was issued
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Know How to Recognize a Scam

There are many fraud types, including new ones invented daily.  Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. These scams may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Other
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Impaired by Alcohol

On Friday, March 1st, LaSalle Police Dispatch received a call from a local business who were reporting that a person was attempting to leave the business and was going to drive while impaired by alcohol and or drug. The complainant as well as other employees of the business were attempting to stop the subject from getting behind the wheel. The subject spat food at the caller and made accusations of assault. After police intervention the subject took an alternate form of transportation to their residence. The caller did not wish to pursue charges and wanted to ensure that the subject
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Fraud Prevention

The month of March is Fraud Prevention Month! Help yourselves and others by learning about fraud and how to prevent it. Here are some tips from the Government of Canada on how to prevent fraud: Always get independent advice if an offer involves money, personal information, time or commitment. There are NO guaranteed get-rich-quick schemes—most times the only people who make money are the scammers. Do not agree to offers or deals right away. If you think you have spotted a great opportunity, insist on time to get independent advice before making a decision. Do not hand over money or
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Theft

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 3:10 AM, an Officer was conducting property checks in a subdivision where new homes were under construction when he observed a construction trailer with its rear gate down. Upon further investigation, he found a generator sitting on the ground next to the trailer and also noted that the closing mechanism for the rear gate of the trailer had been broken. The officer believed that the trailer had been broken into and that he may have interrupted the theft. Officers checked the neighbourhood but were unable to locate the culprit(s). The owner of the trailer
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Police Officer Assaulted While Apprehending Person Under Section 17 of the Mental Health Act

On Monday, February 18th, 2019, LaSalle Police Officers attended a retail location in LaSalle for a report of a person that was “freaking out” inside a vehicle in the parking lot. Officers engaged the person and confronted them about their behaviour and suicidal comments that they had made. Through investigation, the officers formed reasonable grounds to apprehend this person under section 17 of the Mental Health Act. While apprehending the person, they punched an officer in the face causing the officer to fall back and strike their head on the pavement. The officer suffered a concussion as a result of
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Theft

On February 13th, LaSalle Police attended Shoppers Drug Mart on Malden Road for a report of theft which occurred approximately an hour and a half prior. An employee noticed a female exiting the store with a large black bag which triggered the store’s alarm. The female did not turn back or seem surprised when the alarm sounded and promptly left the store in a waiting vehicle. The store manager reviewed the video surveillance and observed the same female putting a large amount of fragrances in her bag while a male distracted the employees. LaSalle Police were contacted and began an
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Break & Enter

On February 13th, 2019, LaSalle Police were dispatched to the area of Reaume Road for a reported residential break and enter. Sometime between 6:00 PM on February 12th and 3:30 PM on February 13th, someone smashed the glass door at the rear of a residence and gained entry. Stolen from the residence was a small off road vehicle which was described as a four wheeler designed for youths. It is a WAHOO brand, yellow in colour, four cylinder ATV designed to carry a 6-7 year old. If you have any information about this break and enter, the culprits, or the
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