Fraud

On September 9, 2019, officers spoke with a woman who advised she had placed an ad on Facebook for a wheelchair. A male contacted her and offered her a much larger amount for the wheelchair than what it was posted for. He contacted her advising he would be sending a certified cheque. She responded to confirm the amount which again stated the much larger amount. She decided that she would figure it out when she received the cheque. Upon receiving the cheque she contacted the male, again stating that he had sent too much. They had a discussion about how
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Theft from Motor Vehicle

On September 8, 2019, four reports of thefts from motor vehicles were taken by officers for the streets of Northway, and three vehicles on Betts. We would like to remind residents to ensure your car is locked overnight and to remove any valuables from line of sight in your vehicle.
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September is Suicide Awareness Month

September is suicide awareness month. If you feel like you can’t cope or overwhelmed and fell like suicide is the only way out, please talk to someone. It will be hard to open up but you may be glad you did. We’re all here rooting for you and we’ll be here to help or even just listen. LaSalle Police Service are always here when you need us. We’re just a phone call away at 519 969-5210. September 10th, 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary situation. Everything is temporary. #letstalk.  Here are some helpful
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Back to School

Back-to-school days bring traffic congestion—and an increase in potential hazards. Fortunately, a few key tips can help improve safety for everyone. Here are some recommendations that drivers should be aware of, as well as some reminders for parents to share with their kids. Back-To-School Driving Tips For Parents Driving in the School Zone Area Slow down and drive extra cautiously. Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school. Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles. When flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection. Be prepared for kids
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Trespassing

On September 7, 2019, at approximately 5:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the area of the Essex Terminal Railway Tracks at Victory Street for a report that dirt bikes were travelling along the tracks for several hours. Everyone is reminded that the ETR Tracks and the property adjacent to the tracks is private property and is posted as no trespassing. Off road vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, etc are prohibited from entering onto this property and could face charges under the Trespass To Property Act for entering a premises while prohibited. There are a number of factors at play in this instance
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Suspicious Person

On September 3, 2019, a resident of Superior Street contacted the police to report a suspicious circumstance that had occurred on August 8th. They advised that a male in his early to mid 20’s attended their residence, verbally identifying himself as an employee of Cogeco. He was wearing a Cogeco shirt and carrying a clip board. The male knocked on the door and requested to come inside to do an inspection of their home as a Cogeco employee. The homeowners did not subscribe to Cogeco so access was denied and the suspect left on foot after failing to provide identification
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R.I.D.E Program

On September 1, 2019, LaSalle Police conducted a R.I.D.E. Program tonight at various locations in town. The officers canvassed approximately 270 vehicles and conducted 4 roadside sobriety tests which did not result in any suspensions .   14 cautions under the Highway Traffic Act were issued.  We would like to thank everyone who made the responsible choice this holiday weekend and made arrangements for a ride after consuming intoxicating substances. #arrivealive.  
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Pedestrian Crosswalk – Rules for Drivers and Pedestrians

Pedestrian crossovers are a new way for pedestrians to easily and safely cross the road. By law, drivers and cyclists MUST STOP and yield to pedestrians intending to cross the road, and wait for them to completely reach the other side before driving. Pedestrian Crossovers are marked by signs and pavement markings. What is a Pedestrian Crossover You Ask? A pedestrian crossover is a designated crossing area that allows pedestrians to safely cross the road where vehicles must yield to the pedestrian. Pedestrian crossovers are identified by specific pavement markings and crossing signs. Pedestrians have the right of way at
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Motor Vehicle vs Pedestrian

On August 15, 2019, officers attended the intersection of Front Road and Old Front Road for a report of a vehicle that had struck a pedestrian. The investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking their dog south on Front Road at International. This intersection has created several issues. There is an official sign at that location indicating that right turns on a red light are prohibited. You must wait for a green light to turn either right or left from International Avenue onto Front Road. Before making any turn every person in charge of a motor vehicle must make sure
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Traffic Stop

On August 13, 2019, an officer was travelling southbound on Highway 18 behind a small pick up truck. The officer queried the licence plate as the validation sticker was expired. A traffic stop was initiated and upon approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle the officer could smell a strong smell of alcohol from inside the vehicle. The officer then demanded a breath sample which resulted in a reading of 50-100 mgs of alcohol in 100 mls of blood. The male was issued two provincial offense notices, one for driving with an expired permit and one for novice driver with
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