LaSalle Police Service Celebrating Police Week May 12th – 18th, 2024

 LaSalle Police Service Celebrating Police Week May 12th – 18th, 2024


The LaSalle Police Service is proud to join with police services across Ontario in kicking off Police Week which runs from May 12 to 18 across the Province of Ontario. #PoliceWeek celebrates the work front-line police officers, 9-1-1 communicators, civilian staff, and all members of Ontario police services who work hard to keep communities safe.

The LaSalle Police Service will be at Devonshire Mall in Windsor with other police agencies and community partners from May 16th to the 18th. We will have officers on hand to answer questions, recruitment information, informative displays, as well as our Historic LaSalle and Sandwich West Police vehicles.

The theme for the week is Join Policing: Keep Ontario Safe and highlights the important role police members play in community safety, and how members of the community can take an active role in keeping Ontario safe by joining this rewarding profession.

Police Week presents us with an opportunity to focus on the great work our officers and police professionals do every day. It also coincides with the Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15 and has been Observed since 1970. Police Week brings Ontario police services and communities together to honour and celebrate police officers and personnel for the extraordinary work they do every day.

The annual Police Week in Ontario is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General. It is part of the National Police Week led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

Everyone is welcome to come out and meet our officers and check out our vehicles, classic vehicles, boat, displays and crime prevention information. This is an opportunity for our police service and our community to connect while showcasing our service, our people, and our many accomplishments and services.

 

Police week poster with police officer and people

 Donation From LaSalle Towing to Help Promote Youth Safe Cycling

May 9th, 2024

 

The LaSalle Police Service is very thankful to Rick and Minela, owners of LaSalle Towing and Recovery Inc, on Malden Road in LaSalle who have, once again, donated $2000.00 to the LaSalle Police Youth Foundation to be used toward the annual LaSalle Police Bicycle Rodeo.


They are very passionate about bicycle safety and ensuring that our local youth have access to meaningful instruction in safe riding practices. Their passion is rooted in the unfortunate circumstance where their child was struck while riding their bike several years ago and as a result, suffered a significant, life-altering injury. They wished to continue this year with their annual donation and view it opportunity for them to give back to the community by investing in a program designed to teach bicycle safety to our children.


The LaSalle Police Youth Foundation was founded in 2002 with the primary goal of offering assistance to youth and family-related charities, events, activities, and programs throughout LaSalle and Windsor-Essex County. All funds raised through amazing donations such as this as well as our annual golf tournament have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, all of which are donated back to the community.


The annual LaSalle Police Bicycle Rodeo will take place this year on Sunday, May 26th at the Town of LaSalle Event Centre at 970 Front Road. There will be instructors from LaSalle Police and Bike Windsor Essex on hand as well as a professional BMX stunt Rider to put on a skills show for the participants. With their donation, the LaSalle Police Youth Foundation was able to purchase four bicycles to be raffled off free of charge at the event and an additional bicycle was purchased for the LaSalle Police Summer Safe Cycling Program. We were also able to secure the services of Bike Windsor Essex and this is all thanks to Rick and Manila and their wonderful community partnership.


Anyone or any business that is interested in finding out how they can get involved to assist the LaSalle Police Youth Foundation in its goal to support our local youths is encouraged to reach out to Senior Constable Terry Seguin for more information at tseguin@lasallepolice.ca.

 

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 LaSalle Police Service Presents the 27th Annual Bicycle Rodeo

The LaSalle Police Service will be holding it's 27th annual Bicycle Rodeo on Sunday, May 26th, 2024, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Town of LaSalle Event Centre at 970 Front Road, LaSalle.

 

LaSalle Police Officers along with the assistance of Bike Windsor Essex will teach safe cycling skills to children aged 15 and under. There will be safe cycling skills training as well as bike and helmet adjustments. We also have retired pro BMX stunt rider, Eric Favot, attending to put on a short stunt show for the attendees. The event will be held inside the event centre, rain or shine.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. Helmets and parental supervision are mandatory.

 

A pizza lunch will be provided along with a raffle to win one of four bikes or one of six bicycle helmets.


All of this is COMPLETELY FREE thanks to our sponsors such as:

  • Rick and Minela of LaSalle Towing for donating $2000.00 toward the event.
  • Vladimir and Julie of Naples Pizza LaSalle for donating all the pizza.
  • Zehrs Malden Road for donating all the refreshments.
  • Canadian Tire Amherstburg for supplying the bicycles at cost.


Please register ahead of time by sending an e-mail to myearley@lasallepolice.ca


Sign up now and join us for a great day of fun and learning to cycle safely.

Poster advertising bike rodeo

May 1st is National First Responders Day

LaSalle Police Service wishes all first responders a Happy First Responders Day.

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Happy Centennial LaSalle Police Service

April 17, 2024 | by Terry Seguin


LaSalle Police: On This Day in 1924

On April 17, 1924, through an act of parliament, a segment of Sandwich West Township transformed into the Town of LaSalle. Led by its inaugural mayor, Vitale Benoit, LaSalle swiftly established a town hall and essential services, including the fledgling LaSalle Police Force.

The LaSalle Police Force was housed in a modest room at the new Town Hall which was located at the corner of Front Road and Laurier Drive. This historic building still stands today and now serves as an apartment complex. The force, was initially comprised of one officer, expanded to three, ensuring law enforcement for the new town. Though amalgamated back into Sandwich West Township in 1959, and despite annexation of a large portion of the Township by Windsor in 1966, the legacy of the LaSalle Police Force endures. In 1991, Sandwich West Township became incorporated as the Town of LaSalle and the Sandwich West Police Service was disbanded and was re-established as the LaSalle Police Service once again.

Since 2003, the service proudly showcases its award-winning, vintage 1957 Pontiac Laurentian, LaSalle Police Patrol Car 48, and its 1988 Chevrolet Caprice, Sandwich West Police Car 6, as symbols of its storied past.

As we celebrate this milestone in our service’s history, we reflect on our community’s rich heritage and shared journey.

Happy Centennial LaSalle Police Service

 

Vintage Police CarVintage Police Car   Vintage Police Car

Marine Training on the Detroit River

April 16, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

Marine Training on the Detroit River
Date: April 20th, and April 21st, 2024

This message is to advise the public that on the weekend of April 20th and 21st, over 80 sailors from the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve – HMCS Hunter, the Canadian Coast Guard, US Coast Guard, Guardian Marine Rescue, Windsor Police, LaSalle Police, R.C.M.P, LaSalle Fire, Leamington Fire, Essex County EMS, Windsor Port Authority, and several partner agencies will participate in a large scale, collaborative and dynamic emergency preparedness training exercise on the Detroit River. As such, there will be many emergency vessels participating in a number of different training scenarios which will include search and rescue techniques, response to various marine emergencies, and vessel handling. Please be aware that pyrotechnics may be used during these scenarios.

This annual training named “Ex Border Sentinel” is a multi-organizational exercise led by the Canadian Naval Reserve, HMCS Hunter that focuses on emergency preparedness and is aimed to bolster the skills of all marine partners and first responders.

The lessons we learn from these joint exercises enhance our ability to work together effectively and ensure a coordinated, efficient, and timely response to marine emergencies.

Members of the media are invited to attend on Saturday, April 20th, for interviews with media relations personnel. We will be beginning one of our training scenarios at 1:30 p.m. sharp and members of the media are welcomed aboard some of our emergency vessels to observe and film for their agencies. Space will be limited.

Please conduct or arrange all interviews with our media relations officer:

Senior Constable Terry Seguin, LaSalle Police Service

Please advise in advance if you will be attending

Exercise Border Sentinel 2024 flyer

Prowler Caught on Home Surveillance Camera

March 21, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

Report #24-2025

A resident from the 2600 block of Bridgeway Boulevard, LaSalle, reported to police that someone tried to enter their vehicles this morning at 5:30 am, which was caught on their home surveillance camera. The footage shows what appears to be a person walking up the driveway and trying the door handles on two parked vehicles. Luckily both were locked. The would-be thief ducked in front of the vehicles as another car approached then hastily left the property empty-handed.

Locking your doors works! Yes, thieves could still break a window to get in but locking your doors and keeping valuables out of sight significantly reduces your chances of becoming a victim of theft. #lockitorloseit.

The suspect is described as a white male and was wearing a black jacket with a hood, black track pants with red stripes, white running shoes, and a dark baseball hat.

Anyone who has information about the identity of the person is asked to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969-5210. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (519-258-8477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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LaSalle Police Investigating Fragrance Theft – Asking For Public Assistance

March 13, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

Report #24-1714

The LaSalle Police Service is investigating a theft of approximately $500 fragrances and a package of paper towels from a local pharmacy situated on Malden Road in LaSalle. The theft occurred just after 6:00 PM on March 9th, 2024. Investigators seek public assistance in identifying an individual featured in the attached photograph pertaining to the theft.

The suspect, a white male with a short beard, short dark hair, with a medium build, approximately 5’5-5’7, entered the store and picked up a package of paper towels before he was observed filling his jacket with various fragrances. He fled the store and was last seen driving a black, newer model Cadillac SUV on Normandy Street. At the time of the offence he was wearing grey sweat pants, a dark grey winter jacket, and red shoes.

The LaSalle Police Service extends gratitude to the public for assisting us in providing tips on previous posts, either directly or through Crime Stoppers. This invaluable information has proven instrumental in identifying and prosecuting individuals responsible for such criminal activities.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969-5210. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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LaSalle Police Investigating Break and Enter on Outram Avenue

March 12, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

Report #24-1716

The LaSalle Police Service is currently investigating a break and enter to a residence on Outram Avenue that occurred on Saturday, March 9th between 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm.

Investigating officers obtained video and still images of one of the suspects that was captured on a home security system and are asking the public for assistance in identifying them.

At the time of the offence, the suspect approached the front door of the residence holding a pizza box and rang the doorbell. When there was no answer at the door, that’s when they broke into the home and stole several valuable items including cash and jewelry. The residents returned home a short time later, discovered the break-in, and contacted the police.

Police believe that there were more than two persons involved after reviewing home security footage from the residence and from nearby residences.

The suspect is described as a white male with a beard, and short brown hair, wearing a blue baseball hat with a logo on the left side, a face mask, white or blue medical gloves, a black jacket/hoodie with white drawstrings, white t-shirt, black jogging pants, and white running shoes.

Further details will not be released at this time to preserve the integrity of the investigation however, police are making the public aware of this occurrence and to report any suspicious activity at any hour of the day immediately to the LaSalle Police.

Anyone who has information about the identity of the person is asked to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969-5210. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (519-258-8477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

 

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New Home For Windsor–Essex County Crime Stoppers

March 11, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

Attention to all residents of Windsor and Essex County. We are pleased to announce that the LaSalle Police Service headquarters is now the official home of Windsor-Essex County Crime Stoppers. This partnership signifies our commitment to enhancing community safety and encouraging anonymous crime reporting.

Windsor – Essex County Crime Stoppers continues to serve all residents of this area. Their location may have changed but you can be assured that their service to our collective communities has not. Remember, your tips make a difference! If you are aware of a crime and wish to leave an anonymous tip you can do so by calling 519 258-8477, or 1 800-222-8477, or online at www.catchcrooks.com

We will continue to work tirelessly as a team to keep our neighbourhoods safe and secure.
Remember, your tips make a difference! Thank you for your support in helping us build a safer tomorrow.

#Welcome #PartnersInSafety #CommunitySafety

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LaSalle Police Chief Announces Retirement

February 29, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

After 33 years of dedicated and honourable service to law enforcement, Chief Duncan Davies of the LaSalle Police Service has announced that he will retire effective October 1st, 2024.

Chief Davies began his career as a constable with the LaSalle Police Service in 1996. He worked as a community patrol officer and was later assigned to the criminal investigation division. He completed his Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Windsor in 2006 and in 2014 was promoted to Sergeant. Chief Davies was promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2019 where he proved to be an integral part of the LaSalle Police Service administrative team. In 2021, Chief Leontowicz announced his retirement. Chief Davies was set for retirement but was strongly encouraged by the members of the LaSalle Police Service to submit his application for the position of Chief of Police.

In 2021, Chief Davies competed against many other candidates for the position of Chief and was selected by the LaSalle Police Services Board to lead the Police Service.

Chief Davies has been an unwavering pillar of integrity, leadership and, strength throughout his esteemed career. His commitment to upholding the values of justice, safety, and community engagement has left an indelible mark on the LaSalle Police Service, the Town of LaSalle, and its residents.

Under Chief Davies’ guidance, the LaSalle Police Service has continually adapted to the evolving needs of our community, implementing innovative strategies and community engagement to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.

Throughout his tenure with the LaSalle Police Service, Chief Davies has exemplified professionalism, compassion, and dedication to public service. His unwavering commitment to justice and fairness has inspired many officers to follow his lead.

On behalf of the LaSalle Police Service, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Chief Davies for his decades of selfless service. His legacy will continue to inspire us as we strive to build upon the foundation he has laid to be an excellent police service and continually strive to provide a safer community.

As Chief Davies embarks on the next chapter of his life, we wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement. His leadership, wisdom, and passion will be deeply missed, but his impact will endure.

Please join us in congratulating Chief Davies on his retirement and thanking him for his exceptional service to our community.

LaSalle Police Chief Duncan Davies

For media inquiries, please contact:

Senior Constable Terry Seguin
Community Liaison Officer
Email the CLO or call 519 969-5210 ext 2031

Stunt Driving Charge Issued on Front Road

February 28, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

Case #24-1423

A 20-year-old male from Windsor was charged with stunt driving after they were clocked on laser radar driving their Buick Encore at 101 km/h in a 50 km/h zone in the 2300 block of Front Road on Wednesday morning just before 7:00 a.m.

His licence was immediately suspended for 30 days and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 14 days.

The LaSalle Police Service, along with its counterparts at Windsor Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police have regularly enforced stunt driving as it relates to speeding and published some of the charges they have laid, yet some are still not getting the message…SLOW DOWN!

The purpose of this message serves primarily to educate and remind the public of the dangers of driving at excessive speeds. Secondly, it is to act as a deterrent by explaining that police are regularly and continuously engaging in traffic enforcement which could result in significant fines, the suspension of your licence, and impoundment of your vehicle.

As per Ontario Regulation 455/07 “stunt” includes driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 40 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit (speeding), if the speed limit is less than 80 kilometres per hour or driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 50 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit (speeding), if the speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour or more.

Please slow down and follow the rules of the road. Let’s all get to where we’re going safe and sound.

Laser radar displaying 101 km/h grey suv being loaded onto a flatbed towtruck

 

Prohibited Driver Arrested Following Suspicious Activity in Commercial Area

February 15, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

Report # 24-1080

On February 14, 2024, at approximately 4:30 AM, a LaSalle Police Officer was completing a property check at a commercial location on the east side of LaSalle when they observed a vehicle operating suspiciously on the property. The vehicle was slowly driving around the rear of the stores which were all closed at the time.

The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver and upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver, a 37-year-old male from Windsor, was operating the vehicle while being prohibited from driving due to previous criminal offences. He was also suspended from driving for medical reasons and for unpaid fines.

Officers also discovered that the male had been removing items from the store dumpsters.
The male was arrested and charged criminally with driving while prohibited and his vehicle was impounded for 45 days. He was also issued two summonses for driving while suspended and will be required to appear in court to answer to all three charges.

The LaSalle Police Service remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of our community. We urge residents to report any suspicious activity promptly.

Senior Constable Terry Seguin
Community Liaison Officer
LaSalle Police Service

Speeding Transport Truck Nets Stunt Driving Charge for Driver

February 14, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

A transport truck and trailer was clocked on radar travelling at 94 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone in the 9400 block of Malden Road Tuesday afternoon just after 4:00 pm.

A LaSalle Police Officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the area when they observed the large vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and stopped it. The driver, a 37-year-old male from Windsor was issued a summons to appear in court for the charge of Stunt Driving – Speeding more than 40 km/h over the posted speed limit.

The tractor portion of the vehicle was seized, towed, and impounded for 14 days and his driver’s licence was suspended for 30 days. The trailer portion of the vehicle was removed by another transport from the company.

As per Ontario Regulation 455/07 “stunt” includes driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 40 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit (speeding), if the speed limit is less than 80 kilometres per hour or driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 50 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit (speeding), if the speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour or more.

 

Truck's speeding result transport truck with tow truck in front of it

 

Two Individuals Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000

February 8, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

Report # 24-912

On Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, at approximately 7:30 am, the LaSalle Police Service received a report from an observant witness regarding suspicious activity in the area of Quick Street and Morton Drive. The witness reported observing two individuals unlawfully entering and rummaging through parked vehicles.

In response to the report, officers swiftly arrived at the scene and apprehended the suspects. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the individuals were in possession of stolen property including a vehicle that was reported stolen out of the City of Windsor.

As a result, a 33-year-old male of no fixed address has been arrested and is currently facing the following charges:

1. Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
2. Possession of Breaking and Entering Instruments
3. Breach of Probation

A 30-year-old male of no fixed address has also been arrested and is currently facing the following charge:

1. Possession of Breaking and Entering Instruments

The LaSalle Police Service commends the vigilant actions of the witness whose prompt report led to the apprehension of the suspects. This collaborative effort underscores the importance of community involvement in preventing and addressing criminal activity.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing, and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or online at http://www.catchcrooks.com/www.catchcrooks.com.

We remind residents to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.

Terry Seguin
Community Liaison Officer
LaSalle Police Service

LaSalle Community Unites for Charity Drive

January 27, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

In a remarkable display of community spirit, the LaSalle Police Service, in collaboration with the Town of LaSalle, joined forces with the Salvation Army Windsor for a dual initiative— a food drive and men’s coat donation drive at Zehrs on Malden Road in LaSalle on Saturday, January 27, 2024. The collaborative effort aimed to provide support to the Salvation Army Windsor Food Bank and the Salvation Army Windsor Men’s Shelter. Members of the LaSalle PoliceService and dedicated individuals from the Town of LaSalle worked hand in hand with the Salvation Army Windsor, ensuring a seamless execution of the initiative. The event also received invaluable assistance from a student volunteer from Saint Clair College and École Secondaire Lajeunesse.

The response from the community surpassed all expectations, with an overwhelming outpouring of donations of food, cash, gift cards and men’s coats. The collective generosity of our community has once again proven that when we come together, remarkable achievements are possible.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to each and every individual who contributed to this cause. Your unwavering support is sincerely appreciated, and it undoubtedly makes a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

LaSalle Police Investigates Grandparent Scams

January 26, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

The LaSalle Police Service would like to advise the public that they have received reports of grandparent scams in our community that are similar in nature to incidents that were recently published in the media by the Windsor Police Service Amherstburg detachment. Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment – Facebook Post

We strongly encourage everyone to educate themselves on the topic of grandparent scams and to have a discussion with your aged family members and friends.

These scams involve a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild who is in distress and they are accompanied on the phone by someone posing as a police officer or lawyer. The scammers typically employ emotional tactics, creating a sense of urgency to convince victims to send money immediately.

How to Avoid Grandparent Scams

The LaSalle Police Service urges the public to exercise caution and follow these preventive measures to avoid falling victim to grandparent scams:
https://www.lasallepolice.ca/the-grandparent-emergency-scam/

Here is a video from the Ontario Provincial Police Service showing how the scam works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KNZWLB_1Yg

For more information on grandparent scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: CAFC – Emergency Scams

LaSalle Police urge anyone with information related to these thefts to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. If you have any information, please contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969–5210. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

LPS Launches Rules of the Road Trivia Contest

January 24, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

LaSalle, January 24th, 2024 – The LaSalle Police Service is excited to announce the launch of our Rules of the Road Trivia Contest, aimed at fostering a safer and more informed community. As part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing traffic safety, we invite the public to participate in this valuable initiative.

The Rules of the Road Trivia Contest allows residents to gauge their knowledge concerning traffic laws and regulations. By engaging in this survey, participants contribute to the collective effort to create a safer environment for everyone on our roads. The survey should take approximately 2 minutes to complete and is comprised of a combination of 10 multiple-choice and true or false questions.

To participate, individuals can visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLV97CL and complete the survey by January 31st, 2024. Participants will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a LaSalle Police Service thermal tumbler and thermos combo.

Our goal is to help educate all drivers on the rules of the road to help create a safer and more secure environment for all residents and motorists. After the contest, the LaSalle Police Service will publish the overall percentage of correct and incorrect responses as well as the correct answers to the question.

Disclaimer: The LaSalle Police Service is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all participants in the Rules of the Road Trivia Contest. We want to assure you that any personal information collected during this contest will be used solely to select the contest winner. No personal information will be retained or used for any other purpose.

After the contest, all personal information provided by participants will be promptly and securely deleted. Our commitment to protecting your privacy is paramount, and we appreciate your trust in participating in this survey.

The LaSalle Police Service is grateful for the community’s continued support and participation in initiatives that aim to improve public safety. Together, we can work towards making our roads safer for everyone.

For more information, please contact:
Senior Constable Terry Seguin
Community Liaison Officer – LaSalle Police Service
tseguin@lasallepolice.ca
519 969-5210 extension 2031

Police Presence on Orford Street

January 21, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

The LaSalle Police Service is notifying the public of a continued police presence on Orford Street in LaSalle as they are currently assisting the Ontario Provincial Police in an ongoing investigation. The matter currently being investigated occurred outside of the Town of LaSalle, and both agencies are working collaboratively to address the matter.

As the investigation is still in its early stages, the police are not releasing any further information at this time. However, we would like to assure the community that there is no risk to public safety.

In the interest of maintaining the integrity of the investigation and respecting the privacy of the neighbourhood, the police are urging the public to avoid the area. Further updates may be provided as the investigation progresses and more information becomes available.

The cooperation and understanding of the community are appreciated during this time.

As this is an Ontario Provincial Police investigation, any media inquiries should be directed to that agency.

Protect Your Vehicle and Prevent Theft

January 18, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

As the winter chill sets in, The LaSalle Police Service urges residents to exercise caution and avoid leaving their cars running unattended to warm up. Despite the temptation to warm up the vehicle while waiting inside, this practice significantly increases the risk of opportunistic vehicle thefts.

Leaving your car unattended with the engine running provides an open invitation for thieves to take advantage of the situation. Unfortunately, every winter season sees an increase in vehicle thefts related to cars left running, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

On Wednesday, January 18th, at 7:00 am, The LaSalle Police Service received a report of a vehicle that was stolen from a driveway in the 1200 block of Outram Avenue after it was left running to warm up while the owner was inside. The theft occurred within minutes of starting the vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a red, 2010 Hyundai Accent bearing Ontario licence plate CPWX 844. Case#24-422.

There have been numerous recent reports of vehicle thefts of this nature across Windsor and Essex County which have been broadcast in the media.

LaSalle Police urges anyone with information related to these thefts to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. If you have any information, please contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969–5210. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

To protect your vehicle and reduce the likelihood of theft, we recommend the following:

  • Stay with Your Vehicle
    If you need to warm up your car, remain with it while the engine is running. This simple step can deter potential thieves.
  • Use a Remote Starter
    Consider investing in a remote starter system, allowing you to start your car from the comfort of your home while keeping it securely locked.
  • Install a Steering Wheel Lock
    A visible deterrent like a steering wheel lock can discourage thieves and make it more difficult for them to steal your vehicle. Beware that these types of devices may be easily defeated by a determined or savvy thief.
  • Park in Well-Lit Areas
    When possible, park in well-lit and populated areas, reducing the likelihood of theft.
  • Be Vigilant and Report Suspicious Activity
    Keep an eye out for any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood and report it promptly to local law enforcement.
  • Install video surveillance cameras around your property as a crime deterrent and as a means to assist in any investigations.

The LaSalle Police Service is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our community.  By following these simple precautions, residents can actively contribute to reducing vehicle thefts during the winter months.

Big Moves at The LaSalle Police Service

January 15, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

The LaSalle Police Service had a lot to celebrate at a LaSalle Police Services Board meeting Monday evening.

It is our distinct pleasure to announce that during the LaSalle Police Services Board meeting on Monday, January 15th, 2024, Sergeant Michael Agostinis was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and Senior Constable Corrine Brun was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Brun was also presented with her 20-year Exemplary Service Medal. Heartfelt congratulations to both on your notable achievements!

Additionally, Constable Brady White along with our four newest permanent part-time staff members, Tammy Fowkes, Sarah Simard, Josselina Stewart, and Samantha Holland were introduced to the board.

We wish each of you success in your new roles on the LPS team.

We would also like to welcome and congratulate Anita Riccio-Spagnuolo on her appointment to the LaSalle Police Services Board.

We invite you to join us in extending sincere congratulations to all.

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Stunt Driving Charge Issued on Front Road

January 12, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

Case #24-321

A 21-year-old, female Windsor resident was issued a summons for stunt driving after they were caught driving their grey, Volkswagen Jetta at 99 km/h in a 50 km/h zone in 2600 block of Front Road on Friday just after at 11:00 a.m.

A LaSalle Police Officer who was conducting radar traffic enforcement in the area caught the speeder on Laser Radar travelling southbound at 49 km/h over the posted speed limit.

Her licence was immediately suspended for 30 days and her vehicle was towed and impounded for 14 days.

Keep in mind that a charge of this nature can have significant and lasting financial implications when it comes to insurance. The easiest way to avoid this as well as reducing your chances of becoming involved in a speed related collision is to drive the speed limit.

Please obey the speed limit and all the rules of the road for all our sakes.

LaSalle Police Youth Foundation Donates $2500 to The Safety Village

January 12, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

In November 2023, The Safety Village initiated a fundraising campaign with a target of $5000 specifically earmarked for enhancing the lighting in the Safe Kids Classrooms.

These rooms are designed and equipped for use by police officers, firefighters, and paramedics with specialized training from the Windsor Police Service, the LaSalle Police Service, Windsor Fire Service, LaSalle Fire Service and Essex County EMS to deliver educational sessions to elementary school-aged children from Windsor and Essex County, covering various safety and crime prevention topics. Additionally, both the LaSalle Police Service and The Safety Village actively participate in various events at The Safety Village and in our communities throughout the year.

As of now, the fundraiser has successfully secured approximately $2500 in contributions. The LaSalle Police Youth Foundation, managed by members of the LaSalle Police Service, conducts various fundraising events throughout the year. Their overarching mission is to provide financial support to youth-related initiatives, activities, and organizations in LaSalle and Essex County.

The LaSalle Police Youth Foundation takes pride in contributing the remaining $2500 needed to finalize the lighting project at The Safety Village. This collaboration reflects the long standing partnership between the LaSalle Police Service and The Safety Village, emphasizing their commitment to educating the children of Windsor and Essex County on safety matters. We offer a special thanks to our donors for their ongoing support.

The Safety Village is a not-for-profit community organization whose mission is to create a community where every person knows how to stay safe and make smart choices. They rely on donations to continue to provide these valuable lessons to some of the most vulnerable and impressionable members of our communities.

Congratulations to Melissa Lauzon and her team at The Safety Village. Thank you and we wish you continued success.

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LPS Seeks Public Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect

January 2, 2024 | by Terry Seguin

 

The LaSalle Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance in identifying an individual regarding a theft from the LCBO on Malden Road in LaSalle that occurred on Saturday, November 4th, 2023. Just before 7:30 PM, a person who appears to be a 35-40 yr old, white female with blond hair, wearing a black winter coat, black leggings, black toque, clear glasses, and black carry bag entered the LCBO. They were observed concealing a bottle of liquor in a large purse and exiting the store without paying for the item. This was further confirmed via the store’s surveillance system and reported to police.

LaSalle Police urge anyone with information related to these thefts to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. If you have any information, please contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969–5210. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

The LaSalle Police Service appreciates the community’s collaboration in maintaining a safe and secure environment.

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LaSalle Police Investigating Arson of Stolen Vehicle

December 7, 2023 | by Terry Seguin

 

Report# 23-9363

At 12:36 AM today, LaSalle Police responded to reports of a vehicle on fire on Kelly Road. Fortunately, no individuals were found inside, and the vehicle showed no signs of being involved in a collision. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had previously been reported stolen from the City of Windsor.

LaSalle Fire Service extinguished the fire and LaSalle Police Service swiftly took control of the situation, ensuring public safety and updating the Windsor Police Service on the vehicle recovery. The recovered vehicle will undergo a thorough examination to gather any potential evidence.

We urge anyone with information related to this incident to come forward and assist in this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (519-258-8477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

LPS Investigating Possible Fragrance Theft

November 23, 2023 | by Terry Seguin

 

Report #23-8715

The LaSalle Police Service is asking the public for assistance in identifying the person in the attached photo concerning a complaint of theft that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th at a retail location on Malden Road, LaSalle.

Store employees reported that at 1:15 PM, the female entered the store with three children. While inside the store, the children were observed placing merchandise, including fragrances into her purse apparently at the direction of the female. An employee confronted the woman as she left the store without paying for any of the items. The woman stated that all the items had been removed from the purse and were left inside the store. She left the premises and some of the items in question were located however the fragrances remained missing.

The LaSalle Police Service has recently investigated a number of fragrance thefts from retail locations with suspects using various tactics to accomplish the theft. Police would like to speak with the individual to investigate this incident further.

The LaSalle Police Service encourages all retail locations that sell fragrances to be aware of this trend, which is not unique to LaSalle, and to employ Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles, such as locking high-end products in glass display cabinets and using quality surveillance systems, to help reduce the incidents of these types of theft.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (519-258-8477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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LPS Officers and Communicator Honoured at Police Service Board Meeting

November 21, 2023 | by Terry Seguin

 

During a LaSalle Police Service Board meeting last night, Acting Staff Sergeant Michael Agostinis received his 20 year Police Exemplary Service Medal, Constable Jamie Adjety-Nelson was welcomed to the service, and Constable Alison Hunter and Communicator Teresa Pare were congratulated for their work with Special Olympics Ontario.

The LaSalle Police Service wishes to offer our congratulations to A/Staff Sergeant Michael Agostinis on receiving the Police Exemplary Service Medal, administered by the Chancellery of Honours on behalf of the Governor General of Canada, which recognizes Canadian police officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency with 20 years of full-time service.

Congratulations and welcome Constable Jamie Adjetey-Nelson on behalf of the LaSalle Police Services Board. Constable Jamie Adjetey-Nelson was introduced to the LaSalle Police Service Board; he began his position as a 1st Class Police Constable and was sworn in with the LaSalle Police Service on October 2, 2023.

Congratulations to Constable Alison Hunter, Communicator Teresa Pare and Special Olympics Ontario for their continued efforts in enriching the lives of our Special Olympians! On behalf of the LaSalle Police Service, Chief Davies acknowledged Special Olympics Ontario for being recognized internationally with the Diamond Award of Excellence for raising over $2 million this year through the fundraising efforts of Services and Agencies from across the province including the LaSalle Police Service.

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LaSalle Police Investigating Theft at Local Pharmacy

November 20, 2023 | by Terry Seguin

 

Report #23-8360

The LaSalle Police Service is actively investigating a fragrance theft exceeding $1000 from a local pharmacy situated on Malden Road in LaSalle. The incident transpired just prior to 5:30 PM on October 24. Investigators seek public assistance in identifying an individual featured in the attached photograph pertaining to the theft.

The suspect, a male with short, dark hair and a short, dark beard and mustache, was observed placing fragrances into a bag and exiting the store without paying for the items. At the time, he was wearing a gray sweater, black pants, and a black baseball cap, and was also carrying a large black shoulder bag.

The LaSalle Police Service extends gratitude to the public for assisting us in providing tips on previous posts, either directly or through Crime Stoppers. This invaluable information has proven instrumental in identifying and prosecuting individuals responsible for such criminal activities.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969-5210. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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LPS Investigating Theft – Asking For Public Assistance

Report # 23-8265

 

The LaSalle Police Service is investigating a theft that occurred on October 20th at Shoppers Drug Mart on Malden Road, LaSalle. It was reported that two persons entered the store just before 4:00 PM and one of them distracted an employee while the other loaded a bag full of fragrances from the display. They then left the store without paying for the items.

The LaSalle Police Service is asking the public for assistance in identifying the persons in the attached photos in relation to this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (519-258-8477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

 

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Suspect to Identify for Vandalism to a Residence

November 8, 2023 | by Terry Seguin

 

The LaSalle Police Service is currently investigating an incident that involved mischief/vandalism to a home in LaSalle. The incident and suspect were captured on video surveillance. The suspect’s face was completely covered however police are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspect through recognition and/or from the clothing they were wearing.

The attached still shot is from a surveillance system.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaSalle Police Service Criminal Investigations Division at 519 969-5210. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (519-258-8477) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

 

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