Call from Alert Resident Leads to Arrest and Charges

By Staff

March 8th, 2022



Earlier today, at approximately 3:50 am, Halton Regional Police Service officers responded to the area of Bluegrass Lane and Dryden Avenue in Burlington, for reports of a male trying to break into vehicles.

An alert resident was able to notify police and provide a description of the male.

Police attended the area and located the suspect, who was found to be in possession of break in tools and items believed to have been stolen from area vehicles (currency, perfume, sunglasses, purses, etc.).

Shad Atkin (33) of no fixed address was arrested and has been charged with:

  • Possession of Break-In Instruments
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Mischief Under $5000
  • Trespass at Night
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Atkin was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police would like to remind residents of the value of reporting suspicious activity to police.  In this case, one phone call likely prevented further break-ins to area vehicles and lead to the arrest of a suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at


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