Couple arrested for attempting to take all the money in the ATM.

Crime 100By Staff

June 15th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

This news story is Milton based but just too funny not to be shared.

ATM machine

Couple try to rip open an ATM machine – no luck.

On June 1st, 2018 at approximately 12 a.m. a male and female attended a business on Harrop Drive in Milton.
A male entered an open lobby area of the business and attempted to drill and pry open an ATM while a female acted as a lookout. The male made repeated attempts to pry open the ATM but was unable to do so.

The male then attached a towing strap to a pick-up truck and made several more attempts to rip the ATM open. The two remained at the location for over an hour and eventually left in the vehicle without obtaining any cash.

Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives quickly identified the suspects as a husband and wife duo residing in Milton. They were arrested on June 12th and 13th without incident and later released on a promise to appear.

James Matthew TINGLEY 46 years and Tina Louis TINGLEY 33 years, both from Milton are facing charges of theft under $5000, mischief under $5000 and possession of burglary tools. They are scheduled to appear in Milton Court on July 16th.

The ATM is a total loss and is valued at approximately $2500.

Can’t you just see the guy backing his truck up and desperately trying to rip open the ATM.  This is the kind of stuff they make movies about.

The trial should be a hoot – wonder what the defence should be?

People charged with a criminal offence are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Detectives from the One District Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) have concluded an investigation into a failed Milton ATM Heist.

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Get away car gets away without the break-in artist using socks for gloves.

Crime 100By Staff

June 14th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A little after 12:00 PM, yesterday, police responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a rural home on No. 1 Side Road near Walkers Line in the City of Burlington.

HRPS crestOfficers arrived on scene to find a female in the garage. The female attempted to flee on foot but was quickly arrested.

The female was found to be in possession of a screwdriver, two socks believed to be used as gloves and a two-way radio.

The area was searched for her accomplice / get-away driver which proved negative.  Officers believe the woman was able to alert them prior to her arrest.

Maria WASZKOWSKA (65-yrs-old) of Poland was held for bail charged with break & enter and possession of break-in instruments.

WASZKOWKSA was also found to have a Canada wide Immigration warrant for her arrest since 2004.

Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Jared McLeod of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2385

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

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A different scam - but the objective is the same - they want information so they can go after your money.

ID theft screenBy Staff

June 13th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

 

They come in all shapes and sizes – they are crafty, innovative and 100% scam.

They want to steal your money.

A Gazette reader passed this one along.

Summons Notice
07-CV-2018-910105.10
Filed On 2018/5/25 13:51 KST

– You Are Being Sued
– You Have 12 Days After Receiving This Summons To File A Written Answer With The Court And Serve A Copy On The Other Party Or Take Other Lawful Action With The Court.

25 Days If You Were Served Outside Of Province.

– If You Do Not Answer Or Take Other Action Within The Time Allowed, Judgment May Be Entered Against You .
**** Notice To Defendant ****

– We Are Notifying You Of The Hearing Date And Time Of This Case By Information Attached .

-If The Defendant Fails To Appear In Court, A Default Judgment May Be Entered Against The Defendant For The Relief Sought By The Plaintiff.

You Must Read And Print Attachment And Follow The Instructions Shown Therein.

Identity theft - many faces

You never get to know who they are – they want to know a lot about you. Don’t respond.

The moment you read and print the attachment the scam artist has begun the process of gathering information about you.

The cardinal rule on this stuff is Don’t.

If in doubt ask someone what it means.

Just don’t clock on the read button and don’t print the document.

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Suspect in stabbing arrested and then released on a promise to appear in Court.

Crime 100By Staff

June 13th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Daniel Richard FLENNIKEN, a 23 years old Waterdown resident was located and arrested without incident early on Tuesday.

Police were looking for Flenniken after a stabbing that took place outside the Poacher Pub on Pearl Street.

Flenniken - stabber

Daniel Richard Flenniken

Flenniken was charged with the following:

Assault with a Weapon
Assault Cause Bodily Harm
Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
Failure to Comply with Probation Order

FLENNIKEN was released on a Promise to Appear and an Undertaking and will appear in Milton Court on July 4th, 2018.

Anyone who may have any further information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Jared McLeod of the HRPS Burlington Criminal Investigation Bureau 905-825-4747 ext. 2385 or Crime Stoppers “See Something, Hear Something, Know Something – Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

The observation that an individual, currently on probation, is arrested for a serious crime, for which he has yet to be found guilty, is released on bail a second time, begs the question – how well is our justice system working and how are police able to protect the public if this is how the system operates.

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Regional police now have two mobile command vehicles loaded with technology.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

June 12, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

There is a lot a police officer can do from the seat of his cruiser. He has access to a huge range of information from staff at the Communications Centre.

There are however times when the police have to set up a command station in the field. They need space to work in and the ability to communicate with people at several levels of authority.

Two mobile commands

Halton Regional Police Mobile Command has two buses – with almost every imaginable piece of equipment- except weapons.

There was a time when police had the use of a small trailer they could work out of. The Halton Regional Police now have two buses that can go almost everywhere and set up a command post.

The larger of the two is 32 feet, the small one is 23 feet.  The larger unit has yet to have to go into the field on an assignment.  The smaller unit has been used a few times.

The two vehicles that are now fully operational and able to move on a couple of minutes notice came in at a cost of $850,000 – and they have everything – including a very small kitchen sink.

Comand with aerial up

The major Mobile Command bus has an aerial with cameras, a satellite dish and a wall that slides out when the vehicle gets into operation.

The two vehicles have a civilian whose full time job is to keep the buses ready to go at a moment’s notice and to ensure that the technology inside the buses is always ready to go. Equipment glitches aren’t tolerated.

The Regional police went through a six month exercise to determine just what there might be or could be in the way of a public safety circumstance and what would be needed in terms of equipment and technology to meet the situation.

Each of the business units was asked what they saw as the need and what they felt was needed.

The Region of Halton is a large sprawling jurisdiction that runs from north of highway 401 to Lake Ontario with Hamilton on the west and the Region of Peel on the east.

Rail lines and the busiest highway in the province run through the top part of the Region.

A team of six people spent six months researching the need and then determining what was needed in the way of equipment.

The decision was to have two vehicles – both were custom built based on a standard bus frame. The larger of the two runs on diesel fuel that drives the 300 horse power engine.

The equipment is kept operating with a 16,000 watt generator. When the command unit arrives on a site the driver engages the pop out that extends one side of the vehicle.  If you look at the photograph you can see the extension.

Main wall of screens

The wall of screens can take a data feed from a number of sources including a twitter feed related to a public safety event. Six different feeds at the same time are possible.

The communications include the basic police walkie talkie that broadcasts over a secure network, a standard land line, cell phones and a satellite telephone.

There is an aerial with a camera that can pick up and hold an image more than a football field in length away.

Inspector + sat phone

HRPS Inspector Derek Davis heads up the Mobile Command. To his right here is a satellite phone, a walkie talkie to communicate with police cruisers, a land line and cell lines

The larger of the two command vehicles can hold 9 people at consoles and an additional four people working inside the bus.

There is every imaginable piece of communications equipment with large screens everywhere.

The main operations table is about the size of a door with a huge screen that works with Google maps and can zoom in and out. A command officer can mark off an area and zoom in for a tighter look.

The feed from the camera can be brought to any one of the screens giving everyone in the vehicle a very close look at what is happening live outside the bus.

The technology can have eight different data feeds coming in at the same time.  The operator can switch from one data feed to another and if need be split a screen to increase the amount of information in front of the people managing the situation.

Ops table with Google maps

A table with a screen the size of a door can take a data feed from a number of sources. Google maps allows the police to zoom in and out and isolate an area and send the image to others.

The second smaller mobile command is intended to handle situations in the field where a police negotiator is required.

The Regional police can be in instant communication with the OPP, the RCMP and the Canadian Armed forces if necessary.

They plug in to the Regions 911 communications centre giving them access to every piece of information you can imagine and then some you wouldn’t think of.

The police are fully conversant with social media and are able to link into twitter feeds to keep up with what the public is saying in the online world.

Commanad 2

The seating area in Mobile 2 – intended for use when a negotiator is required and as a back up.

The mobile command bus doesn’t use keys to access the vehicle – entry is via a card – with just the people who might need to get into the vehicle having access.

There is a video screen and a small desk built into the outside of the bus so that people who do not have to be inside still have access to data and visual information.

In an age where information is what solves crimes and allows people to manage situations where public safety is the issue these two mobile commands will serve the public very well.

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Police looking for a Waterdown resident believed to have stabbed a person outside the Poacher early Tuesday morning.

Crime 100By Staff

June 12th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A stabbing outside The Poacher on Pearl Street in the downtown area of the City has police looking for Daniel Richard FLENNIKEN, a 23 years old Waterdown resident.

Poacher

The Poacher – a pub on Pearl Street

On Tuesday June 12, 2018, at 12:45 am, two adult male persons were outside ‘The Poacher” pub located on Pearl Street in the City of Burlington. Both male persons were known to each other and got into a disagreement that resulted in a physical altercation.

During the altercation the male victim (22 years old) was stabbed in the left side of his chest. The culprit (23 years old) then ran away from the scene. At this time it is not known if it was a knife or other some other type of edged weapon or tool used in the stabbing.

The 22 year old male victim was taken by emergency medical services to the Hamilton General Hospital. It was determined that the victim had a small puncture to his lung on the left side of his chest. The victim is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

The male culprit has been identified as:

Flenniken - stabberDaniel Richard FLENNIKEN (23 years old) of Waterdown, Ontario

FLENNIKEN is presently wanted for the offences of Assault causing bodily harm and Assault with a weapon. The Halton Regional Police Service is encouraging Mr. FLENNIKEN to seek legal advice and turn himself into custody.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Jared MCLEOD of the Burlington Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905.825.4747 Ext. 2385 or Ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?”
Contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), or through the web at: www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

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Citizens alert police to suspicious behavior - arrest follows.

Crime 100By Staff

June 10th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Citizens taking care of their community.

On May 28th 2018 at approximately 7:35 AM, several observant citizens reported suspicious activity around a vehicle in the area of Weslock Common and Singleton Common (Alton Community) in the City of Burlington.

HRPS crestOfficers responded and located a man that had been seen by the citizens exiting the vehicle. A subsequent investigation into the vehicle revealed it had been stolen from a Marion Court Burlington driveway on May 26th 2018. Officers also observed a significant number of tools which investigators later identified as being stolen from several residential garage break and enters on Old York Road in Burlington.

Dustin Mark GALLAGHER (34-yrs) of No Fixed Address was arrested and held for bail. He will appear next for a video remand on June 11th 2018 charged with the following offences:

• Break, enter & theft (two counts)
• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
• Fail to comply with probation (two counts)

Investigators are grateful to the citizens that took the initiative to report suspicious observations that led to this successful outcome and encourage others to do the same to help keep our community safe.

Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Clay Gillis of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2307.

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

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Public safety threat made realted to Hayden Recreational Centre and Hayden high school. Social media run amok.

News 100 redBy Staff

June 6th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On Monday June 4, 2018 and Tuesday June 5, 2018, the Halton Regional Police Service investigated two false reports of threatening incidents in the City of Burlington.

Both incidents involved the Dr. Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School and the Haber Recreation Centre. Both of these facilities are attached in the same building complex located at 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington, Ontario.

Alton has a spanking new high school with air conditioned classrooms; the envy of every high school student in the city. The school is part of a complex that includes a library and a recreational centre.

Hayden Recreational Centre

On Monday June 4, 2018, some unsubstantiated rumours began to be put forward that there was a threat of someone attending the school with a gun the following day. The school received calls from concerned parents as the rumours were apparently on a social media site. A citizen contacted a media outlet about these rumours.

School officials investigated the rumours in conjunction with the Halton Regional Police Service. The rumours involved a specific named person and the investigation concluded that this information was false and vexatious. The school sent a message out to parents, guardians and students advising them of the investigation and providing them information that there was no evidence of any kind of an actual threat was made. School activities were not impacted due to these rumours.

On Tuesday June 5, 2018, at approximately 8:00 pm, staff at the Haber Recreation Centre received an anonymous telephone call. The caller eluded that about an hour later there was going to be a bomb threat at the centre. The recreation centre is comprised of a library and a hall and staff elected to have the premise evacuated under an abundance of caution.

The Halton Regional Police Service attended and conducted a thorough search of the centre and found no threat or cause for any concern. The recreation centre was closed to the public for about 2.5 hours and then reopened for public use.

Nothing anywhere near something like this in any part of Burlington. Alton has charted new territory in the way neighbourhoods are developed. This set of buildings will house a Recreation Centre, a high school and a public library with a large series of parks right across the road.

Frank J. Hayden Secondary School when it was under construction

In both investigated incidents the vague threats were deemed to be false and vexatious in nature, clearly intended to cause alarm to members of the public. At this time it is not clear if one or more persons are responsible for both of these incidents.

School officials and the police want to reiterate to students, parents and guardians that there is no cause for any concern for students attending school on Wednesday June 6, 2018.

Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2316.

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

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Thefts from cars increasing - police ask residents to lock their vehicles.

Crime 100By Staff

June 6th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Regional police are dealing with a number of thefts from cars in the city – many of the cars were parked unlocked in driveways

On June 4th 2018 shortly before 11:00 PM, police responded to the area of Flemish Drive and Artreva Crescent in Burlington after several area residents reported seeing three young males entering unlocked cars. Officer responded and during a search of the area, located the three youths who ran away on foot upon seeing police.

One of the youths, a 17-year-old from Burlington who cannot be named due to his age was arrested after a brief foot chase. He was found to have numerous items in his possession that is believed to have been stolen from vehicles such as gift cards, sunglasses, Samsung tablet, change, US currency, jewellery and identification. Investigators have identified four victims so far.

The arrested youth was later released on a promise to appear in Milton Youth Court on June 21st 2018 charged with theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a controlled substance (marihuana) and fail to comply with disposition.

theft from cars - June 5-18

Thieves appear to drive from location to location looking for unlocked vehicles.

Overnight Sunday June 3rd to Monday June 4th 2018, there were numerous vehicles broken into on Deerhurst Drive and Sheldon Park Drive.

Some vehicles were unlocked while others had windows smashed.
Video surveillance from one of the thefts showed three persons believed to be males arriving in a light coloured SUV with their faces concealed.

The males are seen exiting the vehicle. One male remains with the vehicle, a second stands at the end of the driveway while the third proceeds up the driveway and breaks into the parked vehicles.

Overnight Monday June 4th to Tuesday June 5th 2018, there were numerous vehicles broken into on Imperial Way and Corporate Drive. In several of these theft, windows were pried right out of the vehicles or smashed.

Police are continuing to investigate these crimes and are urging Burlington residents to remain vigilant by keeping watch for suspicious vehicles and/or persons in their neighbourhoods and to report it immediately to police.

Investigators are asking anyone with surveillance video in the affected areas that have not yet spoke to police to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2316 if the suspects are captured on video.

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

Police are reminding the public of the following prevention tips:

• Ensure your unattended vehicle(s) are kept locked/secure
• Never leave personal identification or valuables in your vehicle
• Park in a well-lit and attended areas whenever possible
• Never leave spare keys in your vehicle
• If you have to leave valuables in your vehicle, lock them in your trunk. Don’t tempt thieves by leaving packages or purses in plain view or on the seat.
• Remove garage door openers, GPS navigation and cell phone devices & power cords from your vehicle or at the least, removed from view
• Consider installing CCTV / Surveillance cameras which can capture the crime and aid in suspect identification
• Ensure their homes and garages are locked when absent from the home or turning in for the night.
• REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO POLICE IMMEDIATELY

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Suspected car thief arrested - police looking for a second suspect.

Crime 100By Staff

June 5th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On June 4th 2018 shortly after 10:50 PM, police were alerted to an attempted vehicle theft at the Holiday Inn located at 3063 South Service Road in Burlington.

Police responded to the area and determined that the ignition to a Chevrolet Suburban had been damaged and property had been stolen from inside.

Officers checking the area observed a suspicious vehicle exiting the Quality Inn at 955 Walkers Line in Burlington. This vehicle was determined to be an Oldsmobile Alero reported stolen to the Brantford Police Service earlier in the day. An attempt to stop this vehicle resulted in a suspect apprehension pursuit which was discontinued for public safety reasons as the vehicle entered onto eastbound the Q.E.W.

Cst Mitchell with police dog Juno being trained. Another police dog, Storm, was used in the drug raid in east end Burlington.

Cst Mitchell with police dog Juno being trained.

The same stolen vehicle was soon located unoccupied in the parking lot of the Quality Inn located at 754 Bronte Road in Oakville. After a thorough search of the area by officers from Burlington, Oakville and Police Canine a suspect was arrested.

Thomas David Ryder BOMBERRY (29-yrs) of Oshweken was held for bail charged with the following offences:

• Theft of motor vehicle
• Theft under $5000
• Mischief under $5000
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
• Flight while pursued by peace officer
• Fail to comply with probation

Police are seeking a second male suspect, (no descriptors available at this time) who is believed to have stolen a black Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with licence plate AV22010 from the Oakville Quality Inn parking lot.

Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2316.

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

 

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Two major drug busts in the city during May.

Crime 100By Staff

June 2, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Regional police had their hands full – two significant drug busts.

The Burlington Street Crime Unit (SCU), concluded a drug trafficking investigation that resulted in the arrest of a Burlington resident and the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a Burlington residence.

Seized as a result of the Investigation:

• 310 grams of marihuana
• 1 prohibited weapon (brass knuckles)
• $300 in cash
• Indicia of drug trafficking

The drugs have an estimated street value of $3,100. A 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer was also seized as offence related property.

The following person has been charged:

Joseph WELLS (36 yrs) of Burlington (Held for Bail)

• Trafficking a controlled substance (marihuana),
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of a prohibited weapon
• Breach of a weapons prohibition (4 counts)

Wells Photograph

Evidence gathered by police in the Wells arrests.

Earlier in May a Burlington couple was arrested for drug trafficking.

The Street Crime Unit concluded a drug trafficking investigation into a Burlington couple that resulted in both of their arrests. A Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was also executed at a residence in Burlington and another one in Waterdown.

Seized as a result of the Investigation:

• 28 grams of cocaine
• $7670 in cash
• Indicia of drug trafficking

The drugs have an estimated street value of $2,240

The following persons have been charged:

Isaiah JOHNSON PHILLIP (21 yrs) of Burlington (Held for Bail)

• Trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine)
• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
• Fail to Comply with Recognizance (10 counts)
• Fail to Comply with Probation (5 counts)

Hailey SUTEJ (31 yrs) of Burlington (Released on a Promise to Appear)

• Trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine)

Media Photo May drug bust

Evidence collected during the Phillips arrest.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to either of these investigations is asked to contact D/Cst. Greg Watt of the Burlington Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 2356.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

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Burlington resident charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Death: child left in a vehicle and exposed to high temperatures for an extended period of time.

News 100 blackBy Pepper Parr

May 30th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police announced earlier today that they have laid the criminal code charge of

Criminal Negligence Causing Death
Failing to Provide the Necessaries of Life

against Shaun Pennell, a 37 year old Aldershot resident.

Following an investigation into the sudden death of a young toddler in Burlington on May 23, 2018, the Halton Regional Police Service has laid the charges against the father.

Pennell was released on a Promise to Appear. He is scheduled to appear in Milton Court on June 27, 2018.

Just after 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Halton Regional Police Service and Halton Region Paramedic Services responded to a call for an unresponsive child in a vehicle, located in a parking lot of a the rear of the Crossroads Centre on the North Service Road, Burlington.

Despite lifesaving measures attempted by first responders, the child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A post mortem was conducted on May 24, 2018 and the preliminary cause of death was determined to be hyperthermia, consistent with the child being left in a vehicle and exposed to high temperatures for an extended period of time.

The Gazette knows Shaun Pennell. He was involved in an initiative to turn parts of the Crossroads building into a work/play location that appealed to the younger entrepreneurial set that would have had a day care centre for children.

Pennell operated the Burlington Hive in the downtown core and then the Halton Hive that was located on Guelph Line at Harvester Road.

Shaun is a brilliant computer programmer who is imaginative and creative.

This tragedy is beyond understanding. The grief in the hearts of every member of the family cannot even be imagined.

The Courts will deal with the criminal charges. Those who know Shaun and his wife can only pray for them and support them in what is going to be a very hard period of time.
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Crime Stoppers raise $6000 through their Shredding events in Burlington and Oakville

News 100 redBy Staff

May 30th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Halton Crime Stoppers had another successful shredding event – this year two locations were done back to back – they shredded 18,000 lbs between the Burlington and Oakville shreds and raised $6000.

The FileBank beast was used once again,

Funds raised through shredding are used to pay for crime tips that are sent to Crime Stoppers. How does that work?  If Crime Stoppers is anonymous – how are the rewards delivered? The Gazette reported on that last year.  Interesting story – if you missed it – here s a LINK.

 

Shred event Beast

The Beast is a truck, owned by the FileBANK corporation that shreds documents for Crime Stoppers.

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Police arrest two youths arrested in connection with two stolen vehicles and a pursuit - both youths 15 years of age.

Crime 100By Staff

May 30th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It was shortly after 3:00 AM on the morning of May 27th 2018 when police responded to 1300 Maple Crossing Blvd. in Burlington after a complaint was received about a possible stolen pickup truck in which two male youths were seen driving and subsequently leaving in the middle of the road.

Police located the pickup truck which was determined to have been stolen from an address on Hager Avenue in Burlington. A search of the area resulted in one of the youths being located and arrested.

Search efforts continued for the second youth when an officer observed a red Dodge Caravan being driven at a high rate of speed on Ghent Avenue by a lone male youth. The officer attempted a traffic stop however the driver refused to stop and a brief suspect apprehension pursuit commenced but was soon discontinued because the manner in which the fleeing vehicle was being driven posed a risk to public safety.

The vehicle was located a short while later abandoned on Hager Avenue and it was determined to have been stolen from 1300 Maple Crossing Blvd. Search efforts to locate the driver were unsuccessful but he was eventually identified, located and arrested later in the day.

A 15-year-old male from Burlington who cannot be identified due to his age was released on bail and will appear next in Milton Youth Court on June 21st 2018 charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

A second 15-year-old male from Burlington who cannot be identified due to his age was released on a promise to appear in Milton Youth Court on June 21st 2018 charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 (two counts), dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight while pursued by peace officer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jared McLeod of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2385.

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

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There are a lot of people driving very dangerously - 1381 charges laid.

Crime 100By Staff

May 30th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The results of the 2018 Canada Road Safety Week (CRSW) Enforcement initiative was nothing to be proud of – from May 15-21, 2018, the Halton Regional Police Service conducted heightened traffic enforcement on area roadways. Officers focused on what has become known as the ‘Big 3’ road safety issues: aggressive driving, distracted driving and impaired operation – by alcohol and/or drug.

During the Safety Week, which included the Victoria Day Long Weekend, Halton Regional Police Service officers laid a total of 2,538 charges and warnings related to all forms of driving offences.

The top charges laid were as follows:

1. Speeding, Careless Driving and Stunt Driving (1,381 charges);
2. Documentary infractions-licencing and insurance (210 charges);
3. Fail to Yield (202 charges);
4. Cell phone- electronic devices (146 charges); and
5. Seatbelts (20 charges)

Police cruiserThe total number of charges laid represents a 22 per cent increase over the number of charges laid during the 2017 CRSW campaign and a 33 per cent increase over the number of charges laid during the 2016 CRSW campaign.

As part of CRSW enforcement, Halton Police conducted a variety of proactive initiatives, including R.I.D.E., to specifically address the ongoing concern of motorists choosing to drive while impaired, whether by alcohol and/or by drug.

The following results were obtained:

• 13 drivers were charged with driving while ability impaired and/or driving over 80mgs or Fail/Refuse to provide sample which resulted in criminal charges, an immediate licence suspension and vehicle impoundment (compared with 14 in 2017)

• 1 driver was charged with impaired by drug or Fail/Refuse to provide sample, which resulted in criminal charges, an immediate licence suspension and vehicle impoundment (compared with 3 in 2017)

• 13 drivers were found to be driving in the alcohol warn range, with roadside breath testing resulting in 3/7/30-day roadside suspensions (compared with 23 in 2017)

Of note, 3 of the 13 motorists who had their licence suspended for a warn range alcohol reading had their licence previously suspended for the same offence.

If you observe a vehicle being operated in a manner which places you or anyone else in danger, please call 9-1-1 for an immediate police response.

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Have sensitive documents safely shredded - and support Crime Stoppers

eventsgreen 100x100By Staff

May 26th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

cRIME STOPPER SHRED BANNERIt’s shredding day.

The opportunity to take all those sensitive documents to a shredding machine and have them safely destroyed and an occasion to support the Halton unit of Crime Stoppers.

The shredding beast will be at the M.M. Robinson high school parking lot.

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Two home owners who faced armed men with aerosol cans and forced into a bathroom relieved to know that one has been arrested.

Crime 100By Staff

May 22, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It was a vicious break into the home of two elderly residents on April 25th 2018 shortly after 10:30 PM, at a home on Bonnieview Avenue in Burlington (Aldershot).

The suspects, one armed with a handgun and an aerosol weapon believed to be bear spray or pepper spray, confronted two elderly homeowners and demanded their bank cards and pins numbers.

The suspects then forced the homeowners into a bathroom before rummaging through the home in search of valuables.

Members of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau have identified one of two suspects responsible for this home invasion robbery.

HRPS crestOn May 5th 2018, police arrested Thomas Allan EDGAR (41-yrs) of Hamilton and charged him with the following offences:

• Robbery
• Wearing a disguise with intent to commit robbery
• Pointing a firearm (two counts)
• Administering a noxious substance (two counts)
• Assault with a weapon (two counts)
• Forcible Confinement (two counts)
• Fraud under $5000 (nine counts)
• Fraudulent use of credit card (nine counts)
• Fail to comply with probation

EDGAR was held for bail and subsequently remanded into custody. He will appear next by video on May 24th 2018.

Investigators are still seeking the identify of the second suspect described as a white male, thin build, approximately 5’9″ tall, clean shaven, wearing a black hoody, trapper hat with fur ear flaps, black jeans and dark glasses with metal frames.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel of the Burlington Criminal Investigations – Robbery Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2343.

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

People charged with a criminal offense are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Attempted break in at downtown apartment - suspect captured on video

Crime 100By Staff

May 22, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On Thursday May 17th 2918 at approximately 12:05 AM an attempted break and enter occurred to an apartment in downtown Burlington.

Breakin suspect 1The residents were home at the time and scared off the suspect who had not yet made entry. The suspect was located on video prior to the offence and police are seeking assistance from the public to identify him.

The suspect is described as a white male, average height, average build with a trimmed beard, dark hair, long sleeved blue shirt, dark pants and work boots.

Breakin suspect 2Anyone with information that would assist in identifying this suspect is asked to contact D/Cst. Mark Urie of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2338.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222- 477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

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Operator of ride-sharing service charged with sexual assault.

Crime 100By Staff

May 10th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Earlier this week, on May 6th, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for assistance on the QEW in Burlington.

It was alleged by a passenger in a ride-sharing service, that a male driver, while driving from Burlington to Hamilton at the time, made unwanted sexual contact with an 18-year-old female fare.

As a result of a joint investigation, the Halton Regional Police Service has charged Majid Kayali (63) of Oakville with Sexual Assault.

Kayali was released on a Promise to Appear in court May 30, 2018, at the Ontario Court of Justice, located at 491 Steeles Ave East, Milton.

Anyone who may have additional information concerning this investigation can contact D/Cst Ryan Lahie of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222- 477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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Weapons amnesty a success - several thousand rounds of ammunition turned in

Crime 100By Staff

May 9th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Between April 1 and April 30, 2018, the following items were turned in to the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) as a result of this amnesty:

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A very nasty weapon.

• 19 shotguns
• 21 rifles
• 7 handguns
• 9 BB/pellet guns
• 2 miscellaneous gun-related items, including a silencer
• 4 prohibited weapons, including a baton, switchblade and nunchakus “nunchucks”

Additionally, several thousands of rounds of ammunition were turned in to HRPS.

The regional amnesty program, part of a province-wide program, provided the community with the option of handing over unwanted or illegal guns, ammunition or explosives, without any criminal penalties. Getting unwanted weapons into the hands of law enforcement, who can then oversee their lawful destruction, prevents them from falling into the hands of criminals.

Community safety is a shared responsibility and we thank the residents of Halton for their participation in this successful amnesty.

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