Bandit on a crime spree arrested and charged with multiple offences: police want to find the accomplice.

Crime 100By Staff

March 22, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A bandit on a crime spree was arrested for multiple robberies and thefts in Halton and Toronto.

Halton police - good angleThe Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and the Toronto Police Service arrested a 19-year-old Oakville man after a joint investigation into a series of violent robberies in Oakville, Burlington, and Toronto.

On March 14, 2018 a masked man armed with a knife entered the Petro Canada gas station located at 1550 North Service Road West in Oakville. The male ordered the clerk to open the cash register and proceeded behind the counter removing cash, cigarettes, cigars and the employee’s cell phone. The accused then fled in a waiting vehicle.

On March 20, 2018, the same suspect robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 3455 Fairview Street in Burlington. The male entered the store armed with a knife and demanded money stealing cigarettes, cigars, cash, and the employee’s wallet before fleeing into a waiting vehicle.

In the course of the HRPS investigation, the same suspect was identified as being involved in a series of thefts from automobiles in the City of Burlington on March 5 and 6, 2018. During these thefts, the accused and an accomplice entered six vehicles and stole a variety of personal items including a wallet. Credit cards stolen were subsequently used by the accused and the accomplice.

Concurrent with the HRPS investigation, the Toronto Police Service were also searching for the same suspect alleged to have committed two robberies in the City of Toronto; the first on March 10, 2018 at a Petro Canada on Kipling Avenue and the second at a Pioneer Gas Bar on Brown’s Line on March 16, 2018.

The Halton Regional Police Service executed a search warrant at an apartment building located at 205 Queen Mary Drive in Oakville and arrested Colin Borne (19). While searching the apartment, investigators seized several items linking him to the robberies. Colin Borne has been held over for a bail hearing.

Colin BORNE (19) of Oakville has been charged with:

• 4 counts of robbery with violence
• 4 counts wear disguise
• 4 counts of weapons dangerous
• 4 counts fail to comply probation
• 6 counts of theft and 8 frauds under

The Halton Regional Police are actively pursuing leads in efforts to apprehend Colin Borne’s accomplice.

Do you recognize the person in the video

The robbery has to be one of the most casual events you will ever see.

Anyone who may have additional information concerning this investigation can contact Halton Regional Police Detective Barry Malciw at 905-825-4747 ext. 2218. 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.

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

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Police are recruiting 911 communicators.

News 100 blueBy Staff

March 21, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The 911 service is much h more than a telephone number you call when there is an emergewncy. Behind that number is a group of people who take the call and manage the emergency. They are referred to as 911 communicators.

The Halton Regional Police is hosting an open house for persons interested in a career as a 9-1-1 Communicator.

The session will be both informative and interactive allowing potential applicants to learn of the applicant process, training involved and essential skills needed for success in the role.

Incoming - clustered

The telephone set has buttons that put a 911 communicator in direct communications with other public safety agencies in an second.

The introduction session is on Thursday April 12th – 7 pm – 8:30 pm – at the Halton Regional Police Service Headquarters.

Space is extremely limited so register early to ensure your attendance.

Interested registrants are asked to email Steve Van Dyk at

steve.vandyk@haltonpolice.ca

Related news stories:

High tech and at times very fast paced.

Dispatching police officers to a scene can get very hectic.

 

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Girl struck by mini van on Dundas; in hospital in critical condition.

Crime 100By Staff

March 18th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

An 11 year old girl riding a bicycle east on Dundas Street east of Sutton Drive was struck by an east bound minivan at just before 6:30 pm. The girl was transported to McMaster Children’s Hospital by Halton Regional Paramedic Services where she remains in critical condition.

Police cruiserThe Halton Regional Police are investigating.

Due to the life threatening nature of her injuries, the Collision Reconstruction Unit has taken carriage of the investigation.

Any witnesses who have not spoken to police are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at (905)825-4747 ext: 5065.

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Police arrest and lay criminal charges against four people for multiple Break and Enter offences.

Crime 100By Staff

March 16th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A multiple jurisdiction police investigative team was set up to solve the numerous residential break and enters that were taking place in the Region – mostly Burlington and Oakville.

The Halton Regional Police Service and the York Regional Police Service have concluded a lengthy break and enter investigation which spanned multiple jurisdictions and have arrested four people, who, between December 19, 2017 and January 8th 2017, were involved in a total of 13 residential break and enters.

In each incident the suspects knocked on the front door to determine whether or not a resident was home. After confirming the homes were empty, the culprits forced entry to the front doors ransacking bedrooms in search of money or jewellery.

Halton police - good angleThe cross jurisdictional investigation used a comprehensive menu of investigative techniques, inter agency collaboration, and community awareness. The combination of those ingredients resulted in the identification of the accused.

Early in March the Halton Regional Police and the York Regional Police arrested three of the culprits (Rai Teixeira, Lincoln Samuels, and Cesar Montenero). At the time the accused failed to escape arrest by colliding with another vehicle and fleeing the scene on foot. The last of the 4 accused was arrested on March 8, 2018.

Search warrants supporting the offences were executed at the accused’s residences and resulted in the recovery of large amounts of jewellery and evidence linking the culprits to the entries in the Halton Region.

Duraiappah HRPS Deputy chief

Deputy Police Chief Nick Duraiappah

Halton Region Deputy Police Chief Nick Duraiappah said: “Residential break and enters are a clear priority for our service.” He wanted people impacted by these crimes “to know that the persons responsible will be held accountable.”

The accused face a total of 48 criminal charges.

CHARGED:

Rai Teixeira (22) of Brampton was charged with Break and Enter – Commit (10 Counts), Break and Enter – Intent (3 Counts)

Lincoln Samuels (22) of Tottenham was charged with Break and Enter – Commit (6 Counts), Fail to Comply Probation (4 Counts)

Cesar Montesdeoca (22) of Brampton was charged with Break and Enter – Commit (8 Counts), Break and Enter – Intent (2 Counts), Fail to Comply Probation (2 Counts), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Vincent Vassel (23) of Brampton was charged with Break and Enter – Commit (5 Counts), Break and Enter – Intent (2 Counts), Fail to Comply Probation (6 Counts)

Anyone who may have additional information concerning this investigation can contact Halton Regional Police Detective Ron Strauch at 905-825-4747 ext. 2255. 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.

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

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Burlington resident arrested for immigration fraud: charged with defrauding Syrian refugees with promises of getting them sponsorship into Canada.

Crime 100By Staff

March 14th, 20918

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A Burlington resident has been arrested by the Halton Regional Police Service as a result of an investigation into fraud-related allegation.

HRPS crestThe Halton Regional Police Service Fraud Unit have today wrapped up a three-month long investigation into allegations that a Burlington resident has been defrauding Syrian refugees currently living in Qatar with promises of getting them sponsorship into Canada.

A search warrant was executed on the suspect’s residence and the accused was arrested at that time.

Charged with 8 counts of Fraud Over $5,000 dollars and money laundering is Bashar ABDULAHAD (49yrs) of Burlington.

The allegations came to the attention of the police through a community volunteer group in Toronto who had victims come forward to them through relatives now living in Canada.

Working with this group and a contact in Qatar, police were able to identify eight victim families who had all sent funds to the suspect with total losses in excess of $200,000 dollars. The police believe there are many more victims however given the logistical issues of victims who are currently living overseas, officers have had to rely upon a local volunteer in the affected country to spread the word on the investigation and locate other victims. Given the victims’ current status, police believe some are reluctant to come forward.

The suspect claimed he could bring the victims into Canada through a local church under an immigration sponsorship program. The church has cooperated with police and has no involvement in the fraud.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police Service Fraud Unit, Det. Cst. Jon Williams at 905-825-4747 ext. 8737.

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

Anyone charged with a criminal offense is  presumed to be innocent until a court of law decides otherwise.

 

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The Romance Scam not only breaks hearts - it cleans out bank accounts.

Crime 100By Staff

March 13, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Another resident of Halton has become the latest victim of what is known as the “Romance Scam”.

Police are urging victims of this crime to come forward and recognize they are not alone. Even the most experienced people can be manipulated by these professionals.

Recently a woman approached the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and reported a loss in excess of $1.2 million as a result of this scam.

Valentine heartsThe location of the suspect remains unknown at this time, and according to investigators, he could be anywhere in the world. “The money is all gone, sent through various means to the U.S.A. and Europe.

The suspect is a professional fraudster operating as part of a network of criminals, all with the same intent; to relieve someone of their hard earned money. They know how to manipulate, and unfortunately, they are highly skilled at what they do,” says Detective Mark Underwood of the HRPS Regional Fraud Unit.

In a typical Romance Scam, the relationship will start with an anonymous connection, usually through a dating website or application. Often, the perpetrator of the scam claims that their ability to meet in person is limited, due to travel, overseas business or military deployment.

The suspect will then present a problem that needs to be solved with a small loan of money; e.g. a lost passport or a failing business deal. The perpetrator may then claim that they want to meet the victim in person but that they cannot do so unless the problem is solved, or until they are back in the country. They may state that there is an opportunity to make lots of money on a chance deal, contingent on a small investment with a guaranteed return.

The Halton Regional Police Service offers the following tips for residents:

• Never send money to someone you have never met. Legitimate businesses and business associates do not need to secure financing from random strangers.

• Check your facts, and do your research. Often, the fraudsters will introduce a lawyer, in the hopes it brings legitimacy to a financial transaction. Use the internet to verify that people and businesses actually exist.

• If in doubt, seek some help. A sober second look at a situation from a trusted outsider who has not been manipulated by a potential fraudster can provide clarity and make the difference.

The best weapon against this crime is awareness. When people understand how these scams work, they will be less likely to be victimized.

When it comes to fraud, victims can help other victims by speaking out. The Halton Regional Police Service encourages victim to let people know what happened to stop it happening to others.

A safe, secure, confidential place to call with information that will keep our streets safe.

A safe, secure, confidential place to call with information about a crime.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Mark Underwood of the Regional Fraud Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 8738.

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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Another sneaky Identity theft scam using a well know financial brand name - PayPal

IDTHEFT 100X100By Staff

March 12th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

This is a real sneaky one.

The message tells you that you sent an amount of money from your Pay Pal account to someone you’ve never heard of – what do you do?

paypal logoYou might be inclined to click on the link to tell PayPal that you didn’t send this person any money. Which is exactly what the sender of the message wants you to do. They are in the process of stealing your identity.

They have your email address and they now know you have a PayPal account.

Pay Pal scam,

An email message like this gets an immediate response if you have a PayPal account – you want to tell them that you didn’t do what the email message says you did. The moment you do that – they have started to steak your identity.

It did look like the message was from PayPal – their logo was on that incoming email.

When there is an email related to your money, pause and look at it very carefully. PayPal is a useful service (although I don’t understand why they need 3 to 5 business days to put money into your account – Interac does it instantly)

Careful – and make sure that you have subscribed to a service that will catch some of the maleware that get dropped into your computer.

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Province gives municipalities funding to cope with legal, educational and public safety problems that will result from the sale of cannabis

News 100 blueBy Staff

March 10th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On March 7, 2018 shortly before 11:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to the area of Maple Avenue and Plains Road East in Burlington, in response to a citizen-initiated traffic complaint. As a result of an investigation, Joseph Vaccaro (37), of Oakville was charged with driving while ability impaired and driving over 80 mgs.

On March 8, 2018 shortly after 8:00 am, Halton Police officers responded to a collision in the area of King Road and Plains Road East in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Christopher McBride (30), of Burlington was charged with driving while ability impaired.

HRPS crestThe Regional police issue regular reports on people who are charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) as part of their program to keep the roads in the Region safe.

That task is going to get a lot more difficult when the federal cannabis legalization allows for the sale of cannabis in retail outlets across the province.

At this point in time the police just have to deal with alcohol related offences. When the federal government decides to permit the sale of cannabis related products it will be a much more complex.

Ontario is stepping up support for municipalities and law enforcement to help ensure communities and roads are safe in advance of the federal government’s legalization of cannabis.

The province will provide $40 million of its revenue from the federal excise duty on recreational cannabis over two years to help all municipalities with implementation costs related to the legalization of cannabis.  The amount of money each municipality gets will be determined by population size with no one municipality getting less than $10,000

In addition, Ontario is taking further steps to ensure a safe and sensible transition for communities and people by:

Cannabis logo

Coming to a neighbourhood somewhere in Burlington.

• Increasing the capacity of local law enforcement, including the Ontario Provincial Police, by funding sobriety field test training for police officers to help detect impaired drivers

• Creating a specialized legal team to support drug-impaired driving prosecutions

• Increasing capacity at the province’s Centre of Forensic Sciences to support toxicological testing and expert testimony

• Developing a program to divert youth involved in minor cannabis-related offences away from the criminal justice system

• Creating a Cannabis Intelligence Coordination Centre to shut down illegal storefronts and help fight the unsafe and illegal supply of cannabis products

• Providing public health units with support and resources to help address local needs related to cannabis legalization

• Raising awareness of the new provincial rules that will take effect when cannabis is legalized federally.

Might be time for families to have one of those around the kitchen table talks on what the legislation is going to mean to high school students who get to drive the family car.

 

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Police arrest purse snatcher - 47 complaints have been filed with the police.

Crime 100By Staff

March 5th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

Police have been investigating multiple criminal groups targeting women and seniors for distraction type of purse and wallet thefts. These have occurred at various grocery and retail stores in Burlington and Oakville.

Police have received 47 reports of such thefts since the beginning of November 2017 where persons targeted were female senior citizens whose purses and/or wallets were stolen from their shopping carts while the owner was not looking. In some cases multiple offenders work in teams to distract the victim, bump their carts or ask for their assistance in the store or parking lot.

Investigators have been working with area Loss Prevention Officers to identify the persons responsible which resulted in them being positively identified.

On February 22nd 2018 the following accused was arrested for multiple thefts in Burlington and Oakville and has been released on bail to appear next in Milton Court on April 3rd 2018:

Brenda STOJKOVA (20 years) of the Czech Republic, residing in Brampton is charged with:

• Theft under $5000 (Three Counts)
• Fraud Under $5000
• Unauthorized use of a credit card.

Watch the Crime Stoppers Video of purse thefts (actual footage).

Halton Regional Police are reminding residents to keep a close eye on their purses and wallets.  Residents should be aware of their surroundings and be alert for distraction type thefts when shopping in the grocery stores, malls and other retail business.

Prevention Tip: Residents are reminded to only carry the necessary identification such as Driver’s Licence or Health Card, and should try to minimize this potential loss by leaving their SIN card, birth certificate and passports securely at home.

If you become a victim of a purse or wallet theft please contact your financial services providers, cancel you cards and then call the Halton Regional Police to file a report.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or other purse thefts is asked to contact Detective Constable Derek Gray of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Vulnerable Persons and Seniors Liaison Team at 905-825-4747 ext. 2344.

A safe, secure, confidential place to call with information that will keep our streets safe.

A safe, secure, confidential place to call with information that will keep our streets safe.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Two thirteen year olds and a sixteen year old arrested for possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Crime 100By Staff

March 2, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On March 2nd 2018 shortly before 2:00 AM, police received reports of a male breaking into cars on Caplan Crescent in Burlington.

HRPS crestPolice descended upon the area and located a white SUV with a female sitting in the driver’s seat and two males standing beside it.

Upon seeing police, one male ran away on foot while the other male entered the passenger side of the SUV which accelerated away at a high rate of speed narrowly striking a police vehicle.

Police pursued the white SUV which was a stolen vehicle from Hamilton while other responding officers searched the area for the male that ran away, ultimately locating him in the backyard of a home on Montego Crescent.

The pursuit of the SUV was quickly discontinued due to public safety concerns after the vehicle ran a red light at Fairview Street and Walkers Line.

HRPS Storm sniffing

A member of the Police Canine Unit training a new recruit.

Moments after the pursuit was discontinued, police located the stolen vehicle unoccupied after it struck a tree on Fairview Street and Inverary Road. Police Canine Unit (PSD Arrow) and members of the Tactical Rescue Unit (TRU) attended and tracked to the rear of a business on Fairview Street where two youths were located and arrested.

A 13-year-old female from Hamilton who cannot be identified due to her age was held for bail charged with the following offence:
• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
• Theft under $5000
• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
• Flight while pursued by police
• Fail to comply with undertaking

A 13-year-old male from Brantford who cannot be identified due to his age was held for bail charged with the following offence:
• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
• Theft under $5000
• Fail to comply with disposition (three counts)

A 16-year-old male from Hamilton who cannot be identified due to his age was held for bail charged with the following offence:
• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
• Theft under $5000
• Fail to comply with recognizance (three counts)

How did two thirteen year old’s and a sixteen year old ever get to the point in their short lives where they are out trying to steal cars in the early hours of the morning?  How does a society deal with this?   Where were the parents?

Anyone with information regarding this incident asked 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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MetroToronto po;oce work withthe Regional police to arrest males who robbed Scotia bank branches at gunpoint.

Crime 100By Staff

February 27, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Early in the month branches of Scotia bank were being robbed; one in Burlington, another in Milton.

Police believed the robberies were linked and began doing what police do: investigate

Police have identified four suspects and laid multiple charges following several bank robberies across the Greater Toronto Region (GTA).

On February 1, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) was called to a Scotiabank located at 4519 Dundas Street, Burlington, following a report of an armed robbery. Three male suspects, one of whom was armed, obtained a quantity of cash and exited the bank, travelling southbound on foot. Two bank employees were assaulted and sustained minor injuries during the robbery.

On February 9, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., HRPS was called to a Scotiabank located at 880 Main Street East, Milton, following a report of an armed robbery. Two masked male suspects, one of whom was armed, entered the bank shortly before closing and obtained a quantity of cash. A bank employee, who attempted to intervene, was assaulted by one of the suspects and sustained minor injuries.

On February 14, 2018 HRPS investigators began surveillance of persons of interest, who were suspected of being involved in the Milton and Burlington robberies. During this time, investigators observed a group of individuals in the area of a Scotiabank at the intersection of Rathburn Road and Renforth Drive, Toronto.

Police continued to monitor these individuals, who were observed to be engaging in activity consistent with a potential robbery of the financial institution. In the interest of public safety, police contacted the bank and ensured bank staff and clients were moved to a safe location and the doors of the bank were secured.

As two of the persons prepared to commit the bank robbery, plainclothes HRPS investigators were able to arrest them prior to entering the bank.

Based on the events that took place in the City of Toronto on February 14, 2018 the following individuals were charged by the Toronto Police Service:

Gareth BAUGH (19) of the City of Toronto

• Robbery
• Disguise with Intent to commit an indictable offence
Jazmyn ELIAS-WEIBL (18) of the City of Mississauga
• Robbery
• Disguise with Intent to commit an indictable offence

Young Offender (identity protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act)

Robbery
Disguise with Intent to commit and indictable offence

Duraiappah HRPS Deputy chief

Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah

Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah: “Robberies such as these have a deep impact on the involved bank employees, innocent bystanders and even their families. The blatant disregard for victims that these arrested persons demonstrated represent some of the greatest risk to community safety. Our investigators have worked tirelessly with partnering police agencies to identify and arrest them. We’re pleased to have put an end to these violent robberies.”

On February 15, 2018 HRPS investigators and K-9 services continued their investigation by executing a Criminal Code Search Warrant at the residence of Gareth BAUGH. Investigators seized a quantity of cash, a replica firearm and several pieces of clothing linked to the armed robberies throughout the GTA.

On February 22, 2018 HRPS investigators and Tactical Rescue Unit prepared to execute a Criminal Code Search Warrant at the Milton residence of the accused from a previous bank robbery in Milton. When arriving, police observed the suspect departing his home with several associates. A traffic stop was conducted and the male suspect was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of several thousand dollars in Canadian currency.

On February 23, 2018, in the early morning, HRPS investigators and Tactical Rescue Unit executed a Criminal Code Search Warrant at the residence of the accused. During this search, a quantity of illegal drugs was seized along with various items of clothing believed to be linked to the robbery in Milton and other robberies throughout the GTA. A loaded .22 caliber handgun was also seized by police.
Based on the results of the search warrant from February 23, 2018 the following individual was charged by the Halton Regional Police Service:

Tyriq BROOKS (19) of the Town of Milton

• Robbery with a Firearm
• Point Firearm
• Wear Disguise with Intent
• Possession of a restricted firearm
• Possession of a weapon for the dangerous purpose
• Careless use of a firearm
• Possession of a controlled substance
• Fail to comply with recognizance (3 counts)

There are also outstanding arrest warrants for the accused from several police services in the province for Human Trafficking related charges.

The HRPS Criminal Investigations Bureau is in the process of linking the above individual(s) to the robberies in Milton and Burlington. It is anticipated that several criminal charges are pending.

Anonymous tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Know Something — Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Police officer charged with 13 counts of Fraud Under $5,000; released on bail and charged with 3 more offences.

Crime 100By Staff

February 23rd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) officer is facing charges related to the alleged fraudulent use of a service-issued gas card.

On February 23, 2018, Michael KELLAS (29) was arrested and charged with 13 counts of Fraud Under $5,000, and was released on a promise to appear and an undertaking.

Kellas was previously arrested on February 13, 2018 and charged with Theft of Credit Card, Possession/Use of Stolen Credit Card, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.

“An investigation has revealed that there are reasonable grounds to believe Kellas utilized his service-issued gas card, while off-duty, on 13 separate occasions for his own personal benefit,” said Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini of the Halton Regional Police Service One District Criminal Investigations Bureau. “Gas cards are issued to members of the HRPS only for the purpose of fuelling service vehicles.”

Anyone who may have additional information concerning this ongoing investigation can contact Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini at 905-825-4747 ext: 2415.

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.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Son stabs Mother - charged with attempted murder.

Crime 100By Staff

February 22, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

On February 16th 2018 shortly after 3:00 PM, police responded to Bunkerhill Place in Burlington after receiving reports of a male armed with a knife chasing and stabbing a female.

Upon police arrival, the male was immediately arrested without incident and the involved knife was seized.
The 51-year-old mother of the arrested male was located lying on the ground across the street from her home with multiple stab wounds at various locations on her body and she had lost a significant amount of blood.

The victim was transported to the Hamilton General Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery to treat her injuries. She remains in hospital but is expected to recover.

Dorian NICOLAOU (20-yrs) of Bunkerhill Place in Burlington has been remanded into custody charged with attempted murder. No further suspects are being sought.

Earlier this month there was a police standoff on Bunker Hill Place involving a male who had barricaded himself in his residence.  Police needed several hours to convince the armed man to surrender.

Anyone with information regarding this incident asked to contact Detective Clayton Gillis 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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Armed standoff with police on Burlington ends after seven hours of negotiation

Crime 100By Staff

February 19th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Update on that confrontation with Regional police that had a male barricade himself in a residence on Colonsay Drive.

What started out as a domestic situation where a male threatened a female in the Town of Milton on February 2018 ended at 5:00 am this morning when the police took the male into custody.

The female was uninjured in the incident that began in Milton where the male left the area in an erratic manner narrowly missing several pedestrians, prior to police attending. The male was located, alone, at his residence in the City of Burlington.

When officers approached the male in his driveway, the male threatened the officer and retreated into his home. No other persons were in the home at the time. Tactical Officers were deployed to the area and remained there with negotiators from 10pm yesterday until 5am this morning.

Police are still investigating the scene but the male has been arrested and will attend bail court on the 20th day of February 2018.

Accused: David LANE 52 years of age of the City of Burlington

Alleged Offences: Two counts of utter threats, one count of Dangerous Driving, one count of weapons dangerous and one count of weapons: possession contrary to prohibited order.

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TD Canada Trust sent you an email from Brazil - yeah right.

Crime 100By Staff

February 19th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On the world of the scam artists this is a pretty dismal effort at identity theft.

Get used to this stuff; there are enough suckers out there to let their greed and gullibility get the best of them.

You don’t need to be one of them.

ID theft screen

Once the Identity thieves have some basic information they can pick through what they have and build a profile that will eventually get them to sensitive financial data.

The sender wasn’t the TD Canada Trust. It came from somewhere within Brazil; that is what the .br tells you..

TD Canada Trust clodoaldodfs@daebauru.sp.gov.br

The face you think you see - the email address you think you see - may not be coming from the people you think it is coming from. Watch carefully evertime.

The face you think you see – the email address you think you see – may not be coming from the people you think it is coming from. Watch carefully every time.

The rest of it is all crap – EXCEPT for that – Click Here to Resolve. That is a rabbit hole you do not want to go down.

You Have an Important notice from New TD Online banking.
Click Here to Resolve

This e-mail is an automated message, we can’t reply to any e-mails sent by return.
Fraud Prevention Unit
Legal Advisor
New 2018 TD Canada Trust, All Rights Reserved.

They want you to go to that Click here line.

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Armed stand-off at Burlington home on Colonsay Drive - police advise area residents to lock their doors.

Crime 100By Staff

February 19th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

At 12:16 am Halton Regional Police were dealing with a barricaded subject in Burlington.

The incident started as a domestic situation at a Milton restaurant. The subject left the restaurant and was seen driving away. His vehicle was located shortly thereafter at his residence on Colonsay Drive in Burlington.

Officers from Burlington who responded to the residence were threatened by the subject with a firearm. He then retreated back into his home.

The male was observed with one weapon as he threatened officers and he is believed to have several more inside the house.

Officers have sealed off the home and are maintaining a perimeter. The Tactical Rescue Unit, K9 and a negotiator have been dispatched to the scene and are currently making attempts to have the subject, who is alone in the home, surrender.

As a precaution, Halton Police are asking residents on Colonsay Drive, St. Frances Drive, Peart Court and Augustine Drive to remain inside and lock their doors.

Updates will be issued as developments occur.

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Family related stabbing at Bunker Hill Place

Crime 100By Staff

February 16th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Halton police - good angleThe Halton Regional Police Service is currently investigating a familial related stabbing incident on Bunkerhill Place in Burlington.

One victim has been transported to hospital with serious injuries and one person is in police custody. There are no outstanding suspects or concerns for the community.

No further information available at this time.

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Babysitter charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching offences that took place between 1996 – 1998,

Crime 100By Staff

February 14th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

HRPS crestAn investigation conducted by the Halton Regional Police Service – Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit (C.A.S.A.), resulted in the arrest Frances Maureen McNeil (55 years), of St. Catharines on February 13th, 2018 and charged with: Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching

McNeil was a babysitter in her home in the City of Burlington between 1996 – 1998, and was known to babysit children within her neighbourhood.

At the time of the offences, the female was known by the name Maureen Crawley

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Matt Cunnington of the Halton Regional Police Service Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit at 905-465-8978.
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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This scam uses a trusted brand to begin the process of stealing your identity and then your money.

Crime 100By Staff

February 13th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

There are brands that we place huge amounts of trust in.

Interac croppedWhen we see their corporate logo we assume it is a safe place and that the service they provide is rock solid.

Thus it came as a bit of a shock to note that the scam artists were using one of those trusted brands to mislead people and begin the process of stealing their identity and then their money.

Interac scam

The gullible and the greedy might think some luck has come their way. The telephone company is not going to send you money – there is someone behind this kind of email notice who wants to take advantage of you.

The telephone company is not going to be sending you a refund that you had never heard of before.

The internet has made it possible for all kinds of knowledge and ideas to be shared. We can communicate in a way we were never able to communicate before.

The wonderful technology also allows thieves to take advantage of people.
Beware, be cautious, be vigilant.

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Young male arrested for stabbing - held for bail hearing and two parole violations.

Crime 100By Staff

February 7th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

On February 7th, 2018 at approximately 11:25am, police responded to a residence in the area Cortland Drive and Waterloo Street in Burlington after receiving information of a stabbing.

Halton police - good angleUpon arriving to the residence police confirmed that a male had sustained serious injuries as a result of stab wounds. The victim was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital by paramedics for medical treatment.
Investigation revealed the stabbing occurred as a result of a verbal and physical altercation within the residence.

Investigation has also revealed that all persons involved in this matter have been identified and are known to one another.

Police have identified the accused as Hayden Scott ERMEL (19 years old) of no fixed address. The accused was held for a bail hearing for the following offences:

• Aggravated Assault
• Robbery
• Weapons Dangerous
• Break and Enter – Commit
• Breach of Probation x 2

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2343. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crimestoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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