Vehicle set ablaze in the driveway of a home on Bluegrass Lane by suspected arsonist.

Crime 100By Staff

February 7th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police are investigating an arson incident to a parked motor vehicle on Bluegrass Lane in the City of Burlington.

On Monday February 5, 2018 at 11:45 PM, an unknown male culprit attended at a residence on Bluegrass Lane.

HRPS crestThe male culprit was carrying a gas canister and proceeded to use the fuel to start a fire to a parked Ford motor vehicle in the driveway of a residence.

The motor vehicle was started on fire and the culprit ran away with the gas canister. Neighbours in the area became aware of the fire situation and observed the male person running away with the gas canister.

The Burlington Fire Department attended and put out the fire which had destroyed the Ford motor vehicle.

The occupants of the residence were able to exit the premise without any injury and there was no fire damage to the residence.

The male culprit is believed to have run off and gotten into a white coloured full size pickup truck and left the area. The description of the male culprit was that of a person with a lean build, possibly 20 to 30 years old.

The Halton Regional Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public to help solve this crime. The location of the incident on Bluegrass Lane is near the intersection of Pathfinder Drive and Dryden Avenue in the City of Burlington.

Homeowners in the area and motorists driving in the area at that time are requested to review external home security video or motor vehicle dashcam video that may be recorded on Monday February 5, 2018 around 11:45 PM.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the 30 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau (Contact: Detective Constable Scott Feddema) at 905-825-4747 ext. 2372 or 2315.
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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That was a quick arrest - store is still closed.

Crime 100By Staff

February 5th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

Police investigating suspected arson a Downtown Burlington Tim Horton’s have identified the two suspects sought in connection with this investigation.

Front of store

$600,000 estimated damage

Both suspects have been arrested; one was released unconditionally after it was determined he was not involved with setting the fire.

The second male, Travis Donald PEDDLE (33-yrs) of Burlington was released on a Promise to Appear in Milton Court on March 7th 2018 charged with arson and fail to comply with probation.

Damage estimates are now in excess of $600,000.00

The fire was observed shortly before 2:30 AM on January 25th. Halton Regional Police and Burlington Fire Department responded to a fire call at the Tim Horton’s located at 601 Brant Street in Burlington.

The fire which originated in an exterior garbage can was extinguished but not before causing damage to the front of the building and smoke damage inside.

The investigation revealed that at approximately 1:47 AM, two suspects attended the front of the Tim Horton’s which was closed at the time. One of the suspects was observed on video surveillance tampering with the garbage can briefly before both continued to walk away. Within minutes, a large volume of smoke could be seen coming out of the same garbage bin and continued to burn and spread until eventually it was noticed by a passerby who then called 911.

Anyone with additional information regarding this arson is asked to contact Detective Constable Jacques Brunelle of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2334. 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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Police recover vehicle that was reported as suspicious on Bluffers Way

Crime 100By Staff

February 3, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Jodi Richmond H&S smile

Detective Constable Jodi Richmond , Regional Police liaison with Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers has a tag line that goes: “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers.

It seems to be working.

Shortly after 4:00 PM today, the Halton Police responded to a home on Bluffs Way in Burlington for a report of a suspicious vehicle – a 2016 black Honda Civic.

Investigation determined the vehicle was stolen from another region. Officers searched the area but unfortunately, no suspect(s) were apprehended. The vehicle has been recovered.

This is how communities are kept safe.

Anyone with information regarding this incident asked to contact Detective Bale at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

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Update on the Scotiabank robbery

Crime 100By Staff

February 3rd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

An update on that Thursday bank robbery on Dundas.

This is going to be a tough one to solve – the three robbers wore masks and were heavily disguised.

The Scotiabank branch located at 4519 Dundas Street in Burlington was robbed at approximately 7:50 pm on Thursday.

Scotis robbery 1 and 2

Suspects 1 and 2.

Three male suspects entered the bank and approached the tellers. One of the suspects brandished a handgun, while the other two assaulted the tellers and demanded money. The bank employees complied and the suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of monies.

Scotia suspect 3

Suspect 3

The suspects fled the bank and were last observed running Southbound towards Dundas Street.

A handgun was observed during the robbery and two bank employees suffered minor injuries.

This is going to be a tough one – with weapons involved our police officers are at significant risk.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel of Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team at 905-825-4747 ext 2343. Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” 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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Regional police arrest resident for possession and distribution of child pornography.

Crime 100By Staff

February 2nd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Halton Regional Police Service arrested a male on January 30, 2018 in connection with child pornography and sexual assault-related offences.

HRPS crestTyler LEACH (33) of Oakville has been charged with:

• two counts of possession of child pornography;
• one count of distribution of child pornography;
• four counts of making child pornography;
• two counts of sexual assault; and
• two counts of sexual interference.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in the City of Hamilton and the Town of Oakville between June 2017 and January 2018.

The accused was held for bail and was remanded in custody with another court appearance on February 2, 2018, Milton Court.

These investigations have been funded and made possible through a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Anyone with related information is asked to contact Detective Todd Martin of the Halton Regional Police Service, Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit at (905) 825-4747 ext. 8983.

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Scotiabank tellers robbed at gunpoint in bank branch.

Crime 100By Staff

February 2nd, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On Thursday, February 01, 2018 the Scotiabank located at 4519 Dundas Street in Burlington was robbed.

Scotia bank logo NEWAt approximately 7:50 pm, three male suspects entered the bank and approached the tellers. One of the suspects brandished a handgun, while the other two assaulted the tellers and demanded money. The bank employees complied and the suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of monies.

The suspects fled the bank and were last observed running Southbound towards Dundas Street.

A handgun was observed during the robbery and two bank employees suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel of Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team at 905-825-4747 ext 2343. Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” 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 are increasing the pressure on drunk drivers - getting strong results.

Crime 100By Staff

February 1, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police have taken a much proactive approach to keeping drunk drivers off the roads. Impaired driving remains one of the three big road safety issues in Halton Region.

GG02-2016-0335-030 September 16, 2016 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada His Excellency presents the Member (M.O.M.) insignia of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces to Deputy Chief Nishan J. Duraiappah, M.O.M. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over an Order of Merit of the Police Forces investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall on Friday, September 16, 2016. During the ceremony, the Governor General, who is chancellor of the Order, bestowed the honour on 1 Commander, 4 Officers and 46 Members. Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGG

Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah with former Governor General David Johnston.

Statistics show that impaired drivers are much more likely to cause collisions, highway injuries and vehicular deaths than non-impaired drivers. “This is one of the greatest risks to public safety that we face,” says Halton Regional Police Service Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah. Part of Halton Regional Police Service’s commitment to Community Safety and Well-Being is an enhanced emphasis at the front line, and upstream opportunities for the community to engage in prevention and risk mitigation.

Opportunity

Recognizing that traditional approaches to impaired enforcement represented an opportunity for improvement, the Halton Regional Police Service leveraged their existing front line resources in conjunction with their vast database of impaired-related information and used business intelligence and advanced analytics to refine their deployment model, develop innovative tactics, inform their enforcement activities, and increase the reach of public awareness programs.

Outcomes

As a result of the Service’s enhanced toolkit of impaired enforcement tactics:

• a total of 2,563 roadside tests were conducted by HRPS officers in all of 2017, more than double the number of roadside tests conducted in all of 2016;

• a total of 554 motorists were arrested by HRPS officers in all of 2017 for all impaired driving offences, a 26 per cent increase over total impaired offences in all of 2016. Impaired offences include driving while ability impaired, care and control, driving over 80mgs and fail or refuse to provide a sample;

• a total of 527 roadside suspensions were issued by HRPS officers in all of 2017, a 55 per cent increase over total roadside suspensions in all of 2016;

• a total of 514 roadside tests were conducted by HRPS officers during the December 2017 RIDE program, nearly double the number of roadside tests conducted during the December 2016 RIDE program;

• a total of 73 motorists were arrested by HRPS officers for impaired offences during the December 2017 RIDE program, a 24 per cent increase over total impaired arrests during the December 2016 RIDE program; and

• a total of 83 roadside suspensions were issued by HRPS officers during the December 2017 RIDE program, a 54 per cent increase over the total number of roadside suspensions issued during the December 2016 RIDE program.

The significant increase in impaired arrests and suspensions can be attributed to the Service’s efforts to continuously identify and employ new approaches to impaired enforcement, which are supported by an increasingly vigilant community in terms of reporting suspected impaired drivers to police. “In 2017, road users within our region reported 165 drivers who were subsequently located by police and arrested for impaired driving,” says Duraiappah. “It is remarkable to think that more than a third of our impaired investigations can be attributed, at least in part, to our community. Community safety is a shared responsibility. We encourage residents and visitors to continue to work with us to reduce impaired driving.”

Next Steps

Duraiappah insists that the efforts of the Service to reduce impaired driving is always going to be a work in progress. “Impaired driving and road safety remain priorities in 2018. Our goal as a Service is to ensure our enforcement is tightly aligned with the issues we are facing. The community deserves and demands our best, and in this regard, we will continue to seek opportunities with our partners to mitigate risk, improve prevention messaging and promote social development with our municipal and health partners. This is core to our Halton Community Safety and Well-Being Plan”.

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You want to laugh - except that it isn't funny; two males charged with being impaired while driving the same car. How did they get out of the bar in that condition?

Crime 100By Staff

January 29th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police Service investigated a motor vehicle collision and subsequently arrested two adult male persons for impaired driving in relation to operating the same motor vehicle.

On Sunday January 28, 2018, at 3:25 pm, a 23 year old male was operating a Honda Prelude vehicle and had his 26 year old male friend as a passenger. The vehicle was exiting a parking lot at 2084 Old Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario. The Honda Prelude vehicle failed to yield to a passing Ford Edge vehicle on the roadway and collided into it as it travelled along Old Lakeshore Road.

Ascot and Emmas

Traffic got a little heavy on Old Lakeshore Road Sunday evening.

Immediately after the collision the two male occupants of the Honda Prelude vehicle got out of the vehicle.

They then decided to flee the collision scene and switched drivers, now with the 26 year old male driving and the 23 year old male now as the passenger.

The Honda Prelude motor vehicle then started from a stopped position and reversed a short distance and almost collided into pedestrians standing behind the vehicle. The two male occupants of the Honda Prelude vehicle then decided to park the vehicle, exit it and walked away to avoid responsibility for the vehicle collision.

Police quickly arrested both male persons a short distance away for impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. Both males were taken to hospital for minor injuries they sustained in the motor vehicle collision. A 55 year old female person who was operating the Ford Edge motor vehicle also went to hospital by ambulance for minor injuries.

Both of the adult males will appear in court in the Town of Milton for a first court appearance on February 21, 2018.

Charged:

Corey Jorden JEFFREY (23 years old) from the City of Hamilton
Charles SMALL (26 years old) from the City of Hamilton

Charges:

1. Impaired operation of a motor vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code.

2. Operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 milligrams contrary to the Criminal Code.

3. Fail to remain at the scene of a motor vehicle collision contrary to the Criminal Code.
Anyone with information regarding this incident asked to contact Constable Andrew Lindsay at 905-825-4747 ext. 2305. 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).

The Halton Regional Police Service reminds the public that even though charges have been laid in this incident, the two persons charged are presumed to be innocent of any alleged crime until a court renders a decision.

 

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Two arrested in their vehicle for robberies of commercial establishments in the city.

Crime 100By Staff

January 27th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Earlier today the Halton Regional Police Service investigated two separate armed robberies at two convenience stores in the City of Burlington. The investigation led to the quick arrest of two male culprits.

Halton police - good angleAt 8: 48 AM, one male culprit used a metal crow bar to commit a robbery at a “Hasty Market” store located at 1600 Kerns Rd, Burlington, Ontario. The male culprit obtained an amount of money and the investigation determined that the male fled and got into a grey SUV type vehicle.

At 11:21 AM, two male culprits then attempted to rob the “Brant Smoke and Gift” located at 2201 Brant St, Burlington, Ontario. The culprits displayed an imitation handgun and demanded money. The two culprits did not get any money and were chased away and got into a grey SUV type vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect vehicle went south on Brant Street and got involved in a minor motor vehicle collision with a female motorist. The damaged suspect SUV type vehicle then went into the “Best Buy” parking lot nearby and was observed by a Halton Regional Police Service canine officer who was responding to the robbery call.

Two 21 year of male suspects were arrested in the vehicle without incident. An imitation handgun and a metal crow bar were found inside the suspect vehicle. No other suspects are believed to be involved in these incidents.

There were no injuries to the store clerks in these two incidents. The female motorist was not seriously injured in the minor vehicle collision but went to hospital as she was shaken up and upset due to the collision.

Charged:

• Joshua Glen HORN (21 years old) of the City of Burlington

1. Robbery contrary to the Criminal Code
2. Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, contrary to the Criminal Code
3. Robbery contrary to the Criminal Code
4. Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, contrary to the Criminal Code
5. Pointing a firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code
6. Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code

– Jordan Martin SMITH (21 years old) of the City of Burlington

1. Robbery contrary to the Criminal Code
2. Robbery contrary to the Criminal Code
3. Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, contrary to the Criminal Code
4. Pointing a firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code

Both persons will be held in custody for a video remand hearing on Sunday January 28, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this arson is asked to contact Detective Jared MCLEOD of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2385 or 2315. 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).

The Halton Regional Police Service wants to remind the public that even though charges have been laid in these incidents, the two persons charged are presumed to be innocent of any alleged crime as the matter is proceeding through the court system and there have not been any findings of guilt for any person.

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Commercial establishments in the downtown core being vandalized and suffering damage from arson.

Crime 100By Staff

January 26th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Tim Hortons wasn’t the only downtown coffee shop that was vandalized this week.

Front of storeTimmie’s to a big hit – significant smoke damage from a fire that was set in a garbage container.

The Lakeshore Coffee House across the street from the Waterfront Hotel suffered some damage when a couple of miscreants did some damage to the outdoor seating area.

The short video clip and the picture that was cropped should help people identify one of the

Lakeshore coffee close upTheir video has been widely shared. The Halton Police have taken photos and also screens shots from the security system.

There is a message here for the commercial sector – upgrade the quality of the video cameras – better images will lead to faster arrests.

 

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Police have poor quality video of two suspects believed to have been involved in the setting of a fire at Tim Hortons on Brant.

Crime 100By Staff

January 25th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On January 25th 2018, shortly before 2:30 AM, Halton Regional Police and Burlington Fire Department responded to a fire call at a Tim Horton’s located at 601 Brant Street in Burlington.

The fire which originated in an exterior garbage can was extinguished but not before causing damage to the front of the building and smoke damage inside, estimated at $250,000.

Front of storeThe investigation revealed that at approximately 1:47 AM, two suspects attended the front of the Tim Horton’s which was closed at the time. One of the suspects (suspect #2) was observed on video surveillance tampering with the garbage can briefly before both continued to walk away. Within minutes, a large volume of smoke could be seen coming out of the same garbage bin and continued to burn and spread until eventually it was noticed by a passerby who then called 911.

Suspects descriptions:

Suspect 1

One of two suspects.

Suspect 1: wearing black hooded coat (hood pulled up obscuring features) light blue jeans, dark coloured shoes

Suspect 2: male, white, black coat, light blue jeans, short dark hair, dark coloured shoes, walking with cane in left hand.

Anyone with information regarding this arson is asked to contact Detective Constable Jacques Brunelle of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2334. 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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Live-in care provider arrested for thefts

Crime 100By Staff

January 24th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Between December 2017 and January 4th 2018, cash and property was stolen from the residents of a home in the City of Burlington. The accused was the live-in care provider for one of the elderly residents.

The accused is Charmain Bibiana PETER (55 years old) from Saint Lucia.

Charged with; Theft Over $5000, three counts of Theft Under $5000, Possession of property obtained by crime and Uttering threats.

The accused was arrested and some of the property was recovered.

Police are advising Halton residents to ensure that they conduct screening process for hiring Live-in care providers and care providers entering their home. If you hire them privately; ensure they are entitled to work in Canada with a Social Insurance number, conduct reference checks, and ask questions about their qualifications for the services they are going to be providing.

Another method to ensure your safety and that you receive the professional care you are contracting for is to hire a registered and licenced Personal Support Worker. (PSW).

More information available at: Personal Support Worker Association – https://pswa.ca/

A resource and questions you should ask of your care provider: Home Care Ontario: https://www.homecareontario.ca/home-care-services/overview

 

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Arrest Made in Burlington Theft from Auto and Vehicle Theft Spree

Crime 100By Staff

January 24th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On January 4th 2018, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM six cars had their windows smashed and items stolen from them while parked at Mapleview Mall at 900 Maple Avenue in Burlington. Items stolen included electronics, clothing, purses and wallets with credit cards which were fraudulently used. Police also received reports of two vehicles stolen from the area of Fairview Street and Drury Lane in Burlington.

Investigators identified a red Chevrolet Trailblazer stolen from Puslinch Township as being involved and that vehicle was located in the area of the two vehicle thefts in Burlington.

One of the stolen vehicles, a Ford F-150 was recovered in Brantford days later and was found to contain stolen property from the Mapleview Mall thefts as well as several that occurred in the City of Hamilton.

On January 16th 2018, members of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Michel Blair Martin MCNAUGHTON (29-yrs) of Brantford. MCNAUGHTON was remanded into custody charged with the following offences:

• Theft of motor vehicle (2 counts)
• Theft under $5000 (6 counts)
• Mischief under $5000 (7 counts)
• Fraudulent use of credit cards (3 counts)
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
• Possession of break-in instruments
• Fail to comply with probation (2 counts)

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 view when not in your vehicle

• 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

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Tyler Freeman of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2363. 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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Police looking for a vehicle that was stolen and the man that did the stealing - the thief is dangerous and the car is damaged.

Crime 100By Staff

January 19th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On January 18th, 2018 at 2:45pm, Halton Regional Police Service was called to a fail to remain collision which occurred in Burlington. The male suspect then carjacked a dark grey 2005 Acura ATL 4-door sedan with Ontario marker; BBJL781, from an elderly female.

The vehicle was then involved in a short pursuit with police resulting in the suspect colliding with a police cruiser. If members of the public observed this incident, police are still looking for witnesses.

StolenVehicle

Stolen vehicle

This stolen vehicle has yet to be recovered and police are asking for the public’s assistance if vehicle is observed.

The male suspect has been identified as: Terry Lurch STROME (41 years old of Dundas). (See attached photo of suspect)

Terry STROME

Terry Strome wanted by police – is known to be violent and to resist arrest.

He is wanted for several criminal offences including robbery, flight police, dangerous driving and criminal negligence among others. The last known location of the vehicle was entering the 407 westbound at Highway 400 at 7:14pm on January 18, 2018. STROME has a history of violence and known to flee from police.

If a member of the public has knowledge regarding the whereabouts of Terry STROME; they are encouraged to contact police. Personal safety is the #1 priority, please call police and do not approach suspect.

Anyone who may have any information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the 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).

Original news story.

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Male steals car from woman while she was filling the vehicle with gas.

Crime 100By Staff

January 18th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On January 18th 2018 at approximately 2:40pm, a collision occurred at King Road and Plains Road in the City of Burlington.

gas station car theft suspect

Photo of a male suspected of stealing a car from a woman while she was pumping gas into her car. Police photo.

The male driver of one of the vehicles fled the collision scene. He ran to a nearby gas station and stole a vehicle from an elderly female who was pumping gas. The female was not injured. The male made good his escape in the stolen vehicle eastbound on Plains Road. Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the male.

Anyone who may have any information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Det 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).

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An on line meeting turns ugly for Burlington resident; Dundas male charged with sexual assault.

Crime 100By Staff

January 17th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On January 10, 2018, a female resident communicated electronically with a male via an online dating website.

The male later met with the woman at her residence in Burlington, Ontario. During that meeting the female victim was sexually assaulted and had several electronics stolen from her residence.

On January 15, 2018, after a detailed investigation, the accused was identified and arrested by members of the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Bureau.

The Halton Regional Police Service has charged Darrell Jason TURNOCK, 36 years, of Dundas, Ontario with Sexual Assault and Theft of Property (Over $5000).

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear, with a court date of February 7, 2018.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Werner, CASA, 905-825-4747 ext. 8747. 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).

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

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Police looking for male suspected of stealing an automobile from in front of the Best Western in Burlington,

Crime 100By Staff

January 16th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A motor vehicle was stolen on January 10th 2018.

The Halton Regional Police are investigating a motor vehicle theft that occurred on January 10th 2018.

Auto theft suspect

Suspect in the theft of an auto from Best Western Hotel 2404 Queensway Drive, Burlington.

The unknown male suspect, in the attached photo, stole the victim’s vehicle while it was left running and unattended in the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel situated at 2404 Queensway Drive in the City of Burlington.

The vehicle has since been recovered in the City of Hamilton and police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for this crime.

The quality of the image is much better than most photographs supplied by the police.  This person should be identified quickly.

If you have information relating to this incident or are able to identify the unknown suspect, please contact Detective Constable Dave Macedo of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2333.

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

Police are reminding the public to never leave a vehicle running while unattended and to never leave spare keys in the vehicle.

A suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty on a court of law.

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Crime Stoppers celebrates 30 years of operation - helping to make Halton one of the safest communities in Canada.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

January 13th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Volunteers, local media outlets and various businesses that help fund Crime Stoppers of Halton will be recognized at an open house to mark January 2018 as Crime Stoppers Month.

This year is also of special significance since Crime Stoppers of Halton is celebrating 30 years of success.

“Crime Stoppers of Halton has earned the respect of residents in the region through the efforts of the program to help Halton Regional Police solve crime and keep our neighborhoods safe and secure,” said Cal Millar, chair of Crime Stoppers of Halton.

“However, this is not something we could do alone. We have had the help of numerous volunteers, an extremely supportive media and the generous assistance of area businesses and organizations who have made donations to allow Crime Stoppers to operate in the region for three decades,” Millar said.

“The support of everyone has been nothing short of amazing.”

Shred event Beast

FileBank, a paper shredding operation, has been a consistent supporter of Crime Stoppers in the Region.

Like other Crime Stoppers programs across Canada (and many of the 1,700 units in 32 countries worldwide), Crime Stoppers of Halton has observed Crime Stoppers Month which was first proclaimed in 1986 at the annual Crime Stoppers International conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Crime Stoppers Month gives the opportunity to recognize those who have played a key role in assisting the crime solving program.

This year Crime Stoppers of Halton has added to the theme – See something? Hear something? Say something? – which it adopted in January 2016 from the popular Homeland Security slogan in the United States. However, they have changed – Say something to – Know something? – and have included a call to action by adding – Contact Crime Stoppers – to the message.

The theme is designed to encourage people to contact Crime Stoppers by calling, texting or through a web tip if they become aware of any information that will assist police to solve or stop crime.

Jodi Thomson Crime Stoppers

Detective Constable Jodi Thomson is the Halton Police liaison officer with Crime Stoppers.

Through the years, anonymous callers to Halton’s program have provided tips that have led to the solving of homicides, break-ins, assaults, sexual attacks, robberies, frauds and numerous other crimes in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among a number of world leaders and political figures who have signed proclamations or sent letters encouraging people to support Crime Stoppers.

“The many events being held across the country this month offer a wonderful opportunity to bring awareness to the Crime Stoppers program, which encourages Canadians to report suspicious or criminal activity anonymously,” the Prime Minister’s letter states. “I am certain that participants will leave with a better understanding of the challenges facing law enforcement agencies, and will appreciate receiving information on how they can help assure safety in their communities.”

An Open House and Theme Launch, that will be hosted between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. by Crime Stoppers of Halton on January 22 at the Halton Regional Centre, will include remarks from Deputy Police Chief Carol Crowe; Ingrid Hann, a member of the Halton Police Services Board, Jan Westcott, vice-chair of Halton Crime Stoppers and Detective Constable Jodi Richmond, police coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Halton.

There will also be a cheque presentation by Rocco Neglia, a vice-president at Economical Insurance which has contributed $100,000 over the years to Crime Stoppers of Halton and an estimated $500,000 to various Crime Stoppers programs across Canada to promote the crime solving program and create awareness of crime concerns to high school students.

It’s also noteworthy that Economical Insurance is recognized as the Youth Initiatives Sponsor at Crime Stoppers of Halton.

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Burlington banks worked with Crime Stoppers and the Regional police to alert the public about the threat of Identity Theft

John Sawyer, president of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, will also speak at the Open House event to outline the value of Crime Stoppers to the business community and how the program can work together with company owners to combat crimes that impact firms large and small.

The four Chamber of Commerce groups in Halton were instrumental in bringing Crime Stoppers to the region in 1988 after programs were established in a number of other Ontario communities, including Hamilton and Toronto.

Detective Constable Richmond said although Halton Region is considered one of the safest areas in Canada, crime can still occur and anyone can be a victim.

comment black“Whenever there is a crime, it is important to have Crime Stoppers taking calls from anonymous tipsters to ensure cases are solved,” she said. “It’s also vital to have the media working closely with Crime Stoppers to alert the public whenever investigators need help to solve a crime.”

Richmond said Crime Stoppers is a true partnership operating with the public, the media and the police to ensure cases are solved.

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A police chase along Plains Road, Fairview, Guelph Line and the QEW is abandoned; driver located and arrested - now waiting for a bail hearing.

Crime 100By Staff

January 7th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police responded to a report of an intoxicated female getting into a vehicle and driving.
They caught up to the vehicle while it was east bound on Plains Road at Maple where an attempt to stop the vehicle was unsuccessful; the driver refused to stop.

HRPS crestThe pursuit began and continued east along Fairview and turned north onto Guelph Line where officers were able to box the vehicle in. The officers were trying to extract the driver from the vehicle when the female driver accelerated away and the officers were forced to let her go. The vehicle entered the east bound QEW where the pursuit continued until an extreme concern for public safety based on her behavior and how she was driving her vehicle.

Three officers attempted a rolling block but the female driver began to ram their cruisers and increased her speed. As a result, the pursuit was terminated. No officers were injured in this incident but three cruisers were damaged.

Police later located the Black Nissan abandoned on Syscon Rd across from the Hilton Garden Inn. Officers were able to confirm the female suspect had checked in to the Inn. She was located and taken into custody.

Police charged Arlene NOEL (52) of Burlington with Flight From Police, Fail To Remain and Dangerous Driving. She was held for a bail hearing.

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Open letter from the Chief of the Halton Regional Police.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

January 5th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It was a very relieved Regional Police Chief who sent a letter electronically to everyone in the Region – thanking them for the help given to avert the death of a senior who was out in the freezing weather without winter clothing.

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Margaret McCormick found in a wooded area some distance from her senior’s residence.

Margaret McCormick was reported missing at 2:30 yesterday. The alarm went out and the frantic effort to find the woman before she froze to death began.

The police knew what they were up against and they pushed every button they had available to them.  Evening was approaching – the police knew there was no time to spare.  Things tightened up in the communications section where everyone was an edge – waiting for that critical telephone call.  It came – well let the Chief thank everyone.

Chief Tanner, in his open letter said: “As experience has shown us, whenever someone vulnerable goes missing in the community, every minute counts.

“On the afternoon of January 4, a 78-year-old woman wandered away from her senior’s residence in Burlington. Without a winter coat, physically frail, unfamiliar with the area, and with temperatures plummeting to record lows, it was a race against time to locate this resident and bring her home safely.

“Halton Regional Police Service put out an immediate call to action, and the community responded in an emphatic way:

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Regional Police Chief Stephen Tanner

“Our local and regional media partners worked swiftly to assist us in circulating key details to the public;

“The public leveraged their full social media potential to extend the reach of the missing person alert; and

“Local first responder partners (including Burlington Fire and Halton EMS) coordinated resources quickly and seamlessly in extremely challenging and exigent conditions.

“Four hours after she first went missing, acting on a tip from CN Railway personnel, the elderly woman was located in a wooded area, conscious, but suffering from cold-related injuries due to exposure to the harsh elements. She is currently recovering in hospital.

“We are strongest when we work together. Last night’s incredible outcome would not have been possible without the support and contributions of our entire community — the public at large, members of the media, and all first responder agencies.

“I thank you, on behalf of the entire Service, for your continued support of our efforts to preserve and enhance community safety and well-being in Halton Region. We could not do what we do without you.

“Together, we truly are one team.”

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