Some Halton Region drivers are going to continue their Impaired Driving beyond the holiday season.

Crime 100By Staff

January 2, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It looks like some Halton Region drivers are going to continue their Impaired Driving beyond the holiday season.

Offences Summary within Halton Region

On Friday, December 29, 2017, just after 8:30pm, a traffic stop was initiated near Grapehill Avenue and Strathcona Drive in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Charalampos Kaltsidis (56) of Burlington was charged with fail or refuse to provide sample and driving while ability impaired.

Halton police - good angleOn Saturday, December 30, 2017, just after 4:30pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision on Tremaine Road in Milton. As a result of this investigation, police charged Scott Lovelace (51) of Moffat with driving while ability impaired and driving over 80 mgs.

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, just after 8:00pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision near Brenda Crescent and Queensway Drive in Burlington. As a result of this investigation, police charged Frances Bowles (52) of Burlington with fail or refuse to provide sample and driving while ability impaired.

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, just before 11:30pm, a traffic stop was initiated near Atkinson Drive and Upper Middle Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Jean Melanson (43) of Burlington was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Sunday, December 31, 2017, just after 12:30pm, a traffic stop was initiated on Lakeshore Road near Locust Street in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Brian Costello (73) of Burlington was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Sunday, December 31, 2017, just after 9:00pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision near Jenn Avenue and Harbottle Road in Burlington. As a result of this investigation, police charged Adam Stewart (34) of Milton with driving while ability impaired.

On Monday, January 1, 2018, just before 3:20am, Halton Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative at Bronte Street South and Louis St. Laurent in Milton when a driver evaded the check. Police initiated a traffic stop a short distance away. As a result of this investigation, Peter Antony (49) of Thornhill was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Monday, January 1, 2018, just before 4:00am, Halton Police officers investigated a collision near Regional Road 25 and Number 5 Sideroad in Halton Hills. Police charged Muhammed Siddiqui (24) of Scarborough with driving while ability impaired and driving over 80mgs.

On Monday, January 1, 2018, just before 8:00pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision near North Service Road and Third Line in Oakville. Police charged Milan Necak (64) of Oakville with driving while ability impaired and driving over 80mgs.

Members of the public are reminded that driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress and to call 9-1-1 immediately to report a suspected impaired driver.

 

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What will it take to end news items like this? Three more drunks behind the wheel of a car.

Crime 100By Staff

December 22nd, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, just before 10:30pm, a traffic stop was initiated at Longmoor Drive and New Street in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Owen Brown (31) of Burlington was charged with driving over 80mgs.
On Thursday, December 21, 2017, just after 10:50pm, a traffic stop was initiated at Mainway and Appleby Line in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Erblin Shehu (29) of Stoney Creek was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, just after 11:20pm, a traffic stop was initiated at Walkers Line and Mainway in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Panayiotis Diakoloukas (40) of Burlington was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving over 80mgs.

What will it take to end news items like this?. There are a couple in Burlington every day.

The Police Service reminds the public that driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress and to call 9-1-1 immediately to report a suspected impaired driver.

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Two arrested for being behind the wheel of a vehicle with driving over 80 mgs

Crime 100By Staff

December 21st, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

How you get nabbed for driving while under the influence before noon is not easy to explain away.

On Wednesday December 20, 2017, just after 11:00am, Halton Police officers investigated a collision involving an impaired driver in the area of Brant Street and Ontario Street in Burlington. Police charged Charles Beszterczey (66) of Burlington with driving over 80mgs.

On Wednesday December 20, 2017, just before 9:00 pm, a traffic stop was initiated at Plains Road East and White Oak Drive in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Klaas Kreuze (50) of Flamborough was charged with driving over 80mgs.

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The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.

Members of the public are reminded that driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress and to call 9-1-1 immediately to report a suspected impaired driver.

Anyone charged with an offence is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Armed robbery at Audio Video location on Fairview - no one injured.

Crime 100By Staff

December 20th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The 2001 Audio Video located at 3350 Fairview St, Burlington was robbed just before closing at 9:00 pm.,last night.

Halton police - good angleTwo males entered the store armed with handguns and ordered the two employees to the rear of the store. One suspect maintained observation on the employees while the other suspect loaded an undisclosed amount of televisions into a large enclosed truck (which is believed to be a Uhaul truck that was parked at the rear of the store. The suspects fled the scene shortly after in the truck. It is unknown if a third suspect was waiting in the truck.

Two handguns were observed in the commission of the robbery, however, no one was injured.
The suspects were described as being black males in their early to mid 20’s, between 5’10” and 6’1″ with medium builds.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel of the 3 District, 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 asking for help to identify a male who is suspected of breaking into commercial establishments.

Crime 100By Staff

December 19th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police Service is currently investigating a series of unauthorized entries into commercial establishments occurring at First Choice Hair Cutters and restaurants throughout Burlington and Hamilton.

The entries began in September of 2017 and have continued into December of 2017. Halton Regional Police along with Hamilton Police service are currently trying to identify the above suspect.

Dec 19- police commercial 1

Recognize him? Call Crime Stoppers

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This is a better picture – the police would appreciate your help on identifying this fellow.

Suspect Description: Male, white, 6’0″ +, thin build, 30-40 years, with short brown hair wearing a black jacket with thin white stripes running up the arms and white decals on the front chest area, dark blue jeans and dark coloured shoes/boots and black belt.

Anyone with information regarding these break and enters or can identify the male suspect responsible for them, is asked to contact Detective Constable Colin MACLEOD of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2357. 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 arrest three for theft of purses and wallets atOakville and Burlington supermarkets.

Crime 100By Staff

December 18th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Regional police had to deal with multiple complaints of theft of purses and wallets at supermarkets in both Burlington and Oakville. The police were looking for two individuals for several thefts that have occurred in Oakville and Burlington. The thieves’ worke3d in pairs stealing from unattended shopping carts.

Superemarket cart - unattended

They watch the person they are going to steal from carefully and then move in quickly – snatch the purse or wallet and they are gone in a flash.

There was a theft early in November at the Whole Foods store in Oakville ; another on November, 26, 2017, where the same two suspects were videoed at the Metro grocery store, Oakville. During this incident, the suspects stole the victim’s purse while she left her shopping cart unattended. The suspects quickly fled the store after committing the theft.

On November 27, 2017, the suspects attended the Food Basics grocery store, located at 3365 Fairview Street, Burlington. During this incident, the suspects stole the victim’s purse as she attended a cooler to select a carton of milk. Once again, the suspects fled the store immediately after the theft.

Police have received 16 reports of such thefts since the beginning of November 2017 where persons targeted were senior citizens whose purses and/or wallets were stolen from their shopping carts while the owner was not looking.

Investigators have been working with area Loss Prevention Officers to identify the persons responsible and were able to positively identify several suspects.

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Captured on video – three are arrested.

 

On December 16th 2017, two persons were arrested in Mississauga and another arrested the following day when police executed a search warrant at an apartment on Hurontario Street in Mississauga. The following persons have been arrested and held for bail:

Barbara GRABOWKSA (45 yrs) of Mississauga
• Theft under $5000 (Nine Counts)

Mariusz ZELINSKI (44 yrs) of Mississauga
• Theft under $5000 (five counts)
• Obstruct peace officer

Beata PARCZEWSKA (37 yrs) of Mississauga
• Theft under $5000 (three counts)

The Regional police officers have very solid relationships with supermarket loss prevention officers xxx Hanson said “We are committed to continuing to work with LPO’s to identify and apprehend offenders – thieves should take note before deciding to steal in Halton Region”

Halton police - good angleResidents should be aware of their surroundings and be alert for distraction type thefts when shopping in the grocery stores, malls and other retail business.

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 this incident 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. 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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Suspect in an October bank robbery now in custody - he will not be going home for Christmas.

Crime 100By Staff

December 16th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On Saturday October 28th, 2017 the TD Canada Trust bank located at 500 Guelph Line in Burlington was robbed.

The person responsible for the robbery was identified as Jeffrey George GORSLINE (38 yrs) of No Fixed Address (Formerly of Nova Scotia)

During the robbery the suspect gave the teller a note demanding cash and indicated he had a weapon. The teller gave the bank robber an undisclosed amount of cash who then fled the bank and was last observed running westbound on Eileen Drive.

Investigators learned that GORSLINE was also wanted in connection with a Niagara Falls Bank of Montreal robbery that occurred several hours earlier on the same morning as the Burlington robbery. He was also wanted for three October bank robberies in Eastern Canada.

On October 30th 2017, GORSLINE was arrested on Federal parole warrant by uniformed officers from the Dryden Detachment of the O.P.P. and incarcerated at the Kenora Jail.

GORSLINE was eventually transferred to Maplehurst Correctional Complex and on December 1st 2017, he appeared in Milton Court charged with one count of robbery. GORSLINE was remanded into custody and will appear next for a bail hearing in Milton Court on December 18th 2017.

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).

Mr. Gorsline has some difficult days ahead.

 

 

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New Police headquarters several months behind the original opening date.

News 100 blueBy Staff

December 13, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Police Services Board met in Burlington in November, which is a first for some time.

Ward 1 Councillor Rick Craven who represents Burlington on that Board would have been the host.

During the meeting there may have been an update on the new police headquarters that are seriously behind the original production schedule.

New headquarters from QEW

New police HQ – this is the view from the QEW.

They were to be opened in the before the end of the year – it now looks as if the new building, located in Oakville a short five minute walk from the Regional offices on Bronte Road.

Police HQ - entrance

This will be the public entrance to the new police HQ

Police work is now much more than a police officer walking a beat. You might see a police officer on bike from time to time but policing today is done from the seat of a cruiser that is loaded with technology.

What’s in the cruiser has to be backed up by staff who keep the systems operational. The police haven’t put out much in the way of information yet.

The police are currently in the north end of the Regional offices.  That space will be used by the Region for personnel who are currently located in rented space elsewhere in the Halton.

All there is for the public to see is the building which sits on a prominent site. It has a different look.

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Regional police intercept packages of cash totaling $40,000 - part of a lottery scam.

Crime 100By Staff

December 12, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Members of the Halton Police Fraud Unit while investigating a fraud commonly known as a “Lottery Scam” a type of advanced fee scam, intercepted two packages destined for an undisclosed location in Burlington. The packages contained a large quantity of cash that had been sent by two separate victims to the scam.

An advance fee scam is when a victim is instructed to send money in order to claim a substantially larger sum of money and the money sent is often alleged to pay taxes or administration fees before the larger sum can be released. The money is usually requested to be sent in some form of electronic payment but in this case the victims were requested to courier cash payments.

The combined amount of money recovered was $40,000.00 dollars in Canadian Cash and the fraud unit are investigating to identify the victims and return the funds.

There are going to be some very embarrassed people answering the door when the police call to return the funds.

Police would like to remind the public not to send cash or electronic transfers of money to anyone who has solicited these funds under promise of a bigger return of money. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Center is an excellent resource for the public to assist them in identifying many of the common scams and provides advice on how to avoid them.

HRPS crestAnyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police – Fraud Unit. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers, “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)

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Riding a bike while breaking into cars on Walkers Line - the bike had been stolen earlier.

Crime 100By Staff

December 11th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On December 10th 2017 at approximately 3:10 PM, several citizens notified police about a man who was observed breaking into cars at a townhouse complex at 2239 Walkers Line in Burlington.

Police quickly located the man riding a bike along Cleaver Avenue. He was arrested and found to be in possession of 8 grams of marihuana, along with property stolen from cars which included iHome speakers, cigarettes, hat and a pair of shoes. Police conducted further investigation into the bike the man was riding which turned out to have been freshly stolen from a shed at a residence on Heidi Crescent.

The man, identified as Charles Russell MCBEATH (18 yrs) of Burlington was released on bail and will appear in Milton Court on January 17th 2018 charged with the following offences:

• Theft under $5000
• Break, enter & theft
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana)
• Fail to comply with undertaking

Detective Sergeant Ron Hansen commented that “we (police) are appreciative of help from the public who are seeing suspicious activity happen and calling us right away”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable 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, 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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Regional police crackdown catches three from Burlington - charged with impaired driving.

Crime 100By Staff

December 11th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, after 3:30am, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in the area of Woodland Avenue and Victoria Avenue in the city of Burlington. Adam Smith (35) of Burlington was charged with care or control while impaired and care or control over 80mgs.

On Sunday, December 10, 2017, after 12:00am, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in the area of the Aldershot GO Station in Burlington. Jennifer Doucet (38) of Hamilton was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Sunday, December 10, 2017, before 11:00pm, a traffic stop was initiated near Upper Middle Road and Guelph Line in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Joseph Morris (45) of Burlington was charged with driving over 80mgs.

HRPS crestThe Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.

Members of the public are reminded that driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress and to call 9-1-1 immediately to report a suspected impaired driver.

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Burlinton male - 20 years of age - arrested and charged with seven counts of theft under $5000.

Crime 100By Staff

December 11th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Earlier in the month, Friday December 1st 2017, between 2:30 AM and 4:30 AM, numerous unlocked vehicles were entered and property stolen on Maryvale Court in Burlington.

Property stolen included loose change, GPS devices, debit/credit cards, sunglasses, headphones, CD’s and cigarettes.

police in cruiserOfficers from the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau identified Wayne Erik MILLAR (20 yrs) of Burlington as the person responsible.

MILLAR was arrested on December 10th and held for bail charged with seven counts of theft under $5000.00.

Detective Sergeant Ron Hansen commented that “these types of occurrences are preventable if citizens would take appropriate steps to secure their belongings and lock their car doors”

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 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, 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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RIDE checks are now in force - more than 250 roadside tests done last year.

News 100 redBy Staff

December 6th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON
Expect to see officers engaged in R.I.D.E activity anywhere and anytime during the month of December, as officers across the Province launch the holiday R.I.D.E campaign.

Regional police doing RIDE checks. Expect to see them all over the place during the month of December.

Halton Regional Police Service takes an aggressive approach to impaired driving throughout the year, not only during this holiday season. We work in close partnership with M.A.D.D and our EMS organizations to reduce impaired driving everywhere.

Officers will be deployed in a variety of different vehicles and focused on community events, licensed establishments, in both residential subdivisions and industrial and commercial areas. Compliance checks for those previously charged with impaired driving offences, and subject to ongoing license prohibitions, will also be occurring.

Impaired driving is a Crime in Progress. With the community’s help in reporting possible impaired drivers to police, we can all work together to keep our roads and community safe.

In 2016 Seasonal R.I.D.E statistics:

• 266 roadside tests
• 51 impaired driving arrests
• 54 roadside suspensions

If you see a driver you suspect is impaired, please call 9-1-1. Let’s all play a role in keeping our community and roads safe.

Impaired driving is a CHOICE. Make this a happy and safe holiday season by making the right one.

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Multiple images of break and enter suspect capture on security cameras.

Crime 100By Staff

December 6th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

There is someone out there who wasn’t aware of the number of video security systems installed along Lakeshore Road – particularly in the 5000 block.

East Lakeshore Road

Suspect was captured on video at several homes in the 5000 block of Lakeshore Road.

Police in Burlington are investigating a rash of residential break and enters into homes, garages and cars in south east Burlington.

Lakeshore suspect 2

Video from several security cameras captured good images of the suspect.

 

Lakeshore suspect 1

In many instances the suspects do not appear to be aware that they are being filmed.

Between 6:30 PM on December 3rd and 6:00 AM on December 4th 2017, a lone male suspect is believed to be responsible for breaking into at least six garages to steal bikes and other miscellaneous items as well as trying the front doors to two residences in the 5000 block of Lakeshore Road. The same suspect is also believed to have broken into numerous unlocked cars in the same area.

The suspect was captured on video at several homes and police are asking for assistance from the public to help identify him.

The suspect is described as a white male, early 20’s, thin build, approximately 5’7″ to 6′ tall, wearing a touque, light checkered winter coat and running shoes

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 Ellie Bale of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2312 . 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).

We will watch to see how quickly this suspect is identified.

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Seventeen year old male charged with stabbing two others during a fight in the Warwick Drive - Surrey Lane community in Aldershot.

Crime 100By Staff

November 30th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

At approximately 7:45 PM yesterday police responded to a report in the area of Surrey Lane and Warwick Drive of a large group of male youths fighting.

When officers arrived the youths had already dispersed however a vehicle leaving the area was stopped and two of the occupants reported being stabbed during the fight. Both were transported to the Hamilton General Hospital by ambulance. The extent of their injuries is not yet known however they are not believed to be life threatening.

A third youth was located at the Joseph Brant Hospital where he was being treated for a cut to his right arm that occurred during the same fight.

Investigators were able to identify and arrest a 17-year-old male youth responsible for the stabbings. This youth cannot be identified because of his age. He was held for bail charged with the following offences:

• Aggravated assault
• Carry concealed weapon
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
• Assault with a weapon (Two counts)
• Breach of undertaking

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, 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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Wallets and purses being stolen from unattended carts in supermarkets.

Crime 100By Staff

November 29th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON
The Halton Regional Police want to identify two individuals involved in several thefts that have occurred in Oakville and Burlington. The individuals have attended grocery stores and stolen wallets and purses from unattended shopping carts.

On November 3, 2017, the two suspects attended the Whole Foods grocery store, located at 301 Cornwall Road, Oakville. While the victim left her buggy unattended for a brief period, the unknown female suspect stole the victim’s wallet. The unknown male suspect appeared to be acting as a look-out while the female committed the theft.

Superemarket cart - unattended

It takes place in seconds – she wasn’t looking – he was.

On November, 26, 2017, the same two suspects attended the Metro grocery store, located at 1521 Rebecca Street, Oakville. During this incident, the suspects stole the victim’s purse while she left her shopping cart unattended. The suspects quickly fled the store after committing the theft.

On November 27, 2017, the suspects attended the Food Basics grocery store, located at 3365 Fairview Street, Burlington. During this incident, the suspects stole the victim’s purse as she attended a cooler to select a carton of milk. Once again, the suspects fled the store immediately after the theft.

During this busy Holiday Season, 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.
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 your cards and then call the Halton Regional Police to file a report.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Derek Gray of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext: 2344. 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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Did you think you might have a distant Greek relative? Do you want to take a chance?

Crime 100By Staff

November 27th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

What do you do when you get one of these?

Maybe, just maybe I did have a distant relative who was Greek – Dad did get around.

Do I take the chance – what’s the upside?

What’s the downside?

Look at the link we have provided on a school teacher here in Ontario who came close to getting wiped out and faces years of fixing her credit status.

I work as the head of audit within our bank’s account management team. It has come to our attention while in the process to a new digital banking system that a late family member of yours still has an active account within our bank, containing a significant amount of funds. We are bound by law to transfer the funds to any surviving family member as the beneficiary of the deceased account. Please respond at your earliest convenience so I can send you the details to get this process in motion.
Regards,

The email address it came from looks like a Greek bank – Marinos S. Yannopoulos <5ll3964l@hellenicbank.com  Take a pass on this one.

How a teacher has had to fight to get back her financial identity.

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November Meeting of the Halton Regional Police Services Board to Take Place at Burlington City Hall

News 100 redBy Staff

November 25th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The next scheduled meeting of the Halton Regional Police Services Board will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Resource Room 305/307 at Burlington City Hall.

Councillor Craven could make ammends and spearhead a drive to get the Freeman Station located in Spencer Smith Park where it belongs. That would mean getting along with Councillor Meed Ward. Can Craven get beyond his problems with Meed Ward and see the greater good for the city?

Ward 1 Councillor Craven is Burlington’s representative on the Police Services Board.

Copies of the agenda and reports are available from the Board office and on our website at www.haltonpolice.ca.

The Police Services Board oversees the role of the Regional Police – they approve the police budget and are the group that interviews and makes a recommendation to Regional Council on who should be hired to serve as Police Chief.

Community members are encouraged to attend meetings, make a presentation to the Board, or invite a member of the Board to an event.

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Three Men Arrested for Bank Robberies in Burlington and Oakville on the same day.

Crime 100By Staff

November 22, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On November 21, 2017 at 9:50 am, two masked men entered the Royal Bank of Canada, located at 2025 William O’Connell Boulevard, Burlington.

They indicated they were armed and demanded money. The two men were unsuccessful in obtaining money and quickly fled that Royal Bank of Canada.

At 10:46 am, the same two masked men entered the TD Canada Trust, located at 2325 Trafalgar Road, Oakville.

This time, the two men received an undisclosed amount of money and fled to an awaiting Mazda 3 driven by a third culprit.

The Halton Regional Police Service quickly responded to the area and successfully followed the three culprits to a commercial plaza located at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road West and Creditview Road, Mississauga.

All three culprits were safely arrested. Officers recovered a replica firearm, the undisclosed amount of money, clothing worn during the robberies, the Mazda 3 and a small amount of marijuana.

All three were transported to the Oakville police station where they were held in custody pending a bail hearing. The three culprits are expected to appear for a bail hearing at the Milton courthouse on November 22, 2017.

Arrested and Charged:

1. Abdeljhafour HOUEM (19) of Mississauga has been charged with:
• Robbery (3 counts)
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana)

2. Kadir AIDARUS (18) of Mississauga has been charged with:
• Robbery (3 counts)
• Wearing a disguise during the commission of an indictable offence (2 counts)
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

A male youth (17) of Mississauga has been charged with:

• Robbery (3 counts)
• Wearing a disguise during the commission of an indictable offence (2 counts)
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Autumn Mills of the 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext: 2285. 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 Regional police contact officer on this case is: D/Constable Autumn Mills, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau , 905-825-4747 ext: 2285

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

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Was my Netflicks service at risk - nope - it was just a crafty Identity Theft attempt

IDTHEFT 100X100By Pepper Parr

November 22, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

They had my attention.

The moment I saw that Netflix logo on the screen I immediately went to the Netflix bookmark to see if there was a problem with my service.

Whew! There was nothing wrong with the service – the email was an attempt to steal some of my identity. All they had so far was an email address – I didn’t want them to have even that much but they picked it up somewhere – part of what we have to put up with in this digital age.

netflix logoI am really enjoying the multi-episode feature – The Fall with Gillian Anderson – she of XFiles fame.

The Identity Thieves are getting craftier – be careful – don’t let them learn anything about you. They will create a profile of you and when they reach a certain point they will begin probing and see if they can get credit card or banking information.

One of the protections you can create is to use a pre-paid credit card. It really isn’t credit but it allows you to pay people who use credit cards as their form of collecting for services they provide.

With a Prepaid credit card you control the amount on the card – you can re-load it almost instantly.

Ask you banker to set one up for you.

This is the email that sent me to my bookmarks.


Netflix scam

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