Identity thieves reach out to Royal Bank customers - not something you want to respond to.

Crime 100By Staff

November 22, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Getting something from your bank that starts by calling you an “Esteemed Customer” tells you that the writer of the note knows nothing about banks in Canada.

This most recent attempt at Identity Theft got sent out to as many names as the thieves could lay their hands on. We don’t bank with the Royal – but for those that do – the note may have been something they would respond to.

Kiss of death if you do that.

Rule # 1 – if in doubt don’t.

There are some that will have clicked on the link – that will be a painful experience.


Royal bank scam

This email is filled with clues – why would a bank have the words hairdresser in the email address?  And what bank do you know that would refer to you as an “esteemed customer”.  Be vigilant and you will be safe.  This form of Identity theft is with us for at least five years.


 

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Lakeshore Road gas station robbed on Tuesday at approximately 10:00 pm.

Crime 100By Staff

November 22, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Husky Gas Station at 5319 Lakeshore Road, was robbed on Tuesday at approximately 10:00pm.

A lone male suspect entered the gas station and approached the employee behind the counter. The suspect made a verbal demand for cash. The employee complied with his request and an undisclosed amount of cash was provided to the suspect.

The suspect fled the gas station and was last observed running northbound on Kenwood Avenue.

No weapon was observed during the robbery, nor was anyone injured.

Police cruiser New_lookThe suspect is described as:

• Male, possibly black
• 20 -25 years old
• 5″8 to 5″9 tall
• Slim build 140 – 150 Ibs
• Black Jacket with fur rimmed hood
• Black gloves
• Black pants
• Red bandana
• Carrying a black backpack

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).

Detective Det. Phil Vandenbeukel, 3 CIB, 905-825-4747 ext 2343

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Some people object to the publishing of the names of people yet to be found guilty of DUI - MADD has a different view.

Crime 100By Staff

November 20th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Regional Police have released data on the most recent Impaired Driving arrests made.
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, before 11:00pm, a traffic stop was initiated near the intersection of Mill Street and Martin Street in Milton. As a result of an investigation, Aaron Brouwer (43) of Wallaceburg was charged with driving over 80mgs.

RIDE police stops

Police doing RIDE checks – do they deter drivers who have been drinking?

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, after 2:00am, a traffic stop was initiated near Woodward Avenue and Ontario Street in Milton. As a result of an investigation, Jeremiah LeBlanc (27) of Milton was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, after 5:30pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision near the intersection of Guelph Street and Draper Street in Halton Hills involving an alleged impaired driver. Police charged Donald Bacon (79) of Brightsgrove with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving over 80mgs.

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, after 7:00pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision near the intersection of Guelph Line and Harvester Road in Burlington involving an alleged impaired driver. Police charged Renu Sethi (49) of Burlington with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving over 80mgs.

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, after 9:30pm, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in Burlington. Adam Johnson (37) of Burlington was arrested near the intersection of Dundas Street and Rotary Way and charged with care or control while impaired and care or control over 80mgs.

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, after 10:00pm, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in Milton. Ravindra Gnanamuttu (56) of Milton was arrested near the intersection of Ontario Street South and Parkway Drive East and charged with drive while ability impaired and impaired driving over 80mgs.

MADD sign

There are signs along many highways – showing a small cross and an In Memory of – marking the location where a drunk driver lost control of a car.

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.

The Service’s Twitter and Facebook accounts should not be used for this purpose as they are not monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers have a more direct comment.

madd - GIRL GUN KEYS

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Message that your email is on hold might prompt you to respond - look at who the message came from. A clumsy attempt at ID theft.

IDTHEFT 100X100By Staff

November 20th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

When you see a notice like this in your electronic mail box you are at first startled and you want to do something immediately to ensure that there is not a problem with your email.

The instinct is to respond.

Email notice

Look at the email address the message came from.

If you didn’t have a problem before you saw the email notice – you will most certainly have one if you do respond. You will have unwittingly given them access to your email.
This is what Identify Theft is all about.

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Police arrest three and seize two Mercedes Benz vehicles in a drug bust.

Crime 100By Staff

November 19th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A Burlington resident was caught up in a Regional Police drug investigation that had the police seizing two high end vehicles,  a lot of prohibited substances and more cash than most people carry around in their wallets.

Three men were arrested in a Cocaine and Opioid investigation

Nov 17 seized items HRPS

Police display items seized in a drug bust. The “cattle prod” is an interesting item.

On November 16, 2017, the Halton Regional Police concluded an investigation concerning an alleged cocaine trafficker identified as Kacey JOHN (35 years) of Oakville.

Kacey JOHN was observed conducting what officers believed to be a suspected drug transaction at a commercial parking lot near the intersection of Westoak Trails and Bronte Road, Oakville, with two men; Gary WARD (27 years) of Burlington and Ryan VOTHKNECHT (21 years) of Hamilton.

Gary WARD and Ryan VOTHKNECHT were placed under arrest and found to be in possession of 15 grams of cocaine. Officers also located a small amount of marihuana and two prohibited knives in Gary WARD’s pockets.

During the early morning hours of November 17, 2017, members of the #2 District (Oakville) Street Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at Kacey JOHN’s residence. Kacey JOHN was located inside the residence and placed under arrested for trafficking cocaine. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of:

Approximately 6.5 ounces (182 grams) of cocaine
• Approximately 130 oxycodone tablets
• A small amount of marihuana and cannabis resin
• 20 diazepam tables
• A replica handgun
• A prohibited knife
• A prohibited conducted energy weapon (cattle prong)

Nov 17 vehicles seized

Seized in a drug bust: 2011 Mercedes Benz GL350 and a 2016 Mercedes Benz B Class.

The police also seized a 2011 Mercedes Benz GL350 and a 2016 Mercedes Benz B Class.  The value of the controlled substances seized is estimated at $12,000.

CHARGED

Kacey JOHN (35 years) of Oakville was held for bail and charged with:
1. Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
3. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Oxycodone
4. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Diazepam
5. Possession of a Controlled Substance Marihuana
6. Possession of a Controlled Substance Cannabis Resin
7. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Knife)
8. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Conducted Energy Weapon)

Gary WARD (27 years) of Burlington was released on a Promise to Appear for:
1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession of a Controlled Substance Marihuana
3. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Knife)
4. Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Knife)

Ryan VOTHKNECHT (21 years) of Hamilton was released on a Promise to Appear for:
1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession of a Controlled Substance Marihuana

The Regional Police have begun to add the following sentence to their media releases: “Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”

What the police are not doing is advising the public should those accused be found not guilty.

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If you can identify your stolen bike - you just might be able to get it back.

Crime 100By Staff

November 17th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Halton Regional police officers in Burlington seized several bicycles on November 9th 2017 as a result of an ongoing investigation.

The police want to identify the rightful owners of the bicycles.

Recovered BicyclesAnyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the 3 District, Criminal Investigations Bureau, through Angela Oliver at 905-825-4747 ext. 2374.
Angela will put the caller in contact with an on-duty investigator.

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).

Charges are pending at this time and an update will be released when more information is available.

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Another bank level scam - be vigilant and remember - if in doubt - don't!

Crime 100By Staff

November 15th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

If you were a TD Bank customer and your company used wire transfers to move funds – the message set out below might be one that you would look into by click on the pdf document that was attached.

You would pay dearly for that mistake.

At TD Commercial Banking, we are committed to helping you move your business forward.

To efficiently process incoming funds via wire transfer to your TD account(s), you must review the document attached so we can process it for you.

All incoming wire transfers will be debited $17.50. Other fees may be applied by the issuing financial institution and intermediary banks.

TD is committed to your business

Trust your business banking with TD

Don’t believe a word of it – if your bank want to communicate with you – they will not do it with an email message.

 

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Regional police release Impaired Driving Offences Summary within Halton Region

Crime 100By Staff

November 13th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

Police cruiserThe 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.

The Service’s Twitter and Facebook accounts should not be used for this purpose as they are not monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, after 2:30am, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in Milton and a traffic stop was initiated near Division Street and Spruce Boulevard in the Town of Halton Hills. Brennan Senos (52) of Halton Hills was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving over 80mgs.

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, just after 12:30am, Halton Police officers investigated a collision involving a suspected impaired driver in Burlington. Police charged Meredith Read (42) of Oakville with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving over 80mgs.

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, after 9:00pm, a traffic stop was initiated at Upper Middle Road and Headon Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Matthew Henry (18) of Burlington was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, after 12:30am, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in Halton Hills and a traffic stop was initiated at Trafalgar Road and Princess Anne Boulevard. Anastasija Kondrasova (26) of Mississauga was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving over 80mgs.

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Cargo theft is a $5 billion criminal activity with 90% taking place in the GTA. Halton is a favoured location for the thieves.

Crime 100By Staff

November 7th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

During a media event earlier today Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini , 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau explained how some pervasive criminal activity is costing all of us a small fortune – $5 billion which is the value of the goods stolen through cargo theft.

So far this year there have been 1336 cargo thefts in the country with 90% of them taking place in the GTA.

Cargo theft - photo op

This is how the news story makes it to the evenng news. From the left: D/Sgt Dave Constantini, D/Cst Jodi Richmond, the CN truck driver, Deputy Chief Carol Crowe, Doug Maybee of Crime Stoppers and Steve Kee, Insurance Bureau of Canada

The media event was to create awareness of Cargo Theft – a crime which affects everyone.

The event was a joint Regional Police – Crime Stoppers event.

Crime Stoppers operations across Canada have undertaken numerous campaigns to combat various crimes including human trafficking, potential terrorist activity, targeting international fugitives and identifying criminal who damage the environment.

Commercial crime detectives who took part in the media event explained that cargo theft is a very organized criminal activity.

The actual stealing of the trucks is just the start. “There are occasions when the thieves will steal a truck load of a product that they have already sold to someone.

Cargo theft - CN truck

The tractor-trailer, loaned to Crime Stoppers for the media event is the typical size thieves will steal. The new Regional Police headquarters can be seen in the background.

On other occasions a truck will be stolen and driven to a location and left for a few days while any search for the truck cools off.

The thieves will return – move the cargo from the stolen truck onto another truck – sometimes several small trucks and get taken to whoever has agreed to buy the stolen goods.

It is a very organized theft – there are numerous people involved starting with the drivers trhat steal the trucks to the people who move the goods in the truck through commercial networks.

At the end of the chain is a consumer who buys something that might have been stolen.

Criminals are drawn to cargo crime because of the perceived low risk and high reward. However, profits from cargo theft fuel a wide array of criminal activity including incidents of homicide.

Crowe Deputy Chief Carol

Halton Regional Police Service Deputy Chief Carol Crowe reading some of the numbers related to Cargo theft

The trucking industry transports 90 percent of food products and consumer goods that Canadian’s require. We certainly know that – we have to jockey with those trucks on the major highways every day.

Crime Stoppers programs allow members of the public who may be reluctant to get involved directly with police to give any information anonymously via the tip line.

The program also discourages criminals from committing crimes because they never know who may be watching and ready to call the anonymous tip line.
Crime Stoppers Halton has played a part in 18,251 arrests. Property worth $2,734,747 has been recovered. Drugs worth $18,098,333 have been seized

CrimeStopper_LogoCanada’s first Crime Stoppers program was set up in Calgary, Alberta in 1982. A year later Hamilton was the first city to establish a Crime Stoppers program in Ontario.

A former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner, Thomas O’Grady, said Crime Stoppers is ranked with fingerprints and DNA as the top three innovations in modern day policing.

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Regional police warning area merchants of a surge in counterfeit Canadian currency

Crime 100By Staff

November 7th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police, Fraud Unit has warmed local area merchants of a recent surge in counterfeit Canadian currency that has been circulating in the region.

The police have taken eleven counterfeit currency reports in the last two weeks all involving the same counterfeit $100 dollar Canadian bills of the new polymer design.

Canadian_$100_note_specimen_-_face

Police report that phony $100 bills are being circulated in the area.

Local merchants are cautioned to be extra vigilant when accepting $100 dollar bills especially when being used for small purchases that would maximize the amount of change given.

Multiple suspects have been described as passing the bills and police suspect that an outside group came to the region with the sole purpose of attempting to pass the bills.

Anyone who may have witnessed or has information about a crime in Halton Region are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at https://www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Police continue to arrest and release the names of those who drive while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Crime 100By Staff

November 3rd, 2017

BURLINGTON,ON

 

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, just after 9:00am, a traffic stop was initiated at Guelph Street and Mountainview Road in Halton Hills. As a result of an investigation, Glenn Cunningham (55) of Halton Hills was charged driving over 80mgs.

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, just after 10:30am, a traffic stop was initiated at Main Street East and Ontario Street in Milton. As a result of an investigation, Charles Moore (56) of Milton was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, just before 10:30pm, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in Oakville. Victor Buczynski Valle (21) of Milton was charged with care or control while impaired.

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

“In an effort to bring more attention to the risk of driving while impaired, assist in identifying witnesses, and reduce continued offences, the Service will continue to issue a media release publishing the name, age and municipality of motorists charged with impaired driving.”

“The decision to release the names of those charged with DUI offences was not made lightly by the Halton Regional Police Service.”

While the number of charges laid nationally is getting smaller “ impaired driving still remains one of the most frequent criminal offences and is among the leading criminal causes of death in Canada. In addition, while alcohol-impaired driving is down over the past several decades, drug-impaired driving is on the rise”.

“In an effort to bring more attention to the risk of driving while impaired, assist in identifying witnesses, and reduce continued offences, the Service will continue to issue a media release publishing the name, age and municipality of motorists charged with impaired driving.”

The Police Services Act permits this disclosure for individuals charged with a Criminal Offence.
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.

The Service’s Twitter and Facebook accounts should not be used for this purpose as they are not monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Identity theft still taking place - don't join the list of those who have been seriously damaged financially.

IDTHEFT 100X100By Staff

November 2, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON
This from people who claimed to be the TD Bank – anyone who opened that pdf would have invited all kinds of grief into their lives.

Whenever you see something you are not absolutely certain about – take a pass on it.

To ensure uninterrupted processing of payments after November 1st, 2017, please refer to the document available thru this communication.

For more detailed information please open the attached PDF below. You will need a password to open the secure document.

YOUR DOCUMENT PASSWORD: wbb71dx4

You are now required by law to review these document(s) immediately or your commercial banking account will be suspended until further notice due to new regulations.

We thank you for your cooperation and appreciate your business.

TD Business Banking Management,
TD BANK GROUP – Web Business Banking

The biggest red flag is the sender – this email came from an offshore location.

‘TD Commercial Banking <relationshipmanager01@birch.net

Banks do not contact you this way.  These thieves prey on stupid greedy people – don’t prove that you are one of them.  If in doubt – don’t.

 

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Seven hand guns stolen from a semi-rural residence in the Region.

Crime 100By Staff

November 2, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The locale for this story is not Burlington – but it raises serious concerns over the number of fire arms in a residence – even if it was semi-rural.

HRPS crestOn Oct 31st, 2017 between 6 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. a break in occurred at a Milton home in a semi-rural area on Trafalgar Road. (The exact location of the incident is not being released) It is not known how the entry to the home was gained.

Inside the residence, a door to a gun storage room was kicked in and several gun lockers were pried open. Seven handguns and an unknown amount of ammunition were stolen. The firearms and ammunition were safely stored. The persons responsible are believed to have fled in a vehicle due to the semi-rural location of the incident.

There is no suspect information and Halton Police are requesting the public’s assistance. If you have any information that could assist in this investigation please contact Detective Bob Lester of the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2455 or 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).

Seven hand guns in a residence raises eye brows and serious worry in the minds of police.  Who ever did this break in knew the hand guns were there and would appear to have known that the house was unoccupied at the time of the break in.  An unknown amount of ammunition for those hand guns was also stolen.

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Looked like a good business model - thief was up against technology he probably wasn't even aware existed.

Crime 100By Staff

November 1st, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

The Burlington Street Crime Unit arrested a man on Monday for shoplifting merchandise from various Walmart Stores in Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga.

Walmart shopping spree

Shopping spree – beating the Christmas rush?

The man was observed stealing merchandise from one store and then returning the stolen merchandise at another where he received gift cards which were then used to purchase pre-paid credit cards.

Shortly after 4:30 PM, on Monday, investigators stopped a motor vehicle driven by the man who was arrested for theft and fraud. A search of the man and his vehicle resulted in the seizure of $2505.00 worth of pre-paid MasterCard’s, pre-paid VISA cards, several other gift cards and clothing. A female passenger was also arrested after having been found in possession of some of these fraudulently obtained cards.

Matthew William TICKNOR (33-years-old) of Burlington was held for bail charged with fraud under $5000 (four counts) and possession of property obtained by crime.

Tara Lee MARCHESIN (45-years-old) of Oakville was released on a Promise to Appear in Milton Court on November 29th 2017 charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

This matter is still under investigation and further charges are possible. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Jeff Sawatzky of the Burlington Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 2384. 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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They failed to break into the premises; they lost control of the getaway car - but they did get bail.

Crime 100By Staff

October 31st, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It was a crime that had not been thought through and the escape plan proved to be less than reliable.

HRPS crestThe Regional police arrested two males  for attempted Break and Enter after crashing a stolen car.

On Saturday October 28th 2017 shortly before 11:00 AM, a citizen contacted police after observing two men attempt to pry open the rear doors of a business located at 2475 Mountainside Dr. in Burlington.

The men were unable to gain entry into the business and were seen fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed in a grey Toyota Echo.

Minutes later, police received a report that a matching vehicle had struck a tree in the area of Mount Forest Dr. and Nottingham Ave. and the two occupants fled on foot. Officers arrived on scene and determined the vehicle had been stolen from Hamilton.

Police searched the area with the assistance of canine and located one of the men hiding in a backyard near the scene. The second man was later located in the downtown area of Burlington after police received information that he had boarded a city bus.

Arrested & charged are:

Noah Stanley LANDRY (21-years-old) of Hamilton
• Break and enter
• Possession of property obtained by crime
• Possession of break-in tools
• Breach Probation

Vihanga JAYATHILAKE (27 years-old) of Burlington
• Break and enter
• Possession of property obtained by crime
• Possession of break-in tools
• Fail to stop at the scene of an accident.

Both were released on a Promise to Appear in Milton Court on November 22nd 2017.
Anyone with information about this incident is 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, 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 nab and name six drivers who were arrested for Driving while Under the Influence.

Crime 100By Staff

October 31st, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police Service decided recently to release the names of those arrested and charged with Driving while Under the Influence of alcohol or an illegal narcotic.

The decision to release the names of those charged with DUI offences was not made lightly by the Halton Regional Police Service.”

HRPS crestWhile the number of charges laid nationally is getting smaller “ impaired driving still remains one of the most frequent criminal offences and is among the leading criminal causes of death in Canada. In addition, while alcohol-impaired driving is down over the past several decades, drug-impaired driving is on the rise”.

“In an effort to bring more attention to the risk of driving while impaired, assist in identifying witnesses, and reduce continued offences, the Service will continue to issue a media release publishing the name, age and municipality of motorists charged with impaired driving.”

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, just after 8:00pm, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in Burlington. Drazen Abramovic (49) of Burlington was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, just after 7:00am, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in Halton Hills. Reuben Etcheverria (40) of Guelph was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, after 3:00am, a traffic stop was initiated at Derry Road and Ontario Street in the town of Milton. As a result of an investigation, Jonathan Moll (22) of Milton was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, just before 3:00am, witnesses reported a suspected impaired driver in Burlington. Leslie Takacs (53) of Burlington was charged with driving over 80mgs.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, just after 2:00am, Halton Police officers investigated a collision involving an impaired driver in Burlington. Police charged Mitchell Thomas (28) of Burlington with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, after 1:00am, a traffic stop was initiated at Queen Street and Meadvale Road in Acton. As a result of an investigation, Kyle Stevenson (26) of Acton was charged with driving over 80mgs.

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.

The Service’s Twitter and Facebook accounts should not be used for this purpose as they are not monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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TD Bank on Brant at Caroline robbed this afternoon. Suspect fled with some cash - no one injured.

Crime 100By Staff

October 28th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Toronto Dominion Bank on Brant Street at Caroline was robbed this afternoon when a lone male suspect entered the bank at 12:40 pm and approached the teller.

The suspect provided a note demanding cash and indicated he had a weapon. The teller complied with his request and an undisclosed amount of cash was provided to the suspect.

The suspect fled the bank and was last observed running westbound on Eileen Drive.

No weapon was observed during the robbery, nor was anyone injured.

The suspect is described as:

• Male white
• 35-40 years old
• No facial hair
• 5’8″ to 5’9″ tall
• Medium build 170-185 Ibs
• Black touque
• Yellow and black rain jacket
• Blue jeans
• Black running shoes with white trim

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 point out that the Police Services Act permits them to release the names of those charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

News 100 redBy Staff

October 27th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police Service began releasing the names of those who have been charged with the offence of driving while under the influence of both alcohol and drugs.

A number of Gazette readers took offence to this information being made public arguing that a person arrested for driving while DUI is not guilty until found guilty by a Judge.

police in cruiser

Charges being written up.

When asked an HRPS spokesperson said: “The decision to release the names of those charged with DUI offences was not made lightly by the Halton Regional Police Service.”

While the number of charges laid nationally is getting smaller “ impaired driving still remains one of the most frequent criminal offences and is among the leading criminal causes of death in Canada. In addition, while alcohol-impaired driving is down over the past several decades, drug-impaired driving is on the rise”.

“In an effort to bring more attention to the risk of driving while impaired, assist in identifying witnesses, and reduce continued offences, the Service will continue to issue a media release publishing the name, age and municipality of motorists charged with impaired driving.”

The Police Services Act permits this disclosure for individuals charged with a Criminal Offence.

Related news stories:

Two arrested for driving while under the influence

Region police now releasing names

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Bit player in the local drug trade gets busted.

Crime 100By Staff

October 27th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Yesterday, members of the Burlington Street Crime Unit concluded a drug investigation resulting in the arrest of a Burlington man.

Investigators executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at the mans residence on Castleguard Crescent that resulted in the seizure of the following: (See included photo)

• Cocaine (1 gram)
• Marihuana (123 grams),
• Percocet pills (51)
• Pill press
• White powder believed to be a cutting agent
• 2 Digital scales
• 2 Cellphones
• $800 in cash
• Machete
• 2 throwing knives.

Estimated street value of drugs seized is $1500.

Emanuel DaSilva THOMAS (25 yrs) of Burlington is charged with trafficking marihuana, possession of marihuana for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of Percocet for the purpose of trafficking and three counts of breaching probation. He was held pending a bail hearing.

Investigators remind the public to utilize Crime Stoppers to report any illegal drug, gun or gang activity at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes). “See something, Hear something, Say something”.

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Policestepping up their spot checks for people driving while under the influence. Two named for Tuesday infractions.

Crime 100By Staff

October 26th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Despite years of awareness campaigns illustrating why driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is dangerous, impaired driving remains the top criminal cause of death in Canada. The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.

HRPS carMembers 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.

The Service’s Twitter and Facebook accounts should not be used for this purpose as they are not monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Offences:
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, just after 8:00pm, Halton Police officers investigated a collision involving an impaired driver in Burlington. Police charged Sarah Duggan (42) of Milton with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving over 80mgs.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at approximately 10:45pm, a traffic stop was initiated at Brant Street and Fairview Road in Burlington. As a result of an investigation, Edward Lee (43) of Burlington was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, driving over 80mgs and refuse breath sample.

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