Regional police will have access to a secure wireless network in 2018 that will provide access to mission critical data.

News 100 redBy Staff

October 18th, 2017



The average police car is loaded with technology. A police officer is in constant touch with people that can give the officer vital information.

It is amazing just how much information a police officer has at their fingertips – and it is going to get even better.

police in cruiser

Police officers will begin to use a secure wireless network to access data from their cruisers.

In a digital age, policing has become more complex with the need for both mission-critical voice communications and the ability to securely share data on a wireless network. For years, first responders have used voice radio to transmit messages to police officers and other public safety partners including neighboring police agencies in order to coordinate assistance to the public.

The Region has experienced unprecedented growth and modernization of technology, voice radio communication must be supplemented with data in order to provide detailed information to responders.

With the addition of a secure wireless network used by more than a 1,000 members, first responders will be able to access and share information vital for heightened situational awareness, preserving the radio system for crucial voice communications.

Recent changes in radio spectrum availability made by the Federal Government, in collaboration with the Chiefs of Police, Fire and Medical Services across the country have paved the way for wireless public safety data systems.

For a front line officer, their cruiser and computer is their platform for response to calls for service and major incidents. At present, officers relay data through commercial networks, which are designed for public use.

Obtaining priority and access on these networks in times of crisis concurrent to public use can result in the inability for officers to obtain vital information when needed the most.

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - police use the device to identify marijuana plants being grown illegally in the Region.

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – a drone is used by police to identify marijuana plants being grown illegally. Part of the technology arsenal.

“Accessing this new technology gives Halton First Responders the dependable platform they need to respond efficiently to calls for service and major incidents. The Federal Government allocated this wireless spectrum for public safety agencies for good reason.

Every patrol officer in Halton will soon be operating on our own wireless LTE network,” said Deputy Chief Duraiappah, Halton Regional Police Service. “With the leadership and support of our Chief and Police Services Board, our team will be working with Motorola Solutions into 2018 to host the core of this network in Halton. It is our hope that other public safety agencies in our Region and across Canada will also benefit from it in time”.

HRPS Motorola system

Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah, and IT Manager Bill Payne viewing an officer’s mobile workstation.

The Motorola Solutions LTE network will be used by officers exclusively to instantly access data on their computers or mobile devices such as dispatch information, records information, GPS data, maps, pictures, videos and real-time analytics for day-to-day operations and during emergencies.

“Halton Police is known to be an innovator within public safety. This new public safety LTE system is a major step forward in ensuring that Halton first responders have access to critical information when it is needed the most,” said Bill Payne, manager of information technology, Halton Regional Police Service.

The Halton Police LTE network core will be available to other public safety agencies that are looking to use a public safety-dedicated broadband network.

The Regional police are now going to have to identify those other public safety agencies and convince them to sign up – because this system will not be cheap.


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Walked in without a bike - walked out with one the police don't think he owns.

Crime 100By Staff

October 15th, 2017



On Monday September 11th 2017 at approximately 8:00 PM, a male suspect attended the Sobeys located at 1250 Brant Street in Burlington.

Sobey bike theft 1

Walked out with a bike he didn’t walk in with.

The suspect went through an employee’s only door which led to a hallway where he stole a silver Giant Escape bicycle valued at $500.00.

The suspect was dropped off and picked up by a silver Mazda 3 hatchback.

sobey bike theft car

The car police believe the bike was taken away in.

Suspect is described as a white male, dark short hair, approximately 5’8″ tall wearing a black leather jacket, black shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information that would help identify the suspect are asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Urie of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2338, Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Takes a lot of cheek to do what this thief did - keep it in mind.

Crime 100By Staff

October 15th, 2017


Over the past three months various businesses within Burlington and Oakville have been victimized by an unknown male suspect, targeting staff member’s personal belongings.

The suspect would casually attend businesses in busy plazas, such as hair salons, dental offices, and massage parlours. The suspect would interact with employees as though he was a client of the business. When the opportunity presented itself the male would enter the staff room where the employee’s purses and belongings were kept and steal cash and gift cards located.

On one occasion the suspect was seen getting into a newer model 4-door silver Jeep Wrangler with a black hard top, no licence plate obtained.

The male is described as male, black, 45 – 55 years old, 5’10, heavy build, bald with a distinctive dark mustache.

Anyone who may have any further information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Autumn Mills of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext: 2285, or Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Another bike thief apprehended and arrested.

Crime 100By Staff

October 14th, 2017



On October 12th 2017 at approximately 3:10 PM, police were alerted to a bicycle theft that had just occurred at the Mapleview Mall .

Police responded to the area where they located a man riding the stolen bicycle eastbound on Plains Road near Francis Rd. After being confronted by police, the man attempted to flee but was arrested a short distance away after a brief struggle.

A search incident to the arrest, police located a pair of bolt cutters, a cut cable lock and a quantity of crystal meth (5.4 grams) and 5 oxycontin pills.

Sean Michael BRAZIL (34-yrs) of Hamilton was held for bail charged with the following offences:

• Theft under $5000
• Mischief under $5000
• Assault with intent to resist arrest
• Possession of break-in instruments
• Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (crystal meth)
• Possession of a controlled substance (oxycontin).

There was a time when a bike could be left leaning against a building and it would be where you left it when you came back. Somewhere along the way we lost that respect for someone elses property. Police now remind cyclists to consider the following recommendations to prevent become a victim of theft:

Bike with locksRecord your bicycle’s make, model and serial number. Keep the information, along with a digital photo, in a safe place.

Make your bicycle as undesirable as possible. Consider removing decals or repainting your bicycles to disguise top-of-the-line models.

Consider a beater bicycle for everyday use. Leave expensive bicycles at home and commute on a less expensive, less appealing model.

Make your bicycle un-rideable. Remove wheels and saddles to make it impossible for thieves to ride away on your bicycle.

Report stolen bicycles or parts. While most of the time police can’t do anything to locate a stolen bicycle, they can take action if there are several thefts in a given area.

Don’t support the stolen bicycle black market. Buy only from reputable shops or from people you trust. If you are unsure, ask questions, request to see a receipt/registration or call the police.

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18 year old male arrested for assault of 55 year old female on Fairview and for thefts from automobile later the same day.

Crime 100By Staff

October 13th, 2017



Shortly before 9:00 PM, yesterday evening, a 55-year old female victim was walking to work when she was approached by a young man who asked her for a cigarette. The victim told the man that she didn’t smoke and they went their separate ways.

The victim continued to walk along Fairview Street west of Brant Street when the man reappeared and without warning, struck her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground then ran away. The victim got up and continued to walk westbound on Fairview when the man approached her again; pushed her to the ground and stole her black & white “Sephora” bag then ran away. During the incident, the victim sustained scrapes to her hands and knees, a bloody nose and swelling on the back of her head.

The victim arrived at work and immediately reported the incident to police. The area where the incident occurred was searched by uniformed officers with the aid of a Police Service Dog however the male was not located.

Over three hours later (12:15 AM), a resident on Stephenson Drive caught a young man that had been observed breaking into cars in the area. Police responded and arrested the man. After further investigation, it was determined that he was the person responsible for the earlier incident.

Zachary Michael HELLICAR (18-yrs) of Treeland St in Burlington was held for bail charged with the following offences:

• Assault
• Robbery
• Theft under $5000 (two counts)
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
• Fail to comply with recognizance

Detective Sergeant Hansen commented that “Investigators are extremely grateful to the resident on Stephenson Drive for helping apprehend and identify this man whose random violent behaviour posed a safety concern to the public”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2343 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222-TIPS (8477), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637.

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Yahoo issues introductions on how to protect yourself - a little late for that.


IDTHEFT 100X100By Staff

October 5th, 2017



Most of us read about the Ancaster resident who was arrested for being the mind behind the hack into the Yahoo site.

Karim Baratov, a dual national of Kazakhstan and Canada, was arrested at his home in Ancaster, Ont. by Toronto Police and handed over to the RCMP.

Baratov with girls

Fast cars – fast women – those days have come to an end for Karim Baratov

He hasn’t seen anything outside a jail cell since.

The size of the computer hack was massive – billions of people had personal data compromised. We will be dealing with the fallout from that hack for decades.

Probably well after Baratov get out of an American prion, assuming he is convicted.\
Governments and police forces around the world are struggling to get at least a bit of a grip on the identity thefts taking place.

Baratov is accused of being paid by two Russian spies to break into the email accounts of targeted individuals, according to an early release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

He and his lawyers put up a fight to prevent him from being extradited to the United States where he was to stand trial.

When it became evident that the extradition was going to take place the Canadian lawyers threw in the towel and off he went to California where the full force of their criminal justice system will be thrown at Baratov who is a dual national of Kazakhstan and Canada.

yahoo sign

The massive compute hack lowered the price shareholders got.

Yahoo was in the process of being sold to a large American telecommunications firm (Verizon) who ended up paying a lot less for Yahoo once the hack was made public.

Corporations that get hacked have in the recent past been slow to inform the public. That is beginning to change.

Baratov with car

Karim Baratov with one of the several cars he owned.

Yahoo recently released instructions for people who have a Yahoo email account on what to do to protect themselves.

If I had a Yahoo account I would be moving out of that site quick, quick, quick.

If you decide to stay with Yahoo – here is the link to the instructions issued.

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Youths under the age of 12 damage vehicles in 23 Milton driveways - damage estimated at $10,000

Crime 100By Staff

October 4th, 2017



This isn’t a Burlington story but it is both important and of major concern to every parent out there.

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has identified the suspects who damaged vehicles at 23 houses in a Milton neighbourhood on Saturday, September 30 at approximately 2:30pm. The damage was caused by children under the age of 12 and is estimated to exceed $10,000.

The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits children under the age of 12 from being prosecuted for criminal activities. Police have alternate mechanisms and programs to ensure these offenders are held accountable.

Police cruiser New_lookCriminal offences by young children are not common, but are investigated with the same tenacity as any other offence. The HRPS has been actively communicating with all parties involved and is confident an appropriate outcome can be reached in the absence of criminal charges.

The HRPS takes pride in its role facilitating services and support for the victims of crime and the children responsible for this unique circumstance. Those responsible have been offered counseling with their parents, and the victims will be provided with paths to restitution.

The HRPS encourages communities and residents to report all crime as soon as possible. Immediately reporting incidents allows police to respond more quickly, which is a key factor in ensuring thorough and successful investigations. Emergency calls should be directed to 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls to 905-825-4747.

Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Hayden high school students recognized by Regional police for a video on crime prevention.

News 100 blueBy Staff

September 21st, 2017



Students at Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School have received an award from the Halton Regional Police Service for their work on a Crime Prevention project.

Earlier this year, members of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau and the 3 District Regional Community Mobilization Bureau challenged local students to produce a video for their community with a crime prevention theme. This is the first year the Halton Regional Police Service has implemented this initiative.

HRPS student video award

From left to right – Christopher Rosser, Suzanne Pierce, Sergeant Stephen Siomra, Lindsay Hepburn, Detective Constable Jacqueline Ross, Olivia Conn, Shawna Johnson, Colin Crawford, Detective Sergeant Ron Hansen, Detective Phil Vandenbeukel.

On September 11, 2017 the winning students attended 30 Division in Burlington to receive an award for their theft awareness video. Halton Regional Police Service would like to congratulate the participating students for their hard work and their help in assisting police in bolstering public safety.

The video – short – less than a minute,  Check it out HERE

Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of crime risk, and taking action to remove or reduce it.

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126 people charged with distracted driving between August 28 to September 8. That's when your kids were beginning to head back to school.

News 100 redBy Staff

September 20, 2017



The numbers are embarrassing.

This is not what decent people do.

The Regional police release the top traffic offences statistics gathered during the 2017 Traffic Unit’s Project Safe Start. The numbers reflect what drivers were doing as the new school year kicked off in Halton.

school_zones sped sign 40kmh

The message is pretty clear. If we continue to disobey the rules there will come a time when a student will be under the wheels of a car.

For more than ten years, Project Safe Start has been a highly visible reminder to drivers in Halton that children are back in school. Project Safe Start stresses the need to slow down in and around school zones, watch for pedestrians and pay attention to school crossing guards escorting children across busy intersections.

Over the course of the 2017 two week campaign, which ran from August 28 to September 8, Top Traffic Offences Halton Regional Police Project Safe Start 2017Halton Regional Police officers focused on a number of unsafe driving behaviours. The top traffic offences observed by police were:

Speeding (1,042 charges),
Disobeying stop signs (480 charges) and
Distracted driving (126 charges).

Those distracted driving charges will become a lot more expensive upon conviction when pending legislation is passed.  If you are going to endanger people by using your cell phone while you drive – make sure you have taxi money in your pocket or purse – you may not get to drive your car home.

HRPS officers issued a total of 2,482 Provincial Offence Notices related to Project Safe Start 2017. This is a slight increase compared to the 2,299 Provincial Offence Notices issued during Project Safe Start in 2016. Police also issued 736 warnings to drivers in 2017.

HRPS also rolled out an aggressive social media campaign as part of the road safety initiative. Traffic messages and rules of the road were posted online every day. The messages gathered more than 137,000 impressions online.

“Traffic safety begins with the individual choices each driver makes.” said Sergeant Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit. “When drivers comply with the rules of the road, everyone wins and gets to go home safely.”

Residents are reminded that they can file driving complaints or request enforcement of a particular area online at under Most Requested Information -> Roadwatch or Traffic Complaints respectively. Criminal/dangerous driving should be reported immediately by calling 9-1-1

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Suspect robs bank on Monday and is in handcuffs early Wednesday morning; police from two services recognized the photograph.

Crime 100By Staff

September 20, 2017



This arrest didn’t take long.

Bank robbery took place on Monday and by Wednesday a suspect was behind bars for holding up the TD Bank on Plains Road.

TD robbery suspect

Jason Hugh BUICK was recognized by far too many police officers.

The male arrested, Jason Hugh BUICK (48-years-old) of Hamilton was identified with assistance from the Hamilton Police Service Break and Enter, Auto Theft and Robbery (BEAR) Unit and the O.P.P led Repeat Offenders Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad whose members recognized the suspect from the CCTV images obtained from the TD Bank.

On September 20th 2017 at approximately 7:00 AM members of the ROPE Squad arrested BUICK in Hamilton while members of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau executed a search warrant at an apartment on Surrey Lane in Burlington where the knife, sunglasses and articles of clothing work during the robbery were located. Investigators have also recovered some of the money from the robbery.

BUICK will appear in Milton Bail Court on September 21st 2017 charged with robbery (two counts), wearing a disguise during the commission of an indictable offence and assault with a weapon (two counts).

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 or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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TD Bank on Plains Road robbed by male with a knife.

Crime 100By Staff

September 18th, 2017



The TD Canada Trust bank located at 596 Plains Rd. E in Burlington was robbed shortly before 1:00 PM, when a lone male entered the bank armed with a large knife. The male jumped over the counter and demanded cash and was provided with an undisclosed amount.

The male then fled the bank and was last seen running towards King Road. No one was injured during this robbery.

Uniformed patrol officers, canine and Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) members attended and conducted an extensive search of the area however the male suspect was not located.

TD robbery suspectThe suspect is described as:

Male white
• 30-45 years old
• No facial hair
• 5’6″ to 5’9″ tall
• Heavy build 190-200 lbs
• Black coat with hood pulled up
• Black sunglasses
• Grey track pants
• Black running shoes with white soles

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 or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).



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Police think they might have stuff stolen from your car.

Crime 100By Staff

September 15th, 2017


During the overnight hours of 14/15 September 2017 Halton Police responded to a call about a male breaking into cars in Oakville.

HRPS crestPatrol Officers attended and located a male in the backyard of a nearby residence.

Daniel SAUNDERS 34yrs of Hamilton has been arrested and was held for Bail and charged with:

– Theft Under $5000
– Trespass By Night
– Possession of Break & Enter Tools
– Possession of Property Obtained By Crime
– Possession of Weapons Dangerous
– Fail To Comply Probation.

Police believe there are other victims in the Northwest Oakville and Northeast Burlington areas.

If you had your vehicle entered or property taken during this timeframe and location please contact HRPS 2CIB at 905-825-4747 x2216.

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Regional Police do the grunt work and raise more than $5,000 for Special Olympics

News 100 yellowBy Staff

September 14, 2017



The Halton Regional Police Service has concluded its 2017 fundraising initiative in support of Special Olympics Ontario. Throughout the year, Halton Regional Police officers have been working with community partners to raise funds in support of our Special Olympians.

One of this year’s highlights was the annual “Cops for Cowboys” night at Lone Star Restaurants in Milton and Oakville. For this event, officers donned western apparel and partnered with restaurant staff during dinner hours to serve patrons. All gratuities were donated to Special Olympics Ontario.

In June, 1 District (Milton and Halton Hills) hosted the Halton Regional Police Service’s Law Enforcement Torch Run/Ride (LETR). The LETR for Special Olympics engages law enforcement officers worldwide who champion acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the LETR, a fundraising event was planned in Milton. Officers and community members cycled, ran or walked more than 65 kilometers to raise money for Special Olympics Ontario. All participants were also invited to 12 Division in Milton for an afternoon barbecue.

On Tuesday September 12, 2017 fundraising results were calculated and more than $5500.00 was presented to Special Olympics Ontario at 12 Division in Milton.

The Halton Regional Police Service would like to thank all members of the community who donated to this worthy cause including:

• Law Enforcement Officers across the Greater Toronto Area
• The Halton District School Board
• The Halton Catholic District School Board
• Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
• Lone Star Restaurants
• Mattamy Homes and Gee Wizz Portable Rentals
• Maple Lodge Farms
• Optimist Club of Milton

HDRP _Cheque_Presentation

(Left to Right – Inspector Derek Davis (District Operations), Sergeant Paul Harrower (Regional Community Mobilization Bureau), Cody Jansma (Special Olympics Ontario), Inspector Dave Stewart (Regional Community Mobilization Bureau)

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The ID theft people don't quit - because sending email that tricks people works for them.

IDTHEFT 100X100By Staff

September 7th, 2017



What did we think of this one?

ID theft screenNot much – we don’t deal with the TD Bank – we didn’t open the pdf either.

Here is what we got:

This Consent to Electronic Delivery of Documents applies to the electronic delivery to you of the statements and other important eDocuments for the accounts listed within your (Web Business Banking) and any extension, renewal, amendment and replacement of any of these accounts.

You must access our Digital Banking Service to review eDocuments. Open the attached eDocument and follow the instructions to access our Web Business Banking Service.

Failure to consent to the electronic delivery of the eDocuments as described in our Digital Banking Service will revoke your access to TD Commercial Banking.

Note: eDocuments are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and can only be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader Software.

We thank you and appreciate your prompt response.

Relationship Manager; The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Remember and follow the rule – If in doubt, don’t. And ask questions.

The Gazette will be doing a feature length article on the how email like this gets sent to you.  Someone bought your email address and sends you email they think will pull you into their web.

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Burlington male arrested for indecent exposure.

Crime 100By Staff

September 6, 2017



The Halton Regional Police have arrested a 52 year old Burlington man for indecent act.

HRPS crestThe 52 year old man is alleged to have exposed himself while shopping at the Piggymart convenience store located at 2290 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, on August 23, 2017.

The Halton Regional Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying the suspect.

Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

No names released – interesting.

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Downtown stabbing in the early morning hours on Sunday.

Crime 100By Staff

September 5th 2017



On Sunday September 3rd 2017 shortly after 2:00 AM, police were called to the Maria and Elizabeth intersection in response to a report of a stabbing.

On arrival, police located a 23-year old male victim from Burlington with a laceration to his left bicep. The victim went to Joseph Brant Hospital where he received 10 stitches to close the wound.

HRPS crestPolice learned that the victim and his girlfriend were walking home after having attended a downtown bar when they came across a group of 3-4 males and a female.

One of the males was alleged to have made an insulting remark to the victim which started a fight between the victim and the group of males.

During the fight, the victim was stabbed by one of the males who brandished what was described as a black handled knife.

The only descriptions at this time are that the males were all white in their twenties and the female was white with long dark hair, thin build and a half or full sleeve tattoo.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact D/Cst. Erin Toth of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2313 or Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS, through the web at or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Youth arrested on four charges of arson in the Palmer Drive - Newlands Crescent part of the city.

Crime 100By Staff

August 28th, 2017



Police have arrested a 17 year old for setting four fires in the Palmer Drive – Newlands Crescent part of the city.

On August 27th 2017 at approximately 4:00am, members of the Halton Regional Police Service and Burlington Fire Department responded to a series of deliberately set fires in the area where fired had been intentionally set to several items stored outside four different homes.


Fire truck responding to a fire in the Palmer Drive part of the city previously.

The smell of smoke was initially detected by a homeowner after a decorative wreath was set on fire.

The wreath was displayed on the front door of the house. There was minor damage sustained to the house as a result of the fire.

At nearby homes, fire also destroyed a ski-doo and damaged a fence as well as miscellaneous other property items. Four homes, in total, were involved.

The person arrested, a 17 year old Burlington resident, cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The youth is currently accused:

• Arson (damage to property) (4 Counts)
• Fail to comply Recognizance

The youth was held in custody and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on August 28th at the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Scott Feddema at 905-825-4747 ext. 2372.

Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Male in serious condition after jumping from a moving car; police want to talk to witnesses.

News 100 blueBy Staff

August 28th, 2017



Police are seeking witnesses to an incident that occurred downtown Burlington in the early morning hours of Monday August 21st 2017 when a 24-year-old Burlington man seriously injured after jumping from moving car.

HRPS crestSometime between midnight and 3:00 am on the 21st, two Burlington men were walking to a vehicle parked on Ontario Street just west of Brant Street,

One of the men started an altercation with three unknown males near City Hall. After the altercation was quickly broken up, the two original men continued to their car and began to drive either west on Ontario Street towards Maple Avenue, or possibly south on Locus Street towards Elgin.

Shortly after the car began to drive away, the 24-year-old male that started the altercation, jumped out of the passenger side of the moving car and struck his head on the roadway surface. The male was knocked unconscious.

The driver of the car, and the three men involved in the earlier altercation, placed the injured man back into the car so he could be driven to Joseph Brant Hospital.

The man remains in hospital at this time with a serious head injury.

The incident was reported to police August 26th.

Police would like to speak with the three men who helped the injured party into the 4-door black Nissan and to any witnesses that may have observed the incident, or any businesses that may have captured the incident on security cameras.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Constable Chris HEFFERNAN of the Halton Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction unit at 905-825-4747 extension 5420. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Suspect doesn't appear to understand gas stations have security cameras.

Crime 100By Staff

August 25th, 2017



Police in Burlington are seeking assistance from the public to identify one person responsible for forcing entry into a vehicle, stealing items including a wallet and later using stolen credit cards at several businesses in the Hamilton area.

Overnight between August 12th to 13th 2017, the suspect forced open the driver’s door of a vehicle on Angus Court, in Burlington to gain entry. Once inside, the suspect rummaged through the glove-box and removed the vehicle owner’s wallet.

Shortly after 8:00 AM on August 13th 2017, the suspect used the stolen credit cards at a Pioneer Gas Station near Woodward Avenue and Barton St in Hamilton.

Suspect:  white male, 25-35 years of wearing a New England Patriots baseball cap, black t-shirt and black shorts.

Theft suspect 1

Someone is going to recognize this young man – Hopefully it will not be his Mother.

Suspect 2

Close up of the suspect.

Theft from autos continues to be a concern in Burlington and police would like to remind the public to ensure their vehicles are locked and avoid leaving valuables inside and/or in plain view. Police also encourage citizens to report any suspicious persons.

Anyone who can identify this suspect are encouraged to contact Detective Constable Tyler Freeman of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Residential Crime Team 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, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Police want to know if anyone in Burlington had any dealings with a male arrested for scamming people in Oakville.

Crime 100By Staff

August 25th, 2017



The Regional police thought that most of the scams took place in Oakville but decided to cast the net a little wider and are asking Burlington residents if they have had any dealings with a male who was arrested and charged with:

Fraud Under $5000 x 9

Fraud Over $5000 x 1

HRPS crestHalton Regional Police are seeking the public’s assistance to speak with Burlington residents who may be victim’s and had contact with Elwood Bowler on their property to complete eaves trough repair, tree cutting, roofing or other home maintenance.

Police are investigating one known occurrence in the City of Burlington and believe there may be more victims who paid for contractor services they did not receive. Bowler generally targeted older adult home owners in Halton Region.

The arrest was the result of a seven month fraud investigation involving a male posing as a handyman.
This male canvassed his victims by traveling door-to-door and offering such services as eaves trough cleaning and offering to conduct miscellaneous work such as chimney repair.

On multiple occasions this male retained cash deposits for the promised jobs which he failed to complete. This male generally targeted the older adult population.

On August 23, 2017 Elwood BOWLER (54 years) from Toronto was arrested and charged.

Anyone who may have information pertaining to this investigation is asked to please contact the Elders Investigator, Detective Constable Tim Nichols at 905-825-4747 ext. 2214.

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