Police begin arresting demonstrators at truck roll over incident where 150+ pigs were being transported.

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October 5th, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Demonstrators descended on the truck laying on its side at the intersection of Appleby Line and Harvester Road that was carrying 150+ pigs headed for a nearby slaughterhouse.

At 11 am this morning it was getting a little rowdy with one demonstrator arrested and police pushing others out of the way.

The police were handling the demonstrators while the firemen did their best to handle the pigs – who seemed a little perplexed by it all.  A video attached to a tweet is set out below – enjoy.

The crisis management people at Fearmans must be wondering how to deal with this one.

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Truck Inspection Blitz at Mohawk Racetrack Starts Wednesday: Why do the police give advance notice of the inspections?

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October 4th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

They do it every year – and every year the number of tickets issued and the number of rigs that get taken off the roads seems to climb.

The 2016 Annual Truck Inspection Blitz at Mohawk Racetrack Starts Wednesday

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Halton Regional Police have a unit dedicated to inspecting commercial vehicles.

Halton Regional Police, in partnership with other police and law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a two-day commercial motor vehicle inspection & enforcement blitz October 5-6, 2016. The inspection site will be located at the Mohawk Racetrack on Guelph Line in the Town of Milton.

Enforcement officers will deploy across Halton Region, which includes the 400 series highways, looking for commercial vehicles that appear to be deficient in mechanical fitness or display a safety or load concern. Those vehicles will then be escorted back to the inspection site at Mohawk.

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Police officers trained to know what to focus on when they are inspecting commercial vehicles.

This annual initiative is an integral part of Halton’s traffic enforcement strategy. Any vehicles found to be unsafe will be taken off the road. Cargo and the corresponding administrative paperwork required to be carried by the drivers will be inspected. Light commercial vehicles such as small panel trucks, cube vans and pick-up trucks with trailers will also be subject to this inspection.

Last year a total of 472 trucks were inspected over a two-day period. Out of those inspected commercial motor vehicles 167 were taken out of service; a 35 percent failure rate.

Traffic issues are seriously addressed in Halton Region. Enforcement campaigns such as this are essential to ensuring our roads and highways are safe for all users. We hope to send a message out to the thousands of commercial motor vehicle operators who travel on our roadways or through our region each day that compliance to rules and regulations is non-negotiable and community safety will not be compromised.

One gets the impression that putting a rig that is known to be deficient and risking getting caught and paying a fine is just part of the cost of doing business and it cheaper than keeping equipment in top shape. Public safety doesn’t appear to be a major concern.

Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah pleads his innocence to the charge of Grand Theft Donuts, looking on is Halton Regional Police Detective Constable Paul Proteau.

Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah, on the right, will be on hand to give the 75 officers that will be deployed a pep talk and emphasize the importance of the work they will be doing for the next two days. Detective Constable Paul Proteau listens carefully.

To kick-off the event, Halton’s Deputy Chief of Police, Nishan Duraiappah, will be addressing the media and law enforcement officers at approximately 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Approximately 75 law enforcement officers from across the GTA have confirmed attendance. The media are invited to attend and observe those remarks made to the inspecting officers before they embark on the blitz and for photo opportunities.

Mohawk Raceway is located at 9430 Guelph Line (Highway 401 and Guelph Line) in the Town of Milton.getting new - yellow

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Purse snatchers on the loose in Regional hotels - large sums of cash and valuable jewellery taken.

Crime 100By Staff

October 3, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Halton Regional Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest (POI). It’s believed that these two persons are connected to a series of distraction type purse thefts throughout the region of Halton since mid-June.

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One of two “persons of interest” the Halton Regional Police would like to talk to – whenever they are around hotel lobbies purses seem to disappear. Better quality cameras would have these suspects in handcuffs by now.

Suspects have been attending hotel restaurants during the breakfast hour and stealing purses left on chairs while patrons are distracted and/or getting food from buffet tables. Many of the victims are females visiting from other countries. As such, they are often carrying passports, jewelry and large sums in cash needed for travel.

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Is this someone you think you recognize? Crime Stoppers would like to hear from you.

In one incident in Oakville, it was reported that suspects stole a purse containing approximately $25,000.00 worth of jewelry and $8,000.00 in cash. Police believe that this large amount has motivated those responsible to target additional hotels. Eight similar thefts have occurred in Halton since July 1.

Residents are reminded that anyone can become a victim of a crime of opportunity and the best safeguard is to remain vigilant of your surroundings and keep valuables directly on your person at all times.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Detective Tom Hockney at 905-825-4747 ext. 2491 (Milton and Halton Hills), Detective Mick Leighton at 905-825-4747 ext. 2218 (Oakville), or Detective Phil Vandenbeukel at 905-825-4747 ext. 2343 (Burlington).

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

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Police get a bomb threat aimed at Joseph Brant hospital - Hamilton institutions get similar calls.

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September 25th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A little before 10 pm Sunday evening Halton Regional Police responded to the area of Joseph Brant Hospital for a bomb threat that had been received from an anonymous person. While police were investigating, information was received that similar threats had been made to two institutions in Hamilton as well.

Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital is a little like the provinces economy: a little the worse for wear and tear and in need of a fix up. Problem is the economy has to get much better before the hospital refurbishment can go forward,

Police received a threat of a bomb placed at the Joseph Brant Hospital – nothing was found.

Hospital staff were immediately notified, and nothing suspicious was found. Members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau will be continuing the investigation.

Similar threats have recently been received in P.E.I., Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Nunavut.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (Tips) through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting your message to 274637 (crimes)

We live in different times – it would be a mistake to sluff these threats off as coming from cranks. No need to get warped by the threats – but we now need to be much more vigilant.

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How did Halton police get involved in a shoot out in Toronto?

Crime 100By Staff

September 20, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

How did Halton Regional Police officers get involved in a shooting near Avenue Road and Bloor Street in the City of Toronto?

HRPS crestThe Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has invoked their mandate. No further information will be released at this time. Please contact the SIU for further information.

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after two people were injured when gunfire erupted on Bedford Road on Tuesday afternoon.

The SIU investigates any incident involving death or serious injury involving a police officer, though it’s unclear how police were involved in the incident. One witness said he saw at least two men open fire.

Halton Regional Police officers were involved in the incident, a police source told CBC News.

Chief Tanner will be asking a lot of questions.

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Deputy Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah made a member of the Order of Merit

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September 20, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Order of Merit was created in 2000, to honour a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of Canadian police forces. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing, and community development.

Last Friday the Governor General of Canada made Halton Deputy Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah a member of that Order.

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

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over an Order of Merit of the Police Forces investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall on Friday, September 16, 2016. During the ceremony, the Governor General, who is chancellor of the Order, bestowed the honour on 1 Commander, 4 Officers and 46 Members including Deputy Chief Nishan J. Duraiappah
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Deputy Chief Nishan J. Duraiappah

Deputy Chief Nishan (Nish) Duraiappah was introduced to the Halton Regional Police Service as high school student in its inaugural Police Ethnic and Cultural Education Program (P.E.A.C.E.) in 1991. The experience inspired him to pursue a career in policing, and he was sworn in as a constable assigned to uniform patrol in Halton Hills in December, 1995.

Since then, Deputy Chief Duraiappah has amassed considerable operational expertise as a member of the Regional Drug & Morality Bureau, Guns & Gangs Unit, District Criminal Investigations, and with the RCMP Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. He has also served as Operations Commander for Milton and Halton Hills, the Commander of the Office of Continuous Improvement and Strategic Management (OCISM), and the Superintendent in charge of the Chief’s Executive Office.

Duraiappah was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief in October, 2015 and now leads District Operations for all our municipalities as well as the Regional Community Mobilization Bureau, Information Technology and OCISM.

Throughout the course of his career, Deputy Chief Duraiappah has remained committed to proactive, innovative policing, and to maintaining strong relationships with the Region’s diverse, cultural and faith communities. He is also involved with several sports and hobbies, and is a volunteer board member for the Milton United Way, and a South Asian Autism Awareness Centre in the Greater Toronto Area.

Deputy Chief Duraiappah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Halton Regional Police Service Chief Stephen Tanner, himself a former recipient of the Order of Merit said “Deputy Chief Duraiappah is an exceptional leader and tireless community advocate who is a most deserving recipient of this prestigious award. It is my honour and pleasure to extend my congratulations to him on behalf of our Service and the people of Halton.”

Governor General David Johnston awarded the Order of Merit during a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

At the risk of being critical – could the Governor General not have buttoned up his suit jacket?

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$40,000 later Burlington male finds himself standing before a Judge.

Crime 100By Staff

September 20, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

HRPS crestThe Halton Regional Police Service arrested Joseph Stanley DREXLER (44 yrs) of Hamilton in connection with a fraud investigation into his company operated both as “Be the Game” and “Kind Every Time”.

DREXLER has been charged with one count of Fraud Over $5000 and will appear in Milton Court of October 5th 2016.

In the spring of 2015 Joseph DREXLER attended a Burlington, Ontario business and obtained sponsorship in excess of $40,000 to present his anti-bullying program at over 30 schools in Halton Region and Hamilton.

Joseph DREXLER failed to present this program at the sponsored schools and in several cases did not even attempt to contact the sponsored schools to try to arrange the presentation.

Despite the lack of presentations being arranged, DREXLER continued to mislead the sponsoring business that several presentations were arranged and about to go ahead.

Should anyone have information that may assist in this investigation please contact D/Cst Lorena Mallinson #5852 of the Halton Regional Police Service Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825 4747 Ext 2334 or by email at Lorena.mallinson@haltonpolice.cagetting new - yellow

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Police think there may be additional victims in sexual assaults in Spencer Smith Park.

Crime 100By Staff

September 19, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a sexual assault investigation in effort to identify any other possible victims.

All is not going to stay quiet on this waterfront. A city council member, Marianne Meed Ward has created a citizens advisory committee on the waterfront that is going to take a holistic look at what is best for the city.

Sexual assault took place Sunday afternoon at Spencer smith Park. Police looking for possible additional victims.

The incident took place on September 18th, 2016 at approximately 8:30 pm, along the shores of Spencer Smith Park in south Burlington where the adult female victim was attacked by a male stranger. After the female made her escape, police were contacted, and with the assistance of tactical and canine officers the accused was located in the area and arrested.

Charged and held for a bail hearing with the following offences is Vezio CARDULLO, 34 years of No Fixed Address:

• Robbery
• Utter Threats to Cause Death
• Forcible Confinement, Sexual Assault
• Overcoming Resistance to Commission of an Offence
• Sexual Assault with a Weapon
• Sexual Assault – threats to a Third party
• Assault

The police apparently believe there might be more victims and encourage anyone who may have been assaulted to be in touch with the police.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Alanda Prescod or Detective Dan Ciardullo of the Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit at 905 825-4747 ext 8970, or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS, or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Halton Heroes - a fund to support police officers killed or injured in the line of duty hold their gala - a chance for the senior officers to wear smart looking uniforms.

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September 19, 2106

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It was put together in 2102 to provide support for police officers who were killed or injured during the line of duty and whose families needed bridging support until pension and other benefits kicked in.

When a police service member is injured or killed in the line of duty, his or her family often requires immediate financial assistance, and cannot wait for insurance and other benefits to kick in.

You need to be careful with this man: Once he has decided to do something - it is going to get done. Expect to see Jim Frizzle working with him

Keith Strong; the driving force behind the creation of the Halton Heroes Fund.

It was discovering this gap between the timing of a serious incident and receipt of funds that inspired Keith Strong to lead a group of like-minded philanthropists, including Jim Frizzle, Cheryl Goldring, Dorothy Borovich, Les Vass and a community-based board of directors to act.

They provided their own resources and encouraged others to donate money, products and services to create The Halton Heroes Gala.

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From the left: Deputy Nishan Duraiappah, Tiger Ali Singh Jr., Tiger Jeet Singh Sr. and Chief Stephen Tanner (Photo by Halton Regional Police Service).

The purpose of the event was two-fold: to raise awareness of the selfless work done every day by members our Halton  Regional  Police Service, and to generate money for an endowed fund, called the Halton Heroes Fund, that is held in trust by the Burlington Foundation.

The annual Gala was held last Friday

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Regional police issue 2,299 traffic violation notices during a week long Safe Start program in school areas.

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September 19, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The numbers were nothing to be proud of – dismal is perhaps the best description for the 2,299 Provincial Offence Notices handed out by the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Traffic Services Unit during the week long Project Safe Start road safety initiative.

Now in its tenth year, Project Safe Start is a highly visible reminder to drivers that children are back in school and they 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 week long campaign, which ran from September 7 to 13, officers focused a number of dangerous driving behaviours, the top four of which were:

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Missed that stop sign – didn’t see it.

  1.  1: speeding,
    2: disobeying stop signs,
    3: distracted driving and
    4: administrative offences.

Provincial Offence Notices were issued for these and other violations.

“Traffic safety is a Service and community priority in Halton Region,” said Sergeant Ryan Snow, Traffic Services Unit. “While Project Safe Start formally ends, officers will continue to enforce the rules of the road in a bid to make ours safer for everyone.”

Half of 1% of the Region’s population chose to put the lives of children going to school at significant risk.

Residents are reminded that they can file driving complaints or request enforcement of a particular area online at www.haltonpolice.ca under Most Requested Information -> Roadwatch or Traffic Complaints respectively.

Criminal/dangerous driving should be reported immediately by calling 9-1-1.

Related article:

Stories people tell police when they get pulled over – and the language they use.

 

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Senior apparently has an interesting cost reduction program - don't pay for the gas you use.

Crime 100By Staff

September 13th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Police on the lookout for male dubbed ‘Mr. Fill and Fly’

HRPS crestPolice would like some help identifying an elderly male who has been committing multiple thefts of gas across southern Ontario. The suspect has utilized at least two different vehicles and has attached license plates stolen from Burlington and Hamilton to these vehicles.

The suspect has been operating a black Jeep Grand Cherokee, but has also utilized an older blue GMC Safari.

The suspect wears gloves and will fill up with regular or supreme gas. On multiple occasions the suspect has filled up a jerry can after filling up his vehicle. The suspect has utilized three different missing/stolen license plates including BVYZ793, BDXT007 and BCFC942.

The suspect is described as: Male, White, 65-70 years old, medium build, white hair, eyeglasses, gloves.

In addition to various gas stations in Milton, Burlington, and Oakville, ‘Mr. Fill and Fly” has also hit Haldimond County, Brantford, Caledon, Brampton, Vaughan, and Richmond Hill.

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Three arrested for and held for a bail hearing

Crime 100By Staff

September 13, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Yesterday afternoon, just after 2:00 pm police raced to an address on Edinburgh after a resident reported observing two males attempting to steal from his boat.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and with assistance of police service dog JAX, a stolen vehicle from Hamilton with three occupants inside was located in a parking lot off Prospect Street.

HRPS crestThe three occupants were arrested and a search of the vehicle turned up additional stolen property including several licence plates, ownership, and a purse. Police also located several break-in tools (bolt-cutters, vice grips and screwdrivers_ and 4 grams of methamphetamine.

Arrested and charged and held for bail are:

Shawn Wayne DAWES (42 yrs.) of Limeridge Road East in Hamilton

• Theft under $5000
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 (Three Counts)
• Possession of break in instruments
• Tampering with vehicle identification number
• Trespassing at night

Shawn MORIARITY (38 yrs.) of No Fixed Address

 

Justine O’DONNELL (27 yrs.) of No Fixed Address

• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 (Three Counts)
• Possession of break in instruments
• Tampering with vehicle identification number
• Possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine)
• Fail to comply with probation

It is the continuous vigilance on the par of citizens that keep the city safe.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Kevin Hietikko of 3 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 825-4747 ext. 2357 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com; or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Five arrested for possession of large quantity of drugs.

Crime 100By Staff

September 9, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON
On September 8th 2016, the Halton Regional Police, Burlington Street Crime Unit (SCU) concluded a drug trafficking investigation that resulted in five arrests and the execution of Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence on Fairwood Place in Burlington.

Seized as a result of the Investigation:

• 58.5 grams Crystal-Methamphetamine
• 2.9 grams Cocaine
• 2 grams Ecstasy
• 2 Hydromorphone
• 77 Percocet
• 2 LSD
• 14 grams Psilocybin
• 6 grams Marihuana
• 11 Marihuana plants
• 2 extendable batons
• $1095 in cash

The drugs have an estimated street value of $17,000

The following persons have been charged:

Timothy Oliver KING (43 yrs) of Burlington
• Trafficking in a schedule I controlled substances (methamphetamine)
• Possession of a schedule I controlled substance for the Purpose of trafficking (Five counts)
• Possession of a schedule III substance
• Unlawfully produce cannabis (marihuana)
• Possession of cannabis (marihuana) under 30 grams
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (Two counts)

Carol Anne MCENEMY (30 yrs) of Hamilton
• Possession of a schedule I controlled substance for the Purpose of trafficking (Five counts)
• Possession of a schedule III substance
• Unlawfully produce cannabis (marihuana)
• Possession of cannabis (marihuana) under 30 grams

Timothy POCIUS (54 yrs) of Hamilton
• Possession of a schedule I controlled substance for the Purpose of trafficking (Three counts)
• Possession of a schedule III substance

Kyle ADAMOWICH (44 yrs) of Hamilton
• Possession of a schedule I controlled substance for the Purpose of trafficking
• Fail to comply with probation

All four accused were held for bail and a fifth person arrested was released unconditionally.

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).

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One of two bank robbery suspects arrested in Toronto

Crime 100By Staff

September 7, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

One of the two men who tried to rob the BMO bank located at 1505 Guelph Line has been arrested.

The robbery took place on August 4th, when two suspects entered the bank, approached the counter and passed a note to the teller demanding money.

The suspects were unsuccessful in obtaining money and fled on foot westbound through the plaza. There were customers and employees inside the bank at the time of the incident, no one was harmed.

Suspect 1 is described as: male, black, mid 20’s, 6′ feet tall, thin build. He was wearing a black baseball cap with white writing and a black jacket.

Suspect 2 is described as: male, black, mid 20’s, with braided hair. He was wearing a baseball hat and a long sleeve shirt.

Investigation quickly identified Mohamed Yusuf ABDULLAHI (25yrs) of Toronto as a suspect (suspect 1) and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

On September 6th, 2016 ABDULLAHI was arrested in Toronto by members of the Provincial Rope Squad on an unrelated matter. He is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on unrelated robbery charges on September 7th, 2016 in Toronto.

ABDULLAHI is being charged with 1 count of robbery for this incident and will appear before a Halton court to answer to the charge at a later date.
Investigative leads are being followed up with regarding the identity of the second suspect.
This investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel of the 3 District Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2343 or D/Cst. Al MacEwan at Ext. 2349 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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If you have a surveillance camera outside your house the police would like to talk to you about how you can help catch people committing crimes.

Crime 100By Staff

September 4th, 2106

BURLINGTON, ON

There was an attempted break in at a home in Burlington recently – the owner was in the house and managed to scare off the thief – but she was really rattled.

She of course called the police but by the time they arrived, which was quite promptly, the thief, who happened to be female thought to be perhaps in her early 50’s, was long gone.

However through a program the police use – Security Camera Registration and Monitoring program ( S.C.R.A.M) a community based crime prevention opportunity the police were able to capture some footage of the woman running from the area and the car she was believed to have been driving.

So what is S.C.R.A.M.? It is an investigative tool that enlists the help of Halton residents in helping to solve crimes

HRPS crestCommunity members voluntarily identify and register their residential video surveillance equipment through a simple, secure, confidential, online form located on the Halton Regional Police Service website.

Here is the link:

Scroll down to the line that says Form to Register

Then scroll down on that form to the 5th box  Security camera registration

All a person is doing when they register is letting the police know they have surveillance equipment. In the event that there is an incident in an area the police go to their data base to see if there are any cameras registered – if there are they give the owner of the camera a call and ask for permission to download the images.

The Halton police dearly wish they had been able to capture images of Helen Robertson, the 79 year old Alzheimer’s patient who wandered away from her home in Jul and has not been seen since.

The program is completely voluntary – you can say no thanks whenever you want.

Security Cameras-home-graphicA number of people wonder just what giving police access to your home security means. You are not giving the police any access when you register – what you are doing is letting the police know that you have an electronic security system. If there is a crime near your home the police will know that you have a security camera and may ask if they can look at what was captured by your camera.
You are under no obligation to hand over anything.

When investigating a crime the police usually end up going door to door hoping that someone may have seen something – if they knew where the security cameras were they could narrow down the search area.

Door to door can be a time-consuming endeavour as it may include a 360 radius around the crime scene. Armed with the knowledge of locations of security cameras, police can better focus their investigation. This has proven helpful in many investigations where suspect vehicles or suspects themselves have been picked up on third-party camera systems. Knowing a “direction” enables investigators to focus their attention on that particular path, even at considerable distances, where perhaps another camera may be located.

The objective of the program is primarily to build a database of camera locations in our community. Adding a security camera to your property is an excellent crime prevention tool, and is a way for you to protect your OWN property. Allowing the police quick access to potential recordings of crimes in progress is a way for citizens to help make our communities safer for everyone.

Check into it – we are safest when we take care of each other.

Related article:

A private surveillance helps police identify a suspect.

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Police looking for two suspects in Pearl Street apartment robbery.

Crime 100By Staff

September 3, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Earlier in August the Halton Regional Police were alerted to a robbery that took place at a high rise on Pearl Street.

It was Thursday August 11th 2016 @ approximately 1pm, when two suspects entered a high rise apartment on Pearl Street in Burlington, forced open the door to an apartment unit and stole various items. The suspects were captured on video surveillance.

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One of two suspects police believe were responsible for the break and entry into an apartment on Pearl Street.

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Second suspect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The police were able to retrieve security camera image – any help you can give identifying these suspects would be appreciated.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information that would assist investigators identify the suspects are encouraged to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau D/Cst Urie at 905-825-4747 ext 2338 or Det Bale ext 2312 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Missing youth found in a secluded park area - treated for exposure and dehydration and kept in hospital.

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September 2, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

On September 2nd, 2016, at approximately 12:00 pm, members of the Halton Regional Police Search Incident Response Team (SIRT) located Christopher Komac, in a secluded area in Burlington.

He was located in a small greenspace near the area of Sturbridge and Forestvale Drives.

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Christoper Komac – found alive and well.

Christopher was conscious and spoke with ground search members from the Tactical Rescue Unit. Halton Emergency Medical Services assessed him where he was located and Christopher was transported for precautionary reasons to a local hospital for dehydration and exposure.

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The cell phone that police were able to trace was found in Roly Bird Park – green space in the upper right. He was found at a location near the red mar – alive and well.

Members of the Komac  family and the Halton Regional Police Service wish to sincerely thank all those who assisted with search efforts and provided tip information that brought this matter to a successful end. Halton Police would also like to thank Costco for providing water and snacks to our volunteers. Over 350 people from across the community were instrumental in helping locate Christopher.

At the wishes of the KOMAC family, no further information will be provided in this case as it is being treated as a family matter. Halton Police would ask their privacy be respected.

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Police searching the grounds of Roly Bird Park for missing Christopher Komac.

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September 2, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

There are parts of police work that are just plain hard.

One of those hard jobs is taking place this morning at the Roly Bird Park in Burlington where a cell phone belonging to Christopher Komac was found.

Komac posterChristopher has been missing since August 31st when he left his home heading for Prospect and Brant. He has not been seen or heard from by his family since which, for those who know this 23 year old, say “it is very much out of character”.

Yesterday the police asked for help in creating a search party to comb the grounds of the park. The response was overwhelming. The police now have “more volunteers than we could have hoped for”

The police have released a poster; Christopher Komac’s whereabouts are still not known.

Updates will be provided when available.

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Police still searching for Christopher Komac whose cell phone was recovered - search party gather Friday morning.

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September 1, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The first missing person’s report came in at 7:30 am on September 1st. The Halton Regional Police were seeking the public’s assistance in their search for a missing man.

Christopher Komac was last seen by his family leaving his Burlington residence at approximately 5:30pm on August 31st. He is an avid runner and left his house from the area of Guelph Line and Prospect Street.

Police were notified of his disappearance when he failed to return home.

Mr. Komc’s cell phone has been located in a park near Brant and North Service Road this morning (September 1st) at approximately 7:00am. His whereabouts are currently not known. Police and Mr. Komac’s family members are concerned for his well-being as his disappearance is out of character.

Mr. Komac, 23, is described as male, white, 6’0 tall, 135 pounds, with a slim build. He has brown short hair, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue/green “dri-fit” shirt, royal blue jogging shorts, light grey Nike running shoes with bright green accents and laces.

The search for Mr. Komac began.

KOMAC - Missing

Christopher Komac – missing – cell phone found some distance from where he was expected to be out running.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Mr. Komac is asked to contact Detective Joe Barr at 905-825-4747 ext 2385, Detective Constable Erin Cooper at 905-825-4747 ext 2313 or the on-duty Staff Sergeant at 3 District (Burlington) at 905-825-4747 ext 2310.

Late in the evening of September 1, the police issued a media bulletin saying: “Some members of the public have expressed interest in assisting with search efforts. Those interested are invited to attend the parking lot of “Roly Bird” park on Industrial Drive near North Service Road at 10:00am. A Police Command Post will be at the park and where volunteers will be provided direction accordingly.

Detective Joe Barr is the lead officer on the search for Helen Robertson, 79 year-old Alzheimer’s patient, who went missing on July 5th, and had not been found. Detective Barr is with the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Halton Regional Police Service.

The police are pulling in every resource to find Michael Komac.

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Attempted house break-in in the middle of an afternoon caught on camera.

Crime 100By Staff

August 31, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It must have been terrifying.

In the middle of the afternoon there is someone at your door attempting to force their way into your home.

Female suspect in background

The image picked up by a security camera may be small but with the technical tools the police have they are able to zoom in and get a considerable amount of information.

In this instance Halton Regional Police report that the homeowner was in the house when a female suspect is described as: female white, approximately 50 years of age, light coloured hair (gray or blonde), medium build, 5’3″ to 5’7″ tall, wearing a blue floral button up shirt, gray Capri style pants, black socks and gray converse style shoes made the attempt.

The suspect vehicle involved in the entry is described as a 1998-2001 purple Nissan Altima.

Suspect vehicle

The police have a clear image of the vehicle used by the suspect – why would a female, thought to be about 50 years of age driving a relatively recent car want to break into a home in the middle of the afternoon?

The police were able to get an image from a security camera located in the immediate area.

Nothing was stolen.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information that would assist investigators are encouraged to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau D/Cst Freeman at 905-825-4747 ext 2363 or Det Bale ext 2312 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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