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

Crime 100By Staff

September 20, 2016



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



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



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.


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



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:


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



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


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

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


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


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



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.

Pearl Suspect 2

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

Pearl Suspect 1b

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



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.

KOMAC - Missing

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.

Komac mao

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


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.

News 100 redBy Staff

September 1, 2016



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



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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Police looking for male suspected of stealing a wallet from a car south of Tansley Woods.

Crime 100By Staff

August 31, 2016


On August 11th 2016 at 4:08am, the suspect captured in this surveillance image entered a vehicle in the residential area south of Tansley Woods in Burlington and stole a wallet.

Wallet thief SuspectDo you happen to know who this person is?

Anyone who may have witnessed this person or has information that would assist investigators in locating him are encouraged to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau D/Cst Freeman at 905-825-4747 ext 2363/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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Police will be out in force as students prepare to return to school - remember where the school safe zones are.

News 100 blueBy Staff

August 29, 2016

Burlington, ON

As the summer winds down and parents are counting down the days till their children return to school, Halton Regional Police are looking forward to a safe start to the school year.

The ninth annual Project Safe Start will run between Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The focus of this traffic campaign is to educate and remind everyone to take extra care when driving and to look out for children in school zones, residential areas, playgrounds and parks.

Halton Regional Police’s goal is to raise awareness about how to keep our children safe on the roads through high-visibility enforcement of traffic laws in and around school zones throughout Halton Region.

To keep children safe while heading to and from school it is important to remember the five Safe Start “S’s”:

1. Safe speeds – Watch for the flashing 40km/h zones. Motorists are required to slow down where school zone signs are posted. Fines increase within many of these zones within Halton Region.

2. Seatbelts – Drivers and passengers should always buckle up on every trip. Seat belt use saves lives and reduces injuries in motor vehicle collisions.

3. School zones and school buses – Slow down and take extra care to look out for children in school zones and residential areas. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign arm signals that the school bus is stopped and traffic in *both directions* are required to stop for students entering or exiting a school bus.

4. Stop signs – Motorists must come to a complete stop at a red stop sign. Allow time to stop, think, observe and proceed.

5. Safe operation – Distracted driving is dangerous. Motorists should follow the rules of the road and operate their vehicles safely. Drive now and text later!

Signs are pretty clear. Police still nabbed xx speeders during an All Hands on Deck which has the Chief of Police out writing up tickets. The two officers shown here were kept busy.

Signs are pretty clear. Police still nabbed 4 speeders speeders during an All Hands on Deck which had the Chief of Police out writing up tickets. The two officers shown here were kept busy.

School zones should be safe zones. Enforcement will be on speeders, aggressive drivers, and the use of hand held devices while driving. Seatbelt compliance will also be strictly enforced. Frontline officers, District Response officers, Education Services officers, High School Liaison officers and Senior Command officers will all be taking part in this campaign.

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Senior Officers, Specialist Units, Divisional Commanders and Police Executive officers will participate in the “All Hands on Deck” component of Project Safe Start.

This high visibility enforcement and education campaign will positively affect driver behaviour around school zones throughout the year and have overall lasting safety benefits to members of the community.

Halton residents have ranked traffic concerns as their #1 policing priority in surveys. Halton Regional Police Service recognizes this concern and engages in various campaigns throughout the year in efforts to educate the public and enforce the Highway Traffic Act and other traffic related legislation.

Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and police all play an integral role in ensuring safer roads within the Halton Region. We ask that everyone do their part in ensuring our Region’s children return to school safely.

This may turn out to be a difficult day for some police officers who have to pull a driver over. In a recent report RoadWatch initiative police officers were abused and treated with little or no respect.


Police pulling cars over – and having to put up with abusive drivers. Were they carded?

Here is a sample of the comments police reported:

• “Really…. I’m usually the first person to complain about that”
• “OH there’s a stop sign there?”
• “Just let me drive home, I just live around the corner a few blocks, I can make it” This driver failed a road side screening test and his licence was suspended

• “I guess there isn’t enough crime to keep you busy”
• “But I was just involved in a car accident the other day”
• “You’re a F……….. liar”
• “I was just holding it for directions”
• “Please we are very late for the train”
• “I’ve phoned and complained about the traffic on this street”
• “Sorry Officer I’m on my way to get my nails done”
• “I’m speeding because I have an infection and I’m on my way to shoppers to pick up the medication”

Over the course of the three days 371 traffic stops were initiated for Highway Traffic Act violations and 238 Provincial Offence Notices were issued.

The Gazette doesn’t understand why the police officers did not take the drivers into the station for a conversation.

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Trial for the protester who gave water to pigs in sweltering heat as they were being trucked to Fearman's for slaughter began this morning.

News 100 redBy Staff

August 24, 2016

Burlington, ON

A trial for an animal rights activist charged with mischief for giving water to pigs that were in a sweltering truck on their way to slaughter began this morning.

Pig trial - Anita Krajnc

Anita Krajnc

Anita Krajnc of Toronto faces jail time or a maximum $5,000 fine for providing water through the narrow openings of a metal trailer to the pigs as they were headed to Fearman’s Pork Inc. in Burlington, Ont.
Krajnc, 49, is part of the group Toronto Pig Save, which held a vigil outside the pork processing plant on June 22, 2015.

The comments being made by readers who are following a twitter news feed by CBC reporter Samantha Craggs are diverse to say the least.

Worth tuning into.

The protesters have been on the scene for a number of years – they are persistent. Fearman’s is taking a beating in the public relations world.

Pigs being watered - trial

That pig may not be human but the look in its eye says it is in serious distress.

The charge of mischief is for giving pigs water in a sweltering truck while they were on their way to a slaughterhouse in Burlington.
Krajnc said her group stands on a traffic island at Appleby Line and Harvester Road once a week to “bear witness” to the animals going to slaughter at Fearman’s Pork Inc.

‘In legal circles, people are scratching their heads’ said lawyer Gary Grill.

On June 22, Ktajnc said, temperatures were high, and her group poured water through the holes. In court documents, Halton police refer to it as an “unknown liquid.”

The Halton police have had to manage calls from the slaughter house every week – at one point the protesters managed to actually get to what is called the hog chute – the spot where the pigs are off loaded from the truck into the plant.

On June 22nd, Krajnc said the driver got out and told them to stop, and she quoted a Bible verse at him about giving water to the thirsty.

“He said, ‘They’re not humans, you dumb frigging broad,'” she told CBC News.

The pork farmer who owned the pigs, Eric Van Boekel of Oxford County, contacted police the next day, court documents say. Police investigated and pursued the mischief charge. Punishment for the charge ranges from a fine to up to 10 years in prison.

Pig trial supporters

Anita Kranjc supporters outside the courthouse

Gary Grill, Kranjc’s Toronto-based lawyer asked: “Taxpayers are paying for this.”

Grill said the question isn’t how he and co-counsel James Silver will defend the case, but how the Crown will prove that what Kranjc did was criminal mischief.

Kranjc, 48, said if she is fined, she will refuse to pay.

The trial continues.

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Identity thieves never stop - a more recent attempt at stealing your money from you.

Crime 100By Staff

August 24, 2016


“You are only able to use your existing security device until 26 August 2016” said a note from what the sender wanted us to believe was from the TD Bank.

Identity theft - many facesThe message was not from the TD Bank – it was from someone who wants the reader to think that.

The message goes on to say:

“Effective 27 August 2016, you will be required to log on to your Web Business Banking with the new synchronized master key. To avoid any disruption to your Web Business Banking service, we encourage you to upgrade immediately.”

“Your online security is our priority, for more detailed information please see the attached PDF document enclosed.”

“Your new Security Device upgrade is pin-protected and will provide you with an additional level of protection. All Web Business Banking users who do not upgrade there Security Devices in due time will be deactivated and unable to authorize transactions.

[TD Canada Trust]
[Commercial Banking Operations]

The spelling mistake we highlighted it in red for you is one of the give aways – banks don’t communicate with their clients this way.

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Two men arrested during overnight break-in at Tamarack Lumber on the North Service Road - Burlington

Crime 100By Staff

August 22, 2018

While most of us were sound asleep early this morning, at approximately 12:30am, Police responded to a reported break-and-enter in progress at Tamarack Lumber at 3269 North Service Road in Burlington.

During the police response, the two accused persons attempted to flee and were arrested near the scene. Two suspects, also believed involved, managed to make good their escape and are currently being sought.

Police located a stolen flatbed trailer (that had been stolen from a business in Toronto) the accused were in the process of loading a quantity of lumber onto.

Accused #1:

Klejton NDOJA (36 years) of Toronto

Accused #2:

Leondardi DEMOLLI (38 years) of Toronto

Both men have been charged with
• Break and Enter
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5000)

They are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton on September 14th 2016.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Vince Couce of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2307 or Detective Constable Frank Trasmundi at ext. 2335 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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Plain clothes police officer covering Spencer Smith Park instrumental in the apprehension of a bicycle thief.

Crime 100By Staff

August 18, 2016



On August 16th 2016 at approximately 6:50 pm, police received a report that a bike had been stolen in the area of Pearl St. and Pine St. in Burlington.

At approximately 7:00 pm, a plain clothes officer observed a male suspect riding the stolen bike along Spencer Smith Park.

Inland Water location - Burlington

Bicycle thief steals second bike at the Inland Water research station in an attempt to escape.

Police followed the suspect to the Burlington Lift Bridge where officers confronted him. The suspect discarded the bike and fled on foot towards the rear of the Canadian Centre for Inland Waters.

At approximately 7:20 PM, the suspect was observed riding another bike out of the parking lot of the Canadian Centre for Inland Waters. The suspect had attempted to change his appearance by wearing a hat and changing his clothes.

Police confronted the suspect a second time and he again discarded the bike and fled on foot into backyards along Lakeshore Road. The suspect entered one of the homes in order to hide from police but was confronted by a homeowner. The suspect then fled out the rear door where he was immediately arrested by awaiting officers.

The same suspect was also wanted in connection to a residential break and enter that occurred on Lakeshore Rd. on July 18th 2016 where two cell phones a wallet and cash were stolen.

Bradley Lionel MARK (34 years old) of No Fixed Address was arrested and held for bail charged with the following offences:

Theft under $5000 (X2)
Unlawfully in a Dwelling
Break, enter and Theft

Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst. Mark Urie of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2338 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).

Bradley clearly did not want to get caught

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