Two Males Arrested in Overnight Commercial Break and Enter on North Service Road in Burlington

Crime 100By Staff

April 21, 2016


On April 20th 2016 at approximately 12:45 AM police responded to an alarm at a commercial premise located at 4145 North Service Road in Burlington.

Upon arrival, police confirmed that a break and enter into the building had occurred and that the suspects were believed to still be inside.

Police searched the interior of the building at which time it was determined that two separate businesses within the building were entered.


Police dog Arrow was used to flush out the thieves who broke into a North Service Road office building.

With the assistance of police canine unit handlers and Police Service Dogs (PSD) ARROW and STORM, two suspects were located hiding in a locked electrical room located inside a first floor washroom.

Police also located two crow bars and a large screwdriver, tools that were believed to be used to gain entry into the building and the separate businesses within. Suspects targeted cash boxes however all property was recovered at various locations inside the building.

Arrested and held for bail are:

Mohamed OZOR (21-yrs) of Laval Quebec
• Break and enter (X3)
• Possession of break-in instruments
• Obstruct police
• Fail to comply with probation (X2)

Omar ELGHANDOUR (21-yrs) of St. Laurent Quebec
• Break and enter (X3)
• Possession of break-in instruments

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Vince Couce of 3 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 825-4747 ext 2307 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at; or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Police report an increase in day time break and enter - urge the public to ensure that windows are firmly secured.

Crime 100By Staff

April 21, 2106


Police in Burlington report an increase in daytime residential break and enters throughout the city where culprits have gained entry by prying rear doors or forcing open front doors.

Once inside, culprit(s) are rummaging through the master bedrooms in search of valuable jewelry, tools and/or electronic items before exiting the home.

Homeowners are encouraged to ensure their doors and windows are securely locked when they are absent from their homes and to ensure that and installed security alarms are activated. It is also advisable to lock any gates that provide access to the rear of the home to prevent access.

Police are vigorously investigating these break-ins and encouraging citizens to immediately report any suspicious people and/or vehicles which they observe in their neighbourhood throughout the day.

Anyone with information that would assist investigators identify the person(s) responsible are asked to call the Detective Ellie Bale of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Residential Crime Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2312 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

The Regional police have a crime mapping application that tells where crimes have taken place.  Might be something you want to look at CLICK HERE to see the article.


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Bandit believed to have robbed currency exchange in mall arrested in Toronto.

Crime 100By Staff

April 14, 2016


Investigators have linked the April 4th 2016 robbery at the Continental Currency Exchange to a series of bank robberies in Belleville, Cobourg, Toronto and York

Gun picture - currency exchange

Gun seized by police.

Following a joint investigation with Belleville Police Service, Cobourg Police Service, Toronto Police Service and York Regional Police Service, Zak Bayfield, 40, of Whitby, was arrested on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Save the news feedHe is charged with numerous criminal offences including robbery while armed with a firearm and disguise with intent in relation to this robbery.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East in Toronto on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in courtroom 412, at 10 a.m.

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Newly trained police officers earn their keep on day 1 - 16 trucks taken out of service.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

April 14, 2016


Halton Police hosted a training course for new Commercial Motor Vehicle officers. Sixteen of the officers were from Halton – when they completed the three day course they were sent out with these newly acquired skills and inspected 48 commercial motor vehicles over the course of the day.


Rigorous road inspections results in safer transport trucks on the road. Halton just completed training 16 new officers in this specialized work.

Of those 48, 16 were taken out of service, a 33% failure rate. Officers laid 102 charges, seizing one license plate and vehicle which had not undergone a mandatory annual safety inspection.

The curriculum included cargo securement, hours of service limits, weight and dimension limits in Ontario, speed limiting equipment, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, hazardous material spill response, wheel detachment investigations, among others.

Save media that mattersDrivers and operators of commercial motor vehicles are responsible for ensuring that their vehicles, as well as their loads, are inspected and safe before travel. Any defect that compromises the safe operation of a vehicle can result in it being removed from service.

The police have a Regional Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit and train their officers to have the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct commercial vehicle safety inspections and all related commercial vehicle enforcement.

If anyone has information about any motor vehicles that are unsafe on our roads, please call 911.

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Police have video of two of the three that wanted to rob the Solid Gold.

Crime 100By Staff

April 14, 2016


They did get away but not by much more than the skin of their teeth.

On Tuesday, April 12th, shortly after 4:00 am, police responded to a report of two males seen at the rear of Solid Gold along with the sound of glass breaking.

Solid gold suspects

Video taken inside the Solid Gold- one suspect is pretty clear.

Police arrived at the rear of Sold Gold at which time a white pickup truck with its’ headlights off and one occupant fled east over some grass onto Plains Rd and was last seen going south on Birchwood Avenue at a high rate of speed. For public safety reasons, police did not pursue this vehicle.

Officers quickly observed the rear glass door to Solid Gold was smashed and it was believed the two persons seen walking at the rear were still inside and as a result, a perimeter was established and the business was contained.

The services of the Halton Regional Police Tactical Rescue Unit (TRU) along with Canine officers and negotiators responded to the scene and efforts were made to attempt to communicate with persons inside without success and eventually, officers entered the premise and determined that the suspects were not inside.

Police at Solid Gold

By the time police actually entered the Solid Gold on Plains Road the men attempting to break into as ATM machine were long gone – police have video tape to work from.

Investigators have since reviewed the CCTV from inside the business and it was determined that two suspects fled out the front door of the establishment as the first police vehicle arrived at the rear and before the second police vehicle arrived on scene. The CCTV showed the two suspects inside the business for several minutes where they attempted to break into an ATM but was unsuccessful.

Police are looking for three male suspects. No description is available for the male that fled in the truck however the two suspects that entered the establishment
were wearing hoodies, masks and gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Vince Couce of 3 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 825-4747 ext 2307 or Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at; or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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They got away - by the time the police arrived break and enter suspects were gone.

Crime 100By Staff

April 12, 2016


At approximately 4:00 am on April 12th 2016, Halton Police responded to a break and enter in progress at Solid Gold on Plains Road East in Burlington.

Prior to police arrival, three suspects fled. Halton Police Tactical Rescue Unit, Canine, and Negotiators responded.

Hamilton Police assisted with their armoured vehicle and members of their Emergency Response Unit.

Police at Solid Gold

Police did not know that the break and enter suspects had fled as they cautiously approached the Solid Gold location on Plains Road

No one was injured, no arrests have been made, however there is no danger to the public.

Members of the community can expect a police presence in the area while the incident is being investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2316 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes). -30-

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Solid Gold - police tactical squad going in for robbery suspects.

Crime 100By Staff

April 12, 2016


This is what great readers do – they report as well as read.

We published a piece asking why so many people were reading a story more than a year old.
Gareth Williams popped us a note – the place was being robbed.

Police at Solid Gold

Police tactical squad looking for robbery suspects at Solid Gold.

Plains Road in Burlington has reopened after being shut down since around six this morning, as police searched for an individual or individuals who broke into Solid Gold strip club. Police surrounded the building for hours, with guns drawn. The Tactical unit showed up and a little after 8:30 they finally went inside the building. Elizabeth Hall was Save the news feedat the scene, but did not see anyone go in or out of the building all morning.

CHCH had the full story.

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Thief with a universal Caterpillar equipment key found inside the fence of Duke Equipment.

Crime 100By Staff

April 12, 2016


At about 4:40 AM on Saturday April 9th, police responded to a break-in to a fenced compound at Duke Equipment located at 1184 Plains Road East in Burlington.

The police officers located a male hiding in the bed of a pickup truck within the compound. They found a universal Caterpillar equipment key, a multi-tool and a headband with a light attached to it in the suspects possession.

The male fled on foot when first discovered by the police but was located a short distance away where he was arrested without incident.

A further investigation at the scene revealed that the pickup truck where the male was originally found had the rear window pried open.

Save media that mattersThe male identified as Cody Winston PRICE (26-yrs) of Sarnia was held for bail charged with break & enter, possession of break-in instruments, possession of property obtained by crime and fail to comply with probation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2316 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Very dangerous weapon seized by police during an arrest.

Crime 100By Staff

April 10th, 2016


On April 8th, 2016 a victim attended 30 Division in Burlington to report a male had threatened to shoot him.

Police commenced an investigation and learned the victim and accused are known to each other. The accused had been trying to contact the victim through a series of
phone calls and text messages.

The victim advised the accused threatened to cause physical harm and ultimately shoot the victim. Fearing for his safety, the victim attended 30 Division and filed
a report.

seizureAs a result of the investigation it was believed the accused was in possession of a firearms. Police attended the residence of the accused. He was observed exiting his
apartment building after a brief struggle the accused was arrested.

Once in custody, police executed a Criminal Code search warrant on his residence and located the following:

– A Russian SKS semi-automatic rifle

– 12 stripper clips which contained 10 bullets each (120 bullets total) caliber 7.62 mm

– Quantities of powder cocaine, crack cocaine and marihuana

The accused was identified as Tyler TATAREN, a 20 year old male from Toronto.


– Utter threats to cause death
– Resist arrest
– Carry concealed weapon
– Weapons dangerous
– Unauthorized possession of a firearm
– Possession of firearm knowing possession is unauthorized
– Careless storage (firearm-careless storage (ammunition)
Save media that matters– Contravention of storage regulations (firearm)
– Contravention of storage regulations (ammunition)
– Possession of controlled substance – schedule I cocaine
– Possession of controlled substance – schedule II marihuana

The accused was held for bail.

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Two cars stolen from a Burlington residence - one recovered.

Crime 100By Staff

April 9, 2016


The Halton Regional Police are asking for some help in identifying a male associated to a stolen vehicle taken from a residential break and enter in Burlington.

Car thief A

Regional police provided a photograph of a driver at a gas station – the driver left without paying for the gas in a car that had been stolen earlier.

At 3:00 am on March 23rd the garage of a Burlington home was entered while the homeowners were asleep in their residence. Two vehicles were stolen.

The vehicles drove along the 407, a toll road where license plate numbers are captured, going eastbound from Burlington.

Car thief B

A second photograph of a person driving a car that had been stolen from a Burlington residence.

One of the stolen vehicles was recovered in Toronto on March 24th. The other stolen vehicle, a 2006 grey Infiniti G35 was involved in a gas drive off in Toronto in the early morning hours on March 30th.

If you are able to ID the male, have information with regards to the whereabouts of the stolen vehicle or have information that would assist investigators, please contact Det Bale of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2312 or D/Cst Freeman ext 2363.

Alternatively through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Getting it - blackThere was some very detailed police work done on this case.  Capturing data from the numerous cameras in the area and working with data from the Toronto police and getting the photographs from the gas station was all a part of putting the pieces together.

Detective Bale and D/Cst Freeman of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau
were part of that team.


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Police chief gets himself in front of a camera for a 13 minute video. Tells viewers there are good jobs available.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

April 8, 2016


It was to be the Chief’s fifteen minutes of fame – all he got was 13 minutes and a bit – and it was a bumpy ride.

The media Officer for the Regional Police Chantal Connor had sent out a media release that read as if we were going to get to see the chief talk to an audience that was out there in the on the world wide web.

Tanner Regional Police chief

Halton Region’s Chief of Police – Stev Tanner.

The media release wasn’t all that clear – which resulted in two confused reporters arriving at police headquarters expecting to see the chief in front of a camera – but we didn’t get to see the chief in front of a camera.

The two reporters were sitting in the lobby watching the chief chatting away on a cell phone. We looked at each other and wondered – aren’t we supposed to be up there watching this all happen?

Apparently not.

This newest communications gadget is known as Periscope which you access via your twitter account.

What exactly then it Periscope?

It is a live video streaming app for iOS and Android.

Twitter lets you read about something that is going on in real time – Periscope lets you see what is going on in real time.

This afternoon the chief sat down with a cup of coffee in hand and talked to whoever was tuned in. People “tune in” via their tweet account.

The Regional police are still trying to get a tight grip on the technology which could prove to be a very useful tool with all kinds of communication potential.

Care to put a number on that potential?

Periscope was acquired January 2015 by Twitter before the product had been publicly launched. One investor source says the acquisition amount was “sizeable”, above $50 million. Another says it fell between $75 and $100 million.

Milla Pickfield started an internship as a journalist interviewing the Chief of Police. She aced it - wasn't able to do as well at understanding what gets done at Board of Education meetings.

Milla Pickfield interviewing the Chief of Police for the Gazette. She aced it.  The Chief gets out into the community for much more than photo ops.

Once the technology types at police headquarters has a deeper understanding of what can and can’t be done with Periscope Sgt Chantal Connor said there would be officers in each detachment with experience using the app.

It could become a very powerful tool – police could not only tweet those 140 characters but use Periscope to send a live video feed.

Stay tuned for this on.

We accepted Sgt Connor’s apology for the communications screw up.

Final note – the Chief should wear a white dress shirt when he goes on camera.

Check out the show for yourself – scroll down to get the part with the Chief.

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Four arrested in drug bust – not a particularly large amount seized.

Crime 100By Staff

April 8, 2016


On April 6th 2016, the Halton Regional Police, Burlington Street Crime Unit (SCU), concluded a drug trafficking investigation that resulted in four arrests and the execution of Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a Burlington residence.

Seized as a result of the Investigation:

• 40 grams of cocaine
• 9 grams of marihuana
• 7 grams of psilocybin
• 7 grams of liquid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)
• 99 THC pills (tetrahydrocannabinol)
• 10.2 milligrams of Fentanyl
• 1 prohibited knife
• 2 martial art swords
• $1230.00 in cash.
The drugs have an estimated street value of $ 6,880

The following persons have been charged:

Christopher HANCOCK (29 yrs) of Burlington (Held for Bail)

Trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine),
Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking (X2),
Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana) – under 30 grams (X2)
Possession of a controlled substance (psilocybin)
Possession of a controlled substance (THC) X2
Possession of a controlled substance (Fentanyl)
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Breach of recognizance
Fail to comply with probation

Jeremy RODNEY (27 yrs) of Dundalk, Ontario (Held for Bail)

Possession of a controlled substance, (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking,
Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana) – under 30 grams,
Possession of a prohibited weapon
Possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order

Rachel HYLTON (22 yrs) of Oakville (Released on
Promise to Appear in Milton Court on December 15th 2015)

Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Oliver OAKES (23 yrs) of Oakville (Released on
Promise to Appear in Milton Court on December 15th 2015)

Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).


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

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Chief of police wants to engage directly with his public - he has new ways of communicating - a Periscope.

Crime 100By Staff

April 6, 2016


The nature of law enforcement has changed over the last decade with the introduction of social media. The Halton Regional Police is making strides in connecting with communities through platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to sharing news releases on police investigations, suspect descriptions and enforcement initiatives, social media provides the police a resource to connect and engage with people of all ages.

The social media platforms we use, such as Facebook and Twitter, provides the opportunity for the police to chat and converse with the public about important topics and helps build trusting relationships with the communities in which we serve.

We are always looking to improve and build on our community engagement and are adding a new social media platform to our repertoire.

Welcome to Periscope with the Halton Regional Police.

Periscope is a live video streaming platform/app connected to Twitter that allows the user to transmit a live video recording and allows the viewer to comment and ask

Halton Regional Police Services Chief Tanner wants to tweet with you.

Halton Regional Police Services Chief Tanner wants to tweet with you.

Join us for our first Periscope live video on Thursday, April 7th at 10:30am. Go behind-the-scenes with Chief Stephen Tanner who will welcome you from his office.

This video will be followed by a tour of the front lobby at Halton Regional Police Headquarters at 11:00am and then a visit to our Communications Bureau at 11:30am
where you will get a glimpse into the day of our call takers and dispatchers who work 24/7 answering the call for help.

During each broadcast you will be able to interact with and ask questions about the Halton Regional Police Service.

There is an app you will b able to download  – follow us on Twitter for upcoming information sharing videos.


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Currency exchange at the Mapleview Mall robbed during th late afternoon.

Crime 100By Staff

April 4, 2016


The Halton Regional Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a male that robbed a Burlington retail money exchange location.

On Monday afternoon at approximately 4:30pm, a lone male went to the Continental Currency Exchange located in the Mapleview Mall.

The suspect climbed over a protective glass partition and confronted two employees.

The suspect was able to access the cash area and stole an undisclosed amount of currency before fleeing the store on foot. The employees were not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a male, white, between 25 to 35 years of age, standing approximately 5’8″, with a thin build. He has a brown goatee and wore dark clothing and dark sunglasses.

Upon exiting the mall, the suspect was last seen running in an easterly direction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2316 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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More than $40,000 worth of illegal drugs taken of the streets - supply will be limited for the next while.

Crime 100By Staff

April 1, 2016


If the laws of supply and demand have any impact on the drug trade – expect to pay a little more to your preferred dealer – things have tightened up on the supply side.

On March 30th 2016, members of the Halton Regional Police, Oakville Street Crime Unit and Integrated Drug Gun and Gang Unit concluded an ongoing drug investigation
with the arrests of two Burlington residents. Investigators also executed search warrants at two addresses in North Burlington which resulted in the seizure of a
large quantity of drugs, and approximately $8000.00 in cash. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is as follows (photo attached)

Marihuana – $11,640.00,
Cocaine – $6,500.00,
Hash – $23,000.00,
Hash Oil – $180.00

March 30 drug bust

Police took possession of a decent amount o cash and a load of drugs.

The following individuals were charged with various drug related offences and held
for bail hearings, they will appear in Milton Court on March 31st.

Douglas BROWNE, 43 years of Burlington.
• Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cannabis Resin)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2 (Cocaine)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2 (Hash)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2 (Marihuana over 30 gms)
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (Proceeds)

Francisco ROSA, 45 years of Burlington.
• Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marihuana under 30 gms)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking ( Hash)
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marihuana over 30 gms)

Police remind members of the public to report any illegal drug activity and utilize Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)

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Man driving a car without the permission of the owner plugs up the 407 for a bit - waiting for a bail hearing.

Crime 100By Staff

March 27, 2016


If you were on or wanted to get onto the 407 Hamilton bound from Burlington Sunday afternoon police attempting to arrest the driver of a stolen vehicle would have delayed your trip for a short bit.

Just after 2:00pm, members of the Halton Regional Police were conducting an investigation into a possible stolen car when the suspect vehicle entered onto the 407 highway from Burlington.

A uniformed Officer attempted to stop the vehicle and as a result there was a collision between the police cruiser and the suspect’s car. The collision caused both vehicles to lose control and crash. The lone occupant of the stolen vehicle was arrested after a brief foot chase.

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police closed this portion of the 407 highway for a brief period as the collision was investigated.
The involved Officer sustained minor injury as a result of the collision and was transported to an area hospital. The suspect was also seen at hospital and was released a short time later.

James Arthur WARNER – 39 years, of no fixed address, has been charged with the following offences;

• Flight causing Bodily Harm
• Dangerous Drive causing Bodily Harm
• Possession of Stolen Property (Motor Vehicle -over $5000)
• Possession of Stolen Property (licence plates – under $5000)
• Obstruct Police
• Identity Fraud
• Identity Theft
• Breach Probation (3 Counts)
• Suspend Drive (Highway Traffic Act)

Mr. WARNER has been held in Police custody pending a bail hearing.

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Police will be out looking for people not using their seat belts - it will cost $240 if they find you.

notices100x100By Staff

March 24, 2016


As the Easter long weekend arrives so does the Spring Provincial Seatbelt Campaign. The Halton Regional Police Service reminds motorists that wearing a seatbelt while in a motor vehicle is the law and officers intend to actively enforce that law.

The campaign will run from Friday, March 25th, 2016 – Monday, March 28th, 2016.

Police presence

Deputy Chief Nishan DURAIAPPAH on the right.

Halton Regional Police Service Deputy Chief Nishan DURAIAPPAH is pretty blunt and direct when he says: “A properly used seatbelt is the most important piece of restraint system your car has. It’s also one of the few things you have full control over. Regardless of whether you’re on a short trip and you know the roads, you need to wear a seatbelt. The decision not to could be the last decision you make. When a driver not wearing a seatbelt is involved in a collision, the ability to control your vehicle is lost – and the likelihood of serious injury or fatality increases dramatically. Each year we stop and charge hundreds of drivers for not wearing their seatbelts and will continue to do so. Our officers will be diligently enforcing the seatbelt legislation throughout this traffic safety campaign.”

Drivers should you choose not to buckle up you could face a fine of $240 and 2 demerit points which will remain on your driving record for two years from the date of the offence.

Drivers are reminded that they are responsible to ensure all occupants under the age of sixteen and occupying a seating position are wearing the complete seat belt assembly, including a properly approved child seat or booster seat.

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North BurLINKton youth challenge 3 District police to a friendly ball hockey game at Glad Tidings Church.

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

March 23, 2016


Thursday evening Halton Police Officers will be playing local youth in a friendly ball hockey game at Glad Tidings Church, 1401 Guelph Line in Burlington.
Once a month, since March 2014, Burlington officers engage in Youth Sports Nights.

These nights provide an opportunity for youths and police to interact in a relaxed environment. This strategy was initiated by the youth of the North BurLINKton community organization. The youths challenged members of 3 District’s Community Mobilization Bureau (CMB), and the officers accepted.

These nights are a drop in style community event open for teens 12-18 years old. The events are free and open for local youths to attend and engage in fun physical activity/organized sports.

It was designed to create positive police interaction and assist in breaking down barriers between police and local youths.

We will let you know who wins.

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11 impaired drivers in 72 Hours plus the four on St. Patrick's Day totaled 15 drunks behind the wheel in four days,

Crime 100By Staff

March 21st, 2016


Halton Police had a busy weekend removing eleven (11) impaired drivers from the Region’s roads.

The first arrest occurred Friday at approximately 8:20 pm in Oakville. A 40 year old female was involved in a motor vehicle collision. Police attended the scene and commenced an investigation. She was arrested shortly thereafter for impaired driving.

Twenty minutes later police responded to a citizen’s complaint of a possible impaired driver northbound on Brant Street near Upper Middle Road, Burlington. Police attended the registered owner’s residence and observed him exiting his vehicle. He was subsequently arrested for impaired driving.

The third arrest occurred in Oakville at approximately 5:30 am on Saturday March 19. A vehicle struck a hydro pole on Lakeshore Road in the Maurice Drive area of Oakville. Police attended and arrested the 22 year old male driver for impaired by drug operation.

Saturday night Police in Burlington arrested six (6) impaired drivers. Four were involved in collisions. The remaining two were called in to police by citizens. One driver attempted to walk away from the scene but was prevented from doing do by citizens who witnessed the collision.

Police in Oakville received a call for a collision in the area of Bayshire Drive and Summerhill Crescent. A vehicle struck a parked car and the driver fled the scene. He was located at his residence a short distance away. The 40 year old male was arrested for impaired driving.

The eleventh impaired arrest occurred in Burlington. Staff at the Plains Road McDonald’s observed a customer passed out behind the wheel while in their drive through. They contacted police but he left prior to police arrival. Police attended his residence and arrested the 37 year old Burlington male driver.

Getting it - yellowFour drivers were also arrested on St. Patrick’s Day, totaling fifteen in four days.

When you report an impaired driver, you are helping Halton Region remain one of the safest regions in Canada!

The Halton Regional Police Service thanks the numerous concerned citizens who continue to report impaired drivers; you can report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911 when it is safe to do so, and reporting the vehicle description, license plate, direction of travel and a description of the driver.

Traffic crimes cost society more, devastate more Canadian families, and inflict more physical insult than all other criminal offences combined!

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Apple users get sent a confusing message - if they answered it may have cost them.

Crime 100By Staff

March 21, 2016


The Regional Police, the RCMP and the banks are doing their best to get the word out to people about Identity Theft and the bank scams that take place every day.

Most recently in this part of the world we read about a senior citizen who is out $8900 – someone tricked him into thinking he was helping the police – when he should have been calling the police.

During a month that police cautioned the public on several occasions about email scams someone somewhere sends out emails to people they have identified as Apple users.
Here is the first mail

AA First apple email

The moment you click on the Continue and review line – you are in the process of telling crooks more about you than you want them to know. It does read like a reasonable request – in our case we aren’t Apple users so we recognized what the email was really about.

Within hours there was a follow up email – from the same address.

Here is he second email.

AA Second Apple email

This email amuses there was a transaction – and for the millions that do transactions with Apple – this would seem like a reasonable request. How many people got caught with this one?

These people never give up – it costs them next to nothing to send out tens of millions of each email – all they have to do is snare one person and they pull – wellone local resisdent lost $8900.

If you are in doubt – call the police or talk to your bank.  THEY are on your side.


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