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

Crime 100By Staff

March 21, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

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

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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.

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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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Regional police charge Toronto male with receiving a material benefit from sexual services.

Crime 100By Staff

March 20th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

The Halton Regional Police Service’s Human Trafficking and Vice Unit (HTVU) concluded a month long investigation of the Dynasty Wellness Centre in Milton. As a result two people have been charged and a third faces deportation on an outstanding immigration warrant.

The police also have appeared to add an interesting phrase to the English language.

On March 17th, the HTVU, in conjunction with Milton Municipal Law Enforcement officers executed a Criminal Code search warrant at the Dynasty Wellness Centre located in the area of Ontario Street and Derry Road in the Town of Milton.

As a result of the warrant, the following have been charged with prostitution related offences:
Chin-Yu (Tim) CHIU 50 year old male of Toronto – Receive material benefit from sexual services. CHIU will appear in Milton Court on April 25th 2016.

The police do not define “a material benefit”. Could it become a phrase used in some of the bars and pubs frequented by the single set?

A male from Milton was also charged with purchasing sexual services.

A third person, female, was detained on an outstanding Immigration Warrant and has been turned over to the Canadian Border Services Agency for processing.

The Halton Regional Police Service HTVU have ongoing investigations relating to suspicious activity in other similar establishments in the Region of Halton and will be following up investigative leads.

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Four Irish revelers didn't get to complete their drive home - Police cracked down.

Crime 100By Staff

March 18, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Some St. Patrick’s Day revelers didn’t get the message – park the car and find alternate transportation to get home.

Last night the Halton Police arrested four (4) drivers for alcohol related driving offences.

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Police doing RIDE checks – four Irish wanna bes didn’t get to complete the drive home.

Police conducted R.I.D.E. checks in various locations throughout the Region, resulting in:

1164 vehicles stopped
34 drivers tested at the roadside for alcohol
3 drivers arrested for Over 80
1 driver arrested for refusing to provide a sample

The four drivers arrested were charged with criminal offences, had their licences suspended for 90 days and their vehicles impounded for 72 hours.

Ouch – and they have yet to hear from their insurance company. How did they explain the behaviour to their friends, family and their children.

The Halton Regional Police Service offers a sincere thanks to all those who celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and chose to be responsible and not drink and drive.

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Seniors gets taken for $8900 in a credit card scam. Bank notices unusual activity - gets involved.

Crime 100By Staff

March 16, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

A senior who was contacted by telephone by an individual claiming to be investigating illegal purchases on his credit card was coerced into sending over $8900 by wire transfer to China.

On March 5th the senior was contacted by an unknown individual on the telephone stating he was investigating fraudulent activity on his credit card in China and the RCMP was also assisting with the investigation.

Identity theft - many facesThe man allowed the caller remote access to his computer and online banking and then the caller requested the male wire transfer money to China to assist the RCMP in tracking it.

The caller then instructed the senior to make separate withdrawals from three bank branches in order to avoid detection. Once the man had made the withdrawals he was advised to attend four different Money Marts in the area and wire transfer the funds to China. The victim transferred over $8900 as instructed by the suspect.

The fraudulent activity was halted when the victim’s bank alerted him to the fraud based on the unusual withdrawals from his account.

The Halton Regional Police Service is reminding citizens to be vigilant against any individuals seeking access to your personal computer or pushing a fictitious scam requesting you to send money via wire transfer.

The bank was the vigilant one in this matter – kudos to them.

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Regional police get to see Canada and bring wanted suspects back to the city.

 

Crime 100By Staff

March 15, 2016

Burlington, ON

During the past five days members of the Halton Police service have travelled to both of Canada’s coasts to arrest parties wanted on Canada Wide Warrants.

As previously reported, on Friday March 11, 2016, officers flew to British Columbia and took custody of 35 year old Burlington male who was wanted in Halton Region for drug offences. After being released from custody when originally arrested, the fled to BC, a Canada wide warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Tuesday March 15, 2016, officers flew to Newfoundland to take custody of 33 year old Halton Hills male who was wanted for offences relating to an alleged domestic assault.

Halton Regional Police Service works closely with the Halton Crown Attorney’s Office to identify serious cases that deserve this response. Each case is thoroughly reviewed, if determined to possess a serious risk to the victim or public safety or the gravity of the offence is so great, a Canada Wide Warrant may be issued allowing officer to arrest and return offender from different provinces.

The Halton Regional Police Service encourages the public to visit the Service’s Most Wanted webpage and contact us if you have any information on a wanted party.

If you wish to remain anonymous with information on this or any other crime is asked to call 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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Driver fails to either stop at a sign or failed to negotiate a turn - ends up in a deep ditch seriously injured,

Crime 100By Staff

March 12, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Halton Regional Police Service are investigating a serious single motor vehicle collision that occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning leaving a Burlington man in critical condition.

Shortly before 4:00am Saturday March 12th a black VW Golf was travelling south on Kerns Road in the City of Burlington. At the intersection with North Service Road, the vehicle failed to stop or to negotiate the turn and continued through the guard rail at the south edge of North Service Road, coming to rest in the sunken area between North Service Road and Highway 403.

The male driver of the Golf, a 22-year old Burlington male, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Hamilton general Hospital where his condition is described as critical. His male passenger escaped with minor injuries.

Due to the serious nature of the incident, the Collision Reconstruction Unit attended and assumed responsibility for the investigation. At this stage speed and alcohol are being considered as factors.

Details of the vehicle occupants are not being released.

Anybody with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 909-825-4747 ext 5065.

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Here is someone who didn’t have a drug benefit program that met his needs. Police charge Oakville resident with multiple pharmacy robberies.

Crime 100By Staff

March 9th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Halton Police responded to a report of a robbery yesterday at a Shoppers Drug Mart store located at 1011 Upper Middle Road in Oakville. A male entered the store and demanded prescription drugs from staff who handed over a large quantity of narcotics. The suspect then left the store without further incident.

Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of an Oakville resident who investigators believe is responsible for similar robberies in Oakville and Burlington.

February 21st 2016 – Brant Medical Arts Centre located at 672 Brant Street in Burlington.
February 12th 2016 – Pharma Save store located at 2501 Guelph Line Burlington.
January 28th 2016 – Shoppers Drug Mart located at 1011 Upper Middle Road Oakville.

Investigators also executed a search warrant at a North Oakville address and seized a large quantity of prescription pain killers, notably OxyNEO or Oxycodone. Other items related to the robberies were also seized.

Charged with 4 counts of Robbery and Wear Disguise is:

Richard MATHERS, 36 years of Oakville.

MATHERS has been held in custody for a pending bail hearing.

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UPS Driver Refuses to Hand Over Package to Male With Fake ID - police get a call.

Crime 100By Staff

February 4thj, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

This isn’t a Burlington story – but it helps understand how the identity thieves work – borders don’t matter to these guys.

An alert UPS driver was approached twice in the same day by a male looking to pick up a package from his truck destined for an address in the west end of Oakville on February 3rd 2016.

The UPS driver was suspicious of the identification the male produced, refused to confirm he had the package onboard his truck and continued on his deliveries.

UPS truck and driver

UPS driver didn’t like the look of the ID he was shown – calls the police who arrest a man found to have numerous fake identity cards.

Later in day the male approached the driver a second time and the driver again refused to hand over the package, this time alerting police.

The suspect male was located by police in a vehicle parked in a parking lot at the Burlington/Oakville border, where he was arrested.

Multiple stolen credit cards and fraudulent identity were located in the vehicle.

Charged with Theft Under $5000, Possession of Counterfeit Mark, Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data and Fail to Comply with Undertaking is:

Ikponmwosa OBAZEE 35yrs of Mississauga ON.

OBAZEE was held for a bail hearing on February 4th at Milton Provincial Court.

Police identified the contents of the package the accused wanted so badly – it was a product from an internationally known electronics Company.

The Regional Police have an excellent working relationship with UPS – when there is suspicion – the police get a call.

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Five arrested for trying to pass counterfeit American currency at Longos on Fairview.

Crime 100By Staff

February 3rd, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Burlington – On Monday February 1st 2016 at 8:30pm the Halton Regional Police Service were alerted by staff at Longo’s located at 1225 Fairview St., to four individuals who attempted to make purchases in the store using multiple American counterfeit bills. The staff in the store became suspicious of the poor quality bills, denied service and contacted the police.

The four individuals exited the grocery store and fled to a waiting vehicle outside. The vehicle was subsequently stopped by police a short distance from the store, two adults and 3 young persons in the vehicle were arrested.

A quantity of counterfeit American currency, gift cards, stolen property and a small quantity of marihuana was located in the vehicle.
Charged:

Sicetus Olusola AKHINAGBA 18yrs of Brampton was charged with Fraud under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Counterfeit Currency, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Obstruct Police. Akhinagba is to appear in Milton Provincial Court for a Bail Hearing on February 2nd 2016

Desiree DU CARMEN-PHELEMBA 18yrs of Toronto was charged with Fraud under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by crime, Possession of Counterfeit Currency, Utter Counterfeit Currency and Possession of a Controlled Substance. DU CARMEN-PHELEMBA is to appear in Milton Provincial Court on March 9th 2016.

Three other individuals under the age of 18yrs were charged with various offences and released.

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Police conducted 4,182 traffic stops, handed out 672 warnings and spent a total of 2,343 hours dedicated to RISC Intersections - property damage motor vehicle collisions were down 6%, personal injury motor vehicle collisions were down 12% and hit and run motor vehicle collisions were down 12% for 2015.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

February 1, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

If the numbers tell the story then the  data released by the Regional Police on their efforts to reducing traffic behaviour at intersections is compelling.

Operation RISC (Reducing Intersection Safety Concerns) was implemented throughout 2015 by officers from 30 Division in order to maximize police visibility and increase the public’s perception of safety while driving. This traffic safety campaign was created to reduce the number of motor vehicle collisions throughout the City of Burlington.

Speed limit sign is clear - so are those radar guns in the hands of two police officers waiting for someone to break that speed limit. It was an All Hands on Deck day in Burlington earlier this week as police were out in force making the point that driving carelessly in school zones was not going to be tolerated.

Speed limit sign is clear – so are those radar guns in the hands of two police officers waiting for someone to break that speed limit.

Collisions at intersections have a high risk potential of serious injuries or even death, making intersection safety a priority for the Halton Regional Police Service. The most common contributing factors are inattentiveness, distracted driving (cell phone use), failing to yield, driving too fast for road conditions, following too closely and disobeying traffic lights signals.

The mission of Operation RISC (Reducing Intersection Safety Concerns) is to proactively reduce the amount of collisions occurring within traffic intersections throughout the City of Burlington.

The goal of this initiative is twofold: To deter drivers from committing the types of offences that increase the probability of a collision at or near an intersection. To educate drivers and promote safe driving habits.

Officers from 30 Division conducted 4,182 traffic stops, issued 5,165 PONS and handed out 672 warnings during 2015. Furthermore, Officers spent a total of 2,343 hours dedicated to RISC Intersections.

As a result of this combined effort from police; property damage motor vehicle collisions were down 6%, personal injury motor vehicle collisions were down 12% and hit and run motor vehicle collisions were down 12% for 2015.

The Halton Regional Police is committed to reducing motor vehicle collisions in an effort to providing a safer community. Operation RISC will be implemented again during 2016 throughout the City of Burlington.

If any citizen would like to report a traffic concern they can do so by visiting our website and submitting an online traffic complaint.

 

 

 

 

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Regional police to begin a crackdown on residential streets – looking for speeders and those whole fail to stop properly.

News 100 redBy Staff

January 28th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

Residential speeding and failure to comply with stop signs continues to be a high priority for the residents of Burlington.

A large number of traffic complaints received by both the Halton Regional Police Service and the City of Burlington relate to drivers exceeding the posted speed limits and/or drivers failing to comply with stop signs on residential streets.

Police with radasr guns at Alton two officersResidential streets pose a higher risk to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic when these violations occur on them.

During a city council meeting a senior officer from the Regional police reported that when they did tight patrols on speeding and failure to stop properly they found that many of the people they were stopping actually lived on the street they were patrolling.

The Halton Regional Police Service will be initiating the Residential Traffic/Stop Sign/Speeding (RTSSS) Initiative in order to deliver a clear message to drivers that our residential roads are not raceways. This traffic safety initiative is also designed to increase compliance of stop signs. Police will utilize education and enforcement strategies in order to reduce the speeds of vehicles travelling on residential roadways and to promote safer driving habits.

The Halton Regional Police Service is committed to reducing dangerous and aggressive driving behaviours that put all road users at risk.

If any citizen would like to report a traffic concern they can do so by visiting our website and submitting an online traffic complaint,

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Take the Halton Court Services customer service survey; they don't want to know why you were there - they just want to know if you were treated nice

News 100 redBy Staff

January 25, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Halton Court Services is committed to providing our customers with the best service possible. Please take a few minutes to complete our customer service survey.

Burlington Court HouseYour comments will help us to see how we’re doing overall and where we can make improvements.

The response to this service will depend on whether one is a plaintiff or a defendant.

They are asking what you think – if you want to respond CLICK here.

 

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Ontario Creating New Enforcement Team to Combat Contraband Tobacco: they want the tax money.

Crime 100By Staff

January 25th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Ontario is taking action to combat contraband tobacco and keep our communities safe by creating a new Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Team within the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Located within the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, the new team will be dedicated to investigating the smuggling and trafficking of contraband tobacco and will work closely with local, provincial, national and international enforcement agencies to combat and eliminate sophisticated contraband tobacco networks across Ontario.

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There are very few young men in high school who cannot tell you where to buy illegal cigarettes.

The team will also work with the Ministry of Finance’s tobacco tax enforcement staff by sharing information and collaborating on contraband tobacco enforcement investigations. The Ministry of Finance will continue to provide tobacco enforcement through audits, inspections, and investigations.
Tobacco consumers should be aware that:

All legal cigarettes sold in cartons or packages have a legal yellow ‘ON Duty Paid Canada’ Ontario tobacco stamp, with only certain limited exceptions.
It is illegal to buy, possess or distribute untaxed cigarettes without proper authorization.

Punishment includes civil penalties, fines, and in some cases, jail time, depending on the quantity of contraband tobacco and conviction history.
Addressing contraband tobacco continues to be a priority for Ontario. Low-cost, contraband tobacco undermines provincial health objectives under the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, results in less tobacco tax revenues for critical public services our communities and families rely on, and compromises public safety through links with organized crime.

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Gary Grant is the national spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco. He is also a decorated retired police officer with the Toronto Police Service and current director and founder of Toronto Crime Stoppers.

Since 2008 more than 252 million contraband cigarettes, 4.1 million untaxed cigars, and 169 million grams of untaxed fine-cut or other tobacco products have been seized by the Ministry of Finance.

The RCMP estimates that 175 criminal organizations are involved in contraband tobacco in Canada, and it is believed that many use it to finance more serious illegal activity, like drug and weapon trafficking.

Being caught in possession of a single pack of 20 contraband cigarettes will cost the purchaser $108.The fine for 50 cartons or baggies is $4,693 and possession of any more could send you to jail.

Anyone can anonymously report cigarettes being sold illegally, to Ontario Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online at TipSoft.

The provincial government seems to be more interested in stopping the sale of cigarettes on which they cannot collect taxes.

Cigarette advertising

If doctors said they were OK – then they had to be – right? Those same doctors then earned fees for trying to cure the lung cancer.

After years of allowing the sale of a product that has had a devastating impact on the health of people who decided to smoke the province increased the taxes which created an opportunity for the criminal community to move in and sell cheap cigarettes.

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This dashing young man went on to become the President of the United state – don’t recall him every saying his promoting tobacco was something he regretted.

The advertising and marketing community earned very fat fees for coming up with advertisements that convinced us smoking was cool, hip and the thing to do – and we still have tens of thousands of people who are still smoking. Those same advertising people have not managed to come up with advertisements that change the behaviour.

There are a whole bunch of conflicting purposes and agendas here – and I think the young people see it for what it is – hypocritical.

 

Related article:

Top cop rolls into town in a limo to tell media about the ills of illegal tobacco.

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Male Arrested for Attempting to Break into Cars in Downtown Burlington

 

Crime 100By Staff

January 19th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

On Sunday January 17th 2016 at about 7:20 AM, a patrol officer observed a male pull on door handles to several motor vehicles in the area of Elizabeth Street and James Street in Burlington.

HRPS crestUpon seeing police, the male took off running and was captured after a foot chase where he became assaultive towards the officer and managed to break free. A second foot chase ensued after which the male was successfully arrested.

The male was found to be in possession of a large quantity of assorted coins and a small amount of marihuana.

Arrested and held for bail is:

Willis Lucas Andrew ENRIGHT (18-yrs) of Hamilton

Charged with:

• Theft under $5000 (three counts)
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana) under 30 grams
• Fail to comply with recognizance
• Assault with intent to resist arrest
• Escape lawful custody

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Gas station robbers arrested and held for a bail hearing.

Crime 100By Staff

January 14th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

That was fast.

The Esso Station on Guelph Line at Derry Road was robbed early Wednesday – before the sun had set on Thursday two males were in custody and heading for a bail hearing.

Two males were arrested and have been charged in relation to an early morning robbery at the Esso Gas Station. The accused persons are:

Jacob DEMARSH (age 27) of Milton, Ontario
Andrew SMITH (age 25) of Sylvan Lake, Alberta

Charged with:

Esso - Guelph and Derry

Esso gas station at Guelph Line and Derry Road robbed – two males arrested less than 36 hours later.

-Robbery
-Theft of Motor Vehicle
-Possession of Stolen Property- Over $5000
-Wear disguise with intent (DEMARSH only)

DEMARSH and SMITH have been held for a bail hearing and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton on Friday January 15th 2016.

The same gas station was robbed in July of 2011

Anyone with further information in this case is encouraged to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel at 905 825-4747 extension 2343 or Crime Stoppers 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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Esso gas station in rural North Burlington robbed yesterday and in 2011

Crime 100By Staff

January 14th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Early yesterday morning, a lone male entered the Esso gas station located at 6783 Guelph Line in Burlington and demanded money from the clerk while having his hand in his pocket insinuating a weapon being present.

Esso - Guelph and Derry

This Esso station seems to be a favorite with the robbers – held up yesterday and in July of 2011

The clerk complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash from the till to the suspect who fled North out of the store and out of sight.

No vehicle observed by the clerk and the clerk was not injured.

The suspect is described as:

male/Caucasian, 20-30 years of age, 5”3-5”6 in height, approximately 140-150 pounds, slim build, blue/green eyes and light colored facial hair (approximately 2-3 days growth). The suspect was wearing a black/white plaid scarf around his face, red toque with a “Hockey night” blue emblem on the front, black jacket with hood and black pants.

The same gas station was robbed in July of 2011. A light blue box pick was used as the getaway vehicle then and we asked if there was a video. Was there a video this time?

Anyone with information that would assist in locating the suspect vehicle or identifying the suspect are encouraged to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel at 905 825-4747 extension 2343 or Crime Stoppers 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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Burlington resident arrested for trafficking a person under the age of 18 years.

Crime 100By Staff

January 11th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

The Halton Regional Police Service Human Trafficking and Vice Unit (HTVU) have arrested a Burlington male for trafficking a person under 18 years of age.

On January 8th 2016, the HTVU arrested Troy Terrance TAYLOR (21 years of age) for several human trafficking offences. The investigation revealed that TAYLOR had been trafficking a female minor for the purposes of sexual exploitation for a prolonged period of time.

Troy Terrance TAYLOR was charged with the following offences:

• Forcible Confinement – Section 279(2)
• Utter death threats – Section 264(1)(a)
• Assault with a Weapon – Section 267
• Trafficking in persons under 18 Section 279.011(1)
• Living on the avails of prostitution under eighteen – Section 212(2)
• Receiving material benefits – Section 279.02
• Receiving financial material benefits (child victim) – Section 286.2(2)
• Exercise control – Section 212(1) (h)
• Knowingly advertise – Section 286.4
• Make child pornography – Section 163.1(2)
• Sexual exploitation of a young person – Section 153 (1) (b)

TAYLOR will appear in Milton Court on January 11th 2016.

Investigators believe that TAYLOR is not involved with trafficking any unknown victims at this time.

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Police report vehicles in Walkers Line and Medland Drive part of the city broken into. Arrest made

Crime 100By Staff

January 11, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

Revised with additional police information.

It was cold out there last night – police report that a male was seen breaking into cars in the area of Walkers Line and Medland Drive, in the City of Burlington.

Police responded and after a short foot pursuit an adult male was taken into custody. A quantity of property was recovered, but officers are unable to determine how many vehicles in the area may have been entered.

The first call to the police was at 12:55 AM, when a resident of Medland Drive as woken by a sound outside and looked to see a male wearing a black hooded jacket rummaging through his vehicle which was parked in the driveway.

The male then exited the vehicle and walked away in a southbound direction at which time police were called.

As a result of a canine track, the male was located hiding behind a tree on Walkers Line where he attempted to run from police however he was quickly apprehended after a brief physical confrontation where he tried to resist being arrested.

The male was found to have a significant amount of property in his possession that was believed to have been stolen from other vehicles. This property consisted of change, metal cigarette container, sunglasses, several bottles of cologne & aftershave, gift cards, blue headband, silver pendant and a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey puck. The owners of this property have yet to be identified. Anyone missing such items are encouraged to call the investigating officer.

Arrested and held for bail is:

Michael Kenneth MORSE (34 yrs) of Main Street West in Hamilton

Charges:
Trespassing by night
Assault with intent to resist arrest
Possession of property obtained by crime
Breach probation.

Anyone with information are asked to contact Det. Ellie Bale of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Residential Crime Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 

The Halton Police are continuing their investigation – they may well be getting calls from drivers who have discovered their cars were broken into last night.

If you have any information regarding this theft investigation, or you may be a possible victim, call us at 905-925-4747.

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23 of the 37 Friday Fugitives have been arrested - the question now is - how many of them were released on bail and failed to appear for their day in court?

SwP thumbnail graphicBy Staff

January 8th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

 

HRPS crestThe Halton Regional Police Service, Burlington station, reached out to the public for help locating  wanted persons and hold them accountable for their actions.  The results of this initiative were impressive.

Week 1 – Raymond FRENCH (WANTED)
Outstanding charges for stealing $15000 from a senior’s home whom he befriended

Week 2 – Curtis KOMP (ARRESTED FOUR DAYS AFTER THE RELEASE)
Located and arrested in Ottawa as a result of several tips to police from the public
Remains in custody awaiting trial

Week 3 – Kenneth MOODIE (WANTED)
Several outstanding charges for Drinking and Driving related offences

Week 4 – Scottie RYERSON (ARRESTED SAME DAY OF RELEASE)
Accused turned himself in to Halton Police as a result of the media release and attention

Week 5 – Mark AUBERTIN (ARRESTED IN HAMILTON)
Several outstanding charges in Halton for Break and Enter Commit x 8, Mischief under $5000 x 8, Fail to Comply Recognizance x 6, Possession of Break and Enter Instruments x 2, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Fail to Attend Court

Week 6 – Michael RAMSAY (ARRESTED)
Accused turned himself in to Halton Police as a result of the media release and attention, arrangements made through his lawyer.

Week 7 – Milan SUCHY and Blanka DOLEZALOVA (WANTED – PARTIES RESIDING OUT WEST, ONGOING EFFORTS TO EXECUTE WARRANTS)
Accused have outstanding charges for Fraud Under $5000, Theft Under $5000, Possession of Stolen Property x 2 and Fail to Re-Attend Court.

Week 8 – Sean KELLY (WANTED) and Jessica HAYNES (ARRESTED)
Jessica was located and arrested in Waterdown by Burlington CIB officers as a result of information received.

Sean remains wanted on outstanding charges for Fraud Under $5000, Theft Under $5000, Personation with Intent and Fail to Re-Attend Court.

Week 9 – Bryon BULLIED (WANTED)
Several outstanding charges in relation to stealing from an elderly male who was confined to his home

Outstanding charges include Theft under $5000 x 3, Unauthorized use of a Credit Card x 3, Fail to Comply with Undertaking, Breach of Probation Order
Accused is also wanted by Ottawa Police for Possession of a Substance x 2, Breach of Probation x 2 and Fail to Appear

Week 10 – Brennen BOWLEY (ARRESTED)
Accused turned himself in to Hamilton Police.
Accused had several outstanding charges with Halton Police, Hamilton Police and Niagara Police
Outstanding charges include Break and Enter Place, Dangerous Operation Motor Vehicle, Fail to Re-Attend Court, Fail to Comply Recognizance x 12, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession under $5000 x 3, Possession over $5000 x 2, Fail to Comply Probation x 2, Break and Enter Commit x 2, Theft under $5000 and Theft of Motor Vehicle

Week 11 – Corey Rodgers (ARRESTED)
Wanted for Assault with a Weapon, Assault and Fail to Attend Court

Week 12 – Marcin SYDOR (WANTED)
Wanted for Theft over $5000, Theft under $5000 x 3, Break and Enter with Intent, Mischief under $5000 x 2, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Breach of Probation and Fail to Re-Attend Court

The accused is also wanted by Hamilton Police for Fraud over $5000, Fraud under $5000 x 7, Breach of Probation, Fail to Comply Recognizance x 2, Breach of Undertaking x 2, Possess – Use of Credit Card x 29

Week 13 – Michael CRICK (ARRESTED), Ashley JACOBS (WANTED) ( JACOBS currently residing in Quebec, efforts on-going to execute her warrants)
JACOBS is wanted for Assault, Breach of Probation, Fail to Comply Undertaking and Fail to Attend Court

CRICK was wanted Theft under $5000 x 2, Fail to Re-Attend Court and Fail to Comply Probation

Week 14 – Ahmad ALAMI (ARRESTED)
ALAMI was located and arrested by Niagara Police as a result of tips received

Week 15 – Beth MICHAUD (ARRESTED)
MICHAUD surrendered to Police as a result of pressure associated with her media release

Week 16 – Darnell PARCHMENT-YATES (ARRESTED)
PARCHMENT-YATES was wanted for Theft under $5000 x 4, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 2 and Fail to Appear Court

Week 17 – Korde HILL (WANTED)
HILL is wanted for Theft of Motor Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property

HILL is also wanted by Six Nations Police Service for Possession of Break and Enter Instruments, Occupy Motor Vehicle without Consent and Possession of CDSA

Week 18 – Matthew PARSONS (WANTED)
PARSONS is wanted for Theft under $5000 x 2, Possession of Schedule III x 2, Fail to Re-Attend Court and Fail to Appear Court x 3

Week 19 – Ryan Andrew WOOD (WANTED) (Believed to be in BC, efforts on-going to execute warrant)
WOOD is wanted for Trafficking Schedule I, Fraud under $5000, Public Mischief, Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 2, Fail to Re-Attend Court x 2

He is also wanted by Hamilton Police Service for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule II, Production Schedule II – Marihuana and Fail to Re-Attend Court

Week 20 – Joshua WEEDMARK (WANTED)
Weedmark is wanted for Mischief – Interfere with Law, Mischief under $5000, Fail to Comply with Probation and Fail to Re-Attend Court

Week 21 – Christian Stuart DRENNAN (ARRESTED)
Possession of a Schedule I, Possession of Schedule II, Care or Control – Impaired, Fail to Re-Attend Court

Week 22 – Brennan HOWE-PATTISON (ARRESTED)
Assault with a Weapon, Assault, Mischief under $5000, Breach of Probation

Week 23 – Trevor Grant ADAMS (ARRESTED)
Assault with a Weapon, Assault, Mischief under $5000, Breach of Probation

Week 24 – Michael DAWE (ARRESTED)
Possession of a Weapon – Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit and Indictable Offence, Fail to Re-Attend Court

Week 25 – Vezio CARDULLO (ARRESTED)
Theft under $5000 x 3

Week 26 – Beth MICHAUD (ARRESTED)
Fraud under $5000 x 2, Uttering Forged Documents x 2 and Fail to Appear Court x 2

Week 27 – Jordan MILLER (WANTED)
Possession of Stolen Property under $5000, Breach of Probation Order x 2

Also wanted by Brant OPP and Brantford Police

Week 28 – Donald Ray McGILL (ARRESTED)
Driving while Impaired, Driving over 80mgs, Fail to Re-Attend Court

Week 29 – Scott MacDONALD (ARRESTED)
Theft under, Fail to Comply Undertaking x 2, Fail to Comply Probation

Week 30 – Nicholas SAWADSKI (ARRESTED)
Theft under $5000, Fail to Comply Probation, Fail to Re-Attend Court

Week 31 – Samantha Rose DUNLOP (WANTED)
Theft under $5000, Fail to Comply Undertaking x 2, Fail to Comply Probation

Week 32 – JASON KEARNS (ARRESTED)
Possession of Ammunition while Prohibited, Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited, Knowledge of Unauthorized Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited/Restricted Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Breach of Firearms Regulation, Possession for the Purpose – Cocaine

Week 33 – Rob NELSON (ARRESTED)
Drive Impaired, Fail/Refuse Breath Sample, Fail to Appear Court

Week 34 – Benjamin BRZEZINSKI (ARRESTED)
Theft under $5000 x 2, Fail to Comply Probation x 4

Week35 – Kerry Lee HENWOOD (WANTED)
Theft under $5000 x 3, Use of Credit Card x 7
HENWOOD is also wanted by Hamilton Police Service for Fraud under $5000 x 7

There are numerous people who continue to evade the police and the court system and continue to live out in our communities while having a warrant for their arrest in place.  Every Friday, the Burlington Offender Management Unit will share information on a wanted person in hopes that the public can assist in locating the individual.

The police share “Fugitive Friday” information on their website and via social media through Twitter @HRPSBurl and @HaltonPolice.

“The 2015 Fugitive Friday project has been a success as the sharing of information publicly has led to numerous wanted person being arrested and brought to court to answer to the charges against them.  It is due to our concerned community, those that helped spread the wanted information via social media, that we have affected 23 arrests out of 37 wanted persons” said Detective Constable Calvin Bulbrook, the officer who brought the idea to Burlington..

Anyone who may have witnessed these wanted persons or has information that would assist investigators in locating them are encouraged to contact D/C Bulbrook – Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Offender Management Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2346 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).

Comment on the Fugitive Friday initiative and the role media plays.

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The Friday Fugitive initiative results were impressive - do we keep the news story on the web site once a person has been apprehended?

SwP thumbnail graphicBy Pepper Parr

January 8th, 2016

BURLINGTON, ON

The Halton Regional Police released the results of their Friday Fugitive initiative today – the results are impressive – 23 of the 37 people they were looking for were arrested.

Pictures of each of the wanted people, provided to us by the police, were published by the Gazette.

Wanted Al Capone

Publishing this picture now is entertainment.

Some of these people had very long criminal histories and would appear to still be living the life of a criminal.  Several were preying on older people unable to protect themselves.  Many of the people the police were looking for were wanted for failing to appear before a judge once they were released on bail.

Wanted

Is publishing this picture also entertainment – the person happens to be a very dangerous individual.

The police spend a lot of time and financial resources apprehending the people wanted for committing criminal acts.  They get to court and are released on bail – which means the police have to go looking for them all over again.

jail cells

Jails are expensive places to operate. Should we jail people who fail to appear for a court hearing? If we don’t – what happens to public respect for the justice system?

Keep them in jail would seem to be the sensible thing to do. Problem with that is keeping people in jail is an expensive proposition. The criminal justice system seems to prefer to let them out and then have them re-arrested.  Cheaper – but it also impacts on the respect the public has for the criminal justice system. For the rule of law to be effective there has to be strong public respect for that rule of law. Without it – we slide into anarchy and that is not a pretty picture.

Super max prison in Penetang

Commonly called “super max” it is a provincial jail in Penetang where dangerous people are kept for long periods o time. There are frequent riots at this jail.

We are a civilized society with some very intelligent people working at the justice ministry – the public deserves to have the problem of how we handle people who consistently fail to appear in court when they are released on bail.

Our member of the provincial legislature might want to tackle this problem and see what she can get done.

As we reviewed the Fugitive Friday initiative, looking at the pictures of the people the police wanted to apprehend we were struck by the number of very young men who had run afoul of the law. Some of them were not much beyond boys and we wondered if we were serving a useful purpose by publishing their pictures know that once on the internet they are there for a long time – a long long time.

The Gazette has heard from several of those the police arrested in the past asking us to take down their picture. Is that our role?

Are we to be the judges of whose picture stays up and whose picture does not remain in the public domain?

One young man had several people write on his behalf – and we took the picture off the internet – but that really isn’t the role media plays.

At some point some prominent personality will have a relative or a family member that got themselves into a spot of trouble, made it into the media and asked if we could just quietly delete what was written.

It troubles us – is that our role? We don’t think so.

Do we remove all those who have been arrested and just keep those the police are still looking for?

Whose interests did we serve by publishing the results of the 2015 Fugitive Friday successes?

Do we know if the people who were wanted were actually found guilty?

What if they were acquitted – do we have the right to keep the “wanted by the police” information on the Gazette web site?

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