Break and enter suspects involved in a police pursuit and collision

Crime 100By Staff

May 12, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

It was almost like a game of cops and robbers with one chasing the other.

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating an incident involving an attempt residential break and enter to a residence and the theft of motor vehicles in the City of Burlington.

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Halton Regional Police have learned when not to engage in a pursuit – they back off rather than endanger the public. They eventually catch the people they were going after.

On May 11, 2015, at approximately 3:00 pm, a citizen who resides on Foxwood Drive interrupted culprits attempting to break into his residence. The homeowner confronted the culprits and was threatened. A male and female culprit fled the scene in a grey GMC Envoy type motor vehicle.

The Halton Regional Police Service was notified of the incident and located the motor vehicle driving a short distance away. The GMC Envoy motor vehicle drove northbound on Walkers Line and failed to stop for the police. The GMC Envoy became stopped in traffic on Walkers Line at Upper Middle Road and then began driving in a dangerous manner by driving on the sidewalk to get away. Police discontinued attempting to stop this motor vehicle due to the risk to public safety. It was determined that the GMC Envoy motor vehicle had been reported stolen from the Toronto area.

A short time later the police was notified by a citizen that two persons were attempting to steal a parked motor vehicle in the area of Corporate Drive and Mainway Drive. The motor vehicle was parked in an industrial complex building. The culprits then stopped attempting to steal this motor vehicle and got back into the grey GMC Envoy motor vehicle. The culprits then drove at a high rate of speed through a locked gate to exit out of a driveway of the industrial complex. Police observed the GMC Envoy motor vehicle for a second time moments later on Walkers Line but elected to not pursue for public safety reasons.

The motor vehicle was later observed abandoned on Country Club Drive near Walkers Line. Police observed a suspicious white GMC pickup truck with two occupants leaving the area. The white GMC pickup truck became stuck in traffic at Walkers Line at Dundas Street. An unmarked police vehicle attempted to block its path to prevent it from driving from its stopped position. The driver of the white GMC pickup truck deliberately drove into the unmarked police motor vehicle and also into a civilian motor vehicle at this location. No persons were injured in this series of incidents.

Police discontinued attempting to stop this motor vehicle due to the risk to public safety. The culprits then drove away eastbound along Dundas Street to Appleby Line. It is believed they may have entered onto the 407 highway at that location. It is believed that the second vehicle involved namely a white GMC pickup truck was also stolen. It was recovered by police several hours later abandoned in the City of Hamilton.

One male culprit is described as a white male about 25 to 30 years of age, with short dark hair. One female culprit is described as a white female, about 25 to 30 years of age, with long dark hair.

Not much to go on – how long before they are caught?

The Halton Regional Police Service is requesting assistance from the public that would assist in this investigation is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau -Burlington at 905-825 4747 ext. 2316 or 2312 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 8477 (TIPS), or through the internet at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Shoplifter drives to a Walmart store in a stolen Freightliner Tractor Cab

Crime 100By Staff

May 11, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

In September 2014, Halton Regional Police recovered a stolen Freightliner tractor cab that was reported stolen from within the Region of Peel. The cab was located in the Walmart parking lot at 2065 Fairview Street in the City of Burlington.

Freightliner tractor cab - BEST

Shoplifter drives to Walmart in a tractor cab – police at first unaware of his mode of transportation

Milton officers investigating tractor thefts in Halton continued their investigation into the stolen truck a couple days after its recovery and learned a suspect had driven the stolen truck to the Walmart parking lot in Burlington and entered the store.

The suspect was arrested that day and charged with shoplifting offences. What police didn’t know at the time was that his trip to the Walmart Store was by the truck tractor.

On May 6, 2015, the accused was located by Halton Regional Police investigators in Milton and charged with the theft of the truck.

The police don’t say how long the accused was driving the truck.

Accused:

Harjeet SINGH, 29 years, from Brampton has been charged with:

• Possession of Stolen Property
• Failing to comply with his Recognizance x 3

Anyone with any information about cargo theft is asked to contact Detective Constable Candido Moniz of the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at (905)825-4747 ext. 2416 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).

For additional information about community concerns in Milton and Halton Hills, follow us on Twitter @HRPSMiltHH. Additional tips for securing your home and other property can be found in the Community Policing section of the Service’s website at www.haltonpolice.ca.

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Friday fugitive has 65 convictions - one more on the way when they catch Kenneth Lorne Moodie

Crime 100By Staff

May 8, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON
The officers at the Burlington detachment of the Halton Regional Police want to thank the public for contacting us with information and tips on last weeks, fugitive, Curtis KOMP.

KOMP was located and arrested in the City of Ottawa.

It is week #3 of the Burlington detachment of the Halton Region Police Service Fugitive Friday initiative tnhat has the police reaching out to the public to help locate wanted persons and hold them accountable for their actions.

There are numerous people who continue to evade the police and the court system and continue to live in our communities while having a warrant for their arrest in place.

Every Friday, the Burlington Offender Management Unit shares information on a wanted person – hoping the public can assist in locating the individual.

This Fugitive Friday the 3 Burlington Offender Management Unit is searching for:

Fugitive Friday Moodie

Kenneth Lorne MOODIE, 56 years old, of Canfield, ON.

Kenneth Lorne MOODIE, 56 years old, of Canfield, ON.

– In December of 2013 the accused was located operating a Motor Vehicle while impaired after a citizen observed him stumbling out of the driver’s seat at a gas station in Halton Region
– The accused was located and arrested near the scene for Impaired Driving, the accused was also charged with Driving with over 80mgs
– Through further investigation it was determined the accused was also a suspended driver with suspensions that date back to 2002 and was charged accordingly
– The accused has amassed over 65 convictions in his Criminal Career thus far, 13 of which are drunk driving related offences
– The accused was released on a Undertaking and was required to attend court on April 30th, 2014 in Milton which he failed to do; the accused was also required to Re-Attend court in Milton on September 23rd, 2014 at which time he failed to attend again and a warrant was issued for his arrest

He is now wanted for:

Impaired Driving
Driving with more than 80mgs
Driving while Disqualified
Fail to Re-Attend Court

The accused is known to frequent the areas of Hamilton, Dunnville, Cayuga and Haldimand Region. The accused also has ties to Saskatchewan.

Kenneth MOODIE is described as 5’11”, 170 lbs, blue eyes and blonde greying hair. Kenneth has a scar on his chin and along his eyebrow.

Anyone who may have witnessed this male or has information that would assist investigators in identifying him are encouraged to contact D/C. Bulbrook – Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Offender Management Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2305 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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No RISC in this police initiative - safety blitz cuts down accidents at intersection - cell phone use still causing accidents.

News 100 blueBy Staff

May 8, 2014

BURLINGTON, ON

Operation RISC (Reducing Intersection Safety Concerns) is a Burlington Police detachment initiative that began in February and has had some successful results since it’s inception.

The operation focuses on intersection traffic safety which, through an increased police presence, and both education and enforcement work, the number of motor vehicle collisions has been reduced.

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A strong police presence makes a difference.

In a three month period, (February to April), Burlington officers conducted 1,812 traffic stops in and around intersections throughout the City of Burlington.

They issued 1,435 Provincial Offence Notices and delivered 375 verbal warnings.

In total, 886 hours has been spent patrolling Burlington intersections.

The purpose of the project is to increase awareness for intersection traffic safety and in turn reduce collisions.

Between April 28 and May 4 of last year, 2014, the Halton Regional Police responded to 1049 motor vehicle collisions and 131 personal injury collisions.

During the same time period in 2015, after two months of Operation RISC, the motor vehicle collisions dropped to 960 and the personal injury collisions also dropped to 109.

The number one infraction continues to be distracted driving followed by speeding through intersections and red light violations. (Distracted driving tends to be people using their cell phones.)

Officers will continue to be a presence in and around intersections throughout the City in hopes they serve as a gentle reminder to pay attention when driving.

 

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Operation Tag and Tow comes up with the same lousy numbers as last year - the lesson isn't getting through.

SwP thumbnail graphicBy Pepper Parr

May 6, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

It’s always close to the same number – something around the 35% plus number. That being the percentage of the trucks pulled over for safety inspection.

Small - click here whiteWhen more than a third of those pulled over fail the tests and 15 trucks are actually taken off the road – those roads are not safe.

Police are busy investigating and laying drug charges in the city.  Is there a serious drug problem and should there be a different approach to handling drug offences?  And who is buying the stuff?

Lots of paper work when a truck gets taken off the road – money well spent.  Get tougher.

Yesterday the Halton Regional Police Service in partnership with Peel Regional Police, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of the Environment and the Region of Halton conducted a Commercial Vehicle Safety Initiative.

The focus of the blitz was to identify vehicles that may not be properly maintained and could pose a danger on our roads.

In total 40 commercial vehicles were inspected resulting in:

• 70 provincial offence notices issued
• 15 vehicles removed from service
• 38% failure rate

Tougher crackdown on these people – raise the stakes – impound the trucks for a week. Let the carriers unload the products they are hauling and send a warning letter and a liability notice to the company that hired the truck – make it clear – this is not going to be tolerated.

The association of police chiefs are not shy when it comes to getting their message out. Get this message out – our roads are going to be safe.

car driver on the phone

When police catch this – take the car off the road and send the driver home in a cab.

Don’t get me going on the nut cases that drive with the cell phone in their hands. $2500 fine and they have to call a taxi to get home; impound the car and if there are children in it – call Child Services.

The police want anyone who kills a police officer in jail for life – that issue is important to them. Safe roads are important to the people who drive them.  Crack down

Day two of Operation Tag and Tow will take place in Oakville on May 7th, 2015.

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The first offender on the Burlington Fugitive Friday poster boy list - police haven't caught this one yet.

Crime 100By Staff

May 2, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

Every once in a while a police officer does something that is out of the police box and certainly not in the rule book.

That has happened in Burlington’s police station where D/Constabe Bulbrook came up with an idea that was used when he was with the Toronto Police Service. Bulbrook worked in Toronto from 2006 until 2013 when he joined the Halton Regional Police Service.

“We used to have a Wanted Wednesday program and I got the idea of turning that into a Fugitive Friday – an occasion when we would use the media to get out the word on people the police wanted to catch.

Small click here - blackThe Halton Regional Police, Burlington station is launching a new initiative to help locate wanted persons and hold them accountable for their actions.

Al Albano, Superintend for the Burlington Station, took to the idea and the first Friday Fugitive story was published last week. Somehow the Gazette missed that media release – the police haven’t nabbed their man yet – so we have told that story below.

The second Friday special hasn’t been caught yet – but according to D/Constable Bulbrook “these things take time. If we get the pictures out there – people just might be able to tell us something.”

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 first Fugitive Friday poster boy the Halton Regional Police are looking for is:

Raymond Lloyd FRENCH, 45 years from Brampton

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Raymond Lloyd FRENCH – featured as Burlington’s first Friday Fugitive.

In May 2010, FRENCH stole $15,000.00 in cash from an elderly female’s home in Burlington. The accused pled guilty to this crime and was ordered to pay restitution to the victim. The accused has neglected to pay restitution and has breached his probation order.

The accused is wanted for Fail to comply with probation x 3, and is known to frequent the Halton, Brampton and Haliburton areas.

Description:
5’10, 280lbs, grey hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on the accused’s whereabouts or have information that would assist investigators in identifying him are encouraged to contact Detective Constable Bulbrook – Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Offender Management Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2305 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).

The policed are sharing “Fugitive Friday” information on their website and via social media through Twitter @HRPSBurl and @HaltonPolice.
The Gazette of course will send you the latest every Friday.

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Male culprit enters three homes in the Glendor Avenue part of town; touches sleeping females in two homes - police arrested and hold a man for bail hearing.

Crime 100By Staff

May 2, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating several night time break and enter incidents at three units of a townhouse complex on Glendor Avenue in the City of Burlington.

During the early hours on May 2nd, 2015, an adult male entered a townhouse unit through an unlocked window. Once inside the male stole movies, electronic gaming console and games.

Small click here - blackA second incident occurred when the male culprit then entered another townhouse unit through an unlocked sliding door. The male went to a bedroom where an adult female was sleeping. The male began to touch the female as she slept. When the female was awakened and yelled and the male culprit fled the residence.

A third incident occurred when the male culprit then entered into another townhouse unit through an unlocked sliding door. The male stole packages of cigarettes and prescription medication. The male then entered a bedroom and began to touch an adult female while she slept. The female awakened and yelled at the male culprit and he once again fled the residence.

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) were notified of these incidents and responded to the area, located and arrested the male culprit in the area of the townhouse complex.

The investigation was continued by the HRPS Sexual Assault and Child Abuse bureau in conjunction with the Burlington Criminal Investigations bureau. No victims were hurt during these incidents but they were alarmed at having an intruder in their residence.

Arrested and held for a bail hearing is:
Serage ARBAD (21 years) of Burlington

Charges:
• Sexual Assault (two counts)
• Break and Enter (three counts)

Police remind people to ensure their windows and doors are properly secured especially during the warmer seasons as this is a desired point of entry for culprits to commit a break and enter.

Anyone who may have witnessed this suspect in the area or has information that would assist in this investigation is asked to call the HRPS Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 905-825 4747 ext. 8970 or the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2315 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 8477 (TIPS), or through the internet at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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It is Fugitive Friday - this is going to be a tough week for Curtis Henry Komp - the police really want this man.

Crime 100By Staff

May 1, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

The smart catchy phrases are usually created by advertisers – people wanting to sell you toothpaste or laundry soap that gets things whiter than white.

Halton’s Regional Police Service appears to have brought in someone with a flair for words – not something the police are noted for by the way.

It’s Fugitive Friday, Please Help Us Find Curtis Komp” announced the headline on the media release.

This is going to be a tough week for Mr. Komp – the police provided a picture.

The “Fugitive Friday” initiative is how the HRPS are reaching out to the public to help locate wanted persons and hold them accountable for their actions.

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.

It will be interesting to see how this works:

Regional Police are looking for:  Curtis Henry KOMP , 50 years old, of Hamilton.

Small click here - blackIt is alleged:
In July, 2014, the accused attended several residences of seniors in the City of Burlington posing as a police officer or firefighter, in attempts to collect money/donations on behalf of several charitable organizations that support causes such as; Easter Seals, Autism and Cerebral Palsy
– The accused was located and arrested near the residence of one of the victims, in possession of several pledge sheets as well as pamphlets to various charities
– The accused was already on a Probation order for similar offences committed in Hamilton
– The accused was released on a Recognizance and was required to attend court in March of 2015 at which time he failed to attend

Komp - fugitive friday

Is this the look of a worried man? The police have made Curtis Henry Komp their featured Friday Fugitive.

Curtis Henry KOMP is wanted for:
Fraud under $5000 (5 counts)
Fail to Comply Probation (2 counts)
False Representation
Fail to Re-Attend Court
The accused is also wanted by Hamilton Police Service for Fail to Comply Probation

Description:

He is described as 6’2”, 230lbs, with brown greying hair and blue eyes. The accused has numerous tattoos including a (Sun-Moon w/face) on the right side of his neck and an Oriental symbol on the left side of his neck. KOMP is known to frequent Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto and Ottawa.

Anyone with information on the accused’s whereabouts or have information that would assist investigators in identifying him are encouraged to contact Detective Constable Bulbrook – Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Offender Management Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2305 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 end long investigation into sexual abuse - charge now retired school teacher.

Crime 100By Staff

April 30, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

The Halton Regional Police Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Bureau have completed an investigation into allegations of historical sexual assault against a now retired school teacher.

It is alleged that the accused was teaching at Fairview Public School in the City of Burlington over the years 1969-1975 and sexually assaulted a male student during that time.

Charged:
David COTTERELL, 67 years, of West Grey, Ontario has been charged with Indecent Assault on a Male, scheduled to appear in court on May 20, 2015.

Police encourage anyone with information related to this investigation to contact Detective Constable Wendy Clayton at the Halton Regional Police, CASA Bureau – 905 825 4747 Ext 8970 or wendy.clayton@haltonpolice.ca

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Home Depot location in Burlington aide police in arresting fraud artist - she was charged with 24 offences

Crime 100By Staff

April 29, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

On Tuesday 28th April uniformed officers got a call from a Burlington Home Depot location who wanted to report a female who had just made a fraudulent purchase and was leaving the store.

The officers arrived and located the female in the parking lot of the business and she was subsequently arrested without incident.

Home Depot Fraud investigators advised the officers that this female who was previously unknown to them had been conducting similar fraudulent activity across the GTA over the past several months.

Members of the Halton Police Fraud unit were called in to assist in the investigation and the female has been charged with a total of 24 criminal offences including multiple counts of impersonation and fraud over $5,000 dollars. The offences have all occurred at numerous Home Depot locations across the GTA including London, Richmond Hill and Toronto as well as Oakville, Burlington and Milton.

Charged is Nicole ROUSE of Toronto.

She did not go home that evening.

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Latest email scam - this one didn't come from your bank.

identity-theftBy Pepper Parr
April 27, 2015
BURLINGTON, ON

It looked official enough – but there was something phony about it so I zipped a short note to my account manager and asked him – what’s up?

BMO notice

The impression you get is that your bank is taking care of you – except that the message didn’t come from your bank

Just as I suspected – it was phony.

I’m glad that the guys who keep my millions under lock and key were able to confirm my suspicion.

If you got this – delete.

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Police arrest two people from Hamilton - charge both with the robbery of two Burlington drugstores

Crime 100By Staff

April 24, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

On April 23rd 2015, members of the Halton Regional Police – 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested two Hamilton residents in connection with two recent Pharmacy Robberies in Burlington.

Drugs from police raid - April 2015

Part of the evidence seized by police in Burlington pharmacy arrests.

Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Horning Drive in Hamilton where a significant quantity of stolen narcotics, a stun gun, stun flashlight, flick knife and a quantity of cocaine and marihuana were seized.
Arrested and held for bail are:

Geoffrey Peter MACPHERSON (29 yrs) of Horning Drive in Hamilton

• Robbery X2
• Wear Disguise X2
• Possession of prohibited weapon X3
• Possession of prohibited weapons while prohibited X 8
• Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana)
• Possession of controlled substance (hydromorphone) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (temazopam) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (lorazepam) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (oxycodone) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (hydromorph contin) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (fentanyl) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (morphine sulphate) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (Tylenol 3) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of property obtained by crime X 2
• Breach Probation X3

Sarah Elizabeth MACDONALD (26 yrs) of Horning Drive in Hamilton

• Robbery X2
• Possession of prohibited weapon X3
• Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana)
• Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana)
• Possession of controlled substance (hydromorphone) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (temazopam) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (lorazepam) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (oxycodone) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (hydromorph contin) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (fentanyl) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (morphine sulphate) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of controlled substance (Tylenol 3) for the purpose of trafficking
• Possession of property obtained by crime X 2

The pharmacies held up were St George Pharmacy located at 5295 Lakeshore Road in Burlington. The pharmacist at that location fled from the drugstore when the robber pulled up his shirt to reveal his waistband.

The I.D.A. pharmacy located at 1893 Appleby Line in Burlington was the second drugstore robbed. In that instance the suspect demanded narcotics and money while brandishing the knife at the pharmacist. The suspect was given an unknown quantity of narcotics and money.

Anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or has information that would assist investigators who have not yet spoke to police are asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel – Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2343 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the Internet at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes.)

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Police arrest suspect in the Brant Hills area after Tactical Rescue unit enters a barricaded house.

Crime 100By Staff

April 23, 2014

BURLINGTON, ON

Early Thursday morning police were given information about a suspicious male observed washing his hands in the creek near Brant Hills. The police were told this male may have had a gun in the waistband of this pants.

Police attended the area and contacted the surrounding schools, which were subsequently placed on hold and secure while police conducted the investigation. The hold and secure of the schools was lifted after approximately one hour.

A trail of blood drops led police to a residence on Coldstream Drive which was found to have a broken window.

A suspect was located inside the home, he had barricaded himself from police. Officers from the Tactical Rescue Unit arrested the suspect.

Police are continuing to investigate at this time and will provide an update as soon as possible.

There are no public safety concerns.

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Do you know your neighbours? Enough to help the police when there is an emergency?

News 100 redBy Staff

April 20, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

We see it every summer – police reports of break-ins and theft of property during the day when people are at work – or out of the house.

Police - know your neighbourThere was a report last year of a house being illegally entered at the front while the owners were in the back yard gardening.

Burlington is fortunate in that most people are quite vigilant and call 911 when they see something suspicious.

However, all too often the people making the phone call don’t have some of the information the police need.

Halton Regional Police Service recently put out a convenient form that they encourage people to use and stick up on the fridge.

You can print out this story and crate you own list of neighbours.

The police ask:

Do you know the first name of at least five (5) different neighbours?
Would you be able to tell police the address of the house behind you in the event you witnessed a break and enter?
Does your back door neighbour know your address?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, use the chart below and get to know your neighbours. And call 9-1-1 to report crimes in progress.

Police - Your neighbours

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Arrest made in grass fire at Dundas Street and 407 area in the City of Burlington

Crime 100By Staff

April 19, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

What was thought to be more of an accident than anything else has been determined to have been a fire set by a youth playing with a lighter.

On Saturday April 18, 2015, at 4:30 pm, a grass fire was reported in the area of Dundas Street and the 407 highway in the City of Burlington. The Burlington Fire department responded and discovered that the grass fire had set a wooden hydro pole on fire which caused hydro wire to come down. There were some minor power outages in this area. Several residents of a townhouse complex adjacent to the fire on Headon Forest Drive had to leave their homes as a safety precaution for a short period of time until the fire was contained.

The Halton Regional Police Service investigated this matter and determined that a 14 year old youth was involved in starting the fire. The youth had been using a lighter to burn small items and this caused the dry grass to ignite and caused a fire that got rapidly out of control. The youth was arrested and later released from police custody and will be required to appear in the Ontario Youth Court of Justice at the Town of Milton in May 2015.

The youth is charged with one count of Arson, one count of Mischief to property of a value exceeding $5,000 and one count of Failing to comply with a youth probation order.

No details of the charged person will be released to the public as this disclosure is not permitted by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Any person with additional information about this fire incident is requested to contact Detective Joe Barr of the Halton Regional Police Service (Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau) at 905-825-4747 ext. 2385 or ext. 2315 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the Internet at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes.)

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Pharmacist flees from drugstore when bandit threatens - a male and a female bandit also flee.

Crime 100By Staff

April 18, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

Just before 7 pm Friday evening a male and a female walked into the St George Pharmacy located at 5295 Lakeshore Road in Burlington and headed for the rear of the drugstore.

The male is reported to have been wearing a mask.

When the pharmacist began interacting with the male, (those are the words in the police report) the bandit pulled up his shirt to reveal his waistband.

The pharmacist quickly fled outside.

The male and the female suspects did the same thing – they were last seen fleeing northbound on Kenwood Avenue. No injuries were sustained during the robbery.

The male suspect is described as white, approximately 5’6”, thin, wearing a black mask, red/orange t-shirt and black pants.

The female is described as white, approximately 5”7’, wearing black tights, a black Columbia winter jacket and black toque.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information that would assist investigators in identifying the suspects are asked to contact Detective Phil Vandenbeukel – Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2343 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the Internet at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes.)

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He didn’t have a key – he didn’t need one – the car was unlocked and he wanted what was in it – Canadian Tire money

Crime 100By Staff

April 17, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

On Thursday April 16th 2015 at about 3:50 PM, a citizen observed a male entering unlocked vehicles in a parking lot on John Street in downtown Burlington.

Canadian Tire money

Proceeds of crime

Police responded to the area, located and arrested the male a short distance away. The male was found to have a small quantity of Canadian Tire money and a cell phone in his possession which is believed to be stolen property.

Arrested and held for bail is:

Wayne Gordon PUNTER (38 yrs) of Burlington
Charges:
• Theft under $5000
• Breach Probation

Anyone 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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Early Morning Drug Warrants Net Cocaine and Steriods

Crime 100By Staff

April 16, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

The Halton Regional Police Service, Drug, Gun and Gang Unit executed five (5) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants throughout Burlington (4 locations) and Hamilton (1 location).

One of the warrants executed was at the Venus Tanning Salon situated at 1035 Brant Street, Burlington. The search warrants were a result of a four month investigation into suspected cocaine traffickers in the City of Burlington.

Police have arrested five (5) individuals for drug related offences and seized the following evidence:

100 grams of cocaine • Scales • Packaging materials

$13,000.00 Canadian Currency •

5 grams of cannabis marihuana

500 ml of GHB

14 grams of MDMA

5 grams of methamphetamine

 An Anabolic Steroid Production Lab

 A GHB Production Lab

 Large quantity of anabolic steroids

Police have charged the following individuals:

Jovan MASIREVIC (26 years of age) of Burlington is charged with:

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine •

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

Andrew TEIXEIRA (27 years of age) of Burlington is charged with:

• Possession of Cannabis Marihuana

• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine  

Sukhvinder SINGH (44 years of age) of Hamilton is charged with:

• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – MDMA

• Production of a Controlled Substance- Anabolic Steroid

• Production of a Controlled Substance- GHB

• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Anabolic Steroid

• Possession of a Controlled Substance- Cannabis Marihuana

• Possession of a Controlled Substance- Oxycodone

Breach of Recognizance 

Possession of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine 

Possession of a Controlled Substance- Amphetamine

Laura SZOKE (27 years of age) of Hamilton is charged with:

• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – MDMA 

Production of a Controlled Substance- Anabolic Steroid • Production of a Controlled Substance- GHB

• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Anabolic Steroid • Possession of a Controlled Substance- Cannabis Marihuana •

Possession of a Controlled Substance- Oxycodone •

Breach of Recognizance •

Possession of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine •

Possession of a Controlled Substance- Amphetamine

Brian SLAGTER (44 years of age) Burlington is charged with: •

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

SINGH, SZOKE and MASIREVIC were held for a bail hearing and will appear in Milton Court on April 16th 2015.

TEIXEIRA and SLAGTER will appear in Milton Court on June 2nd 2015.

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Daytime residential break and enters in Aldershot community

Crime 100By Staff

April 16, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

On Wednesday April 15th 2015 between 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM, unknown culprit(s) broke into two separate homes on Glenwood Avenue in Burlington (Aldershot Community)

Culprit(s) broke a small glass door window at the rear of each home which allowed them to reach inside to unlock the door and gain entry into the home.

Once inside, culprits ransacked various areas of the home stealing cash and jewellery.

Anyone who may have observed any suspicious persons and/or vehicles in the area 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).

Police would like to remind the public to remain vigilant in spotting and reporting any activity that appear suspicious.

The Halton Regional Police Service offers the following crime prevention tips to help reduce your chance of becoming victimized:

Lock your valuables in a safety deposit box.
• Install a loud audible house alarm.
• Secure your safes and lock boxes to the floor.
• Be cautious when allowing people you don’t know into your home.
• Report any suspicious behaviour to police.
• Keep a detailed inventory of your jewellery including photographs. This will assist officers in the event your property is stolen.
• Check with your insurance company to ensure you have adequate coverage for your valuables.
• If you encounter someone in your home, DO NOT CONFRONT THEM. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

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The robbery that didn't take place - the employee of the bakery that was arrested.

News 100 redBy Staff

April 15, 2015

BURLINGTON, ON

Members of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team have concluded their investigation into a robbery that was reported to have taken place at the East Way Bake Shop located at 4047 New Street in Burlington.

They have determined the robbery did NOT occur.

The employee who reported the incident, Jennifer ELLIOTT (38 yrs.) of Burlington, has since been arrested and charged with public mischief and theft under $5000. She was released from custody and will appear in Milton Court on May 5th 2015.

The male depicted in a previous release is no longer considered a suspect.

The Halton Regional Police reported that on Monday March 23rd 2015 at approximately 5:35 PM, a lone male suspect armed with a black handgun, entered the East Way Bake Shop located at 4047 New Street in Burlington.

That just didn’t happen.

Report of the robbery

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