They will do everything they can to take your money from you - the fraudsters are still at it.

identity-theftBy Staff

October 15, 2104


They just never quit.

This one crossed our desk. There are occasions when your bank will send you a note saying there is a problem but those occasions are rare – and when they do send you a note they ask you to go to a branch of the bank or call someone at a number they give you.

When you get something like the following – delete it and move on.

One of the reasons the fraudsters continue to do this is because some people respond – and that often proves to be very expensive.

Dear Scotia OnLine Customer,
For your protection, you must verify and update your Scotia card online,
before you can use it!
We will verify that the update has been performed and remove the restrictions placed on your Scotia card.
If you choose to ignore this message does not leave us no choice but to temporarily block your card Visa / Mastercard for your safety!
Sincere greetings from Scotia Bank Online

 Background links:

Her is how they do it – identity theft.


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Annie – get those guns – the police will forgive all – just turn in the weapons. Regional police holding first ever arms amnesty.

News 100 redBy Staff

October 14, 2014There are 550,000 citizens who hold valid Possession Licenses



The Halton Regional Police Service will be hosting its first regional Firearms and Weapons Amnesty from October 15th to November 15th 2014. Members of the public are encouraged to surrender their unregistered or unwanted firearms and weapons to the Halton Regional Police.

This amnesty is an opportunity for members of the community to hand in firearms and/or weapons and ammunition that are unused, inherited or illegal, without the fear of being charged for having them.

There are 325,465 restricted and prohibited firearms registered in Ontario, not including non-restricted firearms (long guns).The Halton Regional Police Service aims to create a safer community by removing these firearms and weapons from locations such as homes, businesses and schools to prevent their use in violent crimes.

Currently, in Ontario there are 550,000 citizens who hold valid Possession Licenses (POL) and Possession and Acquisition licenses (PAL). There are 325,465 restricted and prohibited firearms registered in Ontario, not including non-restricted firearms (long guns).

In some circumstances, POL and PAL licensees no longer wish to keep their firearms due to age, ability and residential location.

Some POL and PAL holders often omit or forget to renew their license and/or are deceased, leaving the firearms unregistered or in the possession of unlicensed family members. This amnesty is an opportunity to have the police come and safely take these weapons away.

During this amnesty, we encourage people to turn in illegally held guns and ammunition and any other unwanted firearms, imitation firearms and air guns. In addition, any weapon that may pose a threat to public safety such as switchblades, butterfly knives, pepper spray, nunchuks, shurikens, push daggers, knife-combs, crossbows, spiked wristbands, batons and/or blowguns.
Please call and arrange for pick up:

Between October 15th and November 15th, 2014, a dedicated telephone line will be available to arrange a firearm or weapon pick up. (905) 465-8733 will be monitored from Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm during the first two weeks. During the remaining two weeks the phone line will be monitored Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm .




Officers assigned to pick up the weapons will provide police identification and will require a signature for destruction.

This Amnesty is an opportunity for everyone to take part in removing these firearms and weapons from the community, reducing the risk of them falling into the hands of criminals.


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Police looking for non-judgemental and empathetic people to help support victims of crime and trauma.

News 100 blueBy Staff

October 8, 2014



Police work is more than just catching criminals and writing traffic tickets.

When a crime is committed there is a victim – and often the victim needs not only justice through the courts but help to cope with the hurt and the harm done them.

HRPS crestThe Halton Regional Police Victim Services Unit is reaching out to the community for people interested in supporting victims of crime and trauma in our region.

These volunteer positions are for people who want to make a difference in their community and want to give back by helping others in need.

The Victim Services Unit can be called to attend incident scenes, hospitals or other locations where trauma has occurred, to provide immediate crisis assistance to serious incidents. This can include a broad spectrum of physical / psychological trauma from sudden death to assaults, robberies or motor vehicle collisions. HRPS Victim Services Unit volunteers may also be required to provide emotional support, explain police and / or court procedures and / or provide referrals to community agencies. The HRPS proudly supports the growing communities of Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Acton and Halton Hills.


To be considered for this volunteer position, you must:
Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Be 21 years of age or older.
Have successfully completed at least four (4) years of secondary school education or equivalent.
Not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been fully granted.
Be a fully licensed driver in Ontario having accumulated no more than six (6) demerit points.
Be prepared to take an Oath/Affirmation of Office and Secrecy
Be non-judgemental and empathetic.
Required to complete the mandatory sixty (60) hours of volunteer training, to take place weekly from January to March 2015.
Required to dedicate a minimum of four (4), eight (8) hour shifts of duty per month. During your shift you will be ‘on-call’ from your home but must strive to respond to calls from any of our locations in the region within 40 minutes of receiving the call.
Required to attend at least eight (8) of twelve (12) monthly meetings, in addition to shift hours.
Have access to internet / e-mail and a cell phone
Successfully complete the Volunteer Crisis Responder application and selection process.

Applicants must be willing to commit two years of volunteer service with Halton Regional Police Service. Full training will be provided.

The Volunteer Crisis Responder job position is posted on our website and can be found by following this link:

The web site does say that the position is in Oakville


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Police doing very well catching the break and enter bandits - this culprit was doing business in Niagara Falls as well.

Crime 100By Staff

October 2, 2014



On Friday September 26th 2014 shortly before 3:30 pm police responded to a residential break-in on Vancouver Crescent in Burlington.

The owner returned home after a 30 minute absence and observed the front door ajar and could hear someone fleeing out the rear patio door.

Entry was gained through a rear second floor window with the use of a ladder which was stored in the backyard. Inspection of the home revealed articles of jewellery was taken from several bedrooms. Those articles were recovered in a neighbouring backyard.

Police also identified a break-in to a shed on Heathfield Drive where articles of clothing worn by the suspect were discarded.

After an investigation by members of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, the person responsible was arrested at 10:40 PM last night (October 1st) outside a Niagara Falls Motel. Upon arrest, he was found to be in possession of property stolen from a break-in at a home on Emery Street in Niagara Falls earlier in the day.

Albert Edward KING (46 yrs) of Hamilton was returned to Halton and held for bail on the following charges:

Break, Enter & Theft X 3
• Obstruct Police X 2
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
• Fail to Comply with Recognizance X 2

Police are still investigating other daytime residential break-ins in Burlington with the possibility of further charges being laid.

Anyone with information on this investigation can contact Det. Bale – 3 Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Residential Crime Team at (905)825-4747 ext. 2312
Police also remind the public to utilize Crime Stoppers to report any illegal activity at 1 800 222-TIPS (8477), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

For additional information about community concerns in Burlington, follow us on Twitter @HRPSBurl or for the latest crime data, news releases and general information, visit the Service’s website

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Four accused failed to appear for a hearing while on bail - police take the unusual step of posting their pictures.

Crime 100By Staff

September 27, 2014



The Regional police would really like to get their hands on four people who failed to show up in court.


All four are wanted by the HAlton Regional Police Service.

Charged back in June in connection to numerous day time break and enters in Burlington and Oakville the four are now wanted after they failed to re-attend court.

On May 14th 2014 at approximately 11:50 am, a residence located on Lakeshore Road in Burlington was broken into by two unknown culprits who were operating a beige Dodge Caravan.
Security video at the residence showed a female culprit attending the front door carrying flyers. She knocked on the front door and after receiving no response, walked towards the side of the residence where entry was gained through a basement window.

The female culprit then exited the front door and walked down the driveway when the beige van pulled in front of the residence. Both culprits then entered the home through the front door where they proceeded to the master bedroom and broke into locked drawers where they stole a large amount of jewelry before leaving the home in the van.

Members of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau identified suspects and located the vehicle believed to have been involved in the break and enter.

On June 25th 2014, police conducted mobile surveillance on the suspects who were now operating a grey Honda Odessey van.

Throughout the day, the suspects were followed to various affluent neighbourhoods in Burlington and Oakville. On several occasions, two females were seen leaving the vehicle on foot carrying flyers. They were observed walking up to several homes and into back yards before returning to the van.
At approximately, 1:53 PM the vehicle was stopped by police and three persons were arrested. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of stolen jewellery valued at approximately $60,000 which was stolen during a break in on The Links Dr. in Oakville.

Investigators have also executed search warrants at two Etobicoke residences and seized a quantity of jewellery, cash, clothing worn and a vehicle used during the May 14th 2014 break and enter on Lakeshore Rd. in Burlington.

During the search warrant, an additional arrest was made in relation to possession of property obtained by crime.

Arrested and held for bail are:
Janina FERKO (66 yrs) of Dixon Rd. in Etobicoke
• Break, Enter and Theft (Two Counts)
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
• Attempted Break and Enter (Five Counts)

Jacek JEDYNAK (27 yrs) of Blackfrair Ave. in Etobicoke
• Break, Enter and Theft (Two Counts)
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
• Attempted Break and Enter (Five Counts)

Sandra TALAR (26 yrs) of Weston Rd. in Etobicoke
• Break, Enter and Theft (Two Counts)
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
• Attempted Break and Enter (Five Counts)

Robert TALAR (66 yrs) of Dixon Rd. in Etobicoke
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

It is unusual for the police to  post pictures of people who did not appear in court for a hearing while on bail.  The Regional police must really want these four culprits.


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Man arrested for acts of indecent exposure at Mapleview Mall and other locations in Burlington

Crime 100By Staff

September 22, 2014



Anyone giving any thought to a life of crime wants to read on remember that security people have good memories and they remember faces. They are trained as well to look for the way people walk and look around.

On Saturday September 20th 2014 at approximately 3:20 PM, Mapleview Mall security contacted police after they observed a man in the mall believed to be responsible for exposing himself to children at the Starbucks on two occasions in July 2014.

Mapleview Mall security officers maintained observations of the man until police arrived at which time it was confirmed that this man was the one responsible for the two incidents at Mapleview Mall as well as another incident that occurred on July 25th 2014 at the Starbucks on Appleby Line in Burlington.

Joseph Ralph BEESLEY (55 yrs) of Eastwood Crescent in Niagara Falls will appear for a bail hearing at the Milton Court on Tuesday September 23rd 2014 charged with the following offences

Indecent Exposure to persons under 16 yrs (3 counts)
Indecent Act in a Public Place ( 2 counts)
Criminal Harassment

All the security people at Mapleview Mall had to go on was this description:

Male white,
approximately 5’8”,
large build, 230-250 lbs,
bald head,
wearing baggy grey track short pants,
green t-shirt,
white and black running shoes,
wearing black sunglasses and carrying a small black bag.

That was enough – Beesley will be in court tomorrow afternoon for a bail hearing.


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Police crack a reported $10,000 credit card fraud - nab suspects in Niagara Falls storage locker.

Crime 100By Staff

September 19, 2014



On Wednesday September 17th 2014, members of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau investigated a reported $10,000 credit card fraud that had occurred at the Arctic Spa’s on Fraser Drive in Burlington. The company deals in hot tubs and high end outdoor and indoor saunas.

The investigation led police to a storage locker in Niagara Falls where three men were arrested for fraud and a quantity of fraudulently obtained merchandise along with counterfeit credit cards were seized.
Police later executed search warrants on two rooms at a Niagara Falls motel and a quantity of gift cards, receipts, laptop and a card reader were among some of the items seized.

The three men arrested and charged are from Quebec and all were held for bail.

Mouhammad SAID (22 yrs) of Valleyfield Quebec
Hassan SAID (24 yrs) of Valleyfield Quebec
Dominic GAUTHIER (24 yrs) of Montreal Quebec

Fraud Over $5000
Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data
Possession of Instruments of Forgery
Possession of credit card obtained by Crime (3 counts)
Unauthorized possession of credit card data (10 counts)
Fail to Comply with Recognizance (2 counts – GAUTHIER only)

The police expect to lay more charges.


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Police laid 2470 Highway traffic Act charges during back to school sweep.

News 100 greenBy Staff

September 12, 2014



They called it Project Safe Start but there was nothing safe or re-assuring about the results.
Halton Regional Police wrapped up the 2014 Project Safe Start campaign by reminding the public to take extra care in and around School Zones and Community Safety Zones.

There are 2470 citizens who have a permanent reminder – they had charges laid against them for various offences.

These include:

Speeding 1286
Seatbelts 53
Stop Signs 197
Driving with Hand Held Device 187
Careless Driving 27
Driving while Suspended 6
Disobey Red Light 32
Other (misc. Highway Traffic Act Offences) 682

During the enforcement phase, several suspended drivers were taken off the road. Keep in mind that all of these charges occurred within School Zones and Community Safety Zones!

That is a scary piece of information.

Vigilance, due care and attention should always be paramount when driving; not just when police hold special campaigns such as Project Safe Start. Halton officers will still be out 24/7 keeping an eye on our roads to ensure safe travel for all.

The children of your friends, neighbours and colleagues have a right to feel safe from harm as they walk to school. Lighten up on that gas pedal. For the 187 that were using hand held devices – you deserve the fine you will get. Idiocy!

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Police report increase in daytime break and enters in the city; especially at homes that back onto a ravine or a park.

By StaCrime 100ff

September 10, 2014



Police in Burlington are seeing an increase in daytime residential break and enters where culprits have gained entry through rear unlocked doors and opened windows where the screens have been cut. These entries have not been limited to main floor windows.

The residences being targeted typically back onto a green space or park while the homeowner is absent between mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Culprit(s) are rummaging through the master bedrooms in search of valuable jewelry before exiting typically out the back of the residence.

Homeowners are encouraged to ensure their doors and windows are securely locked when they are absent from their homes. They should avoid leaving items accessible that could be used by the culprit(s) to climb onto a low roof in order to gain entry through a second floor window.

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 D/Cst. Scott French of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Residential Crime Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2363 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

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Senior has $150,000 removed from her account by a thief impersonating a family member.

Crime 100By Staff

September 3, 2014



She was an older person. The criminal took a total of $150,000 from the woman’s bank account through a series of transactions over a period of time.

Halton Police need the public’s assistance to identify this criminal.

Between June 11th and July 2nd, 2014, the elderly victim was contacted by unknown persons whom she believed to be family members, asking for a loan.

This unknown person arranged for the elderly victim to be picked up by an alleged taxi driver who subsequently transported the victim to her financial institution and assisted the victim in the transfer of funds.

On three occasions, this “taxi driver” transported the victim to her bank and facilitated the transfers, totaling $150,000.00.

Police are requesting the public assistance in identifying this unknown suspect.

Suspect description:
Male, White
40-50 years
Tall/large build
Long straight hair (just past shoulders)
Clean shaven (possible chin growth)
On all occasions, suspect wore knee length shorts, t shirt, black zip up vest, white runners.

Please contact D/Cst Nada JOVIC at 905 825-4747 ext 2344 for any information relating to this occurrence/suspect.

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Police search discovers remains beleived to be of missing 24 year old male.

News 100 blackBy Staff

August 25, 2014



Halton Regional Police sent out a notice last week that they intended to do a methodical grid search for a man missing since late July.

The search, which took place today resulted in the discovery of remains that are believed to be those of 24-year-old David Thomson.

THOMSON David mising

The remains of a body believed to be that of David Thomson were found in a heavily wooded area in the Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road part of the city.

The investigation has been ongoing since August 13th, when the Halton Regional Police Service were first made aware by family members that he had been missing since July 28th.

Since that time investigators have been following up on a number of credible leads and tips, including sightings of David in and around Burlington.

On Monday August 25th, 2014 members of the Halton Regional Police Search Incident Response Team conducted a thorough and methodical grid search in and around the area of Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road in the City of Burlington. Investigators had previously conducted a general search of the trails and pathways in the area.

Today’s search resulted in a body being located in a heavily wooded area northeast of Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road.

Police are unable to confirm the identity at this time, pending the results of an autopsy; however it is believed to be David Thomson. No foul play is suspected.

Next of kin have been advised.

Linked story:

Search announced


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David Thomson has been missing since the end of July - police to conduct a ground search on Monday.

News 100 redBy Staff

August 23, 2014



David THOMSON is 24 years old – he has been missing from his residence in the Appleby Line and Dryden Avenue part of town since Thursday July 28, 2014.

THOMSON David mising

Missing since the end of July – HRPS will conduct a search for David Thomson on Monday

Halton Regional Police Search Incident Response Team (SIRT) will commence a methodical search operation in parks and wooded areas around David’s home on the morning of Monday August 25th 2014

This operation is expected to last several hours during which time the public will see an increase in police activity between Appleby Line and Burloak Drive, north and south of Upper Middle Road.

In the meantime, Police are asking local residents and businesses to check their properties including shed’s, garages and/or outbuildings for anything that would assist in locating David.

David is described as Male/white, 5’10, 160 pounds, medium build, fair complexion, short blonde hair, blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a Canadian flag on it, blue jeans and running shoes.

Anyone with information that would assist in locating David are urged to contact the on duty Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4747 ext. 2310

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BMW to hard to break into - police officer smashes window to rescue two children.

Crime 100By Staff

August 22, 2014



There is a reason those BMW’s are as expensive as they are – not that easy to break into.

At around 3:30 pm, Friday August 22, a frantic mother of two young children (a 3 year old and a 15 month old) contacted Halton Regional Police immediately after accidentally locking her keys inside a BMW SUV while parked at the Walmart store at Brant and Fairview.


Unlocking these cars is easier said than done – police officer decides to break the window when tow truck driver cannot get into the car with two children locked inside.

The children were alert and not in any medical distress; a tow truck was called to assist in unlocking the vehicle. Not that easy to get into a locked BMW. The police office attending the call decided to break the window of the SUV to gain access.

The officer cut their arm and needed a trip to the hospital to get it bound up. The children did not sustain any injury and were found to be in good health. The officer who broke the window sustained superficial cuts to their arm and attended Joseph Brant Hospital for medical aid.

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Sexual deviant exposes himself to children at MApleview Mall - police asking for help.

Crime 100By Staff

August 11, 2014


There is a man out there exposing himself to people at the Mapleview Mall – police are asking for help in arresting the culprit.

The man exposed himself to children on two separate occasions.  The first occurrence took place on Saturday July 19th, the second occurred the following weekend on Saturday July 26th, 2014.

The male suspect is described as:

Male white,

approximately 5’8”,

large build, 230-250 lbs,

bald head,

wearing baggy grey track short pants,

green t-shirt,

white and black running shoes,

wearing black sunglasses and carrying a small black bag.

If anyone has any information, please contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau general line at 905 825-4747 ext 2316 to speak with an on-duty Detective Constable.

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

Background links:

Voyeur caught at Mapleview Mall


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Two tractor trailers with $430,000 worth of product, parked on the North Service Road got taken away; police are investigating.

Crime 100By Staff

August 3, 2014


Two trailers loaded with athletic gear and parked in a driveway at 3335 North Service Road were “removed” sometime in the late night between July 30th and July 31st.

53 foot trailer

Unmarked 53 foot trailers parked in a driveway on the North Service Road got taken away by thieves.

The value of the contents was $430,000 of Adidas athletic shoes and apparel.

This had to be an inside job – somebody told somebody.

Detective Vince Couce of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2307 or by e-mail to has this file.

Does The HRPS have access to the film feed from the camera that dot the QEW?   Trucks that size have to move along highways – but this was a planned job – and that merchandise is far from Burlington by now.

Adidas corporate logoOddly enough, the detective investigators usually catch the culprits; they are very good at their jobs  – we will watch for details on this one:  $430,000 worth of equipment, that’s a lot of money.

If Crime Stoppers is your preferred way of talking to the police you can reach them 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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Local lawyer and candidate for office wants to put Council member’s friend in jail – campaign is getting interesting.

Newsflash 100By Pepper Parr

July 10, 2014


Now it gets interesting.  We got an email from a source who says: “So I am involved in a lawsuit involving a downtown Burlington Restaurant owner.  I am currently trying to put him in jail.”

The writer had my attention.  First thing I had to do was verify that the writer actually wrote the email. Yup – it was real.

The writer continues: “His lawyer emails me the other day and states: “My client has recently advised me of his friendship and political connection with Councillor Rick Craven.

The source goes on to add that there a was a meeting with “the litigant” (that’s the guy the source wants to put in jail) and Councillor Craven regarding downtown events.  To be open, I told the arts person I was having coffee with that I was in the process of trying to put “the litigant” in jail.

Now that is a hot news item.  Don’t know yet who the restaurateur is, do know that the source of the information is running for office as well.  We expect to speak with others on this story later in the week.




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Fore! Golf club heist in Lowville; non members take equipment.

Crime 100By Staff

July 9, 2014


The Lowville Golf Course on Britannia Road had late night visitors, without membership cards, who broke a glass door and loaded 14 golf bags and one set of golf clubs into a cube van and drove off.

Two male suspects drove a rented cube van, with unknown marker/decal on it, onto the property and parked it outside the entrance to the pro shop.  They smashed the glass on the front door to gain entry.

Suspect #1:

Male, white
Approximately 20 – 35 years old
Lean build, tall
Wearing a dark coloured baseball hat backwards, dark handkerchief over his face, black sweatshirt, black skinny pants, and dark shoes.  No gloves.

Suspect #2:

Male, white
Approximately 20 – 30 years old
Lean build, medium height
Wearing a dark coloured hoodie with his hood pulled up over his head, dark  green knee length shorts and white running shoes.  No gloves.

Three other golf pro shops in the surrounding Hamilton area have been broken into over the last few weeks.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact D/Sergeant Ron Hansen of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext 2315, or

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

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Drug dealer wants a second chance – parent says he has no sympathy for drug dealers.

Crime 100By Pepper Parr

July 7, 2014


Late in 2012 we ran a police drug bust story on a 24 year old Hamilton resident who was charged with Possession of Cannabis Resin for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana over 30 grams, Possession of Psilocybin, Possession of Ecstasy, Production of Cannabis Marihuana, Possession of Cannabis Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking.

This was a drug trafficker with a significant inventory.  We did not follow up on this information to find out if there was a conviction.

Several days ago we got an email from the drug trafficker asking if we would remove the story because it was “causing trouble in my job career as people are Googling my name and I am having difficulty holding a job due to this. Can we please have this removed as I do not wish to pursue this legally and go through the court system as I’m sure you guys don’t wish to waste your time in the courts either.

Drug bust over 100-000

Some of the evidence gathered in a drug raid is truly scary – the weapons are very real. This photograph shows drugs in its early form – it gets refined and moved through the supply chain. And make no mistake about these drugs – there is a demand.

“It has been over 2.5 year that this event occurred and it would be greatly appreciated if my name and the other names be removed or blanked out.  If I  don’t receive a reply within the next few days to weeks I will have no choice but to contact a lawyer and take this to court, again I really don’t wish to do this as it would just be a waste of time and money.” The writer provided us with an email address and we contacted him saying we would have our lawyers be in touch with him to arrange for the receipt of any claim for damages he might wish to serve on us.

The young man replied: “I didn’t mean to threaten you in any way, I just wish to have my life back in order.  This is creating a huge burden for me, I just wish to have it removed with little work as possible (meaning no lawyers, judges and so on), it’s just a waste of time for everyone.”

There are a number of readers with very strong views on the damage the drug trade does.  We sent this along to one of them who came back with:

Too bad buddy. Your name is out and you have to deal with the choices you made in your life; that is one of the consequences of criminal behaviour.  Why make a potential employer Google your history; why not disclose your past and try being honest because that is your only hope to fix any damage you may have caused to yourself.  Your threats for a potential damage claim are laughable.  Drug dealers are the ones that cause all the damage.

 I am a parent who has tried desperately to fight off drug dealers for many years in an attempt to save my children from the life destructing effects of the drug world.  I hate drug dealers.  Through my experience and ongoing education of how the drug world works, I can tell you that drug dealers cater to kids as young as 9 and 10 years old; that is very disturbing.  My kid got fed cocaine from an adult drug dealer at the age of 14.  That adult drug dealer now knows I know, and he carries that burden wherever he goes out in public and also where he lives; that type of constant feeling of being shadowed by a loving parent cannot be a good feeling, but, it is one of many consequences of being a drug dealer.

 There are others, and I believe from personal experience that a parent’s efforts do not go unnoticed by all those active in the drug world.  Dealers do not like publicity, so it is somewhat comforting to know that once in a while we get to know who these people are through media and police bulletins.  Another method is to go to the courtroom and sit and witness all these idiots get processed through the system; this is all ultimately public knowledge.  It is actually quite a pleasant feeling to watch as the names of dealers get exposed.

Donegal drug evidence Aug 24-13

When there is a major drug bust the police frequently lay out all the evidence to be photographed and then make the pictures available to the media. It is all part of the regular media work they do, which includes the name of the accused.

But it is not easy to find who the drug dealers are and more importantly where the supply originates.  I am one of those parents who likes to find out, because I want to know where and why tens of thousands of dollars of my money went as a direct result of these scumbag dealers that lurk amongst the rest of the people in society.  It takes a long time to recover from the effects that these dealers bring upon the rest of the world; similar time as this goof now trying to get assistance to hide his past.  This will take a long time buddy, and you deserve every minute of your struggle and waiting time.  Accept your frustrations now as a bit of payback for your dealing actions.  Your other option is to return to dealing; nobody will deny you that type of access to work; you can start today; no Google.

I want this information posted on a billboard at a busy intersection; names and pictures of all the drug dealers.  It would be a very good deterrent.  I will pay for the billboard.  It can be a place where other parents, ones that may not be as active in the fight against this scum, can come to see who these people are that are killing our children.  Parents have a right to know who is killing their children.

The writer of the above is a respected professional that we have met.  It will be interesting to see if his views are shared by others.

As for the drug dealer – we think he has some work to do to convince the community that he deserves a second chance.



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Identity thieves hiding behind Amazon skirts – don’t get sucked in by this one.

Identity-90x90  ABy Staff

June 30th, 2014


They are doing it again.  This time the identity thieves are using Amazon as the skirts they hide behind.

Amazon scam vis email

We didn’t place this order.

We got this notification of an order we are supposed to have placed – we didn’t place any such order.  We now buy most of our books from A Different Drummer Book store.

However we have in the past purchased from Amazon and it is conceivable that I might have thought my wife placed an order and I would want to see what was bought.

The moment I click on that link – they have me.  They then begin to suck  information out of me and,  if I am gullible enough,  they might convince me to give them credit card and banking information.  Once that happens you can almost hear the sound of their sucking money out of your accounts.

If it doesn’t look real – then it probably isn’t.  That is especially the case with the internet.

Caution, always caution.

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Graffiti was one thing – the knuckle busters – this got beyond spray paint.

Crime 100By Staff June 27, 2014 BURLINGTON, ON. The Halton Regional Police have concluded their investigation into a series of graffiti ‘tags’ that were discovered in east Burlington during June 2014.

Graffitti June 26 - on hydro box

Is it good art? The utility company didn’t think so. The pink and grey were a good contrast though.

Graffitti June 26-14

Little doubt that these two “works of art” were done by the same person.

Between June 1st and June 19th 2014, several community locations were damaged with spray paint (including a bell box, fence, mail box, decorative rocks). Police received information regarding the suspected source of the damage and on June 27th 2014, a Criminal Code Search warrant was executed at a Burlington residence. Officers discovered evidence relating to the graffiti incidents and arrested the occupant without incident.  In addition, several prohibited knives and brass knuckles were also discovered and seized as a result of this investigation. Accused:  Sonnie Benardi, 30 years, Burlington was released on a Promise to Appear in Milton Court – July 23rd 2014) He has been charged with: Mischief to Property (7 counts) Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (10 counts) Possession of a Controlled Substance (Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act)

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