Citizen spots man with knife in his waistband - calls police - arrest made; not the first arrest for this man.

Crime 100By Staff

June 5, 2015


On Thursday June 4th 2015 at about 8:00 PM, a citizen observed a male concealing a knife in the front of his waistband in the area of Hurd Street and Caroline Street in Burlington.

Police responded to the area, located and arrested the male a short distance away. The male was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marihuana as well as two knifes concealed in his waistband.

After further investigation, it was learned the two knives had just been stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Hurd Street.

Police also located a pair of sunglasses and an iPod on the ground in an area where the male had been observed hopping a fence on Hurd Street. The owner of this property has not been located. Anyone missing such items are encouraged to call the investigating officer.

Arrested and held for bail is:

Wayne Gordon PUNTER (38 yrs) of Maple Crossing Boulevard in Burlington


Theft under $5000
Breach Probation X 3
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana)

The Gazette gets a news feed from the police regularly. We are amazed at the number of arrests made by the police based on a call they got from an observant citizen. It would be interesting to note what the conviction rate was.

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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