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

Crime 100By Staff

January 11, 2016


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

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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