Provincially funded, locally trained police officers patrol city streets looking for gang activity, weapons and violent people. It works.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON. April 29, 2013.  Policing gets tougher and tougher.  The violent criminals are still out there and so are the people who are really smart and can manipulate computers and create software that will first steal your money and then clean you out financially.

Drugs are so profitable – until you are caught, that young, poorly educated people into the business.  When you put the profits available in the drug trade together with the violent young men – there is a brew that can only explode and police officers have to deal with it.

The province has funded the training of uniformed officers who work as patrol teams and target areas identified through crime analysis, intelligence and community reports as places where violent criminals are likely to be found. The patrol teams are focused on responding to and preventing crimes related to violence, weapons and gang activity.

 The Halton PAVIS ( Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy) Patrol Team was deployed in the City of Burlington on Friday April 26th, 2013.  That evening they were patrolling and stopped a vehicle on Brant Street.

BINGO! They had one. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of two males and the seizure of cash, scales, cell phones, other evidence of trafficking and approximately 1 ounce of cocaine.  That wasn’t very much but the scales were the telling bit of evidence.

 Charged: Diljeev RAI (32 years old) of Burlington

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine

Drive While Suspended

 Charged: Yan FORTIER (37 years old)  of Burlington

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

 Both were released for court on an undertaking.

 Investigators remind the public to utilize Crime Stoppers to report any illegal drug, gang or gun activity at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637.



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