This bandit should have stayed out of town – now he awaits a bail hearing.

By Pepper Parr

March 5, 2014


It is hard to be plain old basic police work.  Halton regional Police clearly know that if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck then it is probably a duck.

Back in August 2013, there were a number of daytime residential break and taking place in the City.

Police identified a suspect responsible for the entries however he avoided capture by fleeing to another Province.

Then there were a series of similar entries in January 2014:  members of the Halton Regional Police – 3 District C.I.B.- Residential Crime Team figured this one out real quick.  He’s back they said to each other and quickly arrested the suspect who was now back in Ontario.

Investigators confirmed the suspect had returned to Ontario and during the evening of March 4th 2014, the suspect was located at a London area hotel where he was arrested along with a female acquaintance who had been assisting the suspect in his efforts to evade arrest.

John Stewart MACKINNON (40 yrs) (Held for Bail)

  • Break, Enter & Theft (Three Counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Shannon Lee Margaret CAIN (32 yrs) of Sann Rd. in Beamsville (Released on a Promise to Appear in Milton Court on April 2nd 2014)

  • Obstruct Peace Officer

A sense of satisfaction prevailed at 3 District C.I.B.- Residential Crime Team room on Southampton Drive.  They got another one.

Anyone with information to assist in the above investigation can contact Det. Bale – 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau 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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