Wanted person arrested and charged with 21 criminal code offences.

Crime 100By Staff

January 25th, 2019



It took a bit but the Halton Regional Police did get their man – he is being held on 21 criminal code offences.

HRPS crestOn Thursday January 24, 2019, officers with the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau and Street Crime Unit located and safely arrested Michael Bretton (34) of Burlington.

Bretton was wanted by the HRPS for 21 criminal charges. The offences took place over a two week period throughout the region.

Charges include possession of stolen property (including two cars), possession of illicit narcotics and fraudulent use of a credit card. Bretton is also wanted by multiple other jurisdictions on outstanding arrest warrants.

Bretton has a history of evading police and his safe arrest was the result of a coordinated effort with Hamilton Police.

Bretton was held for a bail hearing and will appear in Milton Provincial Court on Friday January 25, 2019.

Pending Charges:
• Fail to Comply with Probation Order (8 counts)
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (3 counts)
• Theft Under $5000
• Operation While Prohibited (2 counts)
• Driving While Under Suspension (2 counts)
• Fail to Comply with Recognizance
• Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
• Possession Schedule 1 – Crystal Meth
• Possession Schedule 1 – Cocaine
• Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

The police remind the public that persons charged with an offence are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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