Good police work means putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Halton Regional Police doing just that – can you help?

They are out there - theu are dangerous - but we can teach our children how to protect themselves.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 18, 2012 The Burlington detachment of the Halton Regional police have noticed a string of disturbing incidents involving young […]

The trial is over, impact statements given, the sentence delivered and they all leave the Courtroom for the last time. Now what?

Mother-son-father

Part 10 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

The murder trial of their daughter ready to go to a jury; Tori’s Mother and Father struggle to cope. They succeed.

Tori wrist band

Part 8 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

The cyber crooks never stop; they are relentless. The best defence you have is to be vigilant.

Identity theft - laptop

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON May 12, 2012 The email said I had recently changed my Facebook password. I didn’t change that password and the […]

Guilty, guilty, guilty – he will rot in that prison. Tori Stafford’s murderer to be formally sentenced next week.

Tori short hair

Part 9 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

Suspects arrested. Now for the trial. We expected it to be a simple case of convicting – little did we know.

Rafferty in police car

Part 7 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

We didn’t know it at the time but there was a break developing in the case. The police had a suspect.

McClintic in custody - male officers

This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

Community begins to question how police are handling the search. Why no amber alert? OPP take over the case.

Tori blue scarf

Part 5 This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

We knew next to nothing and had to live with rumours as the fear for our own children grew. Was Tori still alive?

Tara Mcdonald - mother

Part 4 “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception”. Aldous Huxley, English Novelist, 1894-1963 This […]

It was a name we all now knew and a face we would recognize in an instant – but we didn’t know where she was and we were all afraid.

Tori and her brother - arms around each other

Part 3: This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when […]

Woodstock slept without knowing where the missing eight year old was. We hoped against hope she would be found by morning

women in white puffy coat

This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

They are persistent and once they get their hooks into you – it`s like trying to get a fish hook out of your finger: messy and painful.

Identity theft - laptop

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 27, 2012 One of the things about crooks and thieves is that when they come across a good idea […]

It can happen anytime, anywhere, and the most gut-wrenching of all; to anyone. It had happened in Woodstock and we were stunned.

Tori with glasses on head

This series is a first person account, told by a parent who has lived through the fear and pain that rocked Woodstock when an eight […]

Thieves think they have their Modus Operandi down cold – they target ATM machines in out of the way locations. Do you know these guys?

ATM theft cartoon

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 On a Saturday evening last April 14th at 9:15 p.m. two suspects broke into the Harvester Medical Centre, […]

Be very, very careful about this one. Major attempt at identity theft via a Facebook message

Identity theft

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON April 25, 2012 The email message started out nicely enough. Hello, it said. And it was from The Facebook Team. […]

Thieves rob woman inside Admiral Inn on Billings Court – did security cameras capture the theft?

HRPS car

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 23, 2012 A 31-year-old woman in Burlington on business escaped injury after being robbed of her possessions in a Burlington […]

The pickings were really easy so a pair of petty thieves went from car door to car door – opened those that weren’t locked and took.

Stealing from cars

By Staff The petty thieves must just love Burlington – all they have to do is walk up and down the streets and look for […]

Racist graffiti painted on the walls of St. Patrick Elementary School on Kenwood Drive.

St. Patricks Elementary school

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON APRIL 19, 2012 Sometime over the weekend of March 6th, someone snuck onto the grounds of St Patrick’s Elementary School […]

Four Arrested in $16 Million Investment Scam. Remember the Best Way to Help Stop Fraud Is to Report It.

Dollars in the eye

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 11, 2012 The Fraud Unit of the Halton Regional Police Service, with the assistance of the Ontario Securities Commission, has […]

Why would you leave a door unlocked – hope your insurance agent doesn’t read this. Hope police delivered a short lecture as well.

House door unlocked

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON April 5, 2012 Halton Regional Police Service were called to investigate a break and enter to a local residence in Burlington. […]