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

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 students and think there might be a pattern.  Here is what they know so far – can you help with any piece of this puzzle?

Incident 1:

On May 15th at 1:40 p.m. a man in a parked car struck up a conversation with a 15 year old female student at a bus stop in front of MM Robinson HS, located at 2425 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington. The male asked questions about the school, asked for the student’s name, and even asked the student to reach through the open window to hand him a piece of paper that was located on the passenger seat. The student did reach into the car; however the man made no attempt to grab or harm her.

The man is described as 55-60 years, heavy build, South Asian.  Vehicle description: Silver – four door.

That young lady should never has put her hand into the car.  The police officer taking the report must have cringed as he listened to the student.

Incident 2:

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

On May 17th at 4:30 p.m. two 15 year old males were walking along Tavistock Drive near Clarksdale Public School. A man drove up to them, got their attention, held up a package of cookies and offered them one.  The man is described as white, 60 years old, average build, white/grey hair, wearing glasses.  Vehicle is described as a black, four door Lincoln.

Does any of this trigger something you saw.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a complete recollection – the police know how to put the parts together – but they do need those pieces and they can only come from you.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 x2385, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).


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