It was wild, it was very dangerous and all kinds of criminal charges were laid. Special Investigations gets called in as well.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON.  May 6, 2013   A Mississauga man faces multiple charges for his involvement in a series of recent break and enters in both Burlington and Oakville.

 During the night of May 3, 2013 the accused and other suspects stood in front of Appleby Opticals, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington, smashed through the front door and stole a quantity of glasses frames.

Later, at 2:19 a.m., the accused and associates broke into the Walkers Medical Centre, 1821 Walkers Line, Burlington, and stole a quantity of medicinal items. 

At 2:35 a.m., a break and enter occurred at the Bell Store, 2475 Appleby Line, Burlington.  The accused and other suspects smashed through the front door and stole cash.

 At 2:45 a.m., a break and enter occurred at the Telus Mobility Store, 2501 Third Line, Oakville.  Again, the accused and associates smashed through the front door and removed tools and cash from within.

It was a uniformed police officer, in a marked police cruiser, conducting commercial premise checks who  came across the incident.  An interaction took place between the lone officer and multiple suspects who  drove their vehicle towards the officer, and colliding with it.  During the life-threatening encounter, the officer discharged his firearm. 

One individual was arrested at the scene while the accused and the other suspect fled on foot.  The vehicle utilized by the suspects had been previously stolen from Oakville in April.

The accused, Jonathan MARUCIO was arrested in Peel Region and additional investigation to date has implicated him in at least two prior Oakville entries on April 25th:

Bell Store – 2525 Hampshire Gate and Telus Mobility Store – 2501 Third Line in Oakville

 ACCUSED:  Jonathan MARUCIO, 31 yrs, of Mississauga has been charged with:

 Break, Enter & Theft (six counts)

Theft of Motor Vehicle (two counts)

Breach of Recognizance (two counts)

Wear Disguise While Committing Offence (two counts)

Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000

Possession of Break and Enter Tools

 The individual arrested at the scene of this incident, a 25-year-old female, has been released unconditionally.

After investigating further the police had a suspect they very much wanted to talk to whom they identified as Jesse RIGO, 21 yrs, of Mississauga

 Mid afternoon on Saturday Rigo surrendered himself to police at #20 Division, Oakville Police Station with his lawyer at his side.

He has been charged with:

Aggravated Assault, Endangering the Life of a Peace Officer
Dangerous Driving
Break, Enter & Theft (six counts)
Theft of Motor Vehicle (two counts)
Wear Disguise While Committing Offence (two counts)
Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000
Possession of Break and Enter Tools
Breach of Probation (two counts)
Breach of Recognizance (two counts)

The accused was accompanied by his lawyer at that time.  The police report that the accused did not suffer any injuries as a result of the original incident when the car the thieves were using rammed into the police cruiser. Rigo was held for a bail hearing and will be appear at the Ontario Provincial Court in Milton.


 

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