Police arrest two males for theft from autos in North Burlington; they were fleeing the scene in a taxi.

Crime 100By Staff

August 3rd, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

Late in July at very close to 2:30 AM on a Friday police received a call from a citizen who observed two males break into a neighbour’s car in the area of Millcroft Park Drive and Sarazen Dr. in Burlington.

Police arrived and observed two males matching the suspect’s descriptions leaving the area in the back of a taxi.

The taxi was stopped and the two males were arrested and found to have a quantity of stolen property that had been taken from numerous vehicles in the Millcroft, Headon Forest and Alton Village Communities of North Burlington.

Police also located a set of keys that were linked to a Dodge Ram that had been stolen from Deer Run Avenue and later located on Minvera Way in Alton Village (Burlington).

Kameron ARSENAULT (18-yrs) of Burlington and a 17 year-old male youth who cannot be named because of his age were held for bail charged with the following offences:

• Theft Under $5000
• Possession of property obtained by crime (6 counts)
• Possession of break-in instruments
• Break and enter
• Theft of motor vehicle

• The 17-year-old male faces additional charges of breaching recognizance and fail to comply with disposition.

Anyone who may have information pertaining to theft from autos are asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2316, Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS, through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Police are reminding the public of the following prevention tips:

• Ensure your unattended vehicle(s) are kept locked/secure
• Never leave personal identification or valuables in your vehicle
• Park in a well-lit and attended areas whenever possible
• Never leave spare keys in your vehicle
• If you have to leave valuables in your vehicle, lock them in your trunk. Don’t tempt thieves by leaving packages or purses in plain view or on the seat.
• Remove GPS navigation and cell phone devices & power cords from view when not in your vehicle
• Consider installing CCTV / Surveillance cameras which can capture the crime and aid in suspect identification
Help police catch those responsible by keeping an eye out in your communities and immediately reporting any suspicious activity

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2 comments to Police arrest two males for theft from autos in North Burlington; they were fleeing the scene in a taxi.

  • Sharon Lundy

    On Tuesday, August 1 I found my car had been burglarized. The glove box and center console had all the contents removed and were left wide open. A pink MP 3 player and a loonie was taken. I also found a sunglass case with sunglasses on my driveway. I thought they had probably been dropped by the person(s) who went through my vehicle because they didn’t belong to me. Later I found some other small items scattered in the street. I live on Crosswinds Court.

  • Stephen White

    If police know which areas of the City are being targeted for car thefts why not invest in portable CCTVs units, install them on a rotating basis in various neighbourhoods, and use the footage to assist in identifying potential suspects? Better still, why not set up a decoy unit, conduct a sting operation, and use CCTV footage to capture the thieves in the act?

    I get it that average citizens need to take personal responsibility for protecting their property and valuables. However, the police also need to exercise some imagination in policing too. We spend an increasing share of tax dollars on policing. We keep hiring more officers, but not necessarily exploring creative approaches for solving recurring crimes.