Sharp eyed police officers pull a suspect over - car was stolen and carrying stolen property..

Crime 100By Staff

June 29th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

While investigating one car theft police notice some suspicious driving and find they are dealing with a vehicle that had also been stolen. A two for one for the police.

On June 26th 2018 shortly after 11:00 PM, police were called to investigate the theft of a Mercedes SUV that had just occurred on Ascot Place in Burlington.

Police cruiserResponding officers stopped a suspicious vehicle leaving the area and during the stop the stolen Mercedes was seen approaching but did a U-Turn and sped away. The stopped vehicle, a 2006 Mazda 3 was stolen several days prior from Province St. N. in Hamilton. The driver and sole occupant of this vehicle was arrested and held for bail. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of property that had been stolen from unlocked cars in Burlington.

On June 27th 2018, investigators located the stolen Mercedes SUV parked in the area of Cannon Street and Kenilworth Avenue in Hamilton. At 3:45 PM, a male returned to the vehicle with the keys in hand at which time investigators with assistance from members of the Hamilton Police Service BEAR and HEAT units arrested the male after a foot chase. A search of the stolen vehicle resulted in the recovery of further stolen property taken during vehicle break-ins and a garage break-in.

Brent Andrew COOPER (18-yrs) of Hamilton was the first man arrested. He was released on bail and will appear next in Milton Court on July 25th 2018 charged with the following:

• Theft of motor vehicle
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
• Possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)
• Possession of a controlled substance (marihuana)
• Fail to comply with recognizance (two counts)

Michael Raymond ALLEN (18-yrs) of Hamilton was the second man arrested. He was remanded into custody and will appear next in Milton Court on July 3rd 2018 charged with the following:

• Theft of motor vehicle (two counts)
• Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 (four counts)
• Theft under $5000 (three counts)
• Break and enter
• Fraud under $5000

Police are still investigating numerous other thefts from and of vehicles that have taken place throughout the city of Burlington over the past several months and are urging area residents to not leave valuables or spare keys in their vehicles and ensure the doors are locked when left unattended. Police are also encouraging the public to immediately report suspicious activity.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Urie of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2338.
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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