March 20, 2017
There was a time that all you had to do was skip town and your problems with the local police force came to an end. The advent of social media put an end to that loop hole.
The long arm of the law stretches from coast to coast to coast. For the 22 year-old male sitting in Hamilton’s Barton Street jail awaiting extradition to California for hacking into the Yahoo web site and making off with billions of names with all kinds of data attached to them, that arm was quite a bit longer.
The police now have tools that are difficult to defeat.
Members of Halton Regional Police Service’s Risk Mitigation Team (RMT) announced that they have arrested and returned two wanted individuals to Ontario who fled the province in attempts to avoid prosecution.
Over the past few weeks, RMT officers developed lists of wanted individuals, confirmed that warrants were still in effect, and completed background checks on the intended targets. Working with the RCMP in Surrey, British Columbia, two individuals were identified and arrested. Combined they face 14 charges, including Possession of Stolen Credit Card, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Breach of Probation, Uttering Forged Documents, Theft Under $5000, Fraud Under $5000, and Fail to Re-Attend Court.
The names of the two individuals and associated charges they face are:
Joanne WALKER-CALLUM (49 yrs) of Surrey, British Colombia – Possession of stolen credit card X4, Breach of Probation, Theft Under $5000, Uttering a forged document X2, and Fail to re-attend Court.
Blanka DOLEZALOVA (53 Yrs) of Surrey, British Columbia – Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X2, Theft Under $5000, Fraud Under $5000, and Fail to re-attend Court. She is also facing charges with the Ontario Provincial Police
Anyone with information on wanted parties or parties who are breaching their conditions of release is asked to contact Sgt. Paul Harrower (Milton/Halton Hills) at 905-634-1831 ext. 2467, D/Cst. Tim Woollands (Oakville) at 905-634-1831 ext. 2208, or D/Cst Calvin Bulbrook (Burlington) at 905-634-1831 ext. 2387.
Tips can also be submitted through 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).