Arrest in Residential Break and Enters in Milton and Halton Hills
On Friday, February 28th, 2014, three residential break and enters occurred in the rural area of Milton and Halton Hills.
During these entries a male suspect gained entry by forcing his way through a rear door of the unoccupied homes. While inside, the suspect took a variety of electronics, clothing, and personal effects.
These entries were reported to police who observed a suspicious van in the area. In attempts to perform a traffic stop on the van, it fled the area but was later stopped by police in the area of Highway 25 and James Snow Parkway in the Town of Milton.
An investigation into the occupant of the vehicle resulted in his arrest.
Terrence JOHNSON (50 years) of Hamilton is charged with three counts of Break and Enter, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Burglary Tools, Flight from Police, and Drive While Under Suspension (Highway Traffic Act).
JOHNSON was held for a bail hearing.
Halton Police is continuing the investigation into these and other rural entries in the Milton and Halton Hills communities.
With March break on the horizon, police would like to remind the public to make sure you crime proof your home while you are away. Here are a few tips to follow:
- Whether you go away for a day or week, use automatic timers that turn lights on and off to give your home the appearance of being occupied
- Leave your travel schedule and phone number with a trusted neighbour or relative so that you may be contacted if necessary
- Leave a door key and key to your alarm system (if you have one) with a neighbour
- Have a neighbour pick up newspapers and mail or discontinue all deliveries
- Arrange to have your lawn mowed or snow shovelled
- If you have a second car, leave it in your driveway or arrange to have a neighbour park their car in your driveway
- Check all windows and doors to make sure that they are locked
- Lock your garage
Above all, enjoy yourself knowing that you left your home as secure as you reasonably could make it.
Anyone with information to assist in the above investigation can contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at (905)825-4747 ext. 2315.
Police also remind the public to utilize Crime Stoppers to
report any illegal activity at 1 800 222-TIPS (8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).
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Fraudulent Romance Scam in Halton
The Halton Regional Police have arrested a male party in connection with a Romance Scam in which two female victims were defrauded following separate relationships started via the Internet.
The two females, one in her thirties and the other in her fifties, entered into what they believed were trusting relationships with a male party.
The male had set up a fake profile on a popular dating site representing himself as Alex Hermain, a 38 year old from Burlington. He selected his victims and made the first contact, soon to weave a fabulous sounding story of success.
He established a dating relationship which quickly turned into a scam to “borrow” money that he never paid back.
Due to the nature of dating sites, it is unknown if the accused has several aliases and the Halton Police are appealing to the public for anyone that may have had contact with the accused.
Zeeshan Qureshi, (30 Yrs) from Hamilton is charged with Fraud over $5000, Fraud Under $5000 and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.
The accused is due in court on March 26th, 2014 at 9:00am in Milton.
Anyone with information on this can contact Detective Larry Burns, Regional Fraud Unit at 905 825-4747 ext 8738
Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).Posted: Mar. 11, 2014 Under: Halton Region Permanent Link to this Article
New exhibition at the Cultural Centre
The Halton Hills Camera Club’s Annual PhotoArt Show will be on view in the Cultural Centre’s Sisnett Lobby from March 10 – April 6, 2014. This competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers and promotes excellence in the art of photography within the community of Halton Hills.
The Halton Hills Camera Club has proudly sponsored the event for 34 years and this year’s selection has been drawn from nearly four hundred entries. Also featured as part of the PhotoArt celebration is ‘An Evening with Ethan Meleg’. This well-known outdoor and nature photographer will discuss his work in the Cultural Centre’s John Elliot Theater on March 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets may be obtained by contacting the theatre box office at 905-877-3700.
Mayor Rick Bonnette is pleased to hear about this new exhibition at the Cultural Centre. “I encourage residents to enjoy the work of the many talented photographers from our community and commend the Halton Hills Camera Club for their dedication and longstanding tradition of excellence”.Posted: Mar. 10, 2014 Under: Halton Hills - Georgetown Permanent Link to this Article