Oshweken man faces additional charges after police pursuit

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Further investigation into property related crimes by members of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau, Street Crime Unit has resulted in 10 additional criminal charges being laid against Dillon James MILLER, 27 years of Oshweken.

These charges relate to the theft of a vehicle, arson to a vehicle, and several thefts/damage to vehicles that occurred in the Oakville area during the overnight hours of April 2nd / 3rd 2017.

Additional charges include:

  • Mischief Under $5000 (3 counts)
  • Theft Under $5000 (3 counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (2 counts)
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle (1 count)
  • Arson (1 count)

MILLER remains in custody at this time.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext 2277, 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).

**Original Release**

Police Pursuit / Stolen Truck **UPDATE Male Arrested**

Release Info Police continued to investigate the suspect apprehension pursuit and subsequent stolen vehicle fire and van theft that occurred overnight on April 18th to 19th 2017.

Investigators have determined that shortly before the pursuit of the stolen truck, two of the three occupants broke into two vehicles and stole items from them at a business on Mainway in Burlington.  One vehicle was entered by smashing a window while the other was left unlocked.

An officer then noticed this stolen truck in the area of Mainway and Walkers Line and attempted to stop it.  The driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated but then terminated on the Eastbound QEW at Burloak Drive for public safety reasons.

The stolen truck later returned to the Burlington area where the occupants attempted to steal several other vehicles before successfully stealing the GMC Savana Van from a driveway on Phoebe Crescent where the stolen truck involved in the pursuit was lit on fire.

Police have now identified Dillon James MILLER (27-yrs) of Oshweken as the driver of the stolen pickup truck during the pursuit and also involved in the theft from auto and vehicle theft (including attempt) occurrences.

On April 20th 2017, members of Project Shutdown located MILLER in Oshweken and arrested him on unrelated matters after a lengthy foot chase.  (Project Shutdown is a multi-jurisdictional initiative aimed at combating auto-thefts in Southern Ontario involving officers from the Brantford Police Service, Halton Regional Police Service, Hamilton Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and Six Nations Police Service).

A Judge’s Order was obtained and MILLER appeared in Milton court on April 26th to face the following 20 criminal charges.

  • Mischief Under $5000 (two counts)
  • Theft under $5000 (two counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (one counts)
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle including attempts (seven counts)
  • Driving while Disqualified (five counts)
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle (one count)
  • Arson (one count)

Police are continuing to investigate similar occurrences in Burlington and Oakville with further charges possible.  MILLER remains in custody and will appear next by video on May 4th 2017.

Anyone who may have any information pertaining to this investigation or know the identity of the remaining two suspects 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.haltoncrimesoppers.ca or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)