Two men caught loading stolen bike into stolen City of Hamilton van

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On Wednesday August 9th 2017, officers from the Halton Regional Police intercepted and arrested two males who had stolen a bicycle that had been locked up at the Burlington Go Station. The males were loading the stolen bike into a van which was later determined to have been stolen from the City of Hamilton. The males were also in the process of stealing license plates from a parked vehicle in the GO lot to attach to the stolen van. Inside the van were two other bicycles freshly stolen from the nearby Mapleview Mall. All three bikes have been returned to their rightful owners.

Charged are:

Richard STOCKS (32) and Jamie DAWES (40) both of Hamilton.

• Theft Under $5000 x2
• Possession of Stolen Property x2
• Mischief
• Possession of Break-in Tools
• Fail to Comply Probation

On Monday August 7th 2017, officers from the Halton Regional Police arrested two males in possession of a bicycle which had been stolen from the Burlington Go Station earlier in the day.

Charged are:

Derek BURKE (44) and Blake KOMARNISKI (34) both of Guelph.

• Theft Under $5000
• Possession of Stolen Property
• Possession of Controlled Substance
• Fail to Comply Probation.

On Monday July 24th 2017, officers from the Halton Regional Police arrested a male party after he stole a bike from the Burlington GO Station.

Charged is:

Michael SEQUEIRA (33) of Mississuaga

• Theft
• Mischief
• Possession of Stolen Property
• Obstruct Police
• Fail to Comply Probation
• Fail to Comply Recognizance.

On Monday July 3rd 2017, with the assistance of Burlington’s New World Cycle Shop, the Halton Regional Police were able to identify & recover a road bike worth $1,500 that was stolen from the victim’s residential garage in November of 2016. The investigation also solved a 2015 stolen bike case where a $2,500 touring bicycle was stolen from the underground parking garage of a residential building.

Charged is:

James PEZIK (43) of Burlington.

• Possession of Stolen Property x2
• Trafficking in Stolen Property x2

Anyone who may have information pertaining to these bicycle thefts is asked to contact D/Cst Mark URIE of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2338, 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).