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Two youths were arrested by the Halton Regional Police Service on August 29, 2017, for their involvement in a crime spree, spanning multiple jurisdictions in the GTA.  The investigation is continuing in order to identify other suspects related to these incidents. 

On July 19, 2017, the Halton Regional Police Service commenced an investigation into a group of youths committing thefts at various community centres located throughout the G.T.A..  This included centres located in Halton Hills and Oakville, where they broke into lockers and stole personal property, including car keys.  They then attended the parking lots using the car keys to steal the victim’s vehicles.  Subsequently, the stolen cars were used to commit multiple daytime residential break and enters.

On July 19, 2017, the co-accused were alleged to have entered several unlocked lockers at the Gellert Community Centre in Georgetown, ON.  The youths then stole a Honda CRV and a Kia Sorento from the adjacent parking lot.

On August 4, 2017, these individuals were also alleged to have stolen an Acura CSX after breaking into a locker at the Glen Abbey Community Centre in the Town of Oakville.

The Halton Regional Police Service began working in partnership with the Peel Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Hamilton Police Service, York Regional Police Service, and the Barrie Police Service, in an effort to identify the suspects.

Deputy Chief Nish Duraiappah,
“Our GTA communities may vary in identity and demographics, however geographic boundaries are irrelevant to criminals.  The commitment of neighbouring police services to work together behind the scenes to investigate and eliminate crimes such as this is a testament to the strength in relationships we have across our policing community. “

A 17-year-old Brampton male has been charged with the following offences:

• Theft of a Motor Vehicle x 5 (1 Hamilton Police Service charge; 4 HRPS charges – 2  Oakville, 2 Halton Hills)
• Theft Under $5,000 (HRPS charge – Oakville)
• Break and Enter x 3  (HRPS charges – Oakville)

A 14-year-old Brampton male has been charged with the following offences:

• Theft of a Motor Vehicle x 4 (1 Hamilton Police Service charge, 3 HRPS charges – 2 Oakville, 1 Halton Hills)
• Theft Under $5,000 (HRPS charge – Oakville)
• Break and Enter x 3  (HRPS charge – Oakville)

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the 2 District (Oakville), Criminal Investigations Bureau, Detective Matt Kohler, at 905-825-4747 ext. 2261.