Charges Laid After Truck Stolen From Burlington Driveway

Halton police have made some arrests after a pick-up truck was stolen from a residential driveway in Burlington.

According to police, overnight on January 24-25, a 2018 Ford F-150 pick-up truck valued at approximately $70,000 was stolen from a residential driveway on Guire Common in Burlington.

Just after 9 a.m. on January 25, police found the truck unoccupied in the area of Barton Street East and Chestnut Avenue in Hamilton.

On January 27, investigators arrested three people in relation to the stolen truck and breaking into another car on Donnic Drive in Burlington.

Daniel Ross Saunders, 34, of Hamilton, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Patra Shipway, 35, of Hamilton, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and failure to comply with recognizance.

Robyn Helen Garlow, 29, of Hamilton, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), and two counts of failure to comply with probation.

Police are reminding the public of the following prevention tips:

  • Ensure your unattended vehicle(s) are kept locked/secure
  • Never leave personal identification or valuables in your vehicle
  • Park in a well-lit and attended areas whenever possible
  • Never leave spare keys in your vehicle
  • If you have to leave valuables in your vehicle, lock them in your trunk. Don’t tempt thieves by leaving packages or purses in plain view or on the seat.
  • Remove garage door openers, GPS navigation and cell phone devices & power cords from view when not in your vehicle
  • Consider installing CCTV / Surveillance cameras which can capture the crime and aid in suspect identification
  • Ensure their homes and garages are locked when absent from the home or turning in for the night.
  • Report suspicious activity to police immediately

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Ellie Bale of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2312. Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Know Something -- contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web.

Photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police

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