Suspect Facing Charges Following A Series of Vehicle Thefts in Georgetown

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One suspect is facing charges following a number of vehicle theft incidents that occurred in Georgetown.

According to Halton Police, a Georgetown man has been charged following an investigation pertaining to the incidents.

Throughout late May and early June, several unlocked vehicles were entered in the area of Trafalgar Road and Highway 7,” reads a recent Halton Police news release. “After committing the thefts, the suspect made fraudulent credit and debit card purchases at local gas stations.”

Police say that in the early morning hours of June 5, 2019 a Georgetown resident witnessed another theft in progress and notified police.  

Uniformed officers swarmed the area and a man was taken into custody.  

According to police, during his arrest, numerous credit cards and other stolen property were seized.  

A search warrant was executed at a residence in Georgetown and further property was seized.

As a result, Eldon Payne (31) has been charged with multiple alleged property crime related offences including theft under $5,000, fraudulent use of credit cards, and breach of probation.

Police are continuing to investigate further break and enters in the area which may be linked, and further criminal charges are pending.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to contact Detective Paul Harrower of the One District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2491.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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