Suspects Charged for Thefts from Cars in Burlington
Two young men are facing charges following the theft of items from a slew of cars in Burlington.
A resident phoned police on July 28 at 2:39 a.m. to report two males breaking into a neighbour’s car near Millcroft Park Dr. and Sarazen Dr.
That’s near Dundas St. and Appleby Line.
Police arrived and saw two males matching the suspects’ descriptions leaving in the back of a taxi.
The cab was stopped and the suspects were arrested.
Police allege the teens were found with “a quantity of stolen property that had been taken from numerous vehicles” in the Millcroft, Headon Forest and Alton Village communities.
Officers also found a set of keys linked to a Dodge Ram that had been stolen from Deer Run Ave. and later located on Minvera Way.
Kameron Arsenault, 18, of Burlington, and a 17-year-old are charged with: theft under $5,000; six counts of possession of property obtained by crime; possession of break-in instruments; break and enter; and theft of motor vehicle.
The 17-year-old - whose name is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act - is facing more charges for breaching recognizance and failing to comply.
Anyone with information about theft from autos is asked to phone the Burlington criminal investigations bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2316 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 .
Police are reminding the public to:
- 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 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
- Help police catch those responsible by keeping an eye out in your communities and immediately reporting any suspicious activity
File photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police