Three Suspects Charged Following a Series of Break and Enters Across the GTA

 

Halton Police have arrested and charged three suspects following a series of residential break and enters that occurred across the GTA.

On March 26, 2019, one suspect broke into a residence on Bayshire Drive in Oakville by smashing the rear glass sliding door. Police say the suspect targeted jewelry and watches, cash, car keys, and other miscellaneous items.

However, Halton Police were able to respond to the area quickly due to a neighbor witnessing the suspect carrying multiple bags away from the residence.

A thorough canvass of the area resulted in the discovery of exceptional video footage captured by neighbouring homes,” reads a recent news release. “Using the information gleaned from the eyewitness and the security footage, investigators identified three Colombian nationals residing in the City of Toronto.”

In addition, investigators determined that the suspects were also responsible for break and enters that occuried in Richmond Hill and Markham.

On April 17, 2019, members of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested two suspects (Brian Moncada Mejia and Mario Gerardo Quintero Melo) in Toronto. 

Following this, Halton Police executed a search warrant at the suspects’ temporary residence in Toronto and recovered approximately $100,000 in stolen property.

On April 20, 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service arrested the third suspect (Sandra Patricia Jimenez-Ramirex) at her temporary residence in Toronto.

The accused are facing the following alleged charges.

Brian Moncada Mejia (28) of Colombia:

  • Three counts of break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime - over $5,000
  • Possession of forged documents

Mario Gerardo Quintero Melo (47) of Colombia:

  • Two counts of counts of break and enter
  • Possession of property obtained by crime - over $5,000
  • Possession of forged documents
  • Obstruct Police

Sandra Patricia Jimenez-Ramirex (45) of Colombia:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime - over $5,000

All three suspects were held in custody pending bail hearings.  

The Halton Regional Police Service will be collaborating closely with the Canada Border Services Agency to determine the suspects’ current status in Canada.

Anyone with further information pertaining to these incidents is asked to contact Acting Detective John McMullan of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2217. Or contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

 

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