Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:30 am ·  0 Comments
Members of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Provincial Anti-Violence Strategy (PAVIS) Team announced that they have arrested 17 individuals as a result of a multi-agency initiative involving six partner police services.
Over the past several weeks, the PAVIS Team has tracked down persons wanted for criminal offences in Ontario and other provinces, specifically Quebec. PAVIS Team officers compiled lists of wanted individuals, confirmed that warrants were still in good standing, and completed backgrounds on intended targets. The HRPS worked closely with the Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SVPM) and Crown Attorney’s Office to coordinate arrests of the wanted parties.
Southern Georgian Bay O.P.P., Ottawa Police Service, Service de Police de la Ville de Quebec (SVPQ), and Kingston Police Service assisted in the execution of this project. The HRPS also supported Hamilton Police Service with the return of a wanted party.
All told, eight offenders in Montreal and nine in Ontario were arrested as a result of a three day blitz, which ran from October 17 to 19. They face more than 45 charges, including Assault, Break and Enter, Fraud, Utter Threats to Cause Death, and Breach of Probation.
The project, and the resulting arrests, were made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and will be ongoing through the end of December, 2016. Refer to About PAVIS at the end of this media release for more information.
Follows is a summary of the individuals arrested and associated charges.
Halton Regional Police Service warrants arrested by SVPM:
Montreal warrants arrested by Halton Regional Police Service:
If anyone has information on wanted parties or parties who are breaching their conditions of their release, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text Tip201 to CRIMES (274637), or Detective Constable Tim Woollands (Oakville) at 905-825-4747 ext. 2208.
The Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS) is a multi-agency program run through the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has been participating in this program since 2007. HRPS’ use of PAVIS funding during that time has evolved.
The most recent submission to the PAVIS program was initiated in 2016 and was approved by the Ministry later that year. The approved funding term concludes on December 31, 2016. The submission that was made and approved is built around the HRPS response to Community Safety Planning in Halton Region.
Strategies include increased resources for weekend/evening patrols of individuals who fail to comply with court-imposed conditions; ensuring compliance through increased checks; stakeholder collaboration with external partners for matters pertaining to the sentencing of offenders, and; additional resources to pursue arrest warrants.
During this funding term, the HRPS will continue partnering with stakeholders to increase organizational and community capacity to prevent and address recidivism through the application of risk-based interventions.
Ashley JACOBS, Assault, Bernard THERRIEN, breach of probation, Break and Enter, Chyan BOWEN, Cuong NGUYEN, Fraud, Guy COALLIER, Halton Regional Police, Janvier BETCHLEY, Jean LAVEAU, Jonathan DIAS, Junior BELLAMY, Michael CRICK, Michael McHENRY, October 2016, Paul ROARKE, PAVIS, Peter HONSBERGER, Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy, Richard SMITH, Sylvain COALLIER, Thi HOANG, Utter Threats to Cause Death