Attempted traffic stop leads to Several Charges

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Halton Regional Police officers attempted to execute a traffic stop shortly after 3:20 am on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 as the snow gently fell over Oakville.The attempted traffic stop took place at Lakeshore Road West and Wilson Drive, close to the Tim Hortons.

The suspect had violated the Highway Traffic Act. He did not stop, but fled the scene at high speed. The police did not pursue the suspect.

Soon after the offence, the police located the abandoned vehicle. The suspect drove a stolen car. It was from Toronto.

The police located the suspect soon after and arrested him. They charged Peter Richard VERBA with several offences.

Peter Richard VERBA is 26 years old from Etobicoke.

Police charges from attempted traffic stop

  1. Flight from Police
  2. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  3. Disobey Court Order x 3
  4. Fail to Comply Probation Order x 2
  5. Fail to Comply Recognizance
  6. Drive While Under Suspension (Highway Traffic Act)

The police held the accused, Richard VERBA, for a bail hearing. They remind the public that all persons charged are presumed innocent, and only the courts determine guilt or innocence.

Witnesses of the attempted traffic stop should call the Halton Regional Police’s Detective Constable Shane Glenfield, Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2263. Tips can not only be forwarded to Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), but also though the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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