Break and enter investigation concludes with 48 criminal charges

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Break and enter investigation concludes with 48 criminal charges
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The Halton Regional Police Service and the York Regional Police Service have concluded a lengthy break and enter investigation which spanned multiple jurisdictions. The group arrested was responsible for numerous entries throughout Halton and the G.T.A.

Between December 19, 2017 and January 8th 2018, a total of 13 residential break and enters occurred in Oakville and Burlington.

In each incident the suspects knocked on the front door to determine whether or not a resident was home. After confirming the homes were empty, the culprits forced entry to the front doors ransacking bedrooms in search of money or jewellery.

In response a cross jurisdictional break and enter investigation was commenced. It relied on a comprehensive menu of investigative techniques, inter agency collaboration, and community awareness. The combination of those ingredients resulted in the identification of the accused.

On March 2, 2018, the Halton Regional Police and the York Regional Police arrested three of the culprits (Rai Teixeira, Lincoln Samuels, and Cesar Montenero). At the time the accused failed to escape arrest by colliding with another vehicle and fleeing the scene on foot. The last of the 4 accused was arrested on March 8, 2018. Search warrants supporting the offences were executed at the accused’s residences and resulted in the recovery of large amounts of jewellery and evidence linking the culprits to the entries in the Halton Region.

“The Halton Regional Police Service and our partners understand how important it is for our residents to feel safe and secure in our communities. Residential break and enters are a clear priority for our service. Considerable resources were invested to support that understanding and ensure the best outcome possible. This combined with benchmark excellence in cross jurisdictional collaboration have resulted in the arrest of the people responsible for these intrusive offences. I share satisfaction with the people impacted by these crimes in knowing the persons responsible will be held accountable,” commented Deputy Duraiappah.

Combined the accused face a total of 48 criminal charges.

People charged after Break and Enter Investigation:

Rai Teixeira (22) of Brampton was charged with Break and Enter – Commit (10 Counts), Break and Enter – Intent (3 Counts)

Lincoln Samuels (22) of Tottenham was charged with Break and Enter – Commit (6 Counts), Fail to Comply Probation (4 Counts)

Cesar Montesdeoca (22) of Brampton was charged with Break and Enter – Commit (8 Counts), Break and Enter – Intent (2 Counts), Fail to Comply Probation (2 Counts), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Vincent Vassel (23) of Brampton was charged with Break and Enter – Commit (5 Counts), Break and Enter – Intent (2 Counts), Fail to Comply Probation (6 Counts)

Anyone who may have additional information concerning this investigation can contact Halton Regional Police Detective Ron Strauch at 905-825-4747 ext. 2255. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Lauren breckon says:

    Congratulations and thanks to Halton police!

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