Halton Police Investigate Series of Break & Enters in Oakville: Residents asked to be Vigilant

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Halton Police Investigate Series of Break & Enters in Oakville: Residents asked to be Vigilant
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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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The Halton Regional Police Service is currently investigating a series of break & enters to residential homes in the Town of Oakville.

Some of these entries have been occurring during daytime hours with unknown suspects knocking on doors or ringing doorbells to check if anyone is home. When no answer is received, suspects then force entry into the residence through the front door. During one of these incidents a homeowner was home; however, the suspect quickly ran from the residence without further incident.

Suspect is described as male, possibly middle eastern, 25 to 30 years, 6’ tall, 190 lbs, slim build, black hair and chinstrap beard. He was wearing a windbreaker with NIKE symbol, also white NIKE running shoes.

Some other entries have occurred during the evening hours involving unknown suspects gaining access to the rear gardens of homes and then prying open patio doors or windows (some of which are unlocked) to gain entry inside.

During one overnight entry the homeowner heard a noise downstairs at 4:40 am and discovered 2 individuals in her kitchen. They quickly fled the residence and were last seen entering a vehicle that was parked outside.

Suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue or black older model sedan, with custom modifications including circular rear and front LED lights, and a loud muffler system. Both involved suspects wore dark clothing and toques.

The main focus of these entries appears to be valuables including cash, jewelry and easy to carry electronics.

Some preventative measures include:

  1. Ensure patio doors and windows are properly secured.
  2. Utilize existing alarm systems and motion lights if in place.
  3. Report suspicious persons or vehicles to police as soon as possible.
  4. When away from home for a period of time ensure the property is checked regularly for suspicious activity.
  5. If a potential suspect is encountered on a property, do not engage the suspect but call police immediately.

Also, on February 12th, Halton Police in conjunction with CP24, will be hosting a segment on break and enters which will focus on crime prevention strategies and home security tips. This will commence at 6:00 am and can be viewed live on CP24 subject to any breaking news of the day.

Anyone with information pertaining to any of these incidents is asked to call the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2216, Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Eric says:

    So if I understand correctly. If I encounter a criminal on my property (I.e. in my house, that I should just turn around, walk away and call the police? Wishful thinking if I ever saw it.

  2. Chris says:

    I saw footprints in fresh snow leading to the back of my house the other day. They enter the back yard then turn around before they reach a window or door. I took photos of the shoe imprints regardless although I know that’s pointless as they aren’t going to CSI footprints when no crime occurs. I live in east Oakville. Just off of Cornwall near ford.


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