Increase in Residential Break & Enters in Oakville

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Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw was the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Services. He is a detective of the Halton Regional Police Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team.

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The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is reminding residents to remain vigilant about home security in the wake of increased residential break and enters in the Town of Oakville.
Since early March, police have received a number of reports of suspects gaining entry to homes by smashing or prying open rear patio doors and/or windows.

These incidents are taking place during various times of the day and night. The suspects are targeting jewelry, electronics and tools.

Police are advising homeowners to activate any alarm systems, to ensure all windows and doors are locked, and to keep valuable items out of view from the street before departing. They also urge members of the public to connect with neighbours who are home during the day and encourage them to call police if they observe anything suspicious.

As an additional measure of protection, members of the public with residential surveillance are reminded of the Halton Regional Police Service’s Security Camera Registration and Monitoring Program (S.C.R.A.M.). This community-based crime prevention and investigative tool allows individuals to identify and register residential video surveillance equipment through a simple, secure, confidential, online form located on the Service’s website ( under Services -> S.C.R.A.M.

Anyone who may have any information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2255, Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).



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