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Whenever feasible, the Halton Regional Police Service will provide information to the public on emergencies and major incidents. Such information is released through direct notification to media agencies and postings to our website and Twitter account. If necessary, the information will include alert or warning messages and instructions.
The immediate release of information will be dependent on public, victim and officer safety concerns as well as investigative integrity.
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Posted on Friday, August 04, 2023 09:55 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service has obtained a more recent photo of Matthew Flannigan (attached).
Flannigan is wanted for multiple charges stemming from a traffic stop on July 22 in Burlington. These charges include Assault Peace Officer Cause Bodily Harm and Dangerous Operation.
If seen do not approach Flannigan and contact police immediately.
Anyone with information about Matthew Flannigan's whereabouts is requested to call 9-1-1.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2023 11:03 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has arrested three suspects in relation to a drug trafficking investigation.
Investigators identified a suspect and vehicle that were observed making drug transactions in Oakville, Hamilton and Toronto between May 25, 2023 and July 19, 2023.
On July 28, 2023, Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrants were executed at two residences in Toronto as well as a vehicle associated to an identified suspect.
As a result...
Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2023 12:24 PM
***UPDATE*** Additional Charges Laid by Regional Auto Theft Task Force
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Auto Theft Task Force has concluded a lengthy investigation into an organized international stolen auto network.
In February 2023 investigators executed search warrants at locations in Burlington and Mississauga and arrested two male suspects. Details of those charges is contained in the initial media release (below). Continuing investigative efforts have led to additional charges and...
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023 03:21 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has made an arrest in relation to a series of night-time break and enters in Oakville and other nearby regions.
Between July 1 and July 11, 2023, seven Oakville residences in the area of Upper Middle Road and Eighth Line in Oakville were broken into overnight while residents slept. Similar entries occurred in York Region and Peel. During the entries, six vehicles were stolen along with cash and valuables from the...
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2023 02:48 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is investigating an altercation involving a firearm outside of a downtown Oakville restaurant.
On Friday July 21, 2023, at approximately 11:55 pm police were called to the area of Lakeshore Road East and Reynolds Street in Oakville after multiple reports of at least one gunshot being fired.
A victim was outside of a restaurant when he was approached by a suspect and an altercation took place. At least one shot was fired by the suspect. Fortunately, no one...