Our Media Relations Officers are the official spokespersons for the Halton Regional Police Service and act as the primary liaisons between the police service and the media.
Communications for emergency and major incidents
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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Hours of availability are Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 10:15 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Regional Fraud Unit has completed a fraud investigation that began back in 2019.
In January of 2019, fraud investigators initiated an investigation regarding an online dating scam that victimized an Oakville resident of approximately $70,000. The suspect would initiate and maintain contact with his victims through email and text, establish trust through this remote relationship, and convince them to transfer funds. Following a lengthy investigation,...
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 12:37 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service – Drug and Human Trafficking Unit has completed a drug trafficking investigation in relation to a residence in Oakville. On April 6, 2022, a search warrant was executed at an address in the area of Litchfield Road and White Oaks Boulevard in Oakville.
Joshua Lindo (27) of Oakville was arrested and charged with:
- Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Distributing
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over...
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 12:36 PM
In 2021, Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) officers responded to a fatal drug overdose in our region. As a result of that investigation one of several traffickers were identified on the decedent’s phone.
On April 6, 2022, investigators from the HRPS – 3 District Street Crime Unit arrested one of the identified traffickers, Trayvon Spencer (20) of Stoney Creek. He has been charged with:
- Trafficking Cocaine
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
- Trafficking – Cocaine
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 11:52 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau is investigating a robbery that took place at the Burlington Mall (located at 777 Guelph Line).
On April 6, 2022, at approximately 8:00 pm, three suspects entered the Rogers Wireless retail location inside the Burlington Mall and demanded cell phones while one suspect displayed a Conducted Energy Weapon (commonly referred to as a Taser).
The suspects loaded garbage bags with phones and fled in a waiting vehicle (see...
Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2022 10:27 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Regional Fraud Unit has completed a lengthy investigation in Georgetown.
In February 2022, HRPS officers conducted a traffic stop during which the driver of the vehicle provided identification that was not his own.
At that time, the driver, Hassam Syed (31) of Georgetown was arrested and charged with:
- Obstruct Police
- Fail to comply with Undertaking
A large amount of financial documentation that was suspected to be stolen and/ or fraudulently obtained was...