Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2022 09:59 AM
This year, Halton Regional Police Service officers have already responded to 150 suspected overdoses involving either illicit substances, prescription drugs and/or over-the-counter medications. Of those, 18 people did not survive. If this trend in fatal and non-fatal drug poisonings continues, we anticipate responding to 445 overdoses by the end of the year, with the potential to lose more than 50 lives. We share these numbers recognizing that they represent family members, neighbours, loved ones,...
Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 11:11 AM
On April 8, 2022, two male suspects entered the Georgetown Mall after hours. They attended the Lottery Kiosk that was closed for the evening and proceeded to remove lottery tickets and an unknown quantity of cigarettes.
Suspect 1: Male, between 25 - 30 years old, 5'8 to 5'11, slim build, wearing a black jacket and pants with a green/grey tuque.
Suspect 2: Male, between 25 - 30 years old, 5'8 to 5'11, heavier set, wearing a tan jacket and dark Toronto Blue Jays hat.
Occurrence Number: 2022-103486
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 03:07 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is investigating an armed robbery that took place in Burlington. On April 27, 2022 at 7:50 pm, four suspects entered the Best Buy located at 1200 Brant Street in Burlington. The suspects were armed with knives and demanded cell phones and cash. There were several customers and employees in the store at the time. The suspects fled the scene in a stolen blue Hyundai Sonata (see photo). The vehicle was later recovered in Waterloo. No...
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 01:52 PM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has completed a sexual assault investigation in Burlington with an arrest and charges.
On Thursday April 28, 2022, investigators with the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA) Unit arrested 19 year-old Owen Zinkewich of Burlington. He has been charged with Sexual Assault and Forcible Confinement.
Zinkewich was released from custody pending a court appearance.
The victim met the accused on an online dating application and investigators are concerned that there...
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 08:23 AM
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $1.2 million in funding through the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s Community Safety and Policing Grant. The grant, to be issued over a three-year period, will enhance our ability to combat hate within the region of Halton through the launch of an overarching initiative called: #NoHateInHalton – Promoting Respect, Equity and Inclusivity in Our Community.
Hate- and bias-motivated crimes are an increasing concern...