***UPDATE*** Police Charge Fourth Suspect in Theft of Personal Protective Equipment Valued at Over $300,000

Posted On Wednesday January 13, 2021

***UPDATE***

Members of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have made a fourth arrest in the theft of personal protective equipment that was stolen from a Burlington business.

On January 21, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a residence in Oakville and arrested a male party.

Julio Castellon-Torres (30) of Oakville is charged with 4 counts of Theft Over $5000.

Castellon-Torres was released from custody on an Undertaking.

To date, investigators have recovered a portion of the stolen property and continue to investigate the matter.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

 

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Corporate Communications
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca

 

 

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Members of the Halton Regional Police Service - 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have arrested three males in relation to an internal employee theft of personal protective equipment worth over $300,000.

The three males are employees of a Burlington business that sells safety and cleaning products.  Since September 2020, large quantities of latex gloves and cleaning chemicals had gone missing.  Investigation determined that three employees had orchestrated the theft of these items from the business.

Charged are:

Jonathan Kendall (19) of Burlington

  • Theft Over $5000

Joel Owatan (24) of Burlington

  • Theft Over $5000 (4 counts)

Alexander Tejada (28) of Oakville

  • Theft Over $5000 (4 counts)

All three accused were released from custody on an Undertaking.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service

Corporate Communications

Phone: 905-825-4899

Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca

 

Members of the Halton Regional Police Service - 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have arrested three males in relation to an internal employee theft of personal protective equipment worth over $300,000.

The three males are employees of a Burlington business that sells safety and cleaning products.  Since September 2020, large quantities of latex gloves and cleaning chemicals had gone missing.  Investigation determined that three employees had orchestrated the theft of these items from the business.

Charged are:

Jonathan Kendall (19) of Burlington

  • Theft Over $5000

Joel Owatan (24) of Burlington

  • Theft Over $5000 (4 counts)

Alexander Tejada (28) of Oakville

  • Theft Over $5000 (4 counts)

All three accused were released from custody on an Undertaking.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service

Corporate Communications

Phone: 905-825-4899

Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca