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Media Release

Release Date: October 11th, 2017 - 2:55pm

Originator: D/Sergeant Dave Costantini, One District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2415

Contact: D/Constable Mark Brewster, One District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2428

Location: Milton


Suspect Caught in Early Morning Break In

A Milton man arrested and charged earlier this year for his alleged role in a number of Milton break ins is back in jail facing additional charges after a foiled early morning break in.

On October 11th, 2017 at 12:59am police received a call for a suspicious person on the construction site located at Whitlock Avenue and Regional Road 25 in the Town of Milton. The caller advised they were viewing the accused currently breaking into several locations in the area. Police were updated and advised that the accused had fled to his car. The caller also provided the direction of travel.

Uniform patrol officers quickly responded and observed a dark colored station wagon travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Whitlock Avenue towards Regional Road 25. Officers stopped the station wagon and after a brief on scene investigation, placed the suspect under arrest for break and enter, possession of break and enter tools, and possession of stolen property.  A search incident to arrest of the suspect resulted in the seizure of drugs and drug paraphernalia. A search of his motor vehicle revealed stolen property.

Police learned that the accused was currently on conditions of an undertaking for his role in several break ins to a Milton building supply company back in May of this year. Furthermore the accused was on two provincial driving prohibitions. The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Vito FERRARI (43yrs) of Milton is facing the following seven charges:

  • 1 count Break and Enter
  • 1 count Possession of Break in instruments
  • 1 count Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • 1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • 1 count Fail to Comply with Undertaking
  • 2 counts Driving while under suspension contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst. Mark Brewster of the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2428 or Crime Stoppers (See Something, Hear Something, Say Something) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting "Tip201"with your message to 274637 (crimes).