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Media Release

Release Date: June 8th, 2018 - 2:50pm

Originator: D/Sergeant Ron Hansen, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2315

Contact: Detective Clay Gillis, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2307

Location: Burlington

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Man Responsible for Several Burlington Break and Enters Arrested in Stolen Vehicle



On May 28th 2018 at approximately 7:35 AM, several observant citizens reported suspicious activity around a vehicle in the area of Weslock Common and Singleton Common (Alton Community) in the City of Burlington.

Officers responded and located a man that had been seen by the citizens exiting the vehicle.  A subsequent investigation into the vehicle revealed it had been stolen from a Marion Court Burlington driveway on May 26th 2018.  Officers also observed a significant amount of tools which investigators later identified as being stolen from several residential garage break and enters on Old York Road in Burlington.

Dustin Mark GALLAGHER (34-yrs) of No Fixed Address was arrested and held for bail.  He will appear next for a video remand on June 11th 2018 charged with the following offences:

  • Break, enter & theft (two counts)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Fail to comply with probation (two counts)

Investigators are grateful to the citizens that took the initiative to report suspicious observations that led to this successful outcome and encourage others to do the same to help keep our community safe.

Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Clay Gillis of  the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2307.

Tips can also be submitted 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.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.