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Media Release

Release Date: February 4th, 2019 - 4:07pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Crystal Kelly , Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau , 905-825-4747 Ext. 2316

Contact: D/Sergeant, Crystal Kelly , Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau , 905-825-4747 Ext. 2316

Location: Burlington


Hamilton Man Arrested in Burlington - Attempt Auto Theft

On February 4th, 2019, just before 7:00 AM, Burlington officers responded to a report of an attempted theft of vehicle.  The homeowner saw an unknown man attempting to steal his 2016 Subaru from his driveway.  The incident occurred at a home on Headon Road in the City of Burlington.  The homeowner confronted the Accused who took off on foot.  Responding Officers set up a perimeter and Halton Police K9 successfully tracked the Accused, who was found hiding in a storage shed at the rear of a home near Headon and Jordan Avenue.    

The Accused, Michael ALLEN (19) of Hamilton was arrested without incident.  

ALLEN is charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Theft of Motor Vehicle, and two counts of Fail to Comply – Probation.

He was held for bail and appeared in Milton Court on February 4th 2019 where he was remanded into custody and will appear for in court via video on February 7th, 2019.

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

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.