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Media Release

Release Date: April 15th, 2019 - 3:37pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Paul Foley, District 2 Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2215

Contact: Detective, Omar Nadim, District 2 Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2278

Location: Halton Region


DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest

On February 22, 2019, the Halton Regional police responded to a residence on Sheddon Avenue in Oakville for a report of a stolen vehicle.

Several days later, a member of the public noticed an abandoned vehicle in the same area.  Officers responded again and located a vehicle stolen from the City of Brampton.  Members of the Forensic Identification Bureau conducted an examination of the second vehicle and seized DNA evidence.

As a result, the Center of Forensic Science later confirmed that the sample belonged to Alex Payne (26) of Toronto.  The Halton Regional Police arrested Payne on Sunday, April 14, 2019.  Payne was taken to the Oakville station where he was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The investigation is on-going and members of the public who may have further information pertaining to these crimes are encouraged to contact Detective Omar Nadim of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, at 905-825-4747 ext. 2278. 

CHARGES: 

Accused:  Alex Payne (26) of Toronto

Charges:  Theft of Motor Vehicle & Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

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.