Release Date: May 24th, 2019 - 12:38pm
Originator: Detective, Ron Wright, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2284
Contact: D/Constable, Mark Bingham, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2268
The Halton Regional Police Service has charged a Hamilton man following an investigation into a number of theft from autos and the theft of a vehicle in Oakville.
Overnight on May 19, 2019, several unlocked vehicles were broken into in the area of Eighth Line, between Upper Middle Road and Dundas Street in Oakville. In one instance, the suspects located a set of keys for the vehicle inside and as a result the vehicle was stolen.
After committing the thefts, the suspects made fraudulent credit/debit card purchases at several locations in Hamilton.
On May 21, 2019, one suspect was located in Hamilton and arrested.
Keighan Monteith-Bethune (34) of Hamilton has been charged with:
-Theft under $5000 (9 counts)
-Theft of motor vehicle
-Fail to comply with probation (2 counts)
-Fraudulent use of credit card (2 counts)
-Possession of property obtained by crime (4 counts)
In a separate, but similar Oakville incident from April 2019, several unlocked vehicles were entered and again, the suspects located a spare set of keys for one of the vehicles. This vehicle was stolen and has since been used in the commission of other criminal offences.
The Halton Regional Police Service would like to remind members of our community that crime prevention is a shared responsibility and the impacts from these crimes can be minimized by following these steps:
-lock your vehicle
-remove any valuable items
-do not leave spare keys inside the vehicle.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Bingham of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2268
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.