Release Date: May 29th, 2019 - 12:32pm
Originator: Staff Sergeant, Jeff Foster, 1 District Platoon 1, 905-825-4747 ext 2410
Contact: D/Sergeant, Ellie Bale, 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2415
Location: Halton Hills
On May 29, 2019 at approximately 5:40 am, a vehicle fire was reported in the parking lot of the St. Alban's Church located on St. Alban Drive in Acton.
Officers arrived to find two pickup trucks parked side-by-side fully engulfed. Police learned that the two trucks had recently been stolen from the Wellington County area. The intensity of the fire had damaged windows to the St. Albans Church.
A short time after this incident, three vehicles were reported stolen from the Acton area; two pickup trucks and one SUV.
The SUV was recovered almost immediately in Acton and one of the pickup trucks was located in the Town of Erin later in the morning. At this time one pickup remains outstanding.
Police believe that all vehicle thefts and recoveries are related.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Det. Sgt. Ellie Bale at 905-825-4747 ext. 2415.
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.