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Media Release

Release Date: August 28th, 2019 - 9:29am

Originator: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 ext 5224

Contact: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 extension 5224

Location: Burlington


Arrest in Burlington After Pursuit and Robbery Attempts

​On August 27, 2019, just before 12:00 am, members of the Halton Regional Police Service attempted to stop a vehicle whose driver they believed was wanted for several Criminal Code offences.  The suspect fled and a brief pursuit was initiated in the area of Queensway Drive in Burlington.  Due to the dangerous manner in which the driver was operating the vehicle, the pursuit was terminated by police.

The vehicle was observed again by police in the area of Harvester Road and South Service Road in Burlington.  A tire deflation device was deployed, however the driver was able to evade it.

A short time later, the suspect attended a car dealership and attempted to rob an employee of his personal vehicle.  This attempt was not successful and the suspect fled in his vehicle once again.  The suspect drove the wrong direction onto the Queen Elizabeth Way exit ramp at Walkers Line, and was involved in a minor collision.

The suspect fled the scene of the collision on foot and attended a nearby hotel.  The suspect approached an employee of the hotel and demanded their personal vehicle keys.  After obtaining the keys, the suspect again fled the scene on foot.

K9 and uniform officers searched the area and after a lengthy track, located the suspect concealed in a bushed area.

Nathan Howes (29) of Brantford is charged with:

-Flight From Police

-Dangerous Operation

-Fail to Comply with Recognizance (x3)

-Robbery (x2)

-Failure to Stop After Accident

Howes was held in custody pending a bail hearing on August 28, 2019 in Milton.

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