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Media Release

Release Date: November 18th, 2019 - 3:01pm

Originator: Detective, Candido Moniz, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747

Contact: Detective, Candido Moniz, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747

Location: City of Burlington


Arrest Made After Theft Of Poppy Donation Boxes In Burlington

The Halton Regional Police Service has made an arrest after three Royal Canadian Legion Poppy donation boxes were stolen from various locations in the City of Burlington. 

The first incident occurred on Monday, November 11, 2019. The female accused attended a grocery store on New Street, Burlington. During the moment of silence for Remembrance Day, the accused took a Royal Canadian Legion Poppy donation box and concealed it on her person. The accused then stood for the remainder of the moment of silence before leaving the store. 

 

The second incident occurred on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at a coffee shop on Brant Street in Burlington. While the accused was in the store she took another two Royal Canadian Legion Poppy donation boxes and concealed them on her person before leaving the store.

 

The accused was quickly identified by Halton​ Regional Police Service officers and was arrested on November 15, 2019. 

 

Accused: Brittany Richardson (32) of Milton 

Charges: 3 counts of Theft Under $5000

 

The accused was later released from custody on a promise to appear. 

 

Tips can 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.