Release Date: May 4th, 2020 - 10:01am
Originator: D/Sergeant, Barrett Gabriel, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2215
Contact: D/Constable, Chris Brown, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2216
Overnight on March 30, 2020, several credit and debit cards were stolen from a vehicle parked at a residence on Queen Mary Drive in Oakville. The stolen cards were subsequently used at multiple locations to make fraudulent purchases. Investigators from the Oakville Street Crime Unit were able to identify those believed to be responsible.
On the April 30, 2020, Oakville Street Crime officers arrested Paul Molinari (43) of Oakville for his alleged involvement. During the arrest officers located 7.5 grams of suspected Fentanyl.
Molinari has been charged with:
-Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (five counts),
-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (five counts)
-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl)
On May 1, 2020, Street Crime officers executed warrants at an Oakville apartment and arrested Lisa Mellegers (39) of Oakville. Investigators further seized approximately 7 grams of crack cocaine and a small quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl.
Mellegers has been charged with:
-Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (four counts)
-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
-Failing to Comply with Probation
-Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine)
-Possession of a Controlled Substance (two counts- methamphetamine/fentanyl)
Both individuals were held for a bail hearing.
Police would like to remind the public to remove valuables from their vehicles and to ensure doors are locked.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Chris Brown of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.