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Media Release

Release Date: May 15th, 2020 - 12:19pm

Originator: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 905 825 4899

Contact: D/Constable, Autumn Mills, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2216.

Location: Oakville

***UPDATE*** Police Looking to Identify Owner(s) of Stolen Property

​The Halton Regional Police Service is looking to identify the owner(s) of stolen property recovered in the investigation into a series of commercial break and enter offences in Oakville.

The recovered items have been placed into an online gallery. Follow the attached link for more information. ​


Please contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825 4747 ext. 2216 if you believe some of the items are yours.


Arrest Made In Commercial Break and Enter Spree

On May 7, 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) made an arrest in relation to a series of commercial break and enters occurring in south Oakville.  The entries and thefts occurred between February and May 2020. Businesses and construction sites were targeted for tools, equipment, and scrap metal. 

Vito Ferrari (45) of Oakville has been charged with:

  • Break and Enter (x8)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (x9)
  • Theft Over $5,000
  • Theft Under $5,000 (x2)
  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Fail to Comply with Probation (x2)

On May 8, 2020 Investigators and uniform officers from 2 District executed a search warrant at an Oakville address.  As a result, police seized property further linked to break and enter offences along with a large quantity of tools, copper, and industrial equipment that is believed to be stolen (see attached photos).

Investigators are in the process of identifying the owners of the stolen property.

Ferrari was held pending a bail hearing on May 11, 2020.

Police believe that others individuals were working with the suspect to commit these offences.  Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst Autumn Mills or the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216.

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