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Media Release

Release Date: August 14th, 2020 - 10:08am

Originator: D/Sergeant, Ellie Bale, 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2415

Contact: D/Constable, Sheena Baker, 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2129

Location: Acton


Alert Citizen Aids in Stolen Skid Steer Investigation in Acton – Arrest Made

On June 22, 2020 the Halton Regional Police Service responded to a report of a stolen skid steer from a parking lot in Acton.  The skid steer (Bobcat, valued at approximately $15,000) had been parked at a lot in the area of Hillcrest Street and Eastern Avenue.   An alert citizen advised police that he observed two suspicious pickup trucks in the area of the skid steer at approximately 6:20 pm.  He observed a male load the skid steer onto one of the trucks prior to leaving the area without properly securing it.  He provided police with detailed descriptors of the trucks and the male loading the skid steer.   

Investigation determined that the skid steer was in-fact stolen and the information provided by the citizen was crucial in aiding the investigation.

On August 13, 2020 the suspect was located and arrested by Halton Regional Police officers in the city of Guelph. 

Kyle Rideout (32) of Erin has been charged with:

-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.

Rideout was released from custody on a Form 9.  The skid steer has been recovered by police.  The investigation is continuing in efforts to identify other suspect(s) involved.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Sheena Baker of the 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2129.

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.

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