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Media Release

Release Date: September 24th, 2020 - 11:22am

Originator: Detective, Ron Wright, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2284

Contact: D/Constable, Arkadiusz Olejarski, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2273

Location: Oakville


Arrests Made in Catalytic Converter Thefts in Oakville

‚ÄčOn September 23, 2020 at approximately 1:35 am, an alert member of the public interrupted a catalytic converter theft in progress in the area of Speers Road, near Third Line in Oakville.

Members of the Halton Regional Police Service conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle leaving the area. The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested and several stolen catalytic converters were recovered. Investigation determined that the trio had targeted several vehicles parked along Speers Road prior to being discovered.

Richard Dunn (45) of Quebec was charged with:

-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

-Theft Under $5000 (4 counts). 

He was held for a bail hearing.

Kristin Mckoy (37) of Quebec was charged with:

-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

-Theft Under $5000 (4 counts). 

She was held for a bail hearing.

Christopher Ryan (44) of Quebec was charged with:

-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

-Theft Under $5000 (4 counts)

-Fail to Comply wtih Probation. 

He was held for a bail hearing.

Investigators believe the arrested parties are responsible for numerous catalytic converter thefts during the months of August and September in Southern Ontario and additional charges are anticipated.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Arkadiusz Olejarski of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2273.

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.