On November 6, 2023 at approximately 10:50 p.m., members of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to reports of three males wearing construction vests breaking into a commercial property located on Speers Road in Oakville.

Police were subsequently advised that the suspects had fled the scene in a dark-coloured pick-up truck that was pulling a trailer loaded with tools.

A short time later, patrol officers observed a vehicle matching the above description in the area of Lakeshore Road East and Ford Drive. A traffic stop was conducted and three individuals were subsequently placed under arrest.

As a result of an investigation, Eric DO REGO (39) of St. John (New Brunswick), Bryan MARTINHO (29) of Thornhill, and Patrick RUVIO (21) of Thornhill have been charged with:

  • Break and Enter
  • Trespass by Night
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of Break and Enter Tools

At the time of this investigation, MARTINHO had already entered into a release order related to other significant charges, including firearm-related offences. All of these offences occurred outside of Halton Region, and both DO REGO and RUVIO had signed as his sureties.

All three have all been held pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 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.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Media Relations
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca