The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is seeing the seasonal trend of ‘warm-up’ vehicle thefts return.

As the temperatures drop throughout the winter months, police are warning residents about risk of leaving vehicles unattended and running.

On January 12, 2022, the HRPS was notified of two vehicles stolen in Milton while left unattended in the owner’s driveway.  Both vehicles were later located in Mississauga and recovered by police.    

Residents and drivers are reminded to avoid leaving a running vehicle unattended with the keys inside. If possible residents should use a remote car-starter and/ or steering wheel lock to discourage this type of theft.

Anyone with information, CCTV video footage or dash cam video that may further our investigation to please contact Detective Constable Brendon Antinori at 905-825-4777 ext. 2416.   

 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

 Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Corporate Communications
Phone: 905-825-4899