Thieves continue to target greenhouse operations

News Sep 13, 2007 Flamborough Review

This column will alert the public to crime in their community. Information is compiled and submitted by Cst. Ian McKellar, Hamilton Police Service.

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Home and Business Entries

Members of the B.E.A.R. unit arrested a known criminal and charged him with several robberies and several break-and-enters that had occurred in various parts of Hamilton recently, including several break-ins at veterinarian offices in Flamborough and Dundas.

A Glendrummond Drive resident returned home in the late afternoon of August 24 to find a newer model, dark grey passenger van in the driveway. A lone Asian male was in the driver's seat. As the homeowner approached the van it drove away. The homeowner then found that the rear door of the house had been forced open and jewellery had been taken.

A suspect entered a Kentmere Grove home through an insecure basement window on August 28 and stole computer equipment, photographic equipment and jewellery.

Police responded to a 5th Concession West business on September 1 after suspects forced open a window to gain entrance to the office. Computers and cash were taken.

Suspects broke into a vacant house on Old Hwy. 8 in Rockton by kicking in a door on September 1. Nothing was reported missing.

Local greenhouse operations are once again a target for thieves. Suspects cut the screen of a rear window at a Hwy. 5 greenhouse on September 2 and stole the cash float.

Thieves forced open a rear window at Carlisle United Church and stole tools from an office on September 2.

Police responded to a Westover Road address for a house entry on September 2. The culprit forced open a rear sliding door to get into the house. Various pieces of electronic equipment, liquor and a gas chain saw were stolen. Neighbours reported seeing a Neon or similar type vehicle and a lone male walking around the house in the early evening.

A 7th Concession East resident returned home on September 3 after a weekend away to find that someone had forced open a basement window. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

Other Incidents

Vandals slashed tires and emptied a fire extinguisher inside a bus owned by the Waterdown Children's Centre on August 21.

Police responded to a collision at Campbellville Road and Centre Road on August 22.

Also on August 22, officers responded to a collision at Brock Road and Hwy. 5.

Thieves attempted to steal a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix from the Flamboro Slots parking lot on Aug. 23.

A Wacker generator was stolen from a Hwy. 5 construction site on August 24; after thieves entered the storage trailer.

Police responded to two accidents on August 24; a collision on Gore Road at Hwy. 6 and a crash at Evans Road and Parkside Drive.

Hamilton police received assistance from an OPP detachment on August 24, after a Waterdown woman received a phone call from a person prohibited from doing so by a court order. The suspect was located, arrested and returned to Hamilton to await a bail hearing.

A customer at a Hwy. 6 gas bar failed to pay the full amount for their purchase on August 24. After being contacted by police, they returned and made restitution.

Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Dundas and Hamilton streets on August 24. On August 25, they responded to a collision at Centre Road and 8th Concession East.

The sector crime manager met with neighbours of a Waterdown neighbourhood who voiced their concern over a problem house on August 25. Police later approached the homeowners and occupants in regards to the neighbours' concern.

Vandals returned to the 2nd Concession West on August 26 and again smashed the mailbox of a homeowner. This time a witness obtained the license plate number and police were able to locate the registered owner and the youths who had the vehicle at the time.

A citizen called in a domestic incident they witnessed on the street on August 26. Police responded to the Waterdown home and found that the couple was well and neither requested police assistance.

Police responded to a Waterdown address where there was a large party of underage drinkers during the evening of August 26. The next day, a neighbour called to report damage to a Jeep parked in the area.

A real estate sign was thrown through the rear window of a vehicle on Howard Blvd. overnight on Aug. 26.

A truck at a 5th Concession East address was damaged on August 26.

A debit key pad was reported stolen from a Waterdown business on August 27.

Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Cooper Road and Safari Road on August 27.

Emergency Services responded to the Freelton park after two off-road dirt bikes collided on August 27. One youth was transported to hospital by ambulance and the other was airlifted to McMaster Medical Centre.

On August 27, a Flamborough resident reported the theft of license plates from a vehicle that had been recently sold. The resident then began receiving unpaid ticket notices. Police remind vehicle owners to remove license plates from vehicles that are sitting on the street being offered for sale or after the sale. Ontario license plates are registered to a person, then attached to a vehicle, and are to be removed upon sale. The plate owner will be held responsible for any debts (407 tolls or parking tickets) incurred with the license plates.

A vehicle at a 5th Concession East home was damaged overnight on August 27.

A male entered a Freelton area store on August 28 and asked to use the phone. He used the phone for an extended period of time and began using profane language. Attempts to retrieve the phone by the storekeeper led to the male throwing items onto the floor and a physical altercation with a store employee. The suspect then fled.

A vehicle parked at a Hamilton St. complex was entered and ransacked on August 28 after someone removed the door locks.

Police responded to a Flamborough address on August 29 after the homeowner found a bucket of white powder on their doorstep. Investigation found that the bucket contained protein powder.

? Police recovered a stolen Ford pickup truck on 4th Concession West on August 30.

An employee at a Flamborough business arrived for work on August 30 to find that someone had attempted to steal the company's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado during the night.

Suspects damaged lights at the end of the driveway of a Howard Blvd. home on August 31.

Investigation continues into an incident at a Regional Road 97 address on August 31, in which a vehicle caused damage on the property and the occupants made a nuisance of themselves at the home. Police returned several days later after neighbours spotted the vehicle and followed it. Police were able to identify the suspects.

A Flamborough landowner who has been having problems with ATVs driving in his soybean fields filed a report on September 1, after he was able to identify one of the drivers.

A concerned citizen saw several youths emerge from a wooded area in a Waterdown park carrying what appeared to be rifles on Sept. 1. Police located the vehicle in Waterdown and a search turned up three air soft guns in the trunk. The youths had been using them in the wooded area.

Police responded to a Flamborough park on Sept. 2 after a visitor was struck on the head by an unknown object. The male was taken to hospital. This investigation continues.

Thieves stole a 2005 GMC Sierra belonging to a patron at Flamboro Downs during the late evening/early morning hours of September 2.

The owner of a tractor trailer discovered his stolen property at a Hwy. 6 location on September 2. The tractor trailer containing approximately $250,000 worth of product had been stolen from a Concord area compound. The tractor trailer was later recovered by Halton police but the cargo was missing. A GPS tracking device led the owner to the Hwy. 6 location. Under the power of a search warrant, police attended the address and located the stolen property along with other products stolen from the region of York.

Employees at a Flamborough business found a trailer parked on the property when they arrived for work on September 2. A check inside the trailer located drums of hazardous materials. Video evidence suggests that a tractor left the trailer at the location during the night. City Haz-Mat crews were called in.

A Roto-tiller and a cordless drill were stolen from a shed at a Hwy. 6 business on September 2.

A customer at a Flamborough drive-through sprayed an offensive substance at the workers on September 2. The male and his female companion later entered the restaurant asking for the completion of their order. No injuries were incurred; police have limited suspect information.

A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado parked at Flamboro Slots was stolen during the late evening of September 2.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault after a domestic dispute at a Waterdown address on September 3.

A Fireside Drive resident called police on September 3 after observing an unknown person in and around their home. The suspect drove off before police arrived and the witness couldn't provide a description.

Suspects damaged windows at a former Clappison's Corners business that is now closed on September 4.

A lawnmower was stolen out of the back of a pickup truck at a Carlisle home overnight on September 4.

Calls

Police responded to 456 calls for service in the Flamborough area between August 24 and September 4.

If you need any one of the Emergency Services, call 911. If it is not an emergency but you still need an officer to respond, call 905-546-4925.

Thieves continue to target greenhouse operations

News Sep 13, 2007 Flamborough Review

This column will alert the public to crime in their community. Information is compiled and submitted by Cst. Ian McKellar, Hamilton Police Service.

* * *

Home and Business Entries

Members of the B.E.A.R. unit arrested a known criminal and charged him with several robberies and several break-and-enters that had occurred in various parts of Hamilton recently, including several break-ins at veterinarian offices in Flamborough and Dundas.

A Glendrummond Drive resident returned home in the late afternoon of August 24 to find a newer model, dark grey passenger van in the driveway. A lone Asian male was in the driver's seat. As the homeowner approached the van it drove away. The homeowner then found that the rear door of the house had been forced open and jewellery had been taken.

A suspect entered a Kentmere Grove home through an insecure basement window on August 28 and stole computer equipment, photographic equipment and jewellery.

Police responded to a 5th Concession West business on September 1 after suspects forced open a window to gain entrance to the office. Computers and cash were taken.

Suspects broke into a vacant house on Old Hwy. 8 in Rockton by kicking in a door on September 1. Nothing was reported missing.

Local greenhouse operations are once again a target for thieves. Suspects cut the screen of a rear window at a Hwy. 5 greenhouse on September 2 and stole the cash float.

Thieves forced open a rear window at Carlisle United Church and stole tools from an office on September 2.

Police responded to a Westover Road address for a house entry on September 2. The culprit forced open a rear sliding door to get into the house. Various pieces of electronic equipment, liquor and a gas chain saw were stolen. Neighbours reported seeing a Neon or similar type vehicle and a lone male walking around the house in the early evening.

A 7th Concession East resident returned home on September 3 after a weekend away to find that someone had forced open a basement window. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

Other Incidents

Vandals slashed tires and emptied a fire extinguisher inside a bus owned by the Waterdown Children's Centre on August 21.

Police responded to a collision at Campbellville Road and Centre Road on August 22.

Also on August 22, officers responded to a collision at Brock Road and Hwy. 5.

Thieves attempted to steal a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix from the Flamboro Slots parking lot on Aug. 23.

A Wacker generator was stolen from a Hwy. 5 construction site on August 24; after thieves entered the storage trailer.

Police responded to two accidents on August 24; a collision on Gore Road at Hwy. 6 and a crash at Evans Road and Parkside Drive.

Hamilton police received assistance from an OPP detachment on August 24, after a Waterdown woman received a phone call from a person prohibited from doing so by a court order. The suspect was located, arrested and returned to Hamilton to await a bail hearing.

A customer at a Hwy. 6 gas bar failed to pay the full amount for their purchase on August 24. After being contacted by police, they returned and made restitution.

Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Dundas and Hamilton streets on August 24. On August 25, they responded to a collision at Centre Road and 8th Concession East.

The sector crime manager met with neighbours of a Waterdown neighbourhood who voiced their concern over a problem house on August 25. Police later approached the homeowners and occupants in regards to the neighbours' concern.

Vandals returned to the 2nd Concession West on August 26 and again smashed the mailbox of a homeowner. This time a witness obtained the license plate number and police were able to locate the registered owner and the youths who had the vehicle at the time.

A citizen called in a domestic incident they witnessed on the street on August 26. Police responded to the Waterdown home and found that the couple was well and neither requested police assistance.

Police responded to a Waterdown address where there was a large party of underage drinkers during the evening of August 26. The next day, a neighbour called to report damage to a Jeep parked in the area.

A real estate sign was thrown through the rear window of a vehicle on Howard Blvd. overnight on Aug. 26.

A truck at a 5th Concession East address was damaged on August 26.

A debit key pad was reported stolen from a Waterdown business on August 27.

Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Cooper Road and Safari Road on August 27.

Emergency Services responded to the Freelton park after two off-road dirt bikes collided on August 27. One youth was transported to hospital by ambulance and the other was airlifted to McMaster Medical Centre.

On August 27, a Flamborough resident reported the theft of license plates from a vehicle that had been recently sold. The resident then began receiving unpaid ticket notices. Police remind vehicle owners to remove license plates from vehicles that are sitting on the street being offered for sale or after the sale. Ontario license plates are registered to a person, then attached to a vehicle, and are to be removed upon sale. The plate owner will be held responsible for any debts (407 tolls or parking tickets) incurred with the license plates.

A vehicle at a 5th Concession East home was damaged overnight on August 27.

A male entered a Freelton area store on August 28 and asked to use the phone. He used the phone for an extended period of time and began using profane language. Attempts to retrieve the phone by the storekeeper led to the male throwing items onto the floor and a physical altercation with a store employee. The suspect then fled.

A vehicle parked at a Hamilton St. complex was entered and ransacked on August 28 after someone removed the door locks.

Police responded to a Flamborough address on August 29 after the homeowner found a bucket of white powder on their doorstep. Investigation found that the bucket contained protein powder.

? Police recovered a stolen Ford pickup truck on 4th Concession West on August 30.

An employee at a Flamborough business arrived for work on August 30 to find that someone had attempted to steal the company's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado during the night.

Suspects damaged lights at the end of the driveway of a Howard Blvd. home on August 31.

Investigation continues into an incident at a Regional Road 97 address on August 31, in which a vehicle caused damage on the property and the occupants made a nuisance of themselves at the home. Police returned several days later after neighbours spotted the vehicle and followed it. Police were able to identify the suspects.

A Flamborough landowner who has been having problems with ATVs driving in his soybean fields filed a report on September 1, after he was able to identify one of the drivers.

A concerned citizen saw several youths emerge from a wooded area in a Waterdown park carrying what appeared to be rifles on Sept. 1. Police located the vehicle in Waterdown and a search turned up three air soft guns in the trunk. The youths had been using them in the wooded area.

Police responded to a Flamborough park on Sept. 2 after a visitor was struck on the head by an unknown object. The male was taken to hospital. This investigation continues.

Thieves stole a 2005 GMC Sierra belonging to a patron at Flamboro Downs during the late evening/early morning hours of September 2.

The owner of a tractor trailer discovered his stolen property at a Hwy. 6 location on September 2. The tractor trailer containing approximately $250,000 worth of product had been stolen from a Concord area compound. The tractor trailer was later recovered by Halton police but the cargo was missing. A GPS tracking device led the owner to the Hwy. 6 location. Under the power of a search warrant, police attended the address and located the stolen property along with other products stolen from the region of York.

Employees at a Flamborough business found a trailer parked on the property when they arrived for work on September 2. A check inside the trailer located drums of hazardous materials. Video evidence suggests that a tractor left the trailer at the location during the night. City Haz-Mat crews were called in.

A Roto-tiller and a cordless drill were stolen from a shed at a Hwy. 6 business on September 2.

A customer at a Flamborough drive-through sprayed an offensive substance at the workers on September 2. The male and his female companion later entered the restaurant asking for the completion of their order. No injuries were incurred; police have limited suspect information.

A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado parked at Flamboro Slots was stolen during the late evening of September 2.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault after a domestic dispute at a Waterdown address on September 3.

A Fireside Drive resident called police on September 3 after observing an unknown person in and around their home. The suspect drove off before police arrived and the witness couldn't provide a description.

Suspects damaged windows at a former Clappison's Corners business that is now closed on September 4.

A lawnmower was stolen out of the back of a pickup truck at a Carlisle home overnight on September 4.

Calls

Police responded to 456 calls for service in the Flamborough area between August 24 and September 4.

If you need any one of the Emergency Services, call 911. If it is not an emergency but you still need an officer to respond, call 905-546-4925.

Thieves continue to target greenhouse operations

News Sep 13, 2007 Flamborough Review

This column will alert the public to crime in their community. Information is compiled and submitted by Cst. Ian McKellar, Hamilton Police Service.

* * *

Home and Business Entries

Members of the B.E.A.R. unit arrested a known criminal and charged him with several robberies and several break-and-enters that had occurred in various parts of Hamilton recently, including several break-ins at veterinarian offices in Flamborough and Dundas.

A Glendrummond Drive resident returned home in the late afternoon of August 24 to find a newer model, dark grey passenger van in the driveway. A lone Asian male was in the driver's seat. As the homeowner approached the van it drove away. The homeowner then found that the rear door of the house had been forced open and jewellery had been taken.

A suspect entered a Kentmere Grove home through an insecure basement window on August 28 and stole computer equipment, photographic equipment and jewellery.

Police responded to a 5th Concession West business on September 1 after suspects forced open a window to gain entrance to the office. Computers and cash were taken.

Suspects broke into a vacant house on Old Hwy. 8 in Rockton by kicking in a door on September 1. Nothing was reported missing.

Local greenhouse operations are once again a target for thieves. Suspects cut the screen of a rear window at a Hwy. 5 greenhouse on September 2 and stole the cash float.

Thieves forced open a rear window at Carlisle United Church and stole tools from an office on September 2.

Police responded to a Westover Road address for a house entry on September 2. The culprit forced open a rear sliding door to get into the house. Various pieces of electronic equipment, liquor and a gas chain saw were stolen. Neighbours reported seeing a Neon or similar type vehicle and a lone male walking around the house in the early evening.

A 7th Concession East resident returned home on September 3 after a weekend away to find that someone had forced open a basement window. Nothing appeared to have been taken.

Other Incidents

Vandals slashed tires and emptied a fire extinguisher inside a bus owned by the Waterdown Children's Centre on August 21.

Police responded to a collision at Campbellville Road and Centre Road on August 22.

Also on August 22, officers responded to a collision at Brock Road and Hwy. 5.

Thieves attempted to steal a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix from the Flamboro Slots parking lot on Aug. 23.

A Wacker generator was stolen from a Hwy. 5 construction site on August 24; after thieves entered the storage trailer.

Police responded to two accidents on August 24; a collision on Gore Road at Hwy. 6 and a crash at Evans Road and Parkside Drive.

Hamilton police received assistance from an OPP detachment on August 24, after a Waterdown woman received a phone call from a person prohibited from doing so by a court order. The suspect was located, arrested and returned to Hamilton to await a bail hearing.

A customer at a Hwy. 6 gas bar failed to pay the full amount for their purchase on August 24. After being contacted by police, they returned and made restitution.

Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Dundas and Hamilton streets on August 24. On August 25, they responded to a collision at Centre Road and 8th Concession East.

The sector crime manager met with neighbours of a Waterdown neighbourhood who voiced their concern over a problem house on August 25. Police later approached the homeowners and occupants in regards to the neighbours' concern.

Vandals returned to the 2nd Concession West on August 26 and again smashed the mailbox of a homeowner. This time a witness obtained the license plate number and police were able to locate the registered owner and the youths who had the vehicle at the time.

A citizen called in a domestic incident they witnessed on the street on August 26. Police responded to the Waterdown home and found that the couple was well and neither requested police assistance.

Police responded to a Waterdown address where there was a large party of underage drinkers during the evening of August 26. The next day, a neighbour called to report damage to a Jeep parked in the area.

A real estate sign was thrown through the rear window of a vehicle on Howard Blvd. overnight on Aug. 26.

A truck at a 5th Concession East address was damaged on August 26.

A debit key pad was reported stolen from a Waterdown business on August 27.

Police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Cooper Road and Safari Road on August 27.

Emergency Services responded to the Freelton park after two off-road dirt bikes collided on August 27. One youth was transported to hospital by ambulance and the other was airlifted to McMaster Medical Centre.

On August 27, a Flamborough resident reported the theft of license plates from a vehicle that had been recently sold. The resident then began receiving unpaid ticket notices. Police remind vehicle owners to remove license plates from vehicles that are sitting on the street being offered for sale or after the sale. Ontario license plates are registered to a person, then attached to a vehicle, and are to be removed upon sale. The plate owner will be held responsible for any debts (407 tolls or parking tickets) incurred with the license plates.

A vehicle at a 5th Concession East home was damaged overnight on August 27.

A male entered a Freelton area store on August 28 and asked to use the phone. He used the phone for an extended period of time and began using profane language. Attempts to retrieve the phone by the storekeeper led to the male throwing items onto the floor and a physical altercation with a store employee. The suspect then fled.

A vehicle parked at a Hamilton St. complex was entered and ransacked on August 28 after someone removed the door locks.

Police responded to a Flamborough address on August 29 after the homeowner found a bucket of white powder on their doorstep. Investigation found that the bucket contained protein powder.

? Police recovered a stolen Ford pickup truck on 4th Concession West on August 30.

An employee at a Flamborough business arrived for work on August 30 to find that someone had attempted to steal the company's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado during the night.

Suspects damaged lights at the end of the driveway of a Howard Blvd. home on August 31.

Investigation continues into an incident at a Regional Road 97 address on August 31, in which a vehicle caused damage on the property and the occupants made a nuisance of themselves at the home. Police returned several days later after neighbours spotted the vehicle and followed it. Police were able to identify the suspects.

A Flamborough landowner who has been having problems with ATVs driving in his soybean fields filed a report on September 1, after he was able to identify one of the drivers.

A concerned citizen saw several youths emerge from a wooded area in a Waterdown park carrying what appeared to be rifles on Sept. 1. Police located the vehicle in Waterdown and a search turned up three air soft guns in the trunk. The youths had been using them in the wooded area.

Police responded to a Flamborough park on Sept. 2 after a visitor was struck on the head by an unknown object. The male was taken to hospital. This investigation continues.

Thieves stole a 2005 GMC Sierra belonging to a patron at Flamboro Downs during the late evening/early morning hours of September 2.

The owner of a tractor trailer discovered his stolen property at a Hwy. 6 location on September 2. The tractor trailer containing approximately $250,000 worth of product had been stolen from a Concord area compound. The tractor trailer was later recovered by Halton police but the cargo was missing. A GPS tracking device led the owner to the Hwy. 6 location. Under the power of a search warrant, police attended the address and located the stolen property along with other products stolen from the region of York.

Employees at a Flamborough business found a trailer parked on the property when they arrived for work on September 2. A check inside the trailer located drums of hazardous materials. Video evidence suggests that a tractor left the trailer at the location during the night. City Haz-Mat crews were called in.

A Roto-tiller and a cordless drill were stolen from a shed at a Hwy. 6 business on September 2.

A customer at a Flamborough drive-through sprayed an offensive substance at the workers on September 2. The male and his female companion later entered the restaurant asking for the completion of their order. No injuries were incurred; police have limited suspect information.

A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado parked at Flamboro Slots was stolen during the late evening of September 2.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault after a domestic dispute at a Waterdown address on September 3.

A Fireside Drive resident called police on September 3 after observing an unknown person in and around their home. The suspect drove off before police arrived and the witness couldn't provide a description.

Suspects damaged windows at a former Clappison's Corners business that is now closed on September 4.

A lawnmower was stolen out of the back of a pickup truck at a Carlisle home overnight on September 4.

Calls

Police responded to 456 calls for service in the Flamborough area between August 24 and September 4.

If you need any one of the Emergency Services, call 911. If it is not an emergency but you still need an officer to respond, call 905-546-4925.