POLICE BEAT: Suspects enter several Waterdown-area businesses over past week

News Mar 24, 2016 by Const. Chris Hicks, Hamilton Police Service Flamborough Review

Suspects cut the straps on an air conditioning unit at a Truedell Circle residence sometime between March 11 and 14. The unit was moved but not removed, and has since been re-secured with heavy-duty straps.

On March 14 police stopped a vehicle in relation to an investigation. The driver was found to be under suspension and was issued a summons – and a ticket for an expired validation sticker.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from a Dundas Street bank after a male suspect bearing false identification attempted to remove funds from an account on March 15. The suspect fled, but a teller and the manager held onto the ID and called the true account holder.

On March 16 at 2:36 a.m., suspects cut a chain link fence at the rear of a business on Horseshoe Crescent, then cut a hole in a wall on the north side of the building to gain entry. The alarm was activated and the suspects fled empty-handed.

On March 16 at 7:30 p.m., an Elgin Street resident was alerted to smoke coming from a basement window of the home. The two occupants and a dog managed to exit safely. The fire department extinguished the fire and estimated the damage at $75,000. The homeowner said he had cleaned out the fireplace earlier in the day; it appears a bag of ashes may have started the blaze.

On March 17 at 3:15 a.m., a vehicle traveling on Boulding Avenue lost control and struck a tree. The driver was arrested for impaired driving prior to being transported to hospital, where breath tests were administered. The driver was charged with over .80 and driving while disqualified.

Suspects broke into two vehicles parked in a lot on Kirkwall Road on March 17, smashing one the rear passenger window of one and removing a purse from inside, and forcing the lock on the second vehicle and taking a cellphone and some clothing.

Overnight on March 17 suspects entered two unlocked vehicles in a driveway on Jameson Drive. Personal belongings and a laptop computer were taken. The smashed laptop was later located a short distance away.

On March 18 at approximately 12:40 p.m., a male suspect pushed a shopping cart full of items out a business on Clappison Avenue without paying.

The manager observed the male loading the items into a vehicle before driving off. A licence plate was obtained and came back to a stolen 2007 silver Kia from Brantford. The suspect is described as male, white, in his 40s, with a heavy build.

Suspects broke into two Hwy. 6 businesses early on March 19. At the first, they smashed the glass out of the front door to gain entry but left empty-handed. At the second business, they smashed the glass out of a door and a window to get in then rummaged around before leaving, possibly with possibly some petty cash.

On March 21 at 5:20 a.m., a business on Clappison Avenue was broken into. The front door of the business was forced with the door glass smashed. Cash was taken from the business.

POLICE BEAT: Suspects enter several Waterdown-area businesses over past week

News Mar 24, 2016 by Const. Chris Hicks, Hamilton Police Service Flamborough Review

Suspects cut the straps on an air conditioning unit at a Truedell Circle residence sometime between March 11 and 14. The unit was moved but not removed, and has since been re-secured with heavy-duty straps.

On March 14 police stopped a vehicle in relation to an investigation. The driver was found to be under suspension and was issued a summons – and a ticket for an expired validation sticker.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from a Dundas Street bank after a male suspect bearing false identification attempted to remove funds from an account on March 15. The suspect fled, but a teller and the manager held onto the ID and called the true account holder.

On March 16 at 2:36 a.m., suspects cut a chain link fence at the rear of a business on Horseshoe Crescent, then cut a hole in a wall on the north side of the building to gain entry. The alarm was activated and the suspects fled empty-handed.

On March 16 at 7:30 p.m., an Elgin Street resident was alerted to smoke coming from a basement window of the home. The two occupants and a dog managed to exit safely. The fire department extinguished the fire and estimated the damage at $75,000. The homeowner said he had cleaned out the fireplace earlier in the day; it appears a bag of ashes may have started the blaze.

On March 17 at 3:15 a.m., a vehicle traveling on Boulding Avenue lost control and struck a tree. The driver was arrested for impaired driving prior to being transported to hospital, where breath tests were administered. The driver was charged with over .80 and driving while disqualified.

Suspects broke into two vehicles parked in a lot on Kirkwall Road on March 17, smashing one the rear passenger window of one and removing a purse from inside, and forcing the lock on the second vehicle and taking a cellphone and some clothing.

Overnight on March 17 suspects entered two unlocked vehicles in a driveway on Jameson Drive. Personal belongings and a laptop computer were taken. The smashed laptop was later located a short distance away.

On March 18 at approximately 12:40 p.m., a male suspect pushed a shopping cart full of items out a business on Clappison Avenue without paying.

The manager observed the male loading the items into a vehicle before driving off. A licence plate was obtained and came back to a stolen 2007 silver Kia from Brantford. The suspect is described as male, white, in his 40s, with a heavy build.

Suspects broke into two Hwy. 6 businesses early on March 19. At the first, they smashed the glass out of the front door to gain entry but left empty-handed. At the second business, they smashed the glass out of a door and a window to get in then rummaged around before leaving, possibly with possibly some petty cash.

On March 21 at 5:20 a.m., a business on Clappison Avenue was broken into. The front door of the business was forced with the door glass smashed. Cash was taken from the business.

POLICE BEAT: Suspects enter several Waterdown-area businesses over past week

News Mar 24, 2016 by Const. Chris Hicks, Hamilton Police Service Flamborough Review

Suspects cut the straps on an air conditioning unit at a Truedell Circle residence sometime between March 11 and 14. The unit was moved but not removed, and has since been re-secured with heavy-duty straps.

On March 14 police stopped a vehicle in relation to an investigation. The driver was found to be under suspension and was issued a summons – and a ticket for an expired validation sticker.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from a Dundas Street bank after a male suspect bearing false identification attempted to remove funds from an account on March 15. The suspect fled, but a teller and the manager held onto the ID and called the true account holder.

On March 16 at 2:36 a.m., suspects cut a chain link fence at the rear of a business on Horseshoe Crescent, then cut a hole in a wall on the north side of the building to gain entry. The alarm was activated and the suspects fled empty-handed.

On March 16 at 7:30 p.m., an Elgin Street resident was alerted to smoke coming from a basement window of the home. The two occupants and a dog managed to exit safely. The fire department extinguished the fire and estimated the damage at $75,000. The homeowner said he had cleaned out the fireplace earlier in the day; it appears a bag of ashes may have started the blaze.

On March 17 at 3:15 a.m., a vehicle traveling on Boulding Avenue lost control and struck a tree. The driver was arrested for impaired driving prior to being transported to hospital, where breath tests were administered. The driver was charged with over .80 and driving while disqualified.

Suspects broke into two vehicles parked in a lot on Kirkwall Road on March 17, smashing one the rear passenger window of one and removing a purse from inside, and forcing the lock on the second vehicle and taking a cellphone and some clothing.

Overnight on March 17 suspects entered two unlocked vehicles in a driveway on Jameson Drive. Personal belongings and a laptop computer were taken. The smashed laptop was later located a short distance away.

On March 18 at approximately 12:40 p.m., a male suspect pushed a shopping cart full of items out a business on Clappison Avenue without paying.

The manager observed the male loading the items into a vehicle before driving off. A licence plate was obtained and came back to a stolen 2007 silver Kia from Brantford. The suspect is described as male, white, in his 40s, with a heavy build.

Suspects broke into two Hwy. 6 businesses early on March 19. At the first, they smashed the glass out of the front door to gain entry but left empty-handed. At the second business, they smashed the glass out of a door and a window to get in then rummaged around before leaving, possibly with possibly some petty cash.

On March 21 at 5:20 a.m., a business on Clappison Avenue was broken into. The front door of the business was forced with the door glass smashed. Cash was taken from the business.