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Police issue 183 traffic tickets, 4 impaired charges in Ward 2, and other city-wide data on traffic/crime in Feb2018 issue of Halton police Dispatch


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Each month, the Halton Regional Police Service issues the “Dispatch” providing traffic and crime statistics by Ward in Burlington, as well as tips on avoiding becoming a victim of crime. Read the most recent issue here: Dispatch – February 2018

Ward 2 Highlights

Traffic Information

During the month of February 2018, approximately 183 Highway Traffic Act charges and warnings were issued, officers responded to approximately 39 property damage and personal injury collisions and made 4 impaired driving arrests in Ward 2.

Officers have responded to 3 traffic complaints from residents in Ward 2. Every complaint is investigated and assessed by officers. Residents will receive a follow-up email with the results of the investigated findings.

Criminal Investigation

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at approximately 11:25 a.m., police responded to a residence in the area of Courtland Drive and Waterloo Street, Burlington, after receiving information of a stabbing. Upon arriving to the residence, police confirmed that a male had sustained serious injuries as a result of stab wounds. The victim was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital by paramedics for medical treatment.

Investigation revealed the stabbing occurred as a result of a verbal and physical altercation within the residence.

Investigation has also revealed that all persons involved in this matter have been identified and are known to one another.

Police have identified the accused as Hayden Scott ERMEL (19 years old) of no fixed address.

The accused was held for a bail hearing for the following offences:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Robbery
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Break and Enter
  •    Commit Breach of Probation x 2

Community Mobilization

The HRPS also has a Community Mobilization team focused on incident response, risk intervention, prevention and social development.

Recently the team has continued efforts to negotiate a ‘rules of engagement’ agreement with the Pig Save group, Sofina Foods and the trucking association, which transports pigs to the Fearman’s facility at Appleby and Harvester. During this last month, officers have participated in three conferences with each of the parties. Officers will continue to communicate with all parties in an attempt to negotiate an agreement. Officers have also attended the Fearman’s plant on scheduled protest days to keep the peace.

The team also continues to attend Aldershot Public School to provide Pizza with Police. The group finalized initiatives on social media including: health class lesson plan, parent online newsletter, “offline” kits for students. Officers also attended their Wellness evening to promote the program.

Crime Prevention Tips

The February issue also includes tips on avoiding vehicle theft, travel tips, crime prevention for seniors and  keeping your neighbourhood safe by getting to know your neighbours.

See something, say something

The Caught on Tape feature of the Dispatch shows photos of individuals suspected of having committed crimes. Read the dispatch to see photos and descriptions. If you have any information on the suspects or any other crime, contact police, non-emergency line at 905-825-4777 or 9-1-1 for crimes in progress. You can also report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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