Dozen stolen vehicles found at Milton chop shop
Published March 11, 2023 at 12:35 pm
Halton Regional Police have recovered a dozen stolen vehicles including 20 stolen license plates, from a property following a search warrant and several were in the process of being stripped of their parts.
On Mar. 10 2023, police responded to a property in the area of Trafalgar Rd/Lower Base Line in Milton where they completed a search warrant.
Officers identified the property as a “chop shop” and located 12 stolen vehicles along with 20 stolen license plates from across the city including Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Durham, York and Toronto.
Police say a number of vehicles were also found on the property in various stages of being stripped and that they were stolen from Halton, Hamilton and Peel.
The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time.
Officers say although auto theft occurrences happen daily we all share the responsibility in helping prevent it. If residents notice a theft in progress or see a suspicious person and vehicle in the neighbourhood, they should call 911.
Halton police have released some protective measures that residents could take to lower the chance of their vehicle being stolen:
- Park your vehicle in a locked garage.
- Park a second vehicle behind a potential target vehicle.
- Install an on-board diagnostic blocker/protector.
- Get a steering wheel lock device.
- Install GPS tracking device.
- Install home security cameras on the exterior of the residence.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Regional Auto Theft Task Force at 905-825-4777 ext. 3407.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising