Brampton man faces 34 charges related to 16 break-and-enters


Published February 13, 2023 at 5:57 pm

A 34-year-old Brampton male faces nearly three dozen charges in connection with recent robberies. He was arrested after being the passenger in a stolen vehicle where police found suspected methamphetamine and heroin.

The Waterloo Regional Police (WRPS) did not release the name of the accused, or of a co-accused, a 33-year-old who was driving the car last Friday morning (Feb. 10) while allegedly impaired. The charges that the man from Brampton is facing do not include any drug-related counts. But WRPS said on Monday that this is an “ongoing investigation” and gave an inventory of items that were seized.

The police say that from Dec. 3, 2022 until last Friday, unknown suspects were involved in 16 commercial break-and-enters at businesses across the Region of Waterloo. Around $50,000 in merchandise was stolen from the businesses, including lottery scratch-off tickets and tools, including hammer.

The arrest stemmed from a report of a possible impaired driver in the area of Fountain St. S. and Shantz Hill Rd. in Cambridge at about 6:40 a.m. Friday. The responding officers, from a neighbourhood policing unit, located the suspect vehicle.

“(The responding officers) arrested the driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle,” WRPS stated om Feb. 13. “The passenger was also arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

“Officers seized suspected methamphetamine and heroin. Several pieces of stolen property were also seized in additional to the stolen vehicle.”

The accused from Brampton faces the following charges:

  • Breach of release order
  • Theft of motor vehicle (three counts)
  • Break and enter commit theft (15 counts)
  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000 (15 counts)

Anyone with information is encouraged to call WRPS (519-570-9777). Information may also be provided through Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477; online at

(Images: Waterloo Regional Police.)

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