Hamilton Man Wanted in Burlington Theft Case

Published October 27, 2017 at 12:28 am

A 32-year-old Hamilton man is wanted by Halton police – and his alleged accomplice is facing charges – in connection with a bike theft investigation at the Burlington GO station.

A 32-year-old Hamilton man is wanted by Halton police – and his alleged accomplice is facing charges – in connection with a bike theft investigation at the Burlington GO station.

Officers were sent to 2132 Queensway Dr. on Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.

They located a stolen bicycle on the front of a city bus near Brant St. and Plains Rd.

The bus was stopped and a female passenger was arrested after being identified as having put the bicycle onto the front of the bus.

Further investigation revealed that another person was involved in relation to the theft, however police say the suspect wasn’t located.

Kyle Edwin Geldart is wanted for the following offences: theft under $5,000; mischief under $5,000; and fail to comply with probation.

Nicole Daisley, 29, of Hamilton, is charged with: theft under $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime; mischief under $5,000.

She was released on bail and is scheduled to appear next in Milton court on Nov. 1.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted male or tips pertaining to bicycle thefts are asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2316, Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS, through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).


Cyclists are being asked to consider the following recommendations to prevent become a victim of theft:

Bicycle Security:

  • Record your bicycle’s make, model and serial number. Keep the information, along with a digital photo, in a safe place.
  • Make your bicycle as undesirable as possible. Consider removing decals or repainting your bicycles to disguise top-of-the-line models.
  • Consider a beater bicycle for everyday use. Leave expensive bicycles at home and commute on a less expensive, less appealing model.
  • Make your bicycle un-rideable. Remove wheels and saddles to make it impossible for thieves to ride away on your bicycle.
  • Report stolen bicycles or parts. While most of the time police can’t do anything to locate a stolen bicycle, they can take action if there are several thefts in a given area.
  • Don’t support the stolen bicycle black market. Buy only from reputable shops or from people you trust. If you are unsure, ask questions, request to see a receipt/registration or call the police.

Locks and Locking:

  • Always keep your bicycle locked, even when it is stored or left in a garage or on a porch.  
  • Invest in the best-quality lock(s) you can afford. This is usually a hardened steel U-lock or hardened steel chain and padlock.
  • Use two different locks – one for each wheel – so that thieves would require two different types of tools.
  • Be sure to lock at least one wheel (preferably two) and the frame to the rack or object.
  • Leave as little space as possible within the ‘U’ of the lock. Position it so the keyhole faces down to the ground. A keyhole located in the middle of a straight bar (instead of at the end) offers greater security.
  • Keep locks and chains off the ground so they cannot be hammered or smashed against it.
  • If you don’t need a quick-release seat and wheels, replace them with standard bolts. If you do want quick-release items, take them with you or lock them to the frame.
  • Take anything that is not securely fastened with you when leaving your bicycle unattended.

Location:

  • Lock your bicycle in busy, well-lit places whenever possible.
  • Always lock your bicycle to sturdy, immovable objects that are bolted down. Ensure it cannot be lifted over the object you are locking it to.
  • Avoid locking your bicycle to items that can be cut, such as chain-link fences, trees or wooden railings.
  • Make sure sign posts are securely fastened to the ground before locking your bicycle to them.
  • Out of courtesy and in the interest of safety, never lock bicycles to wheelchair ramps.
  • When storing your bike at home, make sure it is stored in a secure location with all garage/shed doors securely locked.

(Source: Halton Regional Police)

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