Niagara Falls, Lincoln men among 119 charged in massive auto and catalytic converter theft ring

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Published April 26, 2023 at 3:53 pm

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A Beamsville man and a Niagara Falls man were among 119 different suspects through Ontario and Quebec after Toronto Police laid charges in a massive vehicle and catalytic converter theft ring today (April 26).

In November 2022, Toronto Police, in collaboration with Organized Crime Investigative Support Team (OCIS), launched an ongoing operation to reduce the number of catalytic converter thefts and the number of stolen vehicles.

Dubbed “Project Stallion,” the investigation has resulted in the recovery of 556 stolen vehicles worth more than $27 million and 314 charges laid against 119 people.

Said Toronto Police Chief Myron Demkiw, “Project Stallion is an example of the actions Toronto Police are taking in our local communities to tackle this growing problem. The Toronto Police Service, including our OCIS team and police divisions, are working in alignment to recover stolen vehicles and hold people who commit these crimes to account.”

Niagara Region suspects were:

Diljot Dhillon, 24, of Niagara Falls, who was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of property pbtained by crime under $5,000.

Albert Mulholland, 38, of Beamsville, was charged with theft of motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

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