Sharp-eyed citizen steps in for disabled cameras in Oakville neighbourhood


Published October 29, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Spray painting video surveillance cameras along a neighbourhood couldn’t cover the tracks of an Oakville prowler.

Halton Regional police say the suspect didn’t count on an alert citizen – not the cameras – who noticed his nocturnal behaviour in the area of Sherwood Heights Dr. and Will Scarlett Blvd.

Police followed up on the tip around 1:20 a.m. on October 28 and were able to locate the suspect and make an arrest.

Investigators believe the suspect is responsible for a break-in at a nearby storage facility.

Vito Ferrari, 46, of Oakville has been charged with:

  • Break and Enter – Commit
  • Mischief Under $5000 (4 counts)
  • Trespassing at Night
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order (4 counts)
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order (4 counts)

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Shane Glenfield of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2263.

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