Suspect charged in suspicious death of spouse arrested following two Georgetown burglaries


Published March 28, 2024 at 1:18 pm

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A suspect facing charges in connection with the suspicious death of his spouse and a previous theft is now facing charges in connection with two alleged break-ins in Georgetown.

Halton police say that on March 25, officers were called to investigate two reported break-ins and burglaries in the Main Street North and Kennedy Street area in the Halton Hills neighbourhood.

Police say both incidents had occurred over the preceding weekend when the residents were not at home.

Officers allege the suspect forced his way into both homes and stole debit and credit cards and other valuable items.

On March 27, 38-year-old Georgetown man Christopher Dayfoot was charged with a number of offences, including breaking and entering to commit an indictable offence, fraudulent credit card use, possession of property obtained by crime and breaching a release order.

Police say that at the time of the incidents, the accused was on two different forms of release stemming from previous criminal charges.

Last month, the accused was charged in connection with the death of his common-law wife following a house fire on Victoria Street on Feb. 7.

In that incident, Dayfoot was charged with arson — disregard for human life. The Canadian Criminal Code says this type of charge is filed in cases where a fire is intentionally or recklessly created on a property that causes bodily harm to a person.

The name of the woman who died has not been released by police.

The accused has also been charged with an armed robbery of an Acton convenience store that took place on Jan. 16. He was also arrested in connection with a theft incident that allegedly took place on Jan. 24, also in Georgetown.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The charges have not been proven in court.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2416.

– With files from Steve Pecar

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