A 28-year-old Hamilton man is facing 40 charges following a series of break-ins in Burlington and Oakville.
Halton police noted that over the past month there were 54 related break-ins to garages, sheds and vehicles in Burlington alone.
They said in several incidents a garage door opener was stolen from a vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway and then used to access the garage.
Multiple items were reportedly stolen, including high-end bicycles and tools.
Police said a vehicle stolen from Burlington was also used to perpetrate these crimes.
Some of the neighbourhoods that were hit included the Kerns Road and Winterberry Drive area in Burlington, which saw multiple break-ins between May 27 and May 30.
Burlington’s Long Drive and Kingsway Drive area experienced a series of break-ins on May 27.
An investigation launched by the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau with assistance from the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau resulted in a search warrant being executed at a Hamilton residence on Wednesday, June 2.
Police said the investigation resulted in the recovery of $70,000 worth of stolen property and one arrest.
A 28-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with:
• 11 counts of breaking and entering
• four counts of theft under $5,000
• 13 counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
• three counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
• six counts of trespass at night
• fraud under $5,000
• possession of a weapon for a…