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Halton Police nab two in string of gym locker thefts

Halton Police nab two in string of gym locker thefts

Two men–one on bail the other on probation, have been cuffed by Halton Police following a series of gym locker thefts which began in June 2022. The suspects would break into the lockers, steal the contents and then go to the parking lot and use the stolen keys and key fobs to steal motor vehicles. From there they would drive to nearby stores to fraudulently use the (stolen) credit cards. The suspects have also been identified as being responsible for additional offences across the region and neighboring jurisdictions.

Last week, the suspects were located and arrested by HRPS officers at a hotel in Cambridge. During the arrest the suspects were jointly in possession of a stolen Kia motor vehicle. Each suspect also possessed a quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Taylor Gillard (23) of No Fixed Address has been charged with:

Theft of Motor Vehicle (6 counts)

Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon (3 counts)

Theft Under $5000 (6 counts)

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (3 counts)

Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (3 counts)

Possession of Break and Enter Tools (2 counts)

Possession of Automobile Master Key

Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts)

Fail to Comply being on Release Order (2 counts)

Michael Salverda (36) of No Fixed Address has been charged with:

Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon (3 counts)

Theft Under $5000

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (3 counts)

Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

Possession of Break and Enter Tools (2 counts)

Possession of Automobile Master Key

Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 counts)

Fail to Comply with Probation

Fail to Comply with Undertaking

Both accused have been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.  at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltonc

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