Oakville Beaver, 26 Jan 2023, p. 1

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Oakville THURSDAY JANUARY 26, 2023 Beaver. ‘TREND IS GOING T0 CONTINUE HALTON SEES SHARP RISE IN VEHICLE THEFTS DAVID LEA dlea@metroland.com Vehicle thefts in Halton in- creased by around 40 per cent in 2022, a trend Halton's police chief says is likely to continue. Chief Stephen Tanner noted during a Dec. 22 meeting of the Halton Police Board that there n approximately 1,200 ve- hicle thefts within the region by that point in 2022, significantly more than the 867 auto thefts in 2021 or the 518 auto thefts in 2020. According to the Halton Police Crime Mapping tool there were 1,251 vehicle thefts reported in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Hall Rta As was the case last year, Oak- ville was hit the hardest with 547 reported thefts. Burlington followed with 381 vehicles reported stolen while 256 thefts were reported in Milton See MORE, page 18 $2.00 | CONNECTED TO YOUR COMMUNITY | INSIDEHALTON.COM IMPACTING YOUR COMMUNITY Many thieves use high-tech devices to steal vehicles in a matter of seconds. Graham Paine/Metroland photo illustration One Desjardins Agent, everything = you need Michelle Cooper a >) GP, Agent 905-826-4900 ‘SALES & SERVICE TO ALL MAKES & MODELS tS minut mines trom he GEW] 908-549-0082 sewing.com | MON-SAT 10-3 START THE DAY OFF RIGHT WITH IMPORTANT UPDATES ON TRAFFIC, WEATHER, SCHOOL CLOSURES AND BUS CANCELLATIONS NEWS YOU CAN USE DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX BY 7 A.M SIGN UP FOR THE MORNING UPDATE AT INSIDEHALTON.COM INEWSLETTER Metroland Media Group Ltd., 211 Pritchard Road, Unit 4, Hamilton ON L8J 0G5. Bluestai? =yeNN-ar. “Whiripol GZEZEEEN Panasonic (> Wayvmac Oakville, A cues our GAS & ELECTRIC APPLIANCE SPECIALIST 476 KERR ST.,OAKVILLE Just sourtuH OF SPEERS ROAD = Eso 905.845.2933 FEATURING THE BEST NAMES IN THE BUSINESS Aa “—_

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