On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 the Hamilton Police Service HEAT Unit officers responsible to investigate crimes on the mountain area of the city arrested four teens in Glanbrook. These teens are responsible for several criminal offences in the Glanbrook, Binbrook and Hamilton Mountain areas, as well as outside of Hamilton in Smithville, Caledonia and Brantford over the last few weeks.

Police resources were assigned to investigate the recent crime series and sprees taking place including analysts that worked to identify links in these reported crimes and assist with the investigation. One of the crimes involved a report of a Honda Pilot that was stolen during a Break and Enter in Ancaster. As a result of investigations suspects were developed. Officers in the Heat Unit located the stolen Honda Pilot operating in Glanbrook near a residence and arrested four teens around 9:00pm on July 28, 2015. Inside the stolen Honda Pilot was a large amount of stolen property. The investigation then continued and a subsequent search warrant was executed on the Glanbrook residence with the assistance of the Hamilton Police Service BEAR Unit on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015.

In total the Hamilton Police recovered a variety of stolen property, including firearms, a cross bow, jewelry, electronics and motorcycles. Also seized was a quantity of marihuana with a street value of $8000. All the stolen property is believed to have been taken in recent area crimes and is the 10’s of thousands of dollars.

The Hamilton Police Service have linked this group of teens to over 20 crimes, including break and enters, thefts of vehicles and thefts from vehicles and other property offences. These teens are also believed to have been responsible for a recent assault at the Binbrook Skateboard Park and an attempted street robbery in Ancaster.

To date Police have charged a 17 year old male, a 16 year old male and a 14 year old male, all from Glanbrook, with over 50 criminal charges combined. The fourth male was arrested and released without charges. The investigation is ongoing.

The Hamilton Police Service wants to thank the public for their assistance. Your assistance with these investigations assisted the police in making these arrests with the information you shared and is another demonstration of community policing in our community.

As the investigation continues police want to ensure there are no other victims. To report crimes you can contact 905-546-4925 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Anyone with any information about these crimes can contact the Hamilton Police Division Three Criminal Investigations Branch and speak with Detective Morgan at 905-546-4947 or if you wish to provide anonymous information about crimes you can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tips online at http://crimestoppershamilton.com

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