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Brampton men charged in car theft crime spree

Peel Regional Police Commercial Auto Crime Bureau, along with auto theft investigators from 11 and 22 Divisions Criminal Investigations Bureau, have made various arrests involving a car theft ring,

Peel Regional Police Commercial Auto Crime Bureau, along with auto theft investigators from 11 and 22 Divisions Criminal Investigations Bureau, have made various arrests involving a car theft ring, recovering roughly $4.2 million dollars worth of stolen vehicles from across Ontario.

Police say that in February 2020, investigators from the Commercial Auto Crime Bureau commenced a vehicle theft investigation called Project GTA-fordable.

According to police, the investigation identified a crime group that was responsible for stealing various vehicles, re-vinning them and then fraudulently registering the vehicles with Service Ontario.

The thieves targeted car dealership properties within the Region of Peel as well as in several cities across Ontario, police say.    

Investigators have arrested 21 people, laid 194 criminal charges and have recovered 36 stolen vehicles to date with an estimated value of $4.2 million dollars, according to police.

As a result of the investigation, police say a number of high-end vehicles were seized including Ford, GMC, Chevrolet and Dodge and luxury brands including Cadillac, Lincoln, Porsche and Lamborghini.

The following is a list of people arrested and charged to date as part of this ongoing project, according to police.

William Bray, a 48-year-old man from Burlington, was arrested June 1, 2020, and is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Paramjit Nirwan, a 55-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested June 5, 2020, and is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime and one count of public mischief. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Michele Iamundo, a 68-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested June 10, 2020, and is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Luigi Beltrano, a 43-year-old man from Caledon was arrested June 24, 2020, and is charged with three counts of theft of a motor vehicle and five counts of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Scott Wilson, a 35-year-old man from Rama Township, was arrested June 24, 2020, and is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Janvier Sidhu, a 33-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested June 30, 2020, and is charged with six counts of possession of property obtained by crime, five counts of possession of automobile master key, three counts of uttering a forged document, one count of possession of property for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession break-in instruments and one count of obliterated vehicle identification number. He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice.

Sazzad Ali, a 40-year-old man from Toronto, was arrested June 30, 2020, and is charged with nine counts of theft of a motor vehicle, five counts of possession of property obtained by crime, five counts of possession of automobile master key, one count of possession of break-in instruments. He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on July 1, 2020

Juvaraj Panneerchelvam, a 34-year-old man from Toronto, was arrested June 30, 2020, and is charged with two counts of fail to comply with undertaking. He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice.

Carlos Munoz, a 33-year-old man from Toronto, was arrested June 30, 2020, and is charged with five counts of possession of automobile master Key, five counts of possession of property obtained by crime, three counts of theft of a motor vehicle, one count of possession of break-in instruments. He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice.

Karanjot Parhar, a 32-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested July 2, 2020, and is charged with 13 counts of theft of a motor vehicle, eight counts of mischief over $5000, eight counts of possession of property obtained by crime, five counts of possession of automobile master key, one count of theft under $5000 and one count of uttering a forged document. He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice.

Jacob Nogueria Aviles, a 22-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested July 6, 2020, and is charged with five counts of theft of a motor vehicle and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Anthoney Pols, a 22-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested July 6, 2020, and is charged with five counts of theft of a motor vehicle and nine counts of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Shane Persad, a 32-year-old man from Etobicoke, was arrested July 6, 2020, and is charged with 15 counts of possession of property obtained by crime, five counts of theft of a motor vehicle, one count of possession of break-in instruments and one count of trafficking in property obtained by crime. He will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Avin Ramkhalawan, a 36-year-old man from Toronto, was arrested July 6, 2020, and is charged with nine counts of theft of motor vehicle, five counts of possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon. He will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Nicholas Hosein, a 22-year-old man from Etobicoke, was arrested July 6, 2020, and is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Giglio Fusaro, a 39-year-old man from Caledon, was arrested July 6, 2020, and is charged with seven counts of possession of property obtained by crime, three counts of trafficking in stolen goods over $5000, four counts of careless storage of a firearm. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Laura Snider, a 33-year-old woman from Kitchener, was arrested July 9, 2020, and is charged with three counts of use, trafficking or possession of a forged document. She was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Arber Dakaj, an 18-year-old man from Woodbridge, was arrested July 13, 2020, and is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Simarjit Nirwan, a 25-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested July 13, 2020, and is charged with four counts of possession of property obtained by crime. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

Kevin Michael Gauci, a 28-year-old man from Lefroy, was arrested July 21, 2020, and is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime and one count of trafficking in stolen property over $5000. He was released on a promise to appear and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice.

The investigation is ongoing and further arrests are anticipated, according to police.

“This is an excellent example of investigators working hard to prevent the continued victimization of our residents in our local community and the GTA,” said Deputy Chief Milinovich.

“The accused were part of an organized auto theft ring originating from across Ontario. The outcome of this project will have a significant impact towards enhancing community safety and protecting people’s property.”

Anyone who may have information pertaining to this matter is asked to call investigators at the Commercial Auto Crime Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext.3322. 

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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