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Charges laid following multiple thefts in Burlington



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Charges laid following multiple thefts in Burlington

Three people are facing charges in relation to multiple alleged thefts of catalytic converters from motor vehicles throughout Burlington. 

A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device.

Halton police allege a total of 52 catalytic converter thefts have occurred in Burlington since October 2019. Police say investigators were patrolling various car lots throughout the city on Feb. 25, 2020, when they observed four suspects removing a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked at the Aldershot GO Station.  

Police say officers arrested all four suspects without incident and recovered the stolen property. 

Police have charged 28-year-old Hamilton man Justin Turcotte, 34-year-old Hamilton man Christopher Palinkas, 22-year-old Hamilton man Adam Morin, and 33-year-old Hamilton woman Amy-Lynn Morin.

All are facing theft-related charges. 

Police say Turcotte was held for a bail hearing on Feb. 25.  The other three individuals were released from police custody on a promise to appear.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Candido Moniz of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2312.

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