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Halton Regional Police Service Investigating a Shooting in Oakville

On Friday, August 4th at approximately 9:30 a.m. the Halton Regional Police Service responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Cornwall Road and Trafalger Road in the Town of Oakville.

A 35-year-old male was shot. He was transported to hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.

One suspect fled on foot and was apprehended by police a short distance from the scene. A vehicle involved was also recovered.

Two suspects remain at large.

Suspect 1: male, black, darker skin, 6ft, 200lbs, slim build, wearing dark, long pants and a dark shirt.

Suspect 2: male, black, 5’9”-5’10”, tight cornrows in hair, possibly wearing white shorts, unknown colour/style shirt.

Both men were last seen on foot.
More information will be issued as it becomes available.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-805-4747 ext. 2216,

Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip 201″with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Police Charge Oakville Resident With Multiple Pharmacy Robberies

On March 8th 2016 Halton Police responded to a report of a robbery at a Shoppers Drug Mart store located at 1011 Upper Middle Road in Oakville.  A male entered the store and demanded prescription drugs from staff who handed over a large quantity of narcotics. The suspect then left the store without further incident.
Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of an Oakville resident who investigators believe is responsible for similar robberies in Oakville and Burlington.

February 21st 2016 – Brant Medical Arts Centre located at 672 Brant Street in Burlington.

February 12th 2016 – Pharma Save store located at 2501 Guelph Line Burlington.

January 28th 2016 – Shoppers Drug Mart located at 1011 Upper Middle Road Oakville.

Investigators also executed a search warrant at a North Oakville address and seized a large quantity of prescription pain killers, notably Fentanyl and OxyNEO or Oxycodone. Other items related to the robberies were also seized.

Charged with 4 counts of Robbery and Wear Disguise is:

Richard MATHERS, 36 years of Oakville.

MATHERS has been held in custody for a pending bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. LEIGHTON of 20 Division Oakville at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2218 or Det. VADENBEUKEL of 30 Division Burlington at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2343

Halton Regional Police Service  would like to remind the community,  anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.comor by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Police Warn of Drug 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

Another synthetic opioid has appeared and is making headlines. The drug is known as W 18. It’s a synthetic opioid 100 times more potent as Fentanyl.  Reports from other jurisdictions state that W 18 is being found in pill form and marketed as Fentanyl or fake OxyCotin. Both Fentanyl and W 18 are powerful and highly addictive pain killers. Taken incorrectly, a single dose of Fentanyl can be deadly. With W 18 being 100 times more potent the loss of life increases exponentially.

The Halton Regional Police Service Integrated Drugs Guns and Gangs Unit (IDGGU) have been and will continue to monitor this trend closely. The IDGGU has advised they have not yet come across W 18. However, Fentanyl is still a high priority.

Halton Police have one recorded incident with Fentanyl. In 2015 two males were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance – Fentanyl, after receiving reports of an unresponsive male lying on the ground.

When narcotics are misused, they can be extremely dangerous, even deadly.  Please be cautious about what you are ingesting and for what reasons. Police are also reminding the public of the “Patch4Patch” Program – legitimate Fentanyl patients return their used patches to pharmacies to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

Anyone with information on the possible emergence of W 18, un-prescribed use of Fentanyl  or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).