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Charges Laid in Porch Pirate Theft Investigation

nvestigators with the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have made an arrest and laid multiple charges after a lengthy investigation into multiple thefts of packages from porches throughout Halton region.

The two-month long investigation linked a series of thefts from residential porches to one suspect.

On Friday, March 18, 2022, officers executed a search warrant at a residence in Brampton, recovered stolen property, and arrested Ravneet Brar (25) of Brampton.

Brar has been charged with the following:

  • Theft Under $5000 (19 counts)

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

  • Possession of Controlled Substance (2 counts)

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Brar has been released from custody pending a court appearance.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau Detective Constable Matt Ren at 905-825-4777 ext. 2346.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at

Police also have the following tips for consideration when having packages delivered:

  • Have packages delivered to your office (work)

  • Arrange deliveries for when someone will be home

  • Have the post office hold your package

  • Have package shipped to a store

  • Request signature upon delivery

  • Request carriers place package out of sight


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