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Three Men Charged with Theft of Personal Protective Equipment Valued at Over $300,000

Members of the Halton Regional Police Service - 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have arrested three males in relation to an internal employee theft of personal protective equipment worth over $300,000. The three males are employees of a Burlington business that sells safety and cleaning products. Since September 2020, large quantities of latex gloves and cleaning chemicals had gone missing. Investigation determined that three employees had orchestrated the theft of these items from the business. Charged are: Jonathan Kendall (19) of Burlington

  • Theft Over $5000

Joel Owatan (24) of Burlington

  • Theft Over $5000 (4 counts)

Alexander Tejada (28) of Oakville

  • Theft Over $5000 (4 counts)

All three accused were released from custody on an Undertaking. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext 2316. 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


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