Marked for Theft: Apple AirTags used in multiple Toronto car thefts

Toronto Ontario — Car theft is on the rise, and tracking devices are making it easier for thieves to drive off with your vehicle. Over the past year, car theft has steadily risen by more than 50 percent. While the use of AirTags is far from the norm, these devices have been linked to a […]

Stealing Spree: Car theft rising in Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario — A recent crime wave has left Ottawa Police with a grim warning: vehicle theft is on the rise. Between Jan 1 and May 31, the Ottawa Police says there were 230 reported vehicle thefts in 2022, twice as many as in 2021. In the latter half of May alone, 21 Honda CRVs […]

En Garde: Five arrested in Laval, Qué. Project Gardon auto theft network bust

Laval, Quebec – The Laval Police Department (SPL) has made five arrests in connection with a network of vehicle thieves, following an investigation dating back to May 2021. Project Gardon was an investigation by the SPL’s General Crimes Squad in response to a wave of coordinated thefts where vehicles were targeted and stolen from parking […]

Pilfered Pick-ups: Windsor auto theft rises 25 percent in 2021

Windsor, Ontario – Data from the Windsor Police Service says that auto theft in the region rose considerably in 2021, with police reporting 846 motor vehicle thefts and attempts, compared to 676 in 2020, marking an increase of 25.1 percent. The most common methods of theft include breaking and entering into businesses or homes for […]

Grand Theft Toronto: Toronto Police called on to rebuild auto theft unit

Toronto, Ontario — City council is calling on the Toronto Police Services Board to form a unit aimed at addressing the rising tide of auto theft that Toronto has been in the midst of for the past several years. On Friday, council voted to put the issue before the police board, specifically requesting it to […]