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Watch your vehicle, police warn after warm-up thefts

A pair of Wednesday morning warm-up thefts in Vaughan has police reminding drivers to be careful with their cars. On Nov. 4 at about 6:30 a.m., a Toyota Camry was stolen from a Martin Grove Road driveway, police say. The car was left running with the doors unlocked. It was left unattended for less than three minutes.

Gun seized after traffic stop

A traffic stop in Thornhill resulted in the thwarting of a potential home invasion in Midland, Ont. and the arrests of four people, York police say. At about 12:30 a.m. on June 8, officers from 2 and 4 Districts stopped a vehicle in the Bathurst St. and Steeles Ave. West area. Inside were two men.

Smoker nabbed

A 38-year-old Vaughanian is the first to be caught by York police under a strict new law barring smoking in a vehicle with children. At about 4 p.m. on June 8, an officer spotted a woman smoking a cigarette as she drove, police say. In the car with her were three kids under 12 years old.

Cops seek flooring thieves

Police are on the lookout for two suspects after hardwood flooring was stolen during a holdup in Vaughan last week. At about 6 p.m. on April 30, two men, one armed with a handgun, entered ACXA Flooring at 7777 Keele St. and confronted the clerk, police say.

19 arrested for thefts

Several people arrested in a recent GTA-wide distraction theft investigation face potential deportation once court proceedings wrap up. Police from York, Toronto, Durham and Orangeville recovered over $100,000 in stolen property, arrested 19 people and laid dozens of charges in connection with more than 100 distraction thefts that plagued Vaughan and Richmond Hill last year.

Quick arrests made after Woodbridge home invaded

Uniformed and Canine Unit officers made two quick arrests in connection with an armed home invasion in Woodbridge Tuesday afternoon. At about 12:10 p.m. on Jan. 13, two suspects in disguises forced their way into a home on Davos Rd., police say. One was armed with a handgun, the other with a crowbar.

R.I.D.E. charges up

Some people just aren’t getting the message. In the first two weeks of the Festive Season Enhanced R.I.D.E. Program, York police handed out twice as many 12-hour suspensions and more impaired-related charges over the same period last year. And they’ve stopped 12,500 fewer vehicles.