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Posted on Monday March 12, 2018


Investigators with the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 43-year-old man following several recent residential break and enters in the Town of Aurora.

York Regional Police investigated a series of residential break and enters that occurred between February 22 and February 23, 2018, in the area of Wellington Street and Yonge Street in Aurora. Investigators were able to identify the suspect through video surveillance obtained during one of the incidents. On February 27, 2018, a search warrant was executed at the suspect’s residence in Newmarket where officers recovered a quantity of stolen property.


  •  Vance PATTERSON, 43, of Newmarket  


  • Break and Enter x3
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x2

The accused will be appearing before the Ontario court of Justice in Newmarket on Friday, March 16, 2018.

York Regional Police continue to remind our citizens of a few basic steps they can take to protect their property.

  • Lock all doors that lead to your residence as well as your vehicle doors
  • If going away on vacation or an extended absence, do not announce your travel plans or absence from home on social media or your phone’s voicemail. Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your house and make your home look lived in
  • Consider installing a quality security system with motion sensors and/or video monitoring
  • Secure all basement and ground-level windows and patio doors

Break and enters are often a crime of opportunity. The more difficult you make it for thieves to break into your home, the more likely it is that they will move along. Be aware of suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood and call police immediately if you’re concerned.  We will respond to these calls.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7142, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at