County of Brant OPP Community Street Crime Unit as well as West Region OPP Repeat Offenders Parole Enforcement (ROPE) unit arrested a Haldimand man described as a ‘prolific criminal’ for multiple offences, on February 5.
Police have been investigating multiple different incidents across Southern Ontario including Brantford, Hamilton, Brant, Haldimand, Oxford and Norfolk Counties.
Charged is Justin Sardella, 30, of Haldimand County with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada:
Theft under $5000 – CC 334(b) x 7
Possession of property obtained by Crime over $5000 – Section 354(1) (a) x 10 Possession of property obtained by Crime under $5000 – Section 354(1) (a) x 8 Operate while prohibited under the Criminal Code – Section 320.18(1) (a) x 54 Fail to Comply with probation order – Section 733.1 x 20 Theft of Motor Vehicle – Section 333.1 Flight from Peace Officer – Section 320.17 Dangerous Operation – Section 320.13 x 2 Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon – Section 270.01(1) (a) Resist Peace Officer – Section 129(a) x 2 Escape Lawful Custody – Section 145(1)
The accused has also been charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Driving While under Suspension – Section 53(1) x 12
Police also arrested and charged Lindsey Archer, 28, of Dundas with Possession of Stolen Property over $5000 contrary to Section 354(1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada x 2.
All the involved parties will appear in Brantford Court at a later date to answer to their charges.
Anyone with information regarding any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.crimestoppers-brant.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.