Viral Video Car Driver Identified
Thanks to a viral video of a red Chevrolet Lumina driving on a highway with its doors open, a Hamilton Police officer was able to identify the vehicle as one involved in a series of Break and Enters.
On April 13, 2019, shortly before 6:00 a.m., a video captured an older style burgundy vehicle parked at the gates of a commercial business on Brockley Drive, Hamilton. A male and female were seen driving inside the compound after prying the gate open. While inside, 1000 pounds of bulk steel with an estimated value of $3000 was stolen.
On April 22, 2019, shortly after 4:30 p.m., the same vehicle and individuals failed a second attempt to gain entry into the same business.
The break and enters were turned over to Break, Enter, Auto Theft & Robbery (BEAR) Unit to investigate. On May 7, 2019, a Hamilton Police BEAR Detective viewed the viral video of a car driving down the QEW with its car doors and trunk wide open and was able to tie the car to the earlier break and enters.
On May 9, 2019, police attended a Bow Valley Drive address in Hamilton and seized the vehicle. A 42-year-old male and 42-year-old female have been arrested.
They were brought into custody with their bail opposed.
Charged: Nicole Farr (Female, 42-years-old) Hamilton resident
- Break and Enter
Charged: Christopher Cielecki (Male, 42-years-old) Hamilton resident
- Break and Enter
Vehicle Seized: 1991 red Chevrolet Lumina
If you have any information or surveillance video that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into these crimes, you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Andrea Torrie by calling 905-546-2991 or Detective Constable Brian Wren by calling 905-546-8925.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com