[Counterfeit equipment]

Crime Briefs: Stabbing, fakes, break-in…

Durham Police said a Brampton resident is facing numerous charges after a fraud investigation resulted in the seizure of counterfeit equipment and documents.

Investigators from the DRPS Financial Crimes Unit commenced a fraud investigation in January, and executed a search warrant on an address on Bernadino Street in Brampton. The suspect was arrested and police seized a fully functional credit card and identification lab along with hundreds of fraudulent pieces of identification which included Health Cards, Passports, Drivers Licenses, Credit Cards and other documents.

Chukwudi Okeke, age 41 is charged with: Fraud Under $5,000; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2; Possession of Counterfeit Mark; Possession of Forgery Equipment and Possession of Identity. He was released on an Undertaking.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Smith of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5281.

Stabbing in Whitby

A 29-year-old man was driven to a local hospital after being stabbed during an altercation in north Whitby Friday morning.

On February 19, at about 10:30 am, members of West Division were called to a local Ajax hospital after a male victim walked into the hospital with a serious but non-life threatening stab wound. The victim was later transferred to a Toronto trauma centre.

Members of Central West Division went to a residence on Halls Road where it’s believed that the stabbing occurred, said a police statement.

Police have no suspect descriptors at this time.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Reeves of the Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1825.

Break and Enter

Officers from the Central West Division responded to a Break and Enter in the area of Dundas Street East and Garden Street in Whitby on February 17.

The suspect was seen fleeing east  from a building on foot. Officers found the suspect in a backyard armed with a weapon and arrested him without incident.

The 46-year old suspect from Oshawa has been linked to five other Break and Enter incidents in the area. He has been charged with Break and Enter x5 and Weapon Dangerous.

Drugs seizure at traffic stop

Some$8,000 in cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized at a traffic stop in Oshawa on February 18.

A 25-year old female faces seven criminal charges and has been held for a bail hearing. She was arrested at Simcoe Street and Harbour Road for Failing to Comply with Release Order.

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