Vehicle Thefts Prevented as a Result of Multiple Arrests

Posted On Thursday May 12, 2022

Region of Peel – Investigators from the 12 Division Auto Theft Unit have laid charges in two separate incidents involving the theft of vehicle equipment.

On Friday, May 6, 2022, at 12:43 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 410 south and Highway 401. The vehicle was a Nissan Murano occupied by three males from Quebec. The investigation revealed the three males to have multiple blank key fobs, master computer key programmers (used to reprogram key fobs), and a large quantity of cash.

18-year-old is Yassine Afi is charged with the following offences:

  • Possessing Automobile Master Key (X7)
  • Possession of Device to Obtain Computer Service (X2)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

He was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

A 17-year-old youth is charged with the following offences:

  • Possessing Automobile Master Key (X7)
  • Possession of Device to Obtain Computer Service (X2)
  • Possession of an Identity Document

He was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

A 17-year-old youth is charged with the following offences: 

  • Possessing Automobile Master Key (X7)
  • Possession of Device to Obtain Computer Service (X2)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

He was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identity of the Young Persons charged in this investigation is protected.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 3:15 a.m., officers were called to the area of Bloor Street and Fieldgate Drive in Mississauga for report of a vehicle theft in progress. Officers arrived and arrested two males in relation to the theft. The males were in possession of multiple blank key fobs, and a master computer key programmer (used to reprogram fobs).  

Navdeep Chauhan, a 24-year-old man from Brampton is charged with the following offences:

  • Possessing Automobile Master Key (X4)
  • Possession of Device to Obtain Computer Service

He was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

Arshjot Singh, a 24-year-old man from Caledon is charged with the following offences: 

  • Mischief Over $5000
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Automobile Master Key (X4)
  • Possession of Device to Obtain Computer Device

He was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

“Exceptional work done by investigators. These arrests have thwarted vehicle thefts from occurring within the Region of Peel and causing the loss of thousands of dollars for the members of our community.” Peel Regional Police Superintendent Rob Higgs.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121 extension 1233. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca .

Subscribe to us on YouTube and follow us on TwitterFacebookTikTok, and Instagram.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public and Media Relations Officer at 905- 453-2121, extension 4027. 

Inc: 22-0152058/PR220156260
N/R: 22-114

A Safer Community Together
-30-

Contact Us