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Project Tundra put freeze on hundreds wanted on outstanding warrants

Durham Regional Police executed 434 arrest warrants, arrested 221 individuals and laid 757 costs in an investigation dubbed Venture Tundra.

Between January and March, the Offender Administration Unit, assisted by divisional items, targeted on individuals needed on excellent arrest warrants for offences that occurred inside the Durham Area.

“It’s the primary time we’ve performed it shortly — I do know in earlier years they’ve performed it,” Det.-Sgt. Craig McCabe, who abroad the Offender Administration Unit, mentioned Friday.

“However we had been capable of put collectively a ten-person crew this time. I believe that’s why we had such nice outcomes. I’m more than happy with the outcomes they received over this six-seven-week venture.”

Officers travelled throughout Southern Ontario to find and arrest a few of these accused offenders.

Venture Tundra noticed 193 costs laid for fail to attend court docket, and 221 people arrested for a number of offences, together with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and aggravated assault.

“Some individuals had a number of warrants on file for them,” mentioned McCabe. “In order that explains why the numbers are completely different.”

Amongst these charged with sexual assault was Peter Lucifora, 57, of Oshawa, stemming from a 2007-2008 incident.

Investigators allegedly found that Lucifora modified his identify to Hauffe and was nonetheless residing within the Oshawa space the place he was situated and arrested on the excellent warrant.

“This one was a severe one which was dated,” mentioned McCabe. “And now hopefully it’s going to go ahead by way of the court docket course of.”

Anybody with any new details about this incident or different incidents is requested to name McCabe or Det.-Const. Cook dinner or at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5389, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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