On August 31, 2021, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service from 8 District (Grimsby) commenced an investigation into a number of property crimes involving a stolen white Ford F150 pickup truck.
During one of the incidents, the suspect drove dangerously and failed to stop at the scene of a collision with a member of the public. The victim sustained minor injuries.
On September 2, 2021, with the assistance from the public and the Hamilton Police Service, the stolen pickup was located and some of the property stolen had been recovered including property stolen from other jurisdictions.
Investigation has identified that one of the suspects involved is Hamilton resident, 30 year old Douglas Funke.
Funke’s whereabouts are currently unknown, and an Arrest Warrant has been requested for the following offences:
Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Fail to remain at the scene of an accident Operate a conveyance while disqualified Break enter commit theft Theft under $5, 000 x3 Theft over $5,000 Fail to comply with probation x4
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Niagara Regional Police D/Cst HAUGHIE at 905-945-2211 #1009263 or call the Crime Stoppers hot line.