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Georgina citizens help officers arrest fleeing man wanted for break and enter

Many residents called in to report the location of a man who took off on a bicycle and asked one homeowner to hide him, police say
YRP crime scene police car
Supplied photo/York Regional Police

York Regional Police would like to thank the community for their assistance after a suspect involved in a break and enter attempted to escape from police. A 32-year-old man from the Town of Georgina is now facing charges.

On July 20, 2020, officers responded to an alarm call at a residence on Riveredge Drive in Georgina. A lone male suspect was caught on video entering a home where he stole a quantity of jewelry.

On July 22, 2020, as part of the investigation, officers were patrolling the area and received information that a person matching the description of the suspect was observed in the area of Lake Drive South and Walter Drive.

Officers located the suspect and attempted to make an arrest but the suspect fled on a bicycle. Officers set up a perimeter and officers with the Canine Unit were called to assist. Many citizens in the area provided assistance to officers by calling in and reporting the locations and movement of the suspect.

The suspect also went to a residence and asked the homeowner to hide him, but the homeowner refused and the suspect was located a short distance away attempting to hide inside a pickup truck. The suspect was arrested and was found to be in possession of property that was stolen during the break and enter.

The accused is now facing charges and the investigation is ongoing. York Regional Police is thankful for the quick actions of the members of our community who assisted and refused to allow or assist a criminal in evading custody. Members of the community continue to prove that crime in their neighbourhoods will not be tolerated.


  • Kevin Moore, 32, of the Town of Georgina

Charges Include: 

  • Break and Enter 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime  
  • Obstruct Peace Officer 
  • Breach of Probation x4  
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7341, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at