Newmarket Man Charged with Breaking Into Aurora Homes

York Regional Police have charge a Newmarket man after homes in Aurora were broken into.

Between February 22 and February 23, 2018, police investigated a series of break-ins near Wellington and Yonge.

Investigations were able to identify a suspect through video surveillance, and after searching the man’s residence, police were able to recover some of the stolen property.



  •  Vance PATTERSON, 43, of Newmarket

  • Break and Enter x3
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x2

Police are reminding residents to be vigilant and make sure you take the necessary steps to protect your home and property.

  • Lock all doors that lead to your residence as well as your vehicle doors
  • If going away on vacation or an extended absence, do not announce your travel plans or absence from home on social media or your phone’s voicemail. Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your house and make your home look lived in
  • Consider installing a quality security system with motion sensors and/or video monitoring
  • Secure all basement and ground-level windows and patio doors

Break and enters are often a crime of opportunity. The more difficult you make it for thieves to break into your home, the more likely it is that they will move along. Be aware of suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood and call police immediately if you’re concerned.  We will respond to these calls.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7142, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at


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