PRP Update: Project Odyssey – Significant Auto Theft Investigation Resulting in the Recovery of Stolen Vehicles and Charges Laid

By May 27, 2024May 30th, 2024Announcement, Resources

Today, May 27, 2024, Peel Regional Police announced the results of Project Odyssey, an investigation into an organized crime group responsible for the theft and transport of stolen vehicles through intermodal hubs across the Greater Toronto Area to the Port of Montreal. Investigators have identified a Peel based company that was facilitating the transport of stolen vehicles out of a trucking yard in Brampton, Ontario.

The seven-month long investigation has resulted in:

  • 16 arrests and 322 Criminal Code charges laid
    • Ages of individuals arrested range from 17-years old to 57-years old
  • 10 additional arrest warrants issued
  • 369 stolen vehicles recovered with a value of $33,200,000.00
    • 255 vehicles recovered in Peel Region and 114 vehicles recovered at the Port of Montreal.
  • 3 transport trucks and 2 bobcats were seized under the forfeiture of offence-related property, valued at $150,000 each

Project Odyssey is another example of the incredible investigative work by PRP’s Commercial Auto Crime Bureau. In 2023, we doubled the size of the Unit making it one of the largest in Canada, and over the last 18 months, we have arrested close to 200 individuals, laid approximately 1,600 auto theft related offence charges, and recovered close to $100,000,000 in stolen vehicles.

For further information on Project Odyssey, please see the news release here.