Peel Regional Police Arrest American Citizen in Pearson Security Breach

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, police responded with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to a security breach in relation to a flight bound for the United States.  Investigation revealed a mock-Improvised Explosive Device in a traveler’s suitcase. The Peel Regional Police Explosive Disposal Unit examined the device and determined is was not explosive.

Joseph GALASKA, a 58-year-old American citizen, has been arrested and charged with Mischief. Joseph GALASKA is being held for a bail hearing, to appear at the A. Grenville & William Davis Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton. The hearing date is to be determined.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Airport Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.