Monthly Archives October 2015
Safety Tips for a Howling Good Halloween
The night is fast approaching when the streets will be filled with monsters, vampires and werewolves. The evening can be a treat for everyone, if parents and children follow some common sense safety tips, which will ensure the costumes are the only fright of the night!
Avoid dark coloured costumes. Shoes should be comfortable for walking. Parents should make sure their child’s costume is well-fitted and doesn’t drag on the ground to avoid tripping hazards. Consider attaching reflective tape or giving your child a glow-stick necklace to make sure they are visible. A flashlight also makes a great accessory to any costume.
Police charge Hamilton man after roll over collision investigation on Fruitland Road
On Tuesday October 27, 2015, police concluded an extensive motor vehicle collision investigation that began earlier this year on February 22, 2015 after a vehicle rolled over causing both property damage and injuries to passengers. The driver also suffered injuries during the collision.
As a result of the investigation police have now arrested and charged the driver, a Hamilton man, with criminal offences relating to the collision. Police have opposed the man’s bail and he is before the courts to face the charges.
Investigators want to thank the public, witnesses and the media for their assistance with the investigation.
ACCUSED: Thomas KARTIK – 23-year-old man from Hamilton
CHARGES: Impaired driving cause bodily harm, over 80mgs causing bodily harm
Investigation continues after Subway robbery
On October 27, 2015 just shortly after 9:30 pm a male entered the Subway Store located at 1550 Upper James St with a handgun and demanded cash from the employee working inside. The suspect grabbed the entire cash register and then fled on foot outside the store in an unknown direction with a quantity of cash. Police responded to the scene securing evidence. There were no physical injuries during this robbery.
Police now continue to investigate.
Robbery investigation underway after Husky gas station robbed
On October 27, 2015 just shortly after 7:30pm a man entered the Husky gas station located at Grays Road and Barton Street East while armed with a knife. The man then made demands for cash. The man fled on foot after obtaining a small amount of cash. The employee was not injured during the robbery.
Male, tanned skin, 5’10”, 150lbs with a skinny build.
Wearing a black jacket, black track pants, red bandana
Detectives continue to investigate serious assault in cities north end
Police responded into the area of 457 James Street North for an unknown problem just shortly after 10:00am. Police officers attended to the area where an investigation commenced. It was indicated that someone had suffered injuries.
As a result of the investigation, which is still on-going at this time, it was learned that sometime between 9:30am and 10:00am on Tuesday October 27, 2015, two male suspects forcibly entered a James street north home. An altercation occurred between the suspects and a male and female, who were inside the home. As a result of the altercation both victims sustained serious injuries. The suspects were said to have fled the area after the altercation. It is not known by what means or in what direction.
Police charge Hamilton man in relation to fatal collision on Paramount Drive
Police have been investigating the circumstances surrounding the cities 10th fatal motor vehicle collision that took place on September 4th, 2015 involving a BMW sedan and a Dodge Caravan on Paramount Drive. The passenger of the BMW died at the scene as a result of the collision. The driver of the Dodge sustained serious injuries.
Investigators want to thank the public, witnesses and the media for their assistance with the investigation. Investigators formed reasonable grounds to lay charges against the driver of the BMW in relation to this collision investigation.
On Tuesday October 27, 2015 just shortly after 8:00 am a 25 year old man from Hamilton Ontario turned himself into police to face criminal charges. Police have opposed the man’s bail. He will now be brought before the courts later today (Tuesday October 27, 2015). Police are not authorized to release the man’s name at this time until the information sworn to in court.
Driver fails to stop and attempts to flee from bike cop
On Sunday October 25, 2015 just shortly after 10:00am a member of the Hamilton Police Service ACTION Team directed a man driving a vehicle to stop after it was seen being driven erratically in the area of Bay Street North and Stuart Street. The driver fled from the officer accelerating at a high rate of speed. The officer continued riding on the path where the vehicle was last scene and located the vehicle abandoned a short distance away after it drove down an area that was blocked due to construction. The driver was seen attempting to run away. The officer pursued the man and arrested him in the area of Murray Street. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen. The 25 year old man from Hamilton is now facing a number of criminal charges. Police opposed the man’s bail.
Man facing robbery charges after attempting to rob a man in mall parking lot
On Thursday October 22, 2015 just shortly after 4:00pm police responded to the parking lot area of Eastgate Square Mall located at 75 Centennial Parkway North after a witness saw a man produce a knife and attempt a rob a 67 year old man who just entered his vehicle. The suspect attempted to flee after the robbery attempt was unsuccessful. Witnesses continued to make observations and pursue the suspect as the police officers made their way into the area. The suspect was observed by the responding officer. The suspect attempted to run away with officers pursuing the suspect on foot until he was arrested. The victim sustained minor injuries during the robbery. Police opposed the man’s bail.
Hamilton Police warn of Telephone Scam Targeting New Canadians
The Hamilton Police Service is asking residents to be aware of a Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), scam in which someone, claiming to be a representative from the CIC, calls to collect additional personal information and/or to ask that a fine be paid immediately to avoid deportation.
The caller will attempt a range of threat including with warrants for arrest, jail time, loss of immigration status and deportation if a fine is not paid.
The victims are asked to confirm or provide additional personal information such as date of birth, passport number, Social Insurance Number (SIN), landing date, credit card numbers or bank account information or immigration status.
Robbery investigation with a warning to the public about stolen narcotics
On Monday October 19, 2015 just shortly before 10:30 am a lone suspect entered a pharmacy located on John Street South in the City of Hamilton.
The suspect approached an employee inside while armed with a knife and demanded narcotics. The suspect obtained a quantity of fentanyl patches and fled the store.
Division 3 of the Hamilton Police Service is launching a two month long campaign regarding truck route regulations in the City of Hamilton. The purpose of this campaign is to increase general compliance with truck route regulations in the City of Hamilton through a greater awareness of the truck route system.
Hamilton Police Service arrest man with a loaded handgun
On Thursday October 8, 2015 just shortly after 8:00pm police officers responded to information regarding a man that was suspected of being in possession of a firearm in the area of 45 Montcalm Drive in the City of Hamilton.As a result of the information, the Hamilton Police Service Emergency Response Unit and Gangs and Weapons Enforcement Unit attended the area and located the man in the parking lot. The man was arrested and was found to be in possession a loaded .357 calibre revolver and a small amount of marijuana.
Hamilton Police Service encourage drivers to buckle up and slow down this Thanksgiving long weekend
This Thanksgiving long weekend, from Saturday, October 10, to Monday, October 12, 2015 Hamilton Police will be focusing their traffic enforcement program on seatbelt violations and speeding in an effort to keep our roadways safe.
“Compliance is free and safer,” says Cst. Walter Johnston of the Hamilton Police Service Traffic Branch and “Drivers caught without their seatbelt or speeding can face serious fines and demerit points.”
Hamilton man facing child pornography charges
The Hamilton Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit began an investigation in July 2015, after receiving information about an individual that was believed to possession of Child Pornography.
On October 8th 2015 members of the ICE Unit, Technological Crime Unit and uniform patrol officers executed a search warrant at a home on Beach Road in Hamilton.
The accused was arrested and charged.
UPDATE - Saturday October 10, 2015 - MISSING DUNDAS MAN LOCATED
More details may follow
LOCATED Missing – 75 year old Dundas man - Franco Mamone
The Hamilton Police Service are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 75 year old man from Dundas Ontario.
Family of the missing man, Franco Mamone have had the opportunity to notify family members about the incident and have now authorized police to release images and details to assist with the investigation.
Cyclist proceeds through red light and is struck by car
On Wednesday October 7, 2015, just before 9:30pm, police were dispatched to the intersection of Victoria Avenue North and Wilson Street East for a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist.
Investigation revealed that a 25 year-old Hamilton man was driving a Ford Fusion eastbound on Wilson Street East approaching the intersection at Victoria Avenue North. Witnesses indicated that the traffic lights for the Ford were green.
UPDATE - 18 year old - Brendan McFarlane - LOCATED SAFE
22:55 - The Hamilton Police Service wants to thank the public and the media for their assistance in the search for Brendan McFarlane.
The overwhelming response from the media and the community sharing the information greatly assisted investigators.
Brendan was located in Toronto and is no longer considered missing.
Driving suspension leads to cocaine and marijuana related charges
On Wednesday October 7, 2015 just after 1:00am a Hamilton police officer stopped a car in the area of Beechwood Avenue and Connaught Avenue to investigate the man’s drivers licence status after it was suspected he was driving while under suspension. The police officer approached the man driving to investigate further. While speaking with the man the officer observed marijuana inside the vehicle.
Man reports being robbed after being asked for loose change
Man arrested after breaking into a home on Simcoe Street East
On Tuesday October 6, 2015 just before 8:30pm, Hamilton police officers responded to a home on Simcoe Street East to investigate a break and enter that occurred at the home earlier in the day. Witnesses indicated that one suspect was observed breaking into the home and walking around holding a large machete in his hand. Small electronics, cash, jewelry and other property was stolen during the entry.
Police seize a loaded firearm during response to trespasser at an Ancaster home
On Saturday October 3, 2015 just after 4:00pm, Hamilton police officers responded to a home on Lower Lions Club Road in Ancaster after reports about an unwanted guest that was refusing to leave was reported.
Police officers arrived at the home and upon speaking with a man about the issues at hand an officer observed what he suspected as the barrel of a firearm sticking out from under some furniture.
Hamilton Police Service Staff Sgt Matt Kavanagh receives Canadian Order of Merit
Hamilton Police Staff Sergeant Matt Kavanagh receives the Canadian Order of Merit for Police Officer today. S/Sgt. Kavanagh will be presented his award by Governor General David Johnston at a special ceremony in Quebec City.
Staff Sergeant Kavanagh has shown exceptional leadership, dedication to duty and commitment to community during his 31 years in policing
Police arrest men in possession of marijuana after vehicle observed in neighbourhood
On Saturday October 3, 2015 just after 4:00pm, Hamilton police officers observed a Honda Civic circling in and around the residential neighbourhood and then into the area of Warburton Park. Police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Britannia Avenue and Strathearne Avenue.
Police arrest and charge man after he refuses to stop for police officers
On Friday October 2, 2015 just after 6:30pm a Hamilton police officer observed a vehicle driving in the area of Robert Street and Wellington Street North.
The officer noted that the vehicle was missing a licence plate. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop to alert the driver and to investigate further.
The vehicle refused to stop and travelled into an alleyway. The driver abandoned the vehicle and ran away from the officer that now followed him on foot.
Police arrest man for indecent act after woman sees man exposing himself
On Friday October 2, 2015 just shortly after 12:30pm the Hamilton Police Service began receiving reports of a man that was said to be exposing himself in the area of the rail trail west of the Chedoke Golf Course.
Police arrest man after he arrived to help unlicensed friend
On Thursday October 1st, 2015 just shortly before 10:00am Hamilton police officers were conducting traffic related enforcement on the Jolley Cut. One vehicle stopped, a Chevrolet Equinox, resulted in the officer learning that the man driving was unlicensed.
Sudden death investigation at Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre
On Friday October 2, 2015 just shortly before 1:00am the Hamilton Police Service responded to the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre located at 165 Barton Street East after receiving reports that two inmates, both males in their 20’s, were discovered requiring immediate medical attention as they were unresponsive.
Police responded to the detention centre to investigate and secure the scene inside the detention centre.
Both inmates were transported to hospital with the assistance of Hamilton Paramedics.
Police confronted with a man armed with a knife
On Wednesday September 30, 2015, just shortly after 6:00pm, two members of the Hamilton Police Service A.C.T.I.O.N Team were in the area of James Street North and Robert Street. While moving through the area a man began running towards the officers shouting that there was a man with no shirt on walking around while armed with a knife in his hand.
Teen arrested after pepper spray used during fight on Hamilton mountain
On Wednesday September 30, 2015 just shortly after 1pm, police were dispatched to reports of a fight taking place in the area of 801 Mohawk Road West. It was indicated that a large group of teens were watching two teen boys physically fighting with each other. Witnesses indicated that during the fight a teen girl removed what was later determined to be dog repellent, and sprayed the repellent into the crowd. This caused the group of people to disperse from the area with some suffering from minor injuries as a result. Hamilton Paramedics responded to the scene and examined some teens that remained on scene.