UPDATE -Locke Street Vandalism
On Monday, June 4, 2018 between, 2:45 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. the three individuals wanted by Hamilton Police for offences related to the Locke Street Vandalism incident reported to Hamilton Police Headquarters, 155 King William Street. They have been arrested and are currently lodged in custody. Court appearances for the three parties are scheduled for later today.
Matthew Lowell-Pelletier, 31-years-old from Hamilton.
David Prychitka, 34-years-old from Hamilton.
Alexander Balch, 34-years-old from Hamilton.
Police Arrest Three Individuals in Locke Street Vandalism
Warrants Issued for Three More
Hamilton Police Service has arrested three individuals in connection with the vandalism that took place on Locke Street in March and issued warrants for three more.
On Saturday, March 3, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., police responded to reports of a large group causing mischief in the Durand neighbourhood. A group of about 30 individuals dressed in black clothing with their faces covered, walked through the streets carrying a banner that said, “We Are The Ungovernables.” The group began setting off fireworks, damaging vehicles and throwing rocks at store windows.
Police received further evidence linking the Anarchist Book Fair at Westdale Secondary School on March 3-4, 2018, to the events that took place on the evening of March 3, 2018.
Hamilton Police have already arrested and charged a 31-year-old Hamilton resident for “Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence.”
Another six individuals have now been identified in connection to the Locke Street events. Hamilton Police have arrested:
Jack Duckworth, 23-years-old from Hamilton. Charged with Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Mischief Over $5000
Tammy Kovich, 32-years-old from Hamilton. Charged with Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Mischief Over $5000, Conspiracy to Commit Mischief, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Counsel Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Counsel Mischief
Tyler Nadeau, 26-years-old, from Montreal. Charged with Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Counsel Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Counsel Mischief, Mischief Under $5000 (x3) and Mischief Over $5000 (x3)
Warrants have also been issued for the following individuals:
Alexander Balch, 34-years-old from Hamilton. Wanted for Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Mischief Over $5,000
Matthew Lowell-Pelletier, 31-years-old from Hamilton. Wanted for Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Mischief Over $5,000. In addition, a separate warrant has been issued for charges of Mischief related to Barton Street.
David Prychitka, 34-years-old from Hamilton. Wanted for Unlawful Assembly While Masked, Mischief Over $5,000, Counsel Unlawful Assembly While Masked.
Hamilton Police Service thanks the public for their support in providing information and video related to the events that took place on March 3-4, 2018. The information by the public and the work of Hamilton Police investigators led to today’s arrests. Hamilton Police also thank the Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal and the RCMP Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Niagara detachment for their assistance.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Det. Simpson by calling 905-546-3816.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com