Hamilton Police Seize 14 Guns in 12 Days

Hamilton Police continue to relentlessly pursue offenders who are engaged in violence, drug activity and firearms in our community. We are working to end gun violence and illegal gun possession. The majority of gun crimes being committed in Hamilton involve guns that were illegally obtained and possessed.

“The increase in violent crime and the use of firearms in our city is unacceptable. Our members have seized over 14 firearms in the last 12 days and continue to do excellent work in removing them from our streets,” said Chief Frank Bergen. “A safer community involves everyone, please call police or Crime Stoppers if you are aware of someone who is in possession of an illegal weapon.”

In just over 10 days our officers have laid numerous firearm-related charges. We hope that with these firearms off our streets it will help prevent further violence in our city.

“The proliferation of guns in our community poses an increased safety risk for our officers and the public, “ said Superintendent Martin Schulenberg.

The drugs seized in these investigations have an estimated street-value of more than $31.5 million dollars.

As a result of these investigations, police seized:

  • 14 firearms
  • a grenade
  • Hundreds of rounds of ammunition
  • Canadian Currency
  • Counterfeit American Currency
  • Prohibited devices such a conducted energy weapons

Some of the criminal charges include:

  • Production of Fentanyl
  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Proceeds of Crime Over $5,000
  • Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon/Device
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm in a Vehicle
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Counterfeit Bills
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

As the investigations remain ongoing no further details will not be shared at this time.

If you have any information about gun violence or any crime within our city please call Hamilton Police 905-546-4925. To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at