Hamilton, Ontario,

Arrest Made in Catalytic Converter Theft Investigation

The Hamilton Police Service has arrested a 36-year-old male in relation to the catalytic converter thefts in the region. The investigation is ongoing and any victims who have yet to come forward are urged to contact police. Additional criminal charges are expected.

The Hamilton Police BEAR Unit has continued to investigate the rash of catalytic converter thefts in the region. Through investigation, police identified a suspect and on Thursday, October 10, 2019, police arrested a 36-year-old male in relation to the thefts. He was taken into police custody and held for a bail hearing.

The investigation remains open and additional charges are expected.


  • David Stewart, 36-years-of-age of no fixed address


  • Mischief Under $5000
  • Fail to Comply Probation

Hamilton Police are reminding vehicle owners to take precautions in order to lessen their chances of becoming a victim:

  • Park vehicle in well-lit areas
  • Park closer to pedestrian or vehicle traffic so it is not isolated
  • When possible, park in areas that utilize video surveillance

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Greg BLUNSDON (905) 540-3819, [email protected] or Det. Sergeant Andrea TORRIE (905) 546-8937.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com