Arrest Made in Overnight Fire Investigation

A 32-year-old Hamilton man will appear before the courts today in relation to an overnight residential fire. No injuries were reported to the police.

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, shortly after midnight, Hamilton Police responded to a residence in the area of Barton Street East and Stirton Street for an Assist Fire Department call. While on scene, a male was identified as the resident of the unit involved. Through continued investigation, police learned the male was responsible for the fire. He was placed under arrest and taken into custody.

The male is scheduled to have his matter addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse later today. He will be facing a charge related to arson.

There were no injuries reported to the police.

Damages to the property have been estimated at over $100,000.


  • Male, 32-year-of-age from Hamilton


  • Arson – Disregard for human life

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Alex Buck by calling 905-546-3817.

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