Arrest of Wanted Party Results in Recovery of Bicycle Stolen in 2015
A 24-year-old Hamilton man will appear in court today after he was recognized as a wanted party for failing to attend court. After his arrest, police confirmed the bicycle he was riding was stolen from a west-end residence in 2015.
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, shortly before 12:30 p.m., a Hamilton Police officer on proactive patrol observed a male repairing a bicycle at the corner of Victoria Avenue South and Main Street East, Hamilton. The officer recognized the male as a wanted party for failing to attend court. As the officer approached the male, he mounted the bicycle and rode off in an attempt to flee. The officer gave chase on foot and quickly caught the male, taking him to the ground. An altercation ensued as the male resisted. The male was eventually taken into police custody with the assistance of additional officers. A search of the male revealed he was in possession of a knife, which he attempted to access during the incident.
Through investigation, police learned the bicycle he was operating was reported stolen in June 2015. Hamilton Police would like to remind bicycle owners to record their serial number and report to police whenever their bicycle is lost or stolen. As a result of the owner taking those steps, police were able to identify the bicycle. Efforts will be made to locate the owner and return the bicycle.
A 24-year-old Hamilton man will appear in court today to answer to charges of assault resisting arrest, possession of stolen property under $5000 and the original charges related to his warrant.
- Hamilton man, 24-years-of-age
- Assault to resist arrest
- Possession of stolen property
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Hamilton Police by calling 905-546-4725.