Continued Enforcement Takes another Firearm off Hamilton Streets

An overnight traffic stop in the area of Cannon Street East and Sherman Street North has led to the seizure of a firearm, illicit drugs and the arrest of two men.

Shortly after 10: 00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2022 while conducting proactive patrol, Hamilton Police observed a driver violate the Highway Traffic Act, subsequently a traffic stop was conducted.

As a result of the investigation a 25-year-old male and a 20-year-old male have been arrested and held for a bail hearing to take place this morning.


Male Driver

·         20-years-of age

·         Hamilton

·         Held for bail hearing, John Sopinka Courthouse

Male Passenger

·         25-years-of-age

·         Hamilton

·         Held for bail hearing, John Sopinka Courthouse


·         Prohibited Firearm

·         Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

·         Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon

·         Possession of Prohibited Weapon

·         Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm

·         Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000

·         Possession for the Purpose of Distributing

·         Possession for the Purpose – Cocaine

·         Possession for the Purpose – Fentanyl

·         Possession for the Purpose – Hydromorphone

·         Possession for the Purpose – Benzodiazepine

·         Possession for the Purpose – Oxycodone

·         Fail to Comply Probation

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.

This is not the end. Hamilton Police will continue to engage with our community, police partners and share information in order to keep our community safe.

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