Hamilton, Ontario ,
15
February
2019
|
20:40
America/New_York

Dangling Licence Plate Draws Police Attention to Stolen Auto

Police arrested a Hamilton man and woman with multiple drug and theft offences after being spotted in a stolen auto.

On February 14, 2019, shortly before 8:00 p.m., police observed a blue Hyundai Accent travelling eastbound on Princess Street and Earl Street in Hamilton. Police were drawn to the motor vehicle as the rear licence plate was dangling from a string affixed to the rear windshield wiper.

The officer was able to identify that the vehicle had been stolen from an address on Barton Street East in Hamilton. The police made an attempt to pull over the vehicle and speak with the driver. However, he was uncooperative and drove away. The stolen vehicle was last seen driving eastbound on Princess Street towards Sherman Avenue North. Approximately, 10 minutes later the same officer observed a female walking beside a male on a bicycle northbound on Ottawa Street North by Beach Road. The officer recognized the couple as the driver and passenger inside the stolen auto. He approached the couple and placed them under arrest.

Police located codeine, purple heroin, crack cocaine and crystal meth in their possession.

The individuals were held for a bail hearing and will appear in court at the John Sopkina Courthouse on February 15, 2019.

Charged: Justin Haggerty (31-years) Hamilton resident

  • Driving while under suspension
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Fentanyl
  • Fail to Comply with Probation
  • Flight from Police
  • Operation while prohibited
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000

Charged: Darlene Hiltz (37-years) Hamilton resident

  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance x 3
  • Fail to Comply with Probation
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000
  • Possession of Fentanyl
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of other drugs

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