Hamilton, Ontario ,

Courthouse Disturbance Leads to Arrest

Hamilton Police responded to the Hamilton Courthouses on Main Street East in Hamilton to assist with a disorderly male. The out of town male has been arrested and charged with several criminal offences.

On March 28, 2019, shortly before 1:00 p.m., an Etobicoke resident attended the John Sopkina Courthouse at 45 Main Street East, for a scheduled court appearance. The male became agitated during the court proceedings and threw plastic cups inside the courtroom and hallway. He then exited the courthouse through the front doors, finding an opportunity to kick benches, mailbox, knock over magazine and newspaper dispensers before crossing the road and arming himself with a two by four that he threw at the window of the Provincial Courthouse at 50 Main Street East.

Courthouse Special Constables called the police for assistance due to public safety and the male’s unpredictable and aggressive behaviour.

Police arrived and located the male behind the courthouse, exiting from the rear of a parked car on John Street South. The vehicle was stopped and the male was arrested at the corner of John Street South and Hunter Street East in Hamilton.

The accused was brought into Central custody with his bail opposed.

Charged: Adam Peron (31-years-old) Etobicoke resident


  • Cause Disturbance
  • Mischief
  • Assault (Resist Peace Officer)

Information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit an anonymous tip online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com