Hamilton, Ontario ,

Firearms Located Inside Charlton Avenue Address

Police were called to a Mohawk Road West residence to investigate a domestic incident where a dog was kicked and property damaged. The investigation led Police to a downtown apartment where a shotgun and other items were located inside. Several criminal charges have been laid.

On Monday, August 3, 2020, shortly after 5:30 a.m., an argument between a male and female occurred inside her Mohawk Road West residence. When asked to leave, the male became agitated and kicked her dog in the face and damaged a screen window.

Police received further information that the male had a shotgun at his apartment on Charlton Ave W. A search warrant was obtained and contact was made with the male who inside his apartment. Police negotiated with the male who surrendered himself to without incident.

Police seized the following items:

Recovered Property

  • Shotgun Remington Model 1100
  • Shotgun shells
  • Black Stun Gun / Taser
  • Black shotgun-style pellet gun
  • Two black handgun style pellet guns

Charged: Michael ROUSSEL (41-years-old) Hamilton resident

  • Mischief under $5000
  • Cruelty to Animals
  • Possession Contrary to Order x 12
  • Possession Under $5000
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon
  • Careless Use, Carry, Transport, Storage of Firearm

Roussel is currently bound by firearm prohibition orders. He was placed under arrest and charged. He remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

If you have information that can assist in this investigation, please contact Mountain Criminal Investigative Branch, Detective Sergeant Marco DelConte at (905)546-3851 or Detective Constable Scott Reid at 905-546-8969.

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