Five Face Charges Following Vehicle Theft Investigation

Hamilton Police have laid multiple charges to five individuals responsible for several vehicle thefts in the Greater Hamilton Area. The investigation identified a central stolen vehicle connected to numerous auto thefts across multiple jurisdictions.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2023, a vehicle was reported stolen from the  area of Paris Ontario and was later located near Limeridge Mall in Hamilton. Hamilton Police officers responded to the stolen auto however the vehicle proceeded to strike a marked police cruiser before fleeing from police. A short time later the vehicle was located in another part of Hamilton abandon.

On Monday, June 19, 2023, Cody Atkinson, a 22-year-old male from Hamilton, was arrested and is charged with the following:

·         Vehicle Theft

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

·         Possession, Use, Traffic Credit Card

·         Fail to Comply Probation

During the course of this investigation, our detectives were faced with challenging circumstances. In the City’s East End our detectives located a stolen vehicle and one of the suspects continued to ram police vehicles and pointed a firearm at police. The firearm was later deemed to be a replica firearm not capable of discharging ammunition however appeared authentic. Detectives were able to safety arrest the occupants of this stolen vehicle and no one was injured.

Jordan ENTWISTLE (26-year-old male from Hamilton)

·         Point Firearm

·         Use Imitation Firearm in Commission of Offence

·         Dangerous Operation

·         Operation While Prohibited

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

·         Eleven Counts of Fail to Comply with Probation

Reed VANRY (26-year-old male from Hamilton)

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

·         Occupant of Motor Vehicle without Consent

Lorraine LEWIS (23-year-old female from Hamilton)

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

·         Occupant of Motor Vehicle without Consent

.Devan HILL (22-year-old-male from Hamilton)

·         Vehicle theft

·         Possession Over $5,000

·         Fail to Stop

·         Dangerous Operation

·         Fail to Comply with Probation x 2

·         Possession/use of stolen credit card.  

Hamilton Police remains committed to ensuring public safety and will continue working diligently to decrease vehicle thefts and related crimes in our community.

The investigation remains on-going and more charges are expected. 

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with this investigation please contact the Detective Constable Brandon Smith of the Hamilton Police B.E.A.R. Unit at 905-546-8925 or Detective Sergeant Shane Groombridge 905-546-2991.

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