Hamilton Police Arrest Male for Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Hamilton Police have arrested a 29 year-old man from Hamilton for carrying a concealed weapon.

On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, shortly after 10:45 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of Gore Park, after receiving reports of an unknown male walking westbound on King Street East with a handgun.

A witness in the area observed a black handgun fall out the pocket of a male onto the ground, then observed the male pick the firearm up concealing it in his jacket.

Hamilton Police located an individual matching the description near a small encampment in the area of Gore Park in possession of a pellet gun. The male was searched incident to arrest and a quantity of drugs were also located.

Phillip Arsenault, a 29 year-old man of Hamilton has been charged with;

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Possession for the Purpose (Fentanyl)
  • Fail to Comply Probation x 2

If you have information that you believe could assist police with this investigation, please contact the Division One Staff Sergeant at 905-546-4725. 

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