Hamilton Police Arrest Male for Hate Crime

Hamilton Police have arrested a 22-year-old male from Hamilton after a hate crime that took place in Westdale, Hamilton. 

On September 6, 2022, at approximately 12:40 a.m ., the suspect broke into a residence in the area of Haddon Avenue South and Main Street West in Hamilton targeting members of the Jewish Community. 

Yonis MohamedBreak and Enter - Commit
 Disobey Court Order

The occurrence has been reviewed by the Hate Crime Unit and is being investigated as a hate crime. A hate crime is a criminal offence committed against a person or property which is motivated by hate/bias or prejudice based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or any other similar factor. 

Hamilton Police are working with the victims, the Jewish Federation of Hamilton and community members to ensure their safety. 

Hate crime in Hamilton is not acceptable. Left unchecked, hate crime can have a far reaching impact on communities. Hate crimes can be reported online at www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca. Reporting hate/bias occurrences can also be reported on the phone at 905-546-4925 or in person at any Hamilton Police station. 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with this investigation, please contact Hate Crime Detective Fabiano Mendes at (905) 546-5678. To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com.