Hamilton Police Investigate Arson


Hamilton Police continue investigation into a residential fire as an arson.

On Monday, December 5, 2022, at approximately 3:35 a.m., Hamilton Police and emergency partners responded to a residential fire on Burton Street. A family with young children were asleep within the residence at the time the house caught fire.

The suspect set fire to a front wooden porch and contents. 

The suspect vehicle and suspect are described as;


  • Light hooded jacket or hoody
  • Darker coloured pants


  • 2015-2020 Ford F150, 4 door silver in colour
  • Tinted windows
  • Silver front grill
  • Black wheel rims
  • Front licence plate fixed to the front passenger side

A neighbour extinguished the fire and alerted the residents of the home.  Without the assistance of this person the fire could have resulted in a tragedy.

Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance with reviewing home video surveillance and onboard dash cam video from Monday, December 5 at 3:20 a.m. to 3:40 a.m. in the area of Victoria Avenue to Burton Street, Burton Street to Wentworth Street North and along Wentworth Street North.     

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, or have any questions in regards to the investigation, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Shaun Fennessy at 905-540-3819 or Detective Sergeant Shane Groombridge at 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