Hamilton Police Investigating Stranger Assault

Hamilton Police are investigating an unprovoked stranger assault on the Hamilton Mountain.

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a woman was walking in the area of Upper Paradise and Donnici Drive when she was approached by an unknown male and dragged off the trail. The male proceeded to assault her but was interrupted by witnesses walking by the area. The male then fled on foot southbound towards Upper Paradise.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Black male
  • Between 18-24 years-of-age
  • Approximately 6 feet tall
  • 175 pounds with a lean athletic build
  • Black curly hair on top and short on the sides
  • Wearing a navy blue t-shirt, black or navy baggy jogging pants
  • Carrying a cross body bag

Given the unprovoked nature of the attack, Hamilton Police are encouraging the public to take extra precautions when accessing trails or walking paths within the city. Please consider the following safety tips:

  • Walk or run with a partner when possible
  • Tell someone the route you are taking and the anticipated length of time you will be gone
  • Avoid poorly lit paths or running/walking when it is dark
  • Stick to populated paths when running/walking or cycling alone
  • Carry a cell phone or personal alarm device
  • Run/walk without head phones
  • If confronted, be loud and shout for help.

At this time, investigators are asking area residents to review their video surveillance for any footage that may assist with this investigation. If you have any information, please contact Det/Sgt Jennifer Currie at 905-546-4962 or Det Constable Shannon McLean at 905-546-4614.. 

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