Hamilton Police Make Arrest in Residential Arson


Hamilton Police have arrested a 50-year-old man in relation to a residential arson investigation.

On Monday, February 13, 2023, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Hamilton Police and emergency partners responded to a multi-unit residential fire at 48 Sanford Avenue South in Hamilton. 

During evacuation, the residents were unable to exit the front door and had to jump out a second story window.  The family including a young child suffered injuries as a result.    

Hamilton Police have arrested, Edward Christopher James Ypma, a 50-year-old man of Hamilton, who is facing the following charges;

  • Arson- Disregard for Human Life
  • Possession of Incendiary Material
  • Two counts of Fail to Comply Probation
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

Thank you to members of the Hamilton community and individuals that provided tips to Crime Stoppers, your assistance facilitated an arrest in the investigation.

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