Hamilton Police Release Images in Mountain Assault
Hamilton Police are releasing photos and video related to an unprovoked stranger assault on the the Hamilton Mountain.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., a woman was walking in the area of 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 and was later seen on video in the area of Edgehill Dr.
Police are seeking the following suspect:
- Black male
- Between 18-24 years-of-age
- Approximately 5’8” to 5’10” feet tall
- 175 pounds with a lean athletic build
- Black short curly hair on top and short/shaved on the sides
- Wearing a navy v-neck blue t-shirt, black/dark coloured jogging pants
- White socks
- Grey casual/running shoes with white emblem
- Black cross body bag
- Black sweater/jacket tied around his waist (or carrying)
- Black COVID mask (worn up and underneath his mouth/chin)
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 not have already been submitted to investigators.
If you have any information on the suspect identity, please contact Det/Sgt Jennifer Currie at 905-546-4962 or Det Constable Shannon McLean at 905-546-4614.