Investigation Continues Into Abandoned Vehicle
A 31-year-old Hamilton man has been identified as the driver in an early morning fail to remain collision. Police will be seeking a warrant for his arrest.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, shortly after 8:30 a.m., Hamilton Police Service responded to a damaged, abandoned vehicle at the top of Claremont Access at Rosedene Avenue.
Once on scene police observed a white Chevrolet Cruze sedan with extensive front end damage.
Through continued investigation, police learned the vehicle was travelling southbound on the Claremont Access when it drifted and struck a rock face along the shoulder. The occupants then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The area was secured and the female passenger was located. Police determined the role of the female was not criminal and she was released unconditionally. The male driver was not located but his identity is known.
The abandoned vehicle was reported stolen to Hamilton Police on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The registered owner was notified of the vehicle’s recovery.
Hamilton Police will be submitting an application for an arrest warrant for the male today. Efforts to locate and arrest the male driver continue.
- Hamilton man, 31-years-of-age
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Operate motor vehicle while prohibited X2
- Fail to comply probation
- Possession of stolen property over $5000
- Fail to remain (Highway Traffic Act)
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact the Division Three Staff Sergeant’s Office by calling 905-546-3886.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com