Investigation of Collision Results in Recovery of Stolen Property
Hamilton Police investigated a Fail to Remain Collison that occurred last night. Police located the driver as he attempted to flee the scene on a nearby street. He was arrested without incident. A search of him and the area resulted in locating several stolen items believed to have been in his possession prior to his arrest. A 47-year-old Hamilton man will appear in court today to answer to several criminal charges.
On Sunday, 6 January 2019, shortly before 6:30 p.m., Hamilton Police attended the area of Gage Avenue North at Beechwood Avenue, Hamilton, for a Fail to Remain Collision. It was believed a driver involved in the incident had fled to a nearby residence.
Once on scene, police observed the two vehicles involved; a grey Dodge Avenger and a white Honda Accord. The Accord appeared to have struck the Avenger- which was parked at the time-from behind. Both vehicles had sustained heavy damage. Witnesses directed police to a nearby residence where the driver was last seen entering.
Through investigation, police were able to locate the male walking away on a nearby street. He was arrested without incident. A search of him and the immediate area resulted in locating several items discarded by the male as he attempted to flee the scene. Police seized the items which included several credit cards, financial documents, automotive keys and personal items belongings to others.
Additional information obtained by police confirmed the male had an extensive court related driving history which included his driver’s licence being ‘Suspended for Life’.
The Honda Accord was reported stolen from out of town, prior to the collision and has been seized by police.
- 47-year-old Hamilton man
- Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000
- Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 x2
- Fail to Stop or Remain
- Drive While Disqualified
- Driving While Under Suspension
The driver was currently bound by a court order and as such he was held for a bail hearing to be heard today at the John Sopinka Courthouse.