Male Arrested for Assault on City Employee

A 25-year-old male has been arrested in relation to an assault on a city employee who was carrying out his employment duties. The victim continues to recover from his injuries.

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, shortly before 8:00 a.m., waste collectors for the City of Hamilton attended an encampment located in the area of 195 Ferguson Avenue, North. At that time, they were in the process of collecting waste when they were approached by a male from the encampment. Without provocation, the suspect assaulted one of the employees.

Upon arrival, police located the suspect who attempted to flee the scene. He was secured and then arrested. The male was released a short time later as a decision was made by the victim to not proceed with criminal charges.

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Hamilton Police were made aware the effects of the injuries sustained by the victim were more serious than initially believed and that the victim in this assault wished to support criminal charges against the suspect.

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, shortly before 6:30 a.m., a 25-year-old Hamilton man was charged with Assault Level One and Breach Probation.

The victim continues to recover from his injuries.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Staff Sergeant Steve Hahn at 905-546-4725.

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