Hamilton, Ontario ,

Male Flees from Police Custody in Handcuffs

Police attended a suspicious person call and located a male and female sleeping inside a stolen vehicle. During the process of the arrest, a white van parked close by to the stolen auto rammed into the parked cruiser endangering the officer’s safety. Police were able to apprehend the driver of the white van but the two individuals initially under arrest remain outstanding.

On August 28, 2019, shortly before 6:00 a.m., police were dispatched to a Suspicious Person call in the parking of 1165 Fennell Avenue East in Hamilton.

Police were told that occupants sitting inside a black sedan and white cube van were parked in the rear lot and looking inside cars. Police located a male and female sleeping inside a black 2018 Acura. While the occupants slept, the officers confirmed the vehicle was stolen and positioned their cruiser to ensure the Acura could not leave. The male and female were escorted out of the vehicle and placed under arrest for possession of the stolen property. While Officers were performing the arrest, a white cube van parked close by started squealing its tires. The van then reversed and rammed the parked cruiser two times causing it to launch into a second cruiser. The cruiser sustained significant damage. The impact also shifted the cruiser's original placement, allowing the black car opportunity to be freed and a distraction from the initial arrest.

The male in the white van tried to escape in his vehicle but he was unable to do so. He was apprehended while trying to run from the scene. The male was placed under arrest for Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Further investigation confirmed the driver had an outstanding warrant and registered as a suspended driver. The 2008 white Ford Econoline van was also recorded as stolen.

The male was transported to Central Custody where he was held for Bail.


Barry Baldwin (47-years-old) No fixed address


  • Dangerous Operation
  • Fail to Comply with Probation
  • Operation while Prohibited
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession Over $5000
  • Possession Under $5000

The male and female initially under arrest escaped police custody and fled the area in the stolen Acura. They were last seen travelling northbound on High Street. The male was still handcuffed from behind.

Description of the outstanding parties:

Suspect 1

  • White female, 30-years-of-age, medium build
  • 5’6” to 5’8” feet
  • Shoulder length brown hair parted in the middle, wearing dark clothes

Suspect 2

  • White male, medium build. Short light brown hair
  • Unshaven
  • Wearing handcuffs from behind

Vehicle Description: 2018, Black Acura TLX, 4-door, Plate CCZJ117

If you have any information that can assist with this investigation please call, Mountain Station Patrol Staff Sergeant at (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