Hamilton, Ontario ,
26
August
2019
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20:48
America/New_York

No Rear Plate on Vehicle Alerts Police

Police were patrolling in the area of a Tim Horton’s parking and notices a male driver exit the lot with no rear plate. Police attempted to stop him but he flees putting the public at risk. He was located a short time later and now faces criminal charges.

On August 25, 2019, shortly before 1:45 p.m. a male parked in a Tim Hortons parking lot at the corner of Sanford Avenue North and Cannon Street East grabbed the attention of a passing officer as he entered into an unplated black 2007 Infinity G35.

The police activated their cruiser lights in an attempt to pull over the vehicle as it travelled eastbound on Harvey Street. The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed, disregarding signs in order to escape. Police did not pursue due to public safety concerns.

A few minutes later the vehicle was located parked on the roadway with the driver close by. When police recognized him as the driver he fled again on foot through backyards. He was quickly located and placed under arrest in the area of Cannon Street East and Chestnut Avenue.

The male was brought into Central Custody with his bail opposed.

Charged:

Chris Mwanga (19-years-old) Hamilton resident

Charges:

  • Flight from Peace Officer
  • Dangerous Operation

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with this investigation you are asked to contact Central Patrol Staff Sergeant’s officer 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