Hamilton, Ontario,

Overnight Arrest May Lead to Identifying Suspect to Car Mischiefs

Hamilton Police have arrested at 48-year-old Hamilton man in relation to an overnight mischief and theft involving two motor vehicles. He will appear in court today to answer to the charges. Police are now reviewing previous similar incidents for any connections to the male.

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, shortly before 2:00 a.m., Hamilton Police received information about a male checking car door handles in the area of Cannon Street East and Oak Avenue. Additionally, the witness informed police that his vehicle had been entered and detailed the items taken. Police attended the area and located a male matching the description of the suspect. He had shards of glass attached to his clothing. At the same time, a vehicle was located a couple of doors down the road with a side window smashed. The male was arrested for the mischief and when searched he was found to be in possession of the stolen items. He was advised of the charge for theft and possession of stolen property.

A further investigation of the male revealed he was bound by three probation orders as well as on a court release for a similar offence. He was taken into police custody and will appear in court today to answer to several charges.

Hamilton Police have been investigating several occurrences below the escarpment that are considered to be similar in nature. As a result of this arrest, police are reviewing those incidents for any connections to this suspect.


  • 48-year-old Hamilton man


  • Mischief under $5000
  • Theft under $5000
  • Possession stolen property under $5000
  • Fail to comply probation X3

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Lisa Chambers by calling 905-546-3833 or Detective Amanda Gill at 905-546-3818.

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