Police Continue Investigation Into Residential Arson


Hamilton Police are seeking witnesses to come forward in regards to a targeted arson.  

On Friday, February 10, 2023, at approximately 5:40 a.m., Hamilton Police and emergency partners responded to a multi-unit apartment fire at 40 Oxford St in Hamilton.

Through investigation, it was learned that an unknown male attempted to set fire with an incendiary device to the apartment building that houses over 197 units.    

A suspect was captured on video using a propane tank and blowtorch attachment to attack the utility room and set a fire. 


The suspect is described as;

  • Male white, medium build, clear complexion, short scruffy brown beard
  • Wearing a red/burgundy toque, black hooded sweatshirt and button up tan shirt under an army green style jacket with front pockets, blue jeans faded on the front, beige or tan shoes with white soles.
  • Wearing a dark colored backpack with a light blue cross strap in the front of the backpack.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Sergeant George Gallant by calling 905-540-5085 or Detective Constable Shaun Fennessy by calling 905-540-3819.

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