Hamilton, Ontario,
06
June
2019
|
17:15
America/New_York

Police Recover a Stolen Auto and Several Licence Plates

Three sets of stolen licence plates a stolen automobile were recovered by police within a 24 hour period. Two people have been charged in relation to those investigations.

Stolen Licence Plates Recovered

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, shortly before 5:00 a.m. an off-duty police officer came across an abandoned pick-up truck in the area of First Road and Regional Road 20. The vehicle had sustained heavy damage after leaving the roadway and rolling over several times. The occupants of the vehicle had fled the scene prior to police arrival. A K9 track was conducted; however, it met with negative results. Police have checked local hospitals and taxi services with the same results.

An investigation into the vehicle revealed the licence plates were reported stolen from the Dunnville area and the vehicle had been traded to an unidentified male from outside the Hamilton region. Several items of evidentiary value were located inside the vehicle and were seized.

After reviewing the evidence located at the scene, police believe the vehicle was travelling north on First Road from RR20 when the operator lost control, left the roadway and rolled into the ditch on the east side of First Road.

The licence plates have been returned to the Ministry of Transportation and the vehicle, a grey 2000 GMC Sierra has been seized by police.

Stolen Licence Plates Recovered

Shortly before 9:00 a.m. while on proactive patrol police observed a silver Volkswagen Passat in the area of Melrose Avenue North and Cannon Street East. The actions of the operator led the officer to conduct an investigation into the vehicle which resulted in revealing the licence plates had been reported stolen to Hamilton Police on May 25.

A traffic stop was conducted and the male driver and female passenger were arrested for possession of stolen property.

Through investigation, police identified the vehicle was registered to the female passenger and the driver had provided the stolen licence plates. His driver’s licence status was reviewed and he was confirmed to be a disqualified driver and one suspension.

Both parties were taken into police custody and released with a future court date of Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

The licence plates were returned to the Ministry of transportation.

CHARGED

  • Hamilton man, 37-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Operate motor vehicle while prohibited X2
  • Drive while under suspension
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000

CHARGED

  • Hamilton woman, 36-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Possession of stolen property under $5000

Stolen Auto and Licence Plates Recovered

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, shortly after 2:30 a.m., police were in the area of 272 Kenilworth Avenue North proactively patrolling the area, known for drug activity. At that time a white 2013 Volkswagen Jetta was observed driving in an erratic manner. With the intent of investigating the driver, police approached the vehicle which was quickly parked in a lot at the corner of Kenilworth Avenue and Newlands Avenue. The driver then fled on foot and was not located.

An investigation into the vehicle’s history revealed it was reported stolen to Hamilton Police on Monday, June 3, 2019. It was and will be returned to the registered owner. The licence plates attached to the vehicle were not authorized and were also reported stolen. They were seized and returned to the Ministry of Transportation.

The investigation remains ongoing.