Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Taken off Streets


Hamilton Police conducted a  traffic stop that lead to the arrest of two males and a loaded firearm taken off of our streets.

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, shortly before 3:00a.m., Hamilton Police observed a vehicle travelling westbound on King Street East near Emerald Street North without a functioning rear license plate light.

A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle and persons within it, produced a small amount of crack cocaine, bullets and a loaded Glock firearm.

Police have charged two males with the following offences:

·         25-year-old male of Hamilton

  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession Contrary to Order
  • Possession Schedule 1- Cocaine
  • Possessing Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling

·         25-year-old male of Toronto

  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possess Firearm with altered Serial Number
  • Prohibited Firearm- Loaded
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Fail To Comply Probation X2
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order X2
  • Possessing Cannabis For The Purpose of Selling
  • Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

Both individuals have had their bail opposed. 

This is not the end. Hamilton Police will continue to engage with our community, police partners and share information in order to provide community safety. The citizens of Hamilton need to continue to feel safe in their communities and as a community we need to stop gun violence.

If you have any information about gun violence or any crime within our city please call Hamilton Police 905-546-4925 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.