Hamilton, Ontario,
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December
2018
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12:54
America/New_York

Proactive Traffic Stops Prove Productive

Two proactive traffic stops over the weekend resulted in the arrests of three Hamilton men, the recovery of a stolen auto and drugs and the issuing of several court summons. Along with responding to calls for service, Hamilton Police officers continue to proactively identify and address illegal activities.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, shortly after 10:00 p.m., police observed a black Acura SUV in the area of Queen Street South and Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton. An investigation of the licence plate confirmed it was registered to a silver Mazda. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as a G2 licence holder. He produced his driver’s licence, the ownership for the vehicle but failed to provide proof of insurance.

The driver, a 24-year-old Hamilton man, was arrested for using plates not authorized for the vehicle. During the interaction, police noted the odour of alcohol on his breath. Further investigation revealed the driver had consumed alcohol prior to operating the vehicle. As a G2 licence holder, the law requires a zero blood alcohol content.

The driver was released with a 24-hour driving suspension for the alcohol infraction.

He is expected to appear in court on January 11, 2019, to answer to three court summons for the following offences:

  • Use plates not authorized for vehicle
  • Owner operate motor vehicle on a highway, no insurance
  • Novice driver, Blood Alcohol Concentrate above zero

The driver’s licence was seized along with the vehicle’s licence plates.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, shortly before 3:30 a.m., police observed a silver BMW sedan, operating on Cathcart Street near Wilson Street, Hamilton. An investigation into the vehicle’s licence plate revealed the motor vehicle was reported stolen from the Toronto area the day before. The vehicle was stopped by police near Wellington Street North and Kelly Street. The occupants of the vehicle were arrested for being in possession of stolen property.

During the incident, police located an undisclosed amount of Crystal Meth in the vehicle’s cabin. Due to previous court conditions the two Hamilton men were taken into custody and appeared in court later that day.

Charged

Miroslav Tomko, 29-years-old Hamilton man

  • Possession of controlled substance-Methamphetamine
  • Possession of stolen property – over $5,000
  • Drive while under suspension – Highway Traffic Act

Mario Horvat, 20-years-old Hamilton man

  • Possession of controlled substance-Methamphetamine