Project Grizzly Sees 200 Charges, 19 Stolen Vehicles Recovered and More

Hamilton Police have arrested 28 individuals after a one-month investigation into criminal activity involving stolen vehicles and more.  The investigation, dubbed Project Grizzly was conducted in partnership with Equite Association, the former Insurance Bureau of Canada and The Niagara Police Service.

In May 2022, Hamilton Police launched an investigation into an organized vehicle theft ring. 

The project took place at various locations in the Hamilton and Niagara Region. 

Last week investigators completed the project.  Investigators seized 19 stolen vehicles, a large amount of illicit drugs and two loaded firearms. 

Hamilton Police report the following statistics from Project Grizzly:

The Equite Association estimates auto thefts cost Canadians close to $1 billion yearly, including $542 million for insurers to fix or replace stolen vehicles, $250 million in police, health care and court system costs and millions more for correctional services.

The investigation is ongoing, if you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Sean Woodard by calling 905-546-3820 or Acting Detective Sergeant George Gallant at 905-540-5085.

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