Hamilton, Ontario,

Squealing Tires Alert Officer to Stolen Auto

Two Hamilton men will appear in court later today after they were arrested in the early morning in relation to a proactive traffic stop.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Hamilton Police observed a silver Ford Escape execute a right turn onto Wellington Street South from Main Street East while accelerating to a high rate of speed resulting in the tires squealing. An investigation into the status of the vehicle revealed it was reported stolen 10 days prior. A traffic stop was conducted in the area of Main Street West and Caroline Street South. The two male occupants were arrested without incident. An investigation into the two males revealed they were both bound by court orders and their arrest resulted in violations to conditions within the orders.

A search of the front cabin of the vehicle produced an undisclosed amount of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

The two males were advised of the charges related to court order violations and illicit drug possession. They were taken into police custody and held for a bail hearing. They are scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse later today.

The vehicle was secured by police and will be turned over to the registered owner.


  • Hamilton man, 46-years-of-age


  • Possession stolen property under $5000
  • Possession of controlled substance – Cocaine
  • Fail to comply probation


  • Hamilton man, 20-years-of-age


  • Possession of controlled substance – Cocaine
  • Fail to comply Undertaking X2