Stranger Approaching Children Near School


Hamilton Police are currently investigating a suspicious circumstance in area of W.H. Ballard Public Elementary School.

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police attended the area of WH Ballard Public Elementary School, located at 801 Dunsmure Road in Hamilton in response to a suspicious vehicle.

Information provided to police is a white male, approximately 60 years of age, short stocky build, with grey/white hair, beard, wearing a black t-shirt, driving a grey/silver Honda Ridgeline with dark tinted windows, black tires and rims, was approaching and talking to young children. The male was reported to be asking children it they wanted a ride to go get ice cream. 

Division Two Criminal Investigations Branch is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking residents and businesses in the area to review their security cameras between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., for any suspicious activity and contact Police.

Detectives are also asking for anyone driving in the area at that time with dash cam footage to contact investigators.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this incident, you are asked to contact the Division Two Criminal Investigations Branch at 905-546-2933.

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