Suspect Arrested After Threatening Individuals

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In the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 22, 2020, a female victim was leaving her workplace in the area of MacNab Street North, when she noticed a male walking quickly towards her pointing what appeared to be a firearm. The female got into her vehicle and fled the area. The victim then called police a short while after the incident took place.

On the morning of Thursday, September 24, 2020, a male victim was working in the area of Hamilton Harbour when he came across a male he did not recognize inside a gated area. He asked him to leave the property and the suspect removed what appeared to be a firearm from his waistband. The victim was then assaulted and the suspect fled.

Through investigation the weapon was confirmed to be an imitation firearm.


  • Joshua Bowslaugh, 24-years-of-age


  • Assault Level 1
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Point Firearm (x2)
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (x2)
  • Use Imitation Firearm during commission of offence

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Andrea Kuruc by calling 905-546-3821.

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