Hamilton, Ontario,

Thief Caught Cutting out Catalytic Converters

A 32-year-old Brampton man will appear in court later today after police heard him cutting out a catalytic converter from a parked car. He was arrested without incident and found to be in possession of two converters.

On Monday, February 24, 2020, shortly before 2:00 a.m., Hamilton Police officers were proactively checking the status of parked vehicles in the area of Parkdale Avenue North and Barton Street East. At that time they overheard the sound of powers tools being operated. With businesses in the area closed, they investigated the sounds which lead them to a nearby parking lot. They observed a male walking away from a group of parked cars. The male was holding a bag of tools and was arrested without incident. A search of the immediate area resulted in police locating two catalytic convertors and the identification of the vehicles involved.

The male was taken into police custody where it was learned he was recently arrested for a similar offence. He was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse later today.


  • 32-year-old Brampton man


  • Theft Under $5000
  • Possession stolen property under $5000
  • Possession of burglary tools
  • Mischief under $5000

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Andrea Torrie at 905-5462991 or Detective Sean Woodard by calling 905-546-3824.

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