Hamilton, Ontario,

Unwanted Guest Arrested on Canada-wide Warrant

Hamilton Police investigated a report of a male who failed to leave a residence when asked by the owner. The male became assaultive towards police but was eventually taken into custody. Police learned a Canada-wide warrant existed for his arrest. He is now facing new charges.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, shortly after 10:00 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to a call for an unwanted guest at a residence located in the area of Grandville Avenue and Violet Drive. Preliminary information provided to police described a male was originally allowed to stay at the residence for approximately two weeks but when the owner asked him to leave he refused.

Once on scene, officers were informed by the owner that the male had become agitated and paranoid so they determined it would be better if he left and after making multiple requests for him to leave, contacted police.

Hamilton police engaged the male who refused to respond to their numerous requests for him to leave. He was arrested under the Trespass to Property Act, for failing to leave the premise when directed. During the arrest procedure, the male became assaultive towards police. He was eventually secured and taken into police custody.

Throughout the entire process, the male refused to identify himself. Police officers were later able to confirm his identity and learned there was a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.

The male who is of no fixed address will appear today at the John Sopinka Court House to answer to the charges.


  • Male 39-years-of-age, of no fixed address


  • Assault resist arrest X2
  • Unlawfully at large