UPDATE – Arrests Made in Commercial Break & Enter Investigations
Hamilton Police continue to investigate a series of commercial entries to businesses in Waterdown. Investigators have arrested two suspects however continue to identify two additional suspects.
During the evening hours of Saturday, June 24, 2023 into the early morning hours of Sunday, June 25, 2023, police received reports of several commercial entries into businesses the Waterdown area along Dundas Street East (Highway 5) between Hamilton Street and Highway 6, Flamborough. Two suspects were pictured and positively identified by police. Investigators linked one of the suspects to a series of similar style entries from July and August of this year that took place throughout our city.
On Friday, August 18, 2023 at 1:00 a.m. one of the pictured suspects entered a commercial establishment, police were alerted, attended and arrested Paul ST. PIERRE.
St.PIERRE is charged with:
· Eight Counts Break and Enter Commit – Theft
· Two Counts Break and Enter with Intent
· Two Counts Attempt Break & Enter
· Two Counts Disguise with Intent
· Two Counts Theft Under $5,000.00
· Two Counts Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.00
· Possession Burglary Tools
At the time of these offences, ST. PIERRE was Wanted on a Canada Wide Parole Revocation Warrant. He has been before the courts and his bail was opposed.
A 43-year-old female from Hamilton was also charged for her role in the entry on Friday, August 18, 2023 with Break & Enter Commit – Theft and will appear in court on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
Investigators are attempting to identify two additional suspects in relation to this investigation.
· Thin build
· Lighter Colored Hair
· Average build
· Possible tattoos on the back of each calf
Investigators continue to appeal for the public’s assistance in identifying these suspects. If you have any information on the identity of the suspects or any other information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into these crimes you are asked to contact Detective Constable Boris Iveljic at 905-540-6327 or Detective Sergeant Shane Groombridge at 905-546-2991 of the Hamilton Police B.E.A.R. Unit.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.