Update: Police Looking to Identify Westdale Break and Enter Suspect

The public can expect an increased presence in the Westdale area as Hamilton Police continue efforts to identify a break and enter suspect.

On Monday, February 7, 2022, a male entered a student house located on Broadway Avenue, between Sussex and Main Street West without consent.

A resident from within the house heard the sound of the front door and encountered the male inside, who then fled the area.

Suspect Description


medium build

black hooded jacket (white embroidery on the left chest area)

blue jeans (red mark or patch on the left thigh area)

black shoes

carrying a backpack

Police have learned that there have been four other break and enters that have occurred in the Westdale area, all occurring in a five day period. At this time, it is not confirmed, if the incidents are related.

Police want to take this opportunity to remind community members to stay vigilant and encourage the public to look out for one another. We ask that you report all incidences of suspicious activity and crimes so they can be investigated and tracked. Remember, “If you see something, say something”. 

Hamilton Police Service values this important information as we look into these crimes and deploy resources accordingly to better serve our community. It is important to recognize that criminals find it difficult to operate in neighbourhoods where citizens take an active role in preventing crime.

Police are looking for witnesses and/or video surveillance footage to assist in identifying the suspect.  If you live in the area and have video cameras installed at your residence, or if you have witnessed this person in or around your property recently, please contact Division One Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Ross Johnson at 905-546-3818.

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