Wanted Person Hannah Pietrantuono Arrested
Hamilton Police have arrested 19-year-old Hannah Pietrantuono after she surrendered to police in Brantford earlier this afternoon.
Pietrantuono was wanted after she struck two officers conducting a RIDE program on New Year’s Eve. As the officers were speaking with two drivers, a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe drove through the RIDE lanes, striking the officers. The officers were knocked unconscious and sustained serious injuries. The officers have since been released from hospital and continue to recover from their injuries.
The Hyundai Santa Fe vehicle was recovered unoccupied shortly afterwards in the Inverness Avenue and Belair Drive area.
Investigation has confirmed that the 2020 Santa Fe was also involved in an earlier incident in the area of Fennell Avenue East and Hoover Crescent where Hamilton Police approached a driver who was unconscious at the wheel. When officers went to make the arrest, the driver placed the vehicle in drive and struck a cruiser before fleeing. The vehicle was last seen driving southbound on Upper James.
Pietrantuono faces the following charges:
- Criminal Negligence Cause Bodily Harm (x2)
- Failure to Stop after Accident Causing Bodily Harm
- Fail to Comply with Probation (x2)
- Impaired Operation
- Dangerous Operation
- Flight from Peace Officer
- Failure to Stop after Accident
- Resist Arrest
Hamilton Police would like to thank the public for the phone calls, emails and social media messages showing support for our injured members. We would also like to thank the community for providing video surveillance, witness statements and tips.