Hamilton, Ontario,
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April
2019
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12:40
America/New_York

Witness’s Call for Suspicious Person Leads to Arrest

Hamilton Police arrested a male after a local resident calls police about a suspicious person checking door handles of parked vehicles on the central mountain. Through investigation, police learned he was also responsible for a break and enter to a local convenience store. Additionally, the male had an outstanding warrant of arrest for break and enter and mischief under $5000.

Hamilton Police would like to thank the community for their assistance in helping to solve crimes. If you see something, say something.

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, shortly before 8:00 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of East 23rd Street and Queeensdale Avenue East, for a suspicious male. A witness contacted police after observing the person checking door handles of parked vehicles. Police located the male after he was seen gaining entry in a pick-up truck. He was detained as police entered into an investigation. It was learned there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for break and enter and mischief under $5000, in relation to an incident dated in February 2019. He was arrested on the strength of the warrant. A subsequent searched revealed he was in possession of a knife and property belonging to a convenience store located at the above-stated intersection. Prior to entering the pick-up truck, the male had gained entry to a local convenience store that was closed at the time.

The male was advised of the additional charges related to the break and enter into the store.

A 23-year old Hamilton man appeared in court on Sunday morning to answer to the charges.

CHARGED

  • Cody Ascroft-Walker, 23 years from Hamilton

CHARGES

  • Possession of prohibited weapon
  • Possession stolen property under $5000
  • Break and enter
  • Fail to comply recognizance