By Constable C. Hicks
On March 27th at 9:46 am police clocked a vehicle on Woodhill Road travelling 130km in a posted 70km zone. The driver was given a summons for stunt driving, his driver’s licence was seized and the vehicle towed.
On March 27th security at a store on Hamilton Street North observed three youths jointly select and conceal items. The trio then left the store where they were approached by security. Police attended and at the store’s request the three were cautioned, trespassed and turned over to their parents.
Sometime between March 19th and 27th suspects took a trailer from a driveway on Algonquin Avenue. The locked trailer contained an unplated 1990 Suzuki motorcycle.
Overnight on March 28th three vehicles were damaged and entered. The vehicles were parked at residences on Braeheid Avenue, Brian Boulevard and Pentland Road. The point of entry was the driver’s side window for all three. Only one vehicle had property taken from the vehicle.
On March 29th just after midnight the night manager of a store on Highway 5 observed a male in the store trying to pry open an electronic display case. The manager confronted the male and he fled out an emergency door. Police were called and quickly attended the area. The suspect was gone and it is believed that there may have been a vehicle waiting for him to assist in his escape. The scenes of crimes officer attended to collect evidence and police will be reviewing surveillance video. The night manager described the male as: white, mid 40’s, thin rimmed glasses, stubble, wearing a dark long sleeved shirt, dark ball cap with a whit logo and track pants with two stripes on the legs. It is possible that the getaway car was a grey pickup truck.
On April 2nd police were called to a residence on Chudleigh Street to remove the rifle of an elderly male. A family member called in because the male had passed away and they did not wish to keep the firearm. Police attended the home and seized the gun.
The Hamilton Police Service in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police is holding a Gun Amnesty during the month of April. The Gun Amnesty is for any Hamilton resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. The program provides citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the amnesty, police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items. This does not apply to weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime. This is the fourth amnesty held by Hamilton Police Service. Amnesties held in 2006, 2014 and 2015 saw 1,726 firearms turned over to police as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Interested gun owners are strongly urged to call Hamilton Police at 905-979-2724 to arrange for officers to attend and safely retrieve the weapons. Citizens are NOT to bring these items to a police facility. Anyone with information related to illegal firearms can also contact 905-979-2724 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting www.crimestoppershamilton.com.