Police Charge Hamilton Male with 27 Offences in Connection to Kitchener Assault

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Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police have seized firearms and drugs and arrested a Hamilton male in connection to an assault in Kitchener.

On April 1, 2024, at approximately 8 p.m., an assault occurred at a business in the area of Guelph Street and Sereda Road.

During the incident, two males forced their way into the business, assaulted the business owner with a firearm, and damaged and stole property. The males then fled the area.

The business owner sought treatment at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

As part of the ongoing investigation, on April 9, 2024, police arrested a male and subsequently completed a search warrant at a Hamilton residence. During the search, investigators located and seized two handguns, approximately 900 grams of suspected cocaine, a large quantity of Canadian currency, and stolen property.

 Seized firearm, drugs, and currency


The male, a 48-year-old from Hamilton, has been charged with 27 criminal offences, including:

  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Point Firearm
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm (three counts)
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (three counts)
  • Careless Storage of Firearm (two counts)
  • Firearm or weapon: possession contrary to prohibition order (six counts)
  • Assault Cause Bodily Harm
  • Forcible Entry
  • Robbery with a Firearm
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device
  • Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000 (two counts)
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5,000
  • Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Number

One male remains outstanding in connection to this incident, and the investigation is ongoing by WRPS’ General Investigations Unit.

Investigators believe this was a targeted incident and there is no ongoing concern for public safety.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777, extension 6370.

To provide anonymous information, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.

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