(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service have arrested a southern Ontario criminal in Thunder Bay and have charged him criminally for possession of some powdered cocaine, also known as “soft” out on the streets.
Hamilton appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning via telephone call from the emergency department of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Devine is presiding over bail today. Crown Attorney Afton Brown and duty counsel lawyer Brennan Sacevich were also present.
Hamilton is facing the following criminal charges:
- Possession of a substance banned under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (0.3 grams of cocaine).
- Breaching probation order (keep the peace and be of good behaviour) x2.
Hamilton is in the middle of serving a “conditional sentence order”, which means he was sentenced to a period of house-arrest in his residence instead of going to an actual jail for a previous conviction. He doesn’t manage to secure his release today and is ordered to remain in jail.
It seems that Gilbert Labine was Hamilton’s choice of lawyer, but Labine was not present for this man’s bail appearance this morning. Hamilton is ordered to remain in jail until his next court date, which is scheduled for Monday. He is likely hoping his lawyer of choice attends so that he has a chance of being released.
Hamilton will remain in the hospital until the doctor’s looking over him give the A-Okay to have him transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail, where he will likely sit until he is eventually granted his release from jail.
HISTORY ON HAMILTON
2014: The Toronto Police Service also has a “Wanted Wednesday” program. Here is their entry on Hamilton in 2014. Take note the level of information provided compared to our local “Wanted Wednesday”.
Zachary Hamilton, 22, is one of two people recently featured in 55 Division’s successful ‘Wanted Wednesday’ program. The initiative is intended to spotlight suspects who remain at large in the East End area.
Police allege Hamilton entered a coffee shop on Danforth Avenue and started arguing with the staff. When a customer intervened, he spat in the customer’s face before throwing a chair, then punching the customer, knocking him unconscious.
Hamilton is wanted for assault, assault with a weapon, and assault causing bodily harm. He is described as a white male, 5’9”, about 145 lbs, with a slim build and brown hair.
2013: 2014 wasn’t the first time Hamilton made it on Toronto’s Wanted Wednesday program. Below is his entry into the program for the 2013 criminal year.
This week’s “Wanted Wednesday” is searching for brothers Dylan Hamilton, 19, and Zach Hamilton, 21. The Hamilton’s were wanted for robbery.
It is alleged that a woman met up with Zach Hamilton in Monarch Park on Thursday, June 13, 2013, to sell him her e-bike. Zach Hamilton took the e-bike for a test ride and never returned.
Five days later, a friend of the woman found the stolen e-bike in the Coxwell Avenue/Coatsworth Avenue area, and notified her. With a spare key, the woman went to retrieve it but, as she was leaving, both brothers confronted, assaulted, and robbed her of her cell phone.
At this point, the brothers fled the scene when a passer-by stopped to intervene.
Dylan Hamilton is described as white, 5’9″, 130 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.
Zach Hamilton is described as white, 5’7″, 150 lbs., with brown hair, brown eyes, and numerous tattoos on his neck.
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