Hamilton Fire and Hamilton Police Service responded to report of a house fire at 8 Greening Court in Dundas on July 9th at approximately 3:45am.
Alan Rutherford, was able to escape the fire and knock on a neighbors door for help. His wife Clara was unable to escape the fire. Clara was pronounced on route to the hospital. Alan was brought to hospital in critical condition where he died as a result of his injuries later in the afternoon.
Hamilton Police Service Major Crime Unit have determined the fire was deliberately set. Carla and Alan Rutherford were victims of homicide.
Police are asking for anyone with information about this homicide or anyone that knew the victims to contact Detective Ben Adams at 905-546-3836
Hamilton police were called to the area of Main Street East and Wentworth Street South at approximately 9pm on December 2nd after receiving reports of a shooting.
Police said the victim, Yosif Al-Hasnawi 19, was attempting to help a man who was being accosted by 2 other men when he was shot.
Al-Hasnawi was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police are looking for 2 suspects. The first has been described as 20s, medium to darker complexion, a medium build and long black hair tied in a pony tail on top of his head. He was wearing a hood, jeans and a backpack. The second suspect was described as 20’s, light complection, bald shaved head, shorter and heavier than the first suspect. He was wearing a hood and jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 905-546-4772
Update December 4th
James Anthony Robert Matheson, 20, was arrested on Monday December 4th and charged Accessory After the Fact of Murder.
Police are asking for help from the public in locating Dale Burningsky King, 19, pictured below. Burningsky King is wanted for second degree murder. Anyone with information that could assist Police is asked to contact Detective Doug Jonovich at (905) 546-4863.
Update December 7th
Hamilton Police Service and the OPP, arrested Dale King on December 7th at approximately 4:30pm in Hagersville. A female was also arrested and and is under investigation for accessory after the fact.
Hamilton police were called to a townhouse complex at 17 Lang Street shortly before 5:00 pm on November 6th on report of shots fired.
Police arrived to find 36 year old Natasha Thompson, suffering from gunshot wounds. Thompson was rushed to hospital, however was pronounced dead before arriving.
Police were searching for Mark Joseph Champagne 41, after he was last seen heading towards the Parkdale & Melvin area on foot. Champagne was described as male, non-white, 41 years, 200lb, 6 feet tall, black hair short on the sides and longer on the top, usually wears removable gold grills on his front teeth.
Update: Hamilton police stated that Mark Champagne turned himself in to Toronto Police Service at approximately 4:30 am on November 7th. Champagne has since been charged with second degree murder in the domestic related homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ross Johnson of the Homicide Unit by calling 905-546-3827.
Hamilton Police responded to a disturbance at the Coco Bongo Lounge in Hamilton at approximately 3:30 am on September 10th.
Police found a man suffering from life threatening wounds. the victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said the Toronto man was injured as the bar was letting out.
Police are urging witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Doug Jonovich of the homicide unit by calling 905-546-4863.
Update September 16th
Police released the name of the suspect after he appeared in court. Samson Aristor 29. Aristor is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Reald Vercani 33, of Toronto.
Hamilton police are investigating after Dwayne Bride, 42, was found unresponsive at the corner of Hess and Bold st in the early morning of June 3rd.
Detective Sgt. Peter Thom of the Hamilton Police said “He was found lying on the sidewalk at about 2:45 a.m. after being stabbed with some sort of “sharp-edged weapon”. Bride was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police said Bride was with his family in the East end until around 10pm and are looking for witnesses who can help piece together Bride’s last moments.
Update June 23.
A 16 year old boy who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with second degree murder in connection to the death of Dwayne Bride. Det. Sgt. Dave Oleniuk of the homicide unit said the charged is accused of insulting Dwayne Bride before stabbing him to death with a knife he was carrying.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Andrew Coughlan at 905-546-3874 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.