44-year-old Cece Luppino shot to death in Hamilton’s first homicide of 2019

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Hamilton police responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting at 56 Mountain Brow Blvd, on January 30th at approximately 5:55pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 44-year-old Cece Luppino suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.

Police are looking for a suspect described as male, black, average or athletic build, wearing a black waist-length winter coat black pants, black boots, black toque, and grey shirt. The suspect was seen walking through the neighbouring property at 52 Mountain Brow Blvd, and into the victim’s open garage. After the shooting the victim fled southbound on Rendell Blvd.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Doug Jonovich at 905-546-4863.

This is the first Hamilton Homicide of 2019. Last year’s list is available here.

10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections, Updated December 10th, 2018

Toronto is still ahead with the highest homicide rate per capita of the ten major cities. Edmonton is now in second.

Brampton, Montreal and Toronto projected homicides are up over 2017 totals.

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City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 92 97.6 3.6 63
Montreal 1704694 29 30.8 1.8 24
Calgary 1239220 15 15.9 1.3 28
Ottawa 934243 16 17.0 1.8 14
Edmonton 932546 27 28.6 3.1 42
Mississauga 721599 9 9.5 1.3 9
Winnipeg 705224 18 19.1 2.7 21
Vancouver 631486 14 14.9 2.4 17
Brampton 593638 13 13.8 2.3 6
Hamilton 536917 9 9.5 1.8 10

Fatal Stabbing near Lime Ridge Mall is Hamilton’s 9th homicide of 2018

Hamilton police responded to report of a stabbing in the 
Upper Wentworth/Kingfisher area, on December 7th at approximately 4:30pm. The stabbing occurred in the plaza containing Toys R us.

Police and paramedics arrived to find two people suffering from stab wounds, one without vitals. The victims were rushed to hospital where one male victim was pronounced deceased. 

Police have identified the victim as 17-year-old Joshua Leo, of Hamilton. Police said an 18-year-old male turned himself into police on December 8th at approximately 11:00pm. 

Update Dawson Farr, 18, and Tae Yoon Park, Also known as Dan Park, 27, have both been charged with Manslaughter and Assault with a Weapon.

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Hamilton police investigating the City’s 8th homicide of the year

Hamilton police were called to an apartment in an affordable housing complex at Melvin Avenue and Parkdale Avenue North on November 30th at approximately 1:30am.

Police arrived to find 53-year-old Michel Pilon, deceased. No other information has been released. Police expect to make an update later today, Nov 30th.

No charges laid at this time, however one person is in custody. Witnesses are asked to contact police at 900-546-3825.

Hamilton Homicide #7 – Marko (Mark) Bakir, shot to death on Clifton Downs Road

Hamilton Police responded to report of a shooting on Clifton Downs Road, on November 22, just before 9:00pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Marko Bakir, 31, of Hamilton, suffering from gunshot wounds. Bakir was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Richard Wouters at 905-546-4921.

Click here for the Hamilton 2018 homicide count and victim list

10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections: Updated October 7th, 2018

Toronto still leads with the highest homicide rate per capita of the ten major cities, Winnipeg is second, with the City of Vancouver, Edmonton, and Brampton tied for third.

Toronto and Brampton projected homicides are up considerably over the 2017 totals.

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City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 83 108.2 4.0 63
Montreal 1704694 18 23.5 1.4 24
Calgary 1239220 11 14.3 1.2 28
Ottawa 934243 14 18.3 2.0 14
Edmonton 932546 21 27.4 2.9 42
Mississauga 721599 6 7.8 1.1 9
Winnipeg 705224 17 22.2 3.1 21
Vancouver 631486 14 18.3 2.9 17
Brampton 593638 13 16.9 2.9 6
Hamilton 536917 6 7.8 1.5 10

Hamilton police investigating the city’s 6th homicide of the year

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Hamilton Police responded to reports of a male victim who had been shot in the area of 470 Beach Rd on September 23rd at approximately 4:00am.

Police said the victim was transported by a group of friends to hospital. Before the made it to the hospital they came upon Fire Department in the area of Dalhousie and Ottawa St. An ambulance was called and the victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 6:00 am.

The victims age and identity have not been released at this time.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Update September 24th
Police have identified he victim as Natshon Defreitas, 19 years old, of Toronto,

Albert Iavarone dies in Hamilton shooting, police believe the death is linked to organized crime

Hamilton Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of 32 Sunflower Crescent, Ancaster on September 13th at approximately 9:55pm.

Police and Paramedics arrived to find a 50-year-old male from Hamilton suffering from a gunshot injury. Despite life saving efforts the victim died at the scene.

The name of the deceased will not be released until family members have been notified.

Update Sept 15th.
Police have identified the victim as Real estate agent Albert Iavarone. Police said Iavarone has no criminal record but is known to associate with individuals involved in Hamilton’s traditional organized crime.

Police said the killer hid in bushes and lay in wait for Iavarone to return home Thursday night. The only description they gave was that the killer drove a silver car. Police believe the death of Iavarone is connected to the 207 death of Angelo Muistano .

Police believe the homicide is targeted and there is no danger to the general public. Anyone with information that can assist Police with the investigation is asked to contact Detective Jason Cattle by calling 905-546-4167

Hamilton Police Service is looking for witnesses in the city’s latest homicide

Hamilton police were called to a bar at East Avenue N, and King st on August 8th at approximately 1:30 am on report of a shooting.

Police arrived to find one Michael Campbell dead, and three others injured.

Anyone with information that could assist Police with the investigation is asked to contact Detective Ross Johnson of the Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-3827.

Hamilton Police have released a video of the male who caused this disturbance and committed an assault upon one of the patrons inside. Police have made it clear that this male is not wanted for the murder of Michael Campbell. He is wanted for the assault in the bar and to assist in identifying all of the individuals who had contact with Michael Campbell and the other victims. The Video can be viewed here.

The 2018 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is Available Here. 

Update Hamilton Teacher & son of Clara Rutherford charged – Carla and Alan Rutherford, die in Dundas house fire that has been deemed a homicide

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.

Update October 28th
The OFM report confirms that Clara, and Alan Rutherford victims of arson. Details of the report will not be disclosed at this time.

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

Update January 24th, 2019
Richard Taylor a Hamilton teacher and son of Clara Rutherford is charged with two counts of first degree murder. Taylor is expected to appear in court January 24th. Hamilton Police said they “believe the murder of Richard Taylor’s mother and stepfather was financially motivated.”