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City employee attacked while cleaning up garbage at homeless encampment

City employee attacked while cleaning up garbage at homeless encampment

Last Tuesday waste collectors for the City of Hamilton were sent  to the homeless encampment located in the area of 195 Ferguson Avenue, North to clean up garbage. They were in the process of collecting waste when they were approached by a male from the encampment. Without provocation, the suspect assaulted one of the employees.

Upon arrival, police located the suspect who attempted to flee the scene. He was secured and then arrested. The male was released a short time later when the man who was attacked said he would not pursue charges. But this week, it turned out the victim’s injuries were more serious than initially believed and that the victim in this assault wished to support criminal charges against the suspect.

Yesterday  a 25-year-old Hamilton man was charged with Assault Level One and Breach Probation.The victim continues to recover from his injuries.

Anyone with information that could assist Police with the investigation into this crime are asked to contact Staff Sergeant Steve Hahn at 905-546-4725 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

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  • Mo Wilson is fully supportive of these hooligans and their churlish behavior. Thank-you Ward 1 residents for foisting this dingbat upon the entire City.

  • I dont agree with everything Maureen Wilson stands for however I do applaud her stance in attempting to enact change on the encampment issue.

    I quickly perused the Community Safety and Well Being Plan and I feel that document fails to look at the system itself that has caused so much suffering. If the system cannot honestly appraise itself then how can there be healing?

    I’m concerned of the personal Twitter attack against Dr Wiwcharuk by Mr Whitehead. Why only her, she is part of a team who are trying their best to assist those who have been thrown away by society and government policies?

    It is clear in my mind that Mr Whitehead has self claimed he is the ultimate boss of the city.

    From the movie, The Soloist, just saying hello to a homeless can change brain chemicals enough to help them cope with the horrible situation there are in. It is not necessary their fault, government policy and inaction has caused much more suffering.

    Time to rethink and revamp!

    Little houses for the homeless!

  • This is exactly what the residents of Ferguson Ave N have been dealing with for almost 6months. Many of the residents are afraid to leave they’re homes. To everyone that wants the tent city to stay, why not invite a homeless person to camp in your backyard. Or are you afraid of what may happen?

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