Hamilton Police have arrested a 24-year-old Ancaster male in connection with a series of sexual assaults in Hamilton’s East End.
As a result of the ongoing investigation into a number of sexual assaults by a male posing as an Uber driver, Hamilton Police arrested 24-year-old Quang Quyet Ken Vu on Friday, October 16, 2020.
He has been charged with the following offences:
Sexual Assault X4
Forcible confinement X2
Hamilton Police would like to thank the public for all their assistance and believe there are more victims. The Hamilton Police Service Victims of Crime Unit continues to investigate and are encouraging any individuals and witnesses with further information to contact Detective Phil Hedgcock of the Sexual Assault Unit at (905) 540-5544.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com
Hamilton Police remind everyone there is no guaranteed way to prevent a sexual assault. Sharing the details of this assault is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre’s 24-hour support line at (905)525-4162; connect at www.sacha.ca, the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv or the Centre de santé communautaire www.cschn.ca
Meanwhile, after a lengthy investigation, the Hamilton Police have arrested two Hamilton men for numerous drug and firearms related charges.
Hamilton Police conducted a thorough investigation and on Thursday, October 15, 2020, a search warrant was executed at an apartment in the area of Barton Street east and Gage Avenue. A 34-year-old male has been arrested and charged with drug and weapon offences along with a 40-year-old male charged with firearms offences. Both males were taken into custody.
SKS semi-automatic rifle
Sawed off shotgun
297 rounds of ammunition
10 grams of suspected Fentanyl, approximate value of $2,000
Lawrence PRIDGEN – 40 years-of-age
Unauthorized Possession of Firearm X2
Possession of Prohibited Ammunition X1
Fail to Comply with Release Order X2
Daniel LETCHFORD – 34 years-of-age
Possession of Prohibited Weapon X1
Possession for the Purpose Schedule I X1
Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000 X1
Possession Contrary to Order 2X
Fail to Comply Probation Adult 1X