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Stranger offered school kids ice cream and a ride

Hamilton Police are currently investigating a suspicious incident involving an adult and school children in the area of W.H. Ballard Public Elementary School.

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police were called to the area of WH Ballard Public Elementary School, located at 801 Dunsmure Road in Hamilton after hearing reports of a suspicious vehicle.

The suspect is a white male, approximately 60 years of age, short stocky build, with grey/white hair, beard, wearing a black t-shirt, driving a grey/silver Honda Ridgeline with dark tinted windows, black tires and rims, was approaching and talking to young children. The male was reported to be asking children it they wanted a ride to go get ice cream.

 Detectives are asking residents and businesses in the area to review their security cameras between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., for any suspicious activity and contact Police.

Detectives are also asking for anyone driving in the area at that time with dash cam footage to contact investigators.

Anyone with any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this incident, are asked to contact the Division Two Criminal Investigations Branch at 905-546-2933.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at

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