The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but earlier this week they caught up with a wanted man.
A man who was arrested Wednesday (Sept. 4) for failing to appear at court, was also found to be in possession of a bicycle reported stolen from a house in Hamilton’s west end in 2015, police say.
At the time of the arrest, a Hamilton police officer spotted a man repairing a bicycle in a central neighbourhood and quickly recognized that there was a warrant out for his arrest.
When the officer approached the suspect, police say he took off on the bike and a foot chase ensued. After a brief altercation, the suspect was taken into custody.
Police said a search of the man revealed he was in possession of a knife, which he is alleged to have attempted to access during the incident.
Further investigation revealed that the bicycle he evaded police on was reported stolen in June 2015.
A 24-year-old Hamilton man appeared in court to answer to charges of assault resisting arrest, possession of stolen property under $5000 and the original charges related to the warrant.
Hamilton Police would like to remind bicycle owners to record their serial number and report to police whenever their bicycle is lost or stolen. As a result of the owner of the stolen bike taking those steps, police were able to identify the bicycle. Efforts will be made to locate the owner and return the bicycle.