January 14, 2019 2:14 pm

Police thank residents for help that led to arrest of assault suspect

Hamilton police arrested a suspect in an assault after receiving help from nearby citizens.

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Witnesses have helped Hamilton Police apprehend an assault suspect.

Police received a call on Saturday morning about a woman being assaulted in the middle of the road between Birge and Cheever Street by a man who tried to escape in his vehicle before officers arrived.

Police say the man crashed his van into a cement street barrier and two parked cars, and tried to take off on foot, but he was arrested a few blocks away.

Christopher Estabrooks, 22, is facing charges of assault, failure to stop after an accident and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

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