April 30, 2019 8:45 am

Hamilton couple faces drug and theft charges after U-Haul hits parked car: police

Police said that an investigation into the U-Haul truck revealed it had been previously reported stolen.


A Hamilton couple in their early 20s was arrested Monday night, shortly before 8:30 p.m., for allegedly failing to remain at the site of a collision involving a U-Haul truck that was reported stolen.

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After reviewing surveillance video, police say a U-Haul collided with a parked car while reversing through an alleyway in the area of Robert Street and Victoria Avenue.

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In an email to media, Hamilton Police Service said, “The truck remained on scene for a brief moment and then drove away.”

Officers added that an investigation into the vehicle revealed it had been previously reported stolen.

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The truck was found with the suspects in it soon after, and police say a search of the 22-year-old female resulted in the seizure of drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine.

She was also bound by a court order, leading to three charges of failure to comply with probation, along with a drug possession charge and theft under $5,000.

The 20-year-old male was also charged with theft, as well as failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

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