August 22, 2019 2:54 pm

Trespasser arrested in east end Hamilton parking garage for illegal drugs and weapon

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Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police have made an arrest in an ongoing investigation into vehicle thefts in the city’s east end.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, police were called about a trespasser in an underground parking lot at a residence in the area of Melvin and Parkdale Avenues.

Upon arrival, officers located two men in the lot — one of whom was wanted by police.

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A 34-year-old man, of no fixed address, was taken into custody and faces several drug and probation related charges.

Officers also seized a butterfly knife, and quantities of methamphetamine and opioids.

The second man that police encountered was released with a warning.

Police say no vehicles had been broken into at the parking lot.

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