Hamilton man faces assault, resisting arrest, mischief, threat charges

PUSLINCH – A Hamilton man faces a litany of charges after a bizarre incident here on Christmas Eve involving an assault, attempted break-in, threats, vandalism and a failed attempt to evade police.

Wellington County OPP officials say a person armed with a knife attempted to break into a house in the area of Darkwood Road and Little Road in Puslinch on Dec. 24 at about 8 30pm.

Police say the suspect was threatening people and assaulted one of the residents.

“The suspect began smashing windows to the home and also damaged Christmas decorations and a vehicle parked on the property,” police stated in a press release.

“As police arrived on scene, the suspect attempted to flee in a vehicle.

“The suspect’s vehicle collided with a police cruiser that was arriving on scene. After a brief foot chase, the driver was placed under arrest.”

One victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The suspect and victims are known to each other, police say, so the suspect is not being identified.

A 33-year-old resident of Hamilton was charged with:

  • four counts of uttering death threats;
  • attempted break and enter;
  • assault;
  • two counts of failure to comply with release order;
  • flight from a peace officer;
  • dangerous driving;
  • resisting a peace officer;
  • assault with a weapon; and
  • three counts of mischief.

The accused was to attend a bail hearing in Guelph court.