As Hamilton Police place all their available resources into finding Tim Bosma, crime in the city is not taking any rest.

A situation earlier today – that thankfully only resulted in minor injuries to a police officer – is a reminder of the stark reality that policing can be a dangerous career.

Hamilton Police issued the following statement to media at 8:18 p.m. Sunday night following the escape of a dangerous suspect from a crime scene earlier today.

Let’s get this dangerous suspect off our streets.

On 12th May 2013 two officers from Hamilton Police Service attended at 181 Jackson Street West to investigate a report of a threatening. As a result of information they received they attended an apt. in the building to speak to a potential suspect. Upon entering the apt. they observed drugs in plain view and began to place the suspect in to custody. A violent struggle ensued and the suspect was able to escape. Police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun from where the suspect had been seated, 37 grams of crack cocaine, and a small quantity of marihuana.

A 54 yr old Hamilton man will appear in court in Hamilton tomorrow charged with Possess unregistered restricted weapon
Possess restricted weapon with ammunition
Careless storage of a firearm
Possess crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
Possess marihuana

Police continue to search for a suspect described as male, black, 6’2, 220lbs, muscular build, 30yrs with multiple tattoos on his arms.

When identified and arrested he will face the same charges and additional charges of escape custody and assault a peace officer causing bodily harm.

The injured officer received 4 stitches to a facial wound and returned to duty.