CRIME SCENE: Hamilton cops investigate suspicious death of 38-year-old woman


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Hamilton homicide detectives are keeping a low profile on a suspicious death investigation in the city’s east end.

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Cops said around 11 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to 195 Ferguson Ave. N. for reports of a deceased 38-year-old woman who was found in her apartment.

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The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim is believed to have died late Sunday evening or early Monday morning.

Police said in a statement: “Evidence at the scene has led detectives to become concerned about the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.”

If you have any information regarding this investigation, call Det. Kevin Heyink at 905-546-2288.

TWO MEN CUT OFF BY PROBING SHOTS FIRED

Two North York men have been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s targeted shooting at a Hamilton residence.

Hamilton police say officers heard gunshots near Minto Avenue around 10 p.m. and when they arrived at the scene, there were bullet holes in the house. There are no casualties.

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Detectives quickly obtained video and were able to identify two suspects. The couple were found walking in a local park and a firearm was recovered from the scene.

Tomoi Kushon Blake-Samuels, 26, is charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, intentional discharge, possession contrary to order and breach of recognizance.

Malachi Samuels, 19, is charged with possession of a prohibited firearm.

TELECOM FRAUD NETS $185,000

Halton Regional Police arrested a telecommunications worker at a popular Burlington mall in connection with an $185,000 bomb scam.

Police allege the suspect worked at Mapleview Mall and between November 2021 and February 2022 and engaged in numerous fraudulent transactions, including using false information to drive sales, tampering with point-of-sale devices and selling devices cell phones for cash.

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More than 120 cellphones were lost in the suspected scheme.

Amar Abbas, 24, of Hamilton, is charged with fraud over $5,000.

ALLEGED BANK ROBBER ARRESTED

Niagara Regional Police detectives have arrested a suspected bank robber they believe was behind two recent robberies in downtown St. Catharines.

The first robbery took place on October 31 at a TD bank and the second on November 8 at a BMO.

Investigators identified the suspect Thursday and he was arrested Friday morning in a city park sleeping in a makeshift structure.

Kevin Penzes, 40, is charged with two counts of robbery and is being held.

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