Flasher on east-end Hamilton trail sought by police

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Published September 22, 2021 at 6:17 pm

Within the last month and a half, a man has twice exposed himself to victims who were using the Red Hill Trail in Hamilton.

On Wednesday, Hamilton Police Service said it is seeking assistance identifying a white male suspect who committed indecent acts. On both Sept. 22 and back on Aug. 12, a man exposed himself to a victim close to the Glendale Falls entrance to the trail, near Old Mud Road. Both instances occurred between 11 a.m. and 12 noon.

At this time, investigators are asking any residents in the area to review their video surveillance for any footage that may assist with these investigations.

The suspect is described as a white male who is about six feet tall with a “chubby” build. He is in his late 20s to early 30s and has light brown hair, cut short, with scruffy facial hair.

In the last instance, the suspect was wearing a yellow hoody and bright blue sweat pants.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation can contact Det.-Sgt. Greg Doerr of the HPS, or the East End detective’s office, by calling 905-546-2929.

Information can provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at crimestoppershamilton.com.

The HPS media release also include safety reminders for people who use Hamilton’s trails and walking paths for exercise, recreation and mental health breaks:

  • Walk/run along trails with a partner when possible;
  • Tell someone the route you are taking and the anticipated length of time you will be gone;
  • Avoid poorly lit paths or running/walking when it is dark;
  • Stick to populated paths when running/walking/cycling
  • Carry a cellphone and/or personal alarm device;
  • Run without headphones;
  • If you are confronted, be loud and shout for help.
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