Fugitive with facial tattoos captured in Hamilton


Published March 16, 2023 at 4:15 pm

michael stamatakos facial tattoos hamilton

The police in Hamilton rounded up a rather distinctive-looking federal offender who had been “unlawfully at large” for about three weeks, say their provincial counterparts.

The ROPE Squad (repeat offender parole enforcement) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) informed the public today (March 16) that Michael Stamatakos was located and arrested by officers of the Hamilton Police (HPS).

Stamatakos became a fugitive on Feb. 23, exactly three weeks ago Thursday, when a Canada-wide warrant was issued for him as a result of his breach of statutory release. He was serving a two-year prison sentence for arson-damage to property, dangerous operation of a conveyance, flight from peace officer, utter threat to cause death/harm, and possession of a Schedule I substance.

The physical description of Stamatakos that ROPE released detailed his rather extensive body art, which includes facial tattoos. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and is about five-foot-five and 110 pounds (165 cm / 50 kg).

“He has several tattoos consisting of a heart and teardrop and stitch trail on his left cheek, stitch trail on his right cheek, ‘SD KEYZ’ on right calf, ‘THE WORLD IS MINE’ on his left hand, ‘SPARTON’ on the right side of his neck to name a few,” ROPE said.

The initial Canada-wide alert said that the 31-year Stamatakos was known to frequent areas in Toronto.

(Cover image: Ontario Provincial Police.)

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