Hamilton police search for potentially dangerous West 5th patient who has ‘gone missing’

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Published August 9, 2021 at 7:41 pm

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Ray Newell, an involuntary patient from St. Joseph’s West 5th campus has “gone missing” according to Hamilton Police and authorities say “he may pose a threat to the community and there is a concern for his safety.”

Police notified the public Monday (Aug. 9); however, Newell failed to return to St. Joe’s on July 25, 2021.

“Without his medication, Newell is at a greater risk to the public,” said police, who added that Newell has been known to frequent the Hamilton and Montreal area.

He is described as a 40-year-old Black man who is 6-foot-2 with a medium build. Newell has a shaved head and multiple tattoos:

  • Spade, above left eye
  • Microphone, left forearm
  • Flower, left forearm
  • Cards, left upper arm
  • Mythical creature, upper left back

Newell was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, bright orange Nike running shoes, dark sunglasses, and a gold chain.

He should not be approached if found, say police. Call 905-546-3851 or 905-546-3886.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online: crimestoppershamilton.com.

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