Public informed that Hamilton sexual assault suspect is at large

Published August 9, 2022 at 5:55 pm

Wanted offender David John Baldwin. (Hamilton Police image)

The police in Hamilton are asking the public for assistance in locating a wanted offender.

A 20-year-old female was sexually assaulted in the area of Old Guelph Rd. and Homestead Ave. on Monday (Aug. 8). Hamilton Police say there are grounds to arrest 53-year-old David John Baldwin for sexual assault, and have released a mugshot that depicts a white man with a shaved head, glasses and a brown goatee with flecks of grey.

Anyone who spots Baldwin should immediately contact authorities.

“At this time, police are not able to locate Baldwin and believe that he may be a danger to the public,” Hamilton Police stated early on Tuesday evening (Aug. 9). “Please do not approach Baldwin. If spotted, please call 911.”

Anyone with information that might support this criminal investigation or assist with locating David John Baldwin should contact HPS Det. Phil Hedgcock (905-540-5544).

Information may also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Hamilton (1-800-222-8477; online at

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