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A young person who was making threats to cause death or serious bodily harm was arrested on January 5, 2021 after he turned himself into the Port Hope Police Service. The young male made the threats to a young female he had resided with temporarily at a foster home. The victim feared for her safety as the young male was aware of where she resided and felt he would follow through on the threats.  The young male was released and will appear in youth court in early February, 2021 to answer to charge of two counts of uttering death threats to cause death, or serious bodily harm.

Weapons and Drugs

Property found by police on January 1, 2020 led to the arrest of Mathew Hamilton, age 37, of no fixed address. Earlier in the day on January 1, 2021  police found a plastic bag containing a .22 calibre  rifle with the stock and barrel sawed off along with ammunition and identification in the name of Mathew Hamilton. Later in the evening Port Hope Police attended an address on Wellington Street, Port Hope and Mathew Hamilton was located hiding in the residence. At the time of his arrest Hamilton had a taser on him. Hamilton is charged with careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of the prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition, knowledge of an unauthorized firearm, possession of a prohibited device or ammunition for a dangerous purpose x2, and possession of a schedule I substance believed to be crystal meth. Hamilton was held for a bail hearing and is still in custody. Hamilton is back in court on January 7, 2021.


Domestic Assault

 After responding to several reports of a domestic in the last few days Port Hope Police arrested a 23 year old  female party for assault on her common law boyfriend on January 5, 2021.  The female was released on an adult undertaking for court in early February 2021. 


Port Hope Police want to remind the community with coronavirus cases on the rise please do your part by staying home and following the guidelines.  We have to help flatten the curve. 


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