Erratic driver leads Hamilton police to recover stolen car

An erratic driver in Hamilton has led police to recover a car that was reported stolen on Monday.


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On Monday morning, a 2004 Hyundai Elantra was reported stolen from the driveway of a home in the Macintosh Drive and Spartan Avenue area, while it was warming up with the keys in the ignition.

Two days later, Hamilton Police noticed a vehicle speeding, swerving and fish-tailing on East Avenue, near Main.

The vehicle was stopped and police determined it was the stolen Honda.

The driver, a 17-year-old Hamilton boy, was arrested for possession of stolen property.


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Hamilton Police are reminding vehicle owners the number one theft deterrent for an automobile is to remove the keys and lock the vehicle when left unattended.

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