A man who escaped police custody has been arrested and charged.
Hamilton Police say it started after an investigation into a break and enter back on the morning of July 24th. Police say two suspects attempted to break into a home on Connaught Avenue North, but tripped an alarm, causing them to flee.
Shortly after, police noticed two men carting a lawnmower and a snow blower down the street. Upon further investigation, police determined the items had been stolen from another property nearby.
The two were arrested and taken to the East End Station, and as they were being readied for transport to Central Custody, one of the prisoners escaped on foot.
On August 2nd, acting on a tip, police found the suspect hiding in the basement crawl space of a home on Cannon Street.
Trevor Linklater is charged with escaping lawful custody and breach of probabtion.