Hamilton Police are warning Canadians of a dangerous fugitive who has been wanted since November 2018. Solomon Houlder is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for human trafficking and kidnapping. Police are asking the public to not approach the suspect if spotted and to call 911 immediately.
25-year-old Solomon Houlder is also wanted for multiple other charges by Hamilton Police. Some of these charges include assault, trafficking in persons, kidnapping, forcible confinement, material benefit trafficking and failure to comply with probation.
In a press release issued by the Hamilton Police, they state that Houlder has no fixed address. While it can be suspected that Houlder was residing in Hamilton at one point, Hamilton Police have not confirmed an area in which Houlder is expected to be in, and have issued a warrant throughout the nation.
This warrant comes after Hamilton Police were provided with some information and tips about several incidents that included Houlder. Once the police received this information they continued to monitor Houlder's behavior before applying for a warrant for his arrest.
Police are asking Canadians for their help in seeking the suspect and Hamilton Police have issued a photo of Houlder, which is posted below.
Police will not go into the specifics of the case as they wish to protect some of the individuals that may be involved at this time.
Hamilton Police have confirmed that Houlder is aware that there is a warrant out for his arrest and has yet to come forward to the police. This means that Houlder has been actively invading arrest since November 2018.
This is the second, extremely dangerous fugitive related to human trafficking to come out of the Hamilton area this year. Back in January 2019, Narcity reported that a 23-year-old was wanted by Hamilton police for human trafficking.
Like Houlder, Alijah Weir-Mohammed was wanted for multiple charges including human trafficking and assault. Fortunately, after several months, Weir-Mohammed was apprehended by police in March. Police have not made any public connection between the two human trafficking cases.
As for Houlder, Hamilton Police are warning the public not to approach him if spotted. Police believe that his incidents were targetted, but ask Canadians to call 911 immediately and keep their distance from the suspect.
Hamilton Police are asking anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Constable Scott Yuill at 905-546-8911. You can also tip anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com