HAMILTON, Ont. – A 27-year-old Toronto man has been arrested and charged in relation to the case of missing man Tim Bosma.
The search for Bosma continues and investigators say they are keeping their hopes up that he will be found alive.
“We’ve held out hope through the course of our investigation,” Hamilton Police Superintendent Dan Kinsella said. “We have pursued all investigative opportunities, (and) at this particular time we have not located Tim.”
The suspect was arrested while driving in Mississauga, although it is unclear what vehicle he was driving.
“It is believed that (the suspect) is also the driver in the truck incident that took place in Toronto previously,” Kinsella said.
Police will likely be executing search warrants related to the arrest in the near future.
“Information is being obtained, search warrants being prepared, and evidence is being gathered – we are encouraged at the progress of the investigation, and must be cautious in our approach over the next few critical hours,” Kinsella added.
Dellen Millard, 27, is facing charges of forcible confinement and theft.
Police say he is the first of two suspects identified, and is the one that has a tattoo of the word “Ambition” on his wrist.
The second suspect is described as a man standing about 5’9″ tall with dark hair and a medium build. He may have been wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.
Bosma hasn’t been seen since Monday night, when he went on a test drive in his truck with two men who had expressed an interest in buying the vehicle.
He told his wife that the two men were from the Toronto area.
Bosma’s cell phone was later found in Brantford about half-an-hour away from his home.
Anyone with information on the missing man is being asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.