Once captured in Hamilton, offender with face tattoos wanted again for breach of release


Published October 18, 2023 at 10:40 am

Michael Stamatakos tattoo face hamilton
Photo: OPP

A federal offender with distinctive face tattoos who was detained in Hamilton in March is wanted again for breaching conditions of his release.

Michael Stamatakos, 31, was granted statutory release, which allows federal offenders who have served two-thirds of their sentences to be released from prison under supervision.

The Ontario Provincial Police didn’t share details behind the breach.

Stamatakos is known to frequent areas in Toronto. 

The OPP is asking for the public’s help to find Stamatakos. They describe the offender as a man who is 5’5″ (165 centimetres),  110 pounds (50 kilograms) with a shaved head and brown eyes. 

Tattoos cover most of his face, consisting of a heart and tear drop and stitch trail on his left cheek and stitch trail on his right cheek. He also has “SD KEYZ” on his right calf, “THE WORLD IS MINE” on his left hand and “SPARTON” on the right side of his neck. 

He is serving a two-year sentence for arson damage to property, dangerous operation of a conveyance, flight from a peace officer, uttering threat to cause death, and harm and possession of a schedule I substance. 

Those with information about the offender’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Provincial Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll-free at 1-866-870-7673 (ROPE); Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or 911.

Hamilton police captured Stamatakos in March for also breaching his statutory release. He was “unlawfully at large” for about three weeks, according to provincial police at that time.


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