Oakville Youth Faces Multiple Weapons Charges

Oakville Youth Faces Multiple Weapons Charges
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Dave Cross

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Sgt. Dave Cross #1932 is the Media Relations Officer with the Halton Regional Police Service. His office is located at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON.

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On June 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., a group of youths were in the parking lot of 2296 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, when they were shot at by a passenger in a nearby vehicle.


Police were called and arrested an individual at the scene without incident and further investigation led to the recovery of the weapon involved, a BB handgun.

The four victims sustained various injuries, including their buttocks, knees and arms and one victim was shot in the facial area.  A nearby business also had its window damaged due to stray pellets.

The accused, a 15-year-old Oakville youth was charged with Failing to Comply with an Undertaking, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace, Mischief Under $5000 and four counts of Assault with a Weapon.  He was held for a bail hearing.

The youth’s identity is protected in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Second Glen Abbey Gun Shooting: Police Request Assistance

The Halton Regional Police Service is now investigating a second pellet gun shooting in Oakville.

At approximately 5:00 pm on the 29th May a male youth was walking in the area of Pilgrims Way in Oakville. The youth was approached by a black minivan that crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. The driver of this vehicle then fired a single BB pellet at the victim as it drove past.

The suspect in this latest incident is described as male, white, approximately 6’ tall and 18 years of age. The driver had brown short hair and wore a long sleeved plaid shirt.

Halton Police are investigating the possibility that a similar incident on May 25th is related.

Police would like to remind residents of Oakville that many pellet guns purchased at sporting goods stores and other retail outlets will meet the Criminal Code definition of a firearm and are capable of causing bodily harm and serious injury. When a pellet gun is used in the manner such as these incidents, Police will consider the numerous firearm related criminal offences available to them to prosecute offenders.

The HRPS continues to seek the public’s assistance in this investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Oakville CIB office at 905-825-4747 Ext 2216 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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