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Elderly Oakville woman stabbed – Teenager Arrested: Updated

Elderly Woman Attack Melvin Drive in Oakville
Elderly Oakville woman stabbed – Teenager Arrested: Updated
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Tyler Collins

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Tyler Collins is the Oakville News publishing assistant and arts reporter. He started with the news in 2016 and now specializes in current and live events, film, theatre and entertainment. He comes from Campbellton, NB and has lived in Oakville more than 20 years. Proud Sheridan grad of Journalism and Performing Arts. Twitter: @MrTyCollins

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The Halton Regional Police Service has charged the 15 year old male arrested in the stabbing attack on an elderly Oakville woman that took place on June 3, 2020. Police updated the charges from his arrest on Wednesday.

The youth has now been charged with attempted murder and break and enter with intent.

Police say they will not be releasing any further details about the suspect. This is being done in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act and to protect the identity of the victim.

The victim remains in stable condition and is recovering in hospital. This update is as of 3:00pm on Friday June 5th 2020.

Original Post: June 3rd 2020 at 2:45 PM

Police have arrested a 15 year old male from York Region. The arrest is in relation to an attack this morning of an elderly Oakville woman. The 79 year old woman was transported to hospital this morning with wounds consistent with a stabbing.

Halton Regional Police Service responded just after 8:00 am on Wednesday June 3, 2020 to a reported attack at a residence on Melvin Avenue. Melvin Ave runs East of Chartwell Drive one block south of Cornwall in South-East Oakville.

She is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect and victim are known to one another.

The teenage male suspect was arrested on a bus in Peel Region by Halton Tactical Rescue Unit officers. Charges are currently pending. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. Police, however, are not looking for additional suspects.

The Halton Regional Police Service would like to thank Go Transit and Peel Police for their assistance in the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this attack on an elderly Oakville woman is asked to contact Detective Omar Nadim of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau. He can be reached at 905-825-4747 ext. 2278.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.​

This is a developing story. More to come.

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