Three Hour Standoff in Oakville ends Peacefully

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Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw was the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Services. He is a detective of the Halton Regional Police Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team.

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The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has one man in custody following a three-hour stand-off in Oakville on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

At 12:17 p.m., uniform officers and members of the Service’s Emergency Services Unit responded to a call involving an altercation between two males in a residence in the Queen Mary Drive area of West River in Oakville, Ontario.

One of the individuals escaped unharmed while the second remained barricaded inside.

Upon arrival, officers immediately secured the area. As a precaution, a Oakwood Public School was placed under hold and secure. The hold and secure was lifted two hours later.

Officers were able to place the barricaded male under arrest without incident nor injury.

A 50 year-old Oakville man has since been charged with Utter Threats. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Anyone who may have information that would assist investigators is encouraged to contact D/C Stephane Verreault, Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau, at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2260. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).



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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Lisa Hammond says:

    Just a correction…the name of the school is Oakwood, not Oakdale.


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