Police Use CEW Following Disturbance in Oshawa

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Police deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) to subdue a male who had assaulted four people.

On Friday, July 22, 2016, just before 11 p.m., police were called to the Largo Crescent and Ormond Drive area of Oshawa for a disturbance call. A male suspect attended a party and reportedly attempted to steal from the home before being asked to leave. An altercation took place at a nearby park and the suspect assaulted several people by biting, scratching and using a tree branch. Four people were treated in hospital for minor injuries.

The suspect fled the area and was located by police.  After a brief altercation, an officer deployed a CEW to subdue the male. Prior to deployment, the male attempted to disarm the officer of the CEW, and after being arrested he bit a second officer.

A 17-year-old male from Oshawa is charged with: Assault With a Weapon (x3); Assault (x2); Uttering Threats (x3); Disarming a Police Officer and Assault Police Officer.  The male was taken to hospital as a precaution and medically cleared. He was later held for a bail hearing and cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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