Release Date: February 6th, 2018 - 9:05am
Originator: Detective Eric Schwab, Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747, Ext. 2215
Contact: Detective Eric Schwab, Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747, Ext. 2215
On the evening of Monday, February 5th, several citizens in the area of Lakeshore Road West/Nelson Street in Oakville observed an adult female forcefully kicking a dog in the chest and stomach. The dog was on a leash, and not acting aggressively. The citizens intervened on behalf of the animal, and the female punched one of the good Samaritans in the face with a closed fist. The police were called, and after investigating the incident the female was arrested, and her dog transferred into the care of a relative. Stephanie Moore (50 years old) of Oakville was released from custody after being charged criminally with Assault and Causing Unnecessary Suffering to an Animal, and receiving a Provincial Offence Notice for Being Intoxicated in a Public Place.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at (905) 825-4747, ext. 2215. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the website at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.