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Media Release

Release Date: April 18th, 2019 - 1:36pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Paul Foley, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2215

Contact: D/Sergeant, Paul Foley, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2215

Location: Oakville


Milton Man and Two Youths Arrested after a Drug Deal Gone Wrong

The Halton Regional Police Service has arrested a 19 year old man and two youths after a drug transaction turned violent.

On April 12, 2019, the 18 year old victim met three suspects in a forested area near Fourth Line and Lower Base Line West in Oakville.  The purpose of the meeting was to settle a marihuana drug debt.  During the transaction the victim was assaulted by the suspects and robbed of his basketball shoes, backpack, and jacket. During the course of the assault, the victim was struck with a baton and punched in the face.  The victim was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

The Halton Regional Police Service – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has arrested three suspects for criminal offences related to this robbery.

CHARGED:

Daniel Ricaurte (19) of Milton was charged with:

  • Robbery with violence

A 17 year old youth from Milton was charged with:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Fail to comply with probation

A 17 year old youth from Milton was charged with:

  • Robbery with violence

Ricaurte was held in custody pending a bail hearing. The two youths were each released from custody on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Constable Sam Coysh of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-85-4747 ext. 2245.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.