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Media Release

Release Date: June 17th, 2019 - 11:53am

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

Oakville Man Arrested Subsequent to a Pursuit

On June 16, 2019, at 10:30 pm, the Halton Regional Police Service attended a residence near Fourth Line and Upper Middle Road West in Oakville, in relation to a mischief investigation.  Officers were following up on an incident involving a male alleged to have shot his neighbours' vehicles with a pellet gun.

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect leaving his residence in a vehicle.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however the suspect refused to stop resulting in a pursuit.  The Halton Regional Police pursued the suspect from Oakville to Mississauga.  The pursuit was terminated when an alerted municipal public transit bus driver blocked the vehicle's path at the intersection of Lakeshore Road and Hurontario Street in Mississauga.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a loaded CO2 powered pellet gun and a 7" knife.  The suspect was briefly taken to hospital for minor injuries and later transported to the Oakville police station where he was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Mostafa Ragab (33) of Oakville was charged with:

  • Two counts of mischief under $5,000
  • Flight from police
  • Assault with intent to resist arrest
  • Two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Anyone with further information is asked to contact D/Cst. Stephane Verreault of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2260.

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.