Release Date: January 14th, 2020 - 10:34am
Originator: D/Sergeant, Tom Hockney, Domestic Violence Investigative Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 8770
Contact: D/Sergeant, Tom Hockney, Domestic Violence Investigative Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 8770
Location: Halton Region
On December 25, 2019, while many members of the community were gathering with family and friends to embrace Christmas celebrations, Halton Regional Police Service officers were dispatched to a residence after receiving a call from a concerned party.
Through an investigation, the officers developed reasonable grounds to believe that a male had physically assaulted his female partner earlier in the day. During this assault, it is believed that the male party pushed the female, choked her, and threatened to kill her. Thankfully, witnesses stepped in and provided immediate assistance to the female by restraining the male and preventing the assault from continuing. The male subsequently significantly damaged the home, breaking a door frame, damaging furniture, breaking objects, and damaging walls.
Children were present in the home at the time of the assault.
The male accused was arrested and subsequently transported to Central Lock Up. Thereafter, the Halton Regional Police Service Domestic Violence Investigative Unit took carriage of the investigation. The accused was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Utter Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and Mischief Under $5,000 and held for bail.
Upon arrest of the accused, the victim was referred to the Halton Regional Police Service Domestic Violence Victim Coordinator within our Victim Services Unit. The Victim Services Unit connects victims to appropriate support services in the community, assists with safety planning and victim care, and, through the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP), can provide immediate short-term financial support toward essential expenses for victims of violent crime.
In 2019, Halton Regional Police Service officers responded to 3,613 intimate partner domestic incidents. These calls for service resulted in 842 arrests and the laying of 1,548 criminal charges.
Please note: These allegations have not yet been proven in court.
No further details will be provided regarding this investigation.
Every person has the right to feel safe in our community.
You are not alone. Victims of intimate partner violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact the Halton Regional Police Service. The following is a list of valuable support services and resources in Halton Region for victims of intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence: