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Media Release

Release Date: June 1st, 2020 - 12:54pm

Originator: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 905 825 4899

Contact: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 905 825 4899

Location: Burlington

***UPDATE*** Arrests Made After Investigation into Objects Thrown at Vehicles on the QEW

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made three arrests in connection to the investigation into objects being thrown at vehicles on the Queen Elizabeth Way. This incident took place on Sunday May 10, 2020 (see original release below).

On Sunday May 31, 2020 police arrested and charged: 

Alias Ouzzine (20) of Burlington

  • Mischief Cause Danger to Life
Geoffrey Prins (18) of Burlington

  • Mischief Cause Danger to Life

A 17 year old male from Oakville was also arrested and charged with Mischief Cause to Danger Life however police will not be revealing the identity of the youth.

Investigation confirmed the accused were throwing eggs at vehicles driving on the QEW in Burlington.

All three arrested parties have been released from custody pending a court appearance in Milton.

Investigators would also like thank residents for their assistance in this investigation. Police received a large amount of information from the public after the initial media release, and that information helped investigators immensely.

***ORIGINAL RELEASE*** Burlington - Police investigating individuals throwing objects at vehicles on the QEW

On Sunday May 10, 2020, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) were made aware of a social media video which depicted two adult males throwing objects at passing vehicles on the eastbound Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) in the City of Burlington. 

The social media video was posted on Sunday May 10, 2020.  In the video two male persons are observed on the South Service Road and were throwing objects at moving motor vehicles in the eastbound lanes of the QEW.  The males are observed doing this numerous times and laughing as they attempted to hit vehicles with objects which may have been eggs. 

This was an extremely dangerous and irresponsible act as vehicles travelling on the QEW are moving at least 100 km/h and this could have caused a motorist to panic and have resulted in a serious traffic collision on the QEW.

The Halton Regional Police Service is continuing to investigate this matter and have garnered information as to the possible identity of the persons responsible. 

The police service is seeking out any witnesses to this event, which may include motorists travelling on the eastbound lanes of the QEW just east of Guelph Line in the City of Burlington.  This incident is believed to have occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday May 10, 2020 at about 3:00 am.

The Ontario Provincial Police (Burlington Detachment) has also received information about this posted social media video and will be assisting the Halton Regional Police Service.

Any person with information can contact HRPS Constable Jon Daruwala at 905-825-4747 extension 7512 or at email address: jon.daruwala@haltonpolice.ca

HRPS incident number 202000145288.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.