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Media Release

Release Date: June 5th, 2020 - 1:54pm

Originator: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 9058254899

Contact: Detective, Omar Nadim, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2278

Location: Oakville


***UPDATE*** Youth Charged with Attempted Murder in Attack on Elderly Female

​The Halton Regional Police Service has charged the 15 year old male arrested in the attack on an elderly Oakville resident that took place on June 3, 2020 (see original release below).

The youth has now been charged with attempted murder and break and enter with intent.

As previously st​ated, police will not be releasing any further details about the suspect. This is being done in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act and to protect the identity of the victim.

The victim remains in stable condition and is recovering in hospital. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Omar Nadim of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2278.

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.

***ORIGINAL RELEASE*** Youth Arrested for Attack on Elderly Female in Oakville

On Wednesday June 3, 2020 just after 8:00 am the Halton Regional Police Service responded to a reported attack at a residence on Melvin Drive in Oakville.  The victim, a 79 year old female, was transported to hospital with wounds consistent with a stabbing.  She is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect and victim are known to one another. 

Police have arrested a 15 year old male from York Region in relation to the attack and charges are pending.  The suspect had fled the scene prior to police arrival and was arrested on a bus in Peel Region by Halton Tactical Rescue Unit officers.  Police are not looking for additional suspects.

The Halton Regional Police Service would like to thank Go Transit and Peel Police for their assistance in the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Omar Nadim of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2278.

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.