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Media Release

Release Date: July 11th, 2020 - 9:13pm

Originator: Detective, Ron Strauch, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ex 2255

Contact: Detective, Ron Strauch, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ex 2216

Location: Oakville

Oakville Man Arrested for Hate Motivated Assault

‚ÄčOn Saturday July 11, 2020 at approximately 2:30 pm Halton Regional Police responded to a parking lot in the area of Cornwall Road and Trafalgar Road, Oakville for a disturbance call.

Upon arrival police met with a male victim and numerous witnesses who advised a 34 year old male suspect was crouching down near the victim's vehicle. When the victim, a visible minority asked the suspect what he was doing, the suspect allegedly yelled several racial slurs at the victim and assaulted him.

Upon police arriving on scene the suspect actively resisted an officer prior to being arrested.

The victim incurred minor injuries as a result of the assault.

The arresting officer was uninjured.

A 34 year old Oakville man is charged with:

Assault, Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest and Cause Disturbance.

The accused was released from custody with a court date.

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

Anyone with information with regards to this incident is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 extension 2216.

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