12-year-old Male Facing Charges after Using Replica Firearm
A 12-year-old male is facing charges after police received information that he pointed a replica firearm in a threatening manner while causing property damage, in Oshawa.
On Saturday September 16, 2023, at approximately 5:25 p.m., members of Central East Division were called to a residence in the area of Mary Street North and Taunton Road, in Oshawa, after it was reported that a suspect had brandished a firearm. The suspect attended a residence and began kicking the front door. The homeowner opened the door and the youth pulled a black BB pellet gun from his backpack before pointing it at the homeowner. The youth then fled the area.
A 12-year-old male from Oshawa has been charged with Pointing a Firearm, Assault with a Weapon, Possess Weapon for Committing Offence, Mischief Under $5000, and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.
He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Boyd of the Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2169.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
The information in this media release contains facts and circumstances that have been obtained from a police investigation. These allegations have yet to be proven in court.