On Monday, January 13, 2020, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Durham Regional Police Services responded to a residence on Olive Avenue in Oshawa for a disturbance. The victim in the residence advised that the suspect was damaging furniture and smashing the windows out in the home. Officers, along with the K-9 unit, attempted to arrest the assaultive male who appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

During the arrest, the suspect attempted to flee from officers and the police service dog was deployed to prevent the escape of the subject. During the K-9 apprehension the subject attempted to choke the police canine using his collar during the violent struggle. Despite this the canine maintained control of the subject leading to the arrest of the accused. The suspect sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The suspect continued to act in an assaultive and aggressive manner at the hospital and he was administered Narcan.

The K-9 dog, Rouge suffered minor injuries during the arrest. 

A 41-year-old from Oshawa is charged with:

  • Mischief/Damage Property Under $5,000 x2
  • Willfully Cause Pain, Suffering or Injury to an Animal.

He was later released at the hospital on an Undertaking. Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Holdbrook of Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5200.

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.