Nearly 300 teens confront cops in Oakville, 15-year-old arrested


Published May 23, 2023 at 1:16 pm

A 15-year-old youth was arrested after he allegedly discharged a firework at a police officer Monday night in an Oakville neighbourhood.

Halton Regional Police say they received multiple calls just before 9 p.m. on Victoria Day from the public regarding a large group of young people assembled in the area of Lakeshore Rd. W. and East St. in Bronte.

“It was reported that a number of the youths were discharging fireworks in the air and at each other,” Halton Regional Police Cst. Ryan Anderson told

Police responded and upon their arrival say they encountered a group of an estimated 200 to 300 youths.

They attempted to disperse the crowd.

“While police were on scene, a 15-year-old youth discharged a firework in the direction of officers,” said Cst. Anderson.

The youth was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. Several other individuals were issued Provincial Offence Notices.

The crowd, says Anderson, was eventually dispersed. No injuries to any involved parties or damage to property was reported.

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