Rapid police response results in the arrest of transient youth for assault of a 16 year old female.



By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON.  June 5, 2013.  Halton Police have arrested a transient youth following the assault on a young girl on Sutton Drive near Dryden.

At just after 4:00 p.m. a 16-year-old girl was walking northbound on Sutton Drive near Dryden Avenue when a male approached, attempting to engage her in conversation.  The girl did not stop and continued walking when she was suddenly pushed off the sidewalk by the male.  The girl was uninjured, but an article of her clothing was ripped during the assault.

The girl went to a nearby friend’s house and immediately contacted police.

The incident generated a significant police response that resulted in the swift arrest of the male, in the area of Alexander’s Public School. 

A 17-year-old youth has been charged with Assault and held for a bail hearing.  His identity is protected under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  

Detectives are continuing their investigation into the incident and are seeking information from the community that would assist in that regard.  Anyone who may have witnessed the assault is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 x2315, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting ‘Tip201’ with your message to 274637(crimes).

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