Suspect in stabbing arrested and then released on a promise to appear in Court.

Crime 100By Staff

June 13th, 2018



Daniel Richard FLENNIKEN, a 23 years old Waterdown resident was located and arrested without incident early on Tuesday.

Police were looking for Flenniken after a stabbing that took place outside the Poacher Pub on Pearl Street.

Flenniken - stabber

Daniel Richard Flenniken

Flenniken was charged with the following:

Assault with a Weapon
Assault Cause Bodily Harm
Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
Failure to Comply with Probation Order

FLENNIKEN was released on a Promise to Appear and an Undertaking and will appear in Milton Court on July 4th, 2018.

Anyone who may have any further information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Jared McLeod of the HRPS Burlington Criminal Investigation Bureau 905-825-4747 ext. 2385 or Crime Stoppers “See Something, Hear Something, Know Something – Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at or by texting “Tip 201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

The observation that an individual, currently on probation, is arrested for a serious crime, for which he has yet to be found guilty, is released on bail a second time, begs the question – how well is our justice system working and how are police able to protect the public if this is how the system operates.

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2 comments to Suspect in stabbing arrested and then released on a promise to appear in Court.

  • Hans

    Re: “…how are police able to protect the public…”? – When some justice of the peace releases a violent offender, the system is broken and there is nothing more that the police can do, IMO. It must be very frustrating for the police….

  • Wayne Brown

    It’s obvious that the justice system is not working. How does the release of this criminal enhance public safety? Perhaps if he takes an anger management course he’ll get off scot free.