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Police seeking the Public’s Assistance

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Written by Patti Foley

POLICE SEEKING THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE

 On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at approximately 1:30 p.m. officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a call involving what is believed to be a pellet rifle in the Village of Bolton located at Highway 50 and Bolton Heights Drive.

While the victim was travelling northbound on Highway 50, the driver was alarmed by the sound of a pellet that had been shot through his windshield causing damage.  The victim observed 4 youths that were initially standing on the east side of the highway prior to running eastbound along the path.

The male holding the pellet rifle was described as:

  • Brown in colour
  • Approximately 5’7” – 5’8”
  • Wearing a black t-shirt and black hoodie with jeans

The pellet rifle was described as:

  • Dark in colour
  • Approximately 36 inches in length

Currently, police are investigating this occurrence with assistance from the Street Crime Unit of the Caledon OPP.  Police are determining if this incident is related to a prior occurrence that took place on April 28, 2016 shortly after 7:00 p.m. in the same location.  During this time, a female was struck by a pellet from a moving vehicle while out for a walk.

The behaviour by those involved in these occurrences is not only senseless but extremely dangerous.  The OPP is committed to public safety and will not tolerate behaviour that jeopardizes this core value.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police at (905) 584-2241 to speak with Provincial Constable Alex PHILBIN or toll free at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit information online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.  Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous.  Being anonymous, you will not be required to testify in court and information you provide may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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