Two male youths: ages 15 and 12, are facing charges in connection with an incident in which an auto sales business was unlawfully entered. In the same incident another 15 year-old male, also a suspect, sustained a laceration that might have been fatal if he hadn’t been found by police.
On February 20, 2020, at about 5:09 a.m., police responded to an alarm call indicating a business in the 1000 block 8th Avenue had been broken into by someone breaking the glass at the front of the business premises. When police arrived, they checked and cleared the building, finding no one inside. They noted some of the broken glass on the ground had blood on it. They investigated further and found a male youth in the 1300 block of Wallace Street who was bleeding profusely. EMS was requested as the officers rendered emergency first aid, including use of a tourniquet, to the teen. He was taken to hospital by EMS. Further investigation into this incident led to the arrest of a 15 year-old male and 12 year-old male later that day. The youths were subsequently charged.
Neither youth can be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The 15 year-old is charged with Break & Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence [348(1)(b) CC]. He was released on an Officer’s Undertaking to appear in Youth court on April 6, 2020.
The 12 year-old is charged with Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence [348(1)(b) CC] and Uttering Threats [264.1(1)(a) CC]. The 12 year-old appeared in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. on Friday (today) February 21, 2020.