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News Release

SIU Appeal for Witnesses

Case Number: 08-OCI-029

TORONTO (28 February, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is presently investigating an incident that occurred just before midnight on February 19, 2008. Officers of the York Regional Police Service (YRPS) pulled over a car that had been travelling southbound on Highway 400 just south of the Kirby Sideroad in Vaughan.

When the car stopped a man got out of the car and ran eastbound across the southbound lanes, through the median, across the northbound lanes and up an embankment. YRPS officers gave chase and caught up to the man. The man was taken into custody for an alleged criminal offence. YRPS officers took the man back across the highway to the west side where the car he had been in was stopped.

SIU investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who may have witnessed all or part of this incident.

If you have any information you are asked to contact the lead investigator at
416-622-2314 or 1-800-787-8529 Ext. 2314.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342