News Release

SIU Investigating Vaughan Arrest of Man and Woman Who Were Wanted by Police

Case Number: 17-OCI-282

Mississauga, ON (2 October, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest late last week of a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman in Vaughan by York Regional Police (YRP).

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017, YRP officers located the man and woman exiting the Vaughan Mills shopping centre, near the Toys R Us. There was a warrant out for the arrest of both individuals by the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS).
  • During the man’s arrest, there was an interaction with police officers.
  • The man was transported to hospital, and then transferred to the custody of NRPS.
  • The man was again taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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