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Teen charged for discharging firework at officer

Lakeshore Rd W, and East St | Openstreetmap
Lakeshore Rd W, and East St | Openstreetmap

Yesterday, on Victoria Day, just before 9 p.m., Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) received complaints from the public "regarding a large group of youths assembled in the area of Lakeshore Road West and East Street."

Reports alleged that a number of youths were discharging fireworks in the air and at each other.

HRPS officers arrived to find between 200 and 300 youths in the area.

As they attempted to disperse the crowd, a 15-year-old youth discharged a firework at the officers' direction. The youth was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon.

Several other youths received Provincial Offence Notices. Eventually, officers managed to disperse the crowd.

There were no injuries to any involved parties and there was no damage to properties.