Argument over dogs leads to alleged assault in Oshawa


Published February 1, 2024 at 10:27 am

Police are looking for a man on assault allegations after a dispute over dogs escalated into a fight more than two months ago.

The suspect was walking his German Shepherd near the victim’s property near Wilson Rd. S. and Dieppe Avenue in south-east Oshawa on the morning of November 17 when the altercation occurred, Durham Police said.

The victim had his dog outside and requested the other man to keep his dog off his property.  The suspect and the victim then engaged in an argument before police allege the suspect assaulted the victim.  The suspect fled the area with his dog.

The victim was transported to Oshawa hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as Black, approximately 25-35 years-old, with a medium build, dark coloured hair in an afro and facial hair.  He was wearing a black hat, dark coloured shirt, and dark pants.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or has any information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Preston of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2764.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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