Man tasered after ‘assaultive’ attempt to resist arrest in Oshawa

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Published July 25, 2023 at 10:41 am

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A man was arrested after returning to the scene of a domestic violence call in Oshawa and violently trying to resist arrest.

Durham Regional Police had been investigating a man accused of various offences. Investigators, including the Intimate Partner Violence Unit, went out to his home on July 24 in response to an unspecified incident.

During their investigation, the man returned to the home and tried to get inside. Police moved to arrest the man, who became “assaultive” in the attempt. After what police called a “brief struggle” the officers tasered the man. He was then arrested without further incident.

The man, 28 of Toronto, faces 14 charges including; assault, uttering threats, possession of a dangerous weapon, and assault to resist arrest. He will remain in custody until a bail hearing.

Durham Region offers numerous supports to intimate partner violence survivors. Police encourage any survivors to report violence and abuse to 911. If they don’t wish to involve police, Durham Victims Services has a Crisis Response program to intervene available 24/7.

Durham police have responded to 4,000 such domestic violence incidents so far this year.

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