Oshawa stabbing victim recovering in hospital; witnesses not cooperating with police


Published February 28, 2024 at 11:39 am

Durham Paramedics

Police are still trying to piece together the events that led to a man being stabbed in north Oshawa Tuesday night.

The victim is recovering in hospital after the stabbing – which happened at a home on Esterbrook Drive near Conlin Rd. E. and Townline Road – and a second man who was with the victim in a car being “driven erratically” in Whitby shortly after the 911 call has been charged with obstruction. And others who were in the vehicle are not cooperating with police, officers say.

East Division officers responded to a stabbing call on Esterbrook Drive just after 11 p.m. Tuesday but were unable to find the victim at the scene.  A short time later, a vehicle was spotted “driving erratically” near Taunton Road and Country Lane in Whitby.

The bleeding stabbing victim was discovered after police initiated a traffic stop. The victim was transported to a Toronto trauma centre in non-life-threatening condition.

Other occupants of the vehicle provided “false and misleading information,” police said, and it was not made clear if the victim was being taken to a local hospital.

Officers were eventually able to determine the stabbing took place in a home in Oshawa and are continuing with the investigation.

As the individuals involved are not cooperating, investigators are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Clarington’s Marcus Macvicar, 26, has been charged with obstruction.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Gordon of the East Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1615. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.

Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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