Stabbing near Oshawa city hall prompts charges for two


Published June 18, 2024 at 12:56 pm

A man was stabbed in front of Oshawa City Hall last Friday, prompting charges for after a confrontation with police.

A fight broke out by Centre Street South and Bagot Street, an area home to City Hall, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Oshawa Library, around 5 p.m. on June 14.

When officers responded to the scene, they came to believe the victim got into an argument with a man and a woman.

These suspects were later identified as Johnathon William Carter, 37, and Helenann Young, 42, both of Oshawa.

They accused Carter of stabbing the victim with an “edged weapon.” However, police did not describe this weapon further.

The victim received serious wounds but they are not life-threatening. He was taken to a Toronto trauma centre.

The officers confronted Carter and tasered him. He was disarmed as a result and the officers seized the the blade.

Both Carter and Young were arrested on scene. Young is charged with obstructing a police officer. Carter faces more charges including;

  • aggravated assault,
  • possession of a weapon to commit an offence,
  • carrying a concealed weapon,
  • assault with a weapon, and
  • three counts of failure to comply with release conditions

Anyone with information can call Durham Police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2769 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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