Arrest warrant issued for Beaverton man

After numerous attempts to locate him have failed, an arrest warrant has now been issued for a 30-year-old Beaverton man.

On Friday (June 8), North Division officers attempted to arrest Justin King, age 30, of Beaverton for reportedly breaching his bail conditions. They located him at his residence on Simcoe Street North, but King allegedly resisted arrest and pushed and shoved an officer. He was able to break free and escape.

Investigators do not believe there is a threat to community safety, but want King to contact a lawyer and turn himself in. It is an offence for any friend or acquaintance to aid and abet him while he is wanted by police.

King is wanted for Assault Police Officer with a Weapon; Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest; two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance; and Escape Lawful Custody.

Area residents have reported seeing a number of police cruisers, the K9 unit as well as the helicopter multiple times throughout the weekend through Tuesday.

Anyone with new information about his location is asked to contact Det. McArthur of North Division at 1-888-579-1520 extension 2677.

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