Scugog woman among those charged following forcible confinement investigation

A Scugog woman is among five people facing charges following a forcible confinement investigation in Oshawa.

According to the DRPS, a 34-year-old male reported to police early Wednesday (March 27) that he and his girlfriend had been held overnight, against their will, at a residence on Toronto Avenue in Oshawa regarding an unpaid debt.

Police say the male was eventually released and contacted police.

Officers – with support from the K9 and Tactical Support units – surrounded the home around 5 p.m. and attempted to communicate with those inside.

“Eventually, four suspects were arrested at the residence and the female victim was located with minor injuries,” reads a media release from police.

Hassan Saeed, 26, of Rich Crescent in Whitby has been charged with two counts of forcible confinement, fail to comply with recognizance; fail to comply with probation order; obstruct peace officer and personation to avoid arrest/prosecution or obstruct justice.

Heidi Bendoratis, 40, of Old Scugog Road in Scugog has been charged with two counts of forcible confinement and fail to comply with recognizance.

Tina Baker, 40 of no fixed address has been charged with two counts of forcible confinment and fail to comply with probation order.

Rashid Plummer, 25, has been charged with two counts of forcible confinement, assault with a weapon and assault.

Police say a fifth suspect was located in a vehicle around 1 a.m. Thursday (March 28), in the area of Brock Street and Hwy. 401 in Whitby.

“Officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it tried to enter the wrong way on Highway 401. The suspect rammed a police vehicle, knocking it into a ditch. The suspect was eventually arrested and charged for the above incident. One officer sustained minor injuries and was later released from hospital,” reads a media release.

Faarsan Ibrahim, 21 of Midland Avenue in Toronto has been charged with two counts of forcible confinement, flight from police, dangerous operation, assault with a weapon, resist arrest and possess Schedule I substance for trafficking (methamphetamine).

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