A 41-year-old man from Oshawa faces charges after a Durham Regional Police dog was allegedly assaulted while responding to a call.
At approximately 10:20 p.m. Monday (Jan. 13), officers responded to a residence on Olive Avenue in Oshawa for reports of a disturbance. Police say the victim advised that the suspect was damaging furniture and smashing windows.
Officers, including the K-9 unit, responded and attempted to arrest the suspect, who allegedly appeared to be under the influence of drugs, according to police.
During the arrest, the suspect reportedly used the collar to choke the K-9 dog, Rogue. Officers were able to eventually gain control of the male and he was taken into custody.
Police say the suspect sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he allegedly continued to act in an assaultive and aggressive manner at the hospital. The suspect was administered Narcan, according to police.
The K-9 dog suffered minor injuries during the arrest.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, is charged with two counts of Mischief/Damage Property Under $5,000 as well as Willfully Cause Pain, Suffering or Injury to an Animal.
He was later released at the hospital on an undertaking.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Holdbrook of Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5200.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.