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Goodbye Ozzy, cam on Simcoe, gunfire arrest…

DRPS Canine Unit on Thursday bid their final goodbye to retired police service dog (PSD) Ozzy.

“Yesterday, retired Police Service Dog, Ozzy passed away with his Handler PC Jim Stephenson and Family by his side,” said a Friday tweet from DRPS Canine Unit. “Ozzy served for over 9 years and was responsible for multiple criminal apprehensions over his celebrated career. Thank You, K9 Ozzy. Job well done Oz-Man!”

CCTV to gather personal info

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) on Friday announced that as part of an initiative to enhance community safety, DRPS has installed a CCTV camera at the intersection of Simcoe St and Conlin Rd in Oshawa.

“This location was selected based on an analysis of crime trends. Thanks to our community partners for their support,” it said in a tweet.

Very concerning that the location of Ontario Tech university and Durham College is a priority for CCTV camera based on ‘analysis of crime trends’, said a comment in response from a resident.

Arrest made in 2020 gunfire during disturbance

Durham Police investigators have made an arrest as a result of a shooting from last year in Oshawa.

On August 28, 2020 at approximately 4 am, officers were called to a disturbance on Frederick Mason Drive in Oshawa. This is a residential street in the Harmony Road North and Coldstream Drive area of north Oshawa.

A 23-year-old male reported arriving home just before 4 am when he was approached by several unknown males, who assaulted him and tried to take his jewelry and shoes. He was struck on the head by an object and later went to hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. The victim’s father tried to intervene during the altercation and was struck by a suspect’s vehicle. He received medical attention at the scene.

It is believed one of the suspects fired a gun at the house while leaving the scene in a vehicle.

With the assistance of the Offender Management Unit, investigators arrested the suspect who faces numerous charges.

Eden Hamilton, age 38 of Lisgar Drive in Mississauga faces numerous charges including: Assault with a Weapon; Assault Cause Bodily Harm x2; Robbery with an Offensive Weapon; Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace; Use of a Firearm During the Commission of an offence; Possess Loaded Restricted or Prohibited Firearm and Fail to Comply.

He was held for a bail hearing.

This is an ongoing investigation and more suspects are being sought.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Hilliard of the East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1657.


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2 thoughts on “Goodbye Ozzy, cam on Simcoe, gunfire arrest…

  1. The security camera that the dorm regional police have put up is in the area in which sees one of the least amount of actions and everybody knows it.
    You’re gonna tell me that downtown central within a one km radius from the Durham regional police in oshwa doesn’t see more activity than where those current cameras are?
    Please do not insult 90% of the population in oshawa.
    Those cameras should be brought downtown those cameras should be within high areas of crime.

  2. Put then at simcoe and john, simcoe and king, midtown mall by the foot bridge, com on drps open your eyes.

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