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Passerby scares off street assault suspects

Durham Police arrested a 28-year-old male and are continuing to search for a 32-year-old female after an assault in Beaverton this weekend.

On Saturday, November 14, at approximately 8:30 am members of North Division responded to an assault call near Simcoe Street and Osborne Street in Beaverton. The victim had gone to a friend’s residence to retrieve some personal items when she was assaulted by the male outside the residence. The 32-year-old female suspect joined in and assaulted the female, said a police statement.

A passerby stopped his vehicle and the suspects fled to their residence. The female suffered minor injuries and was treated by emergency services at the scene.

Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence and arrested the male suspect, located and seized a small amount of cocaine, cash and drug paraphernalia. The female suspect was not in the residence, police said.

The 28-year-old male from Beaverton is charged with: Assault; Breach of Probation; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine). He was released on an Undertaking.

Investigators continue to look for the 32-year-old female in this assault.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Burns of the North Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2676.

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