Durham Police have arrested a male suspect after he assaulted and pointed a firearm at several victims in Oshawa on Saturday afternoon.
On June 12, at approximately 3:55 p.m., members of Central East Division responded to an armed person call at the Mid-Town Mall in Oshawa. It was alleged that the suspect was involved in an altercation with several parties; he brandished a firearm and assaulted them before driving away. While police were speaking to the female victims, the suspect drove back to the scene. Police attempted to stop the suspect, who drove off at a high rate of speed. Police terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns. Moments later, the suspect lost control of his vehicle and collided. Officers blocked the suspect vehicle in to prevent him from fleeing.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Police seized an imitation handgun, knife and brass knuckles
Daniel Cheng, age 21, of Morningview Trail in Toronto is facing 22 criminal charges including: Fail to Stop for Police x2; Assault; Assault with a Weapon x2; Weapons Dangerous; Carry Concealed Weapon; Use Imitation Firearm in Commission of Offence and Stunt Driving.
He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Dellipizzi of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2766.