File image courtesy DRPS

Why the two Pickering schools were put on H&S

Durham Police yesterday said a 24-year-old male is facing charges after assaulting a male with a weapon and fleeing from police in Pickering.

On Wednesday, September 27 at about 8:45 am, members of West Division responded to an assault call at a residence in the area of Beaton Way and Duberry Drive in Pickering.

Police arrived on scene and found the victim. However, the male suspect had fled on foot, said a police statement.

It said a perimeter was set up in the area of Pine Ridge Forest. As a result Pine Ridge Secondary School and Maple Ridge Public School were put into hold and secure. The suspect was located nearby and taken into custody without incident.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital and has since been released.

The suspect from Pickering has been charged and was held for a bail hearing. Name and further details available at

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Nat of West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 3829.

Editor’s Note: Durham Post does not name the accused as:
1. Of this time, they are suspects and not convicted, and
2. Sometimes charges are dropped or amended.

[Image above is a police file photo]

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