Man was stabbed in Vaughan during dispute about dog sale: YRP
Published Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:25AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:30PM EDT
York Regional Police say two suspects have been taken into custody in connection with a stabbing in Vaughan Wednesday night that occurred during a discussion about a possible dog sale.
According to police, a male and female went to a home on Crooked Stick Road, in the area of Dufferin Street and Glen Shields Road, to discuss the possible sale of the victims’ dog.
“Investigators believe that a dispute occurred and the male victim was stabbed,” YRP said in a news release Thursday morning.
Police and paramedics were called to the home at around 10:15 p.m. and the man was taken to a trauma centre with serious injuries.
The female victim was assaulted and her phone was stolen from her, police said. The dog was unharmed and was not taken.
Police told CP24.com late Wednesday that tactical officers, a canine unit and a police helicopter were involved in a search for the two suspects but they were unable to locate them.
In their release, police urged the two to get a lawyer and to turn themselves in.
Later Thursday, police said that both suspects were arrested after a search warrant was executed at an address in Toronto at around 12:45 p.m.
Police said that a 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl are now in custody and will be charged in connection with the incident.
“Anyone with information on the incident or anyone with residential video surveillance or dashcam footage in the area are urged to contact police,” investigators said.
Police told CP24 that they received calls about fireworks going off in the area shortly before the stabbing, the but that the fireworks were not related to the incident.