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Media Release from York Region Police

Posted by elizabethbishenden on November 18, 2009

Please see below.  In order to prevent the spreading of incorrect information, we will be posting very few comments on this matter.  If you have information, please contact the York Region Police.

Deeds Speak

WITNESSES SOUGHT IN ASSAULT REPORT IN THE TOWN OF AURORA York Regional Police is investigating the report of an assault on a 14-year-old girl in the Town of Aurora and are actively seeking witnesses to the incident.On Thursday, November 12, 2009, at approximately 5:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a missing youth in the area of Wellington Street West and Community Centre Lane. Numerous police units searched the area with negative results, however a short time later police received a call from a friend of the youth who indicated she was at a residence nearby. 

Police responded and at that time the youth indicated she had been assaulted by an unknown male. She was treated for minor injuries.

Investigating officers have made an exhaustive canvass of the area in the last few days but are seeking further information and witnesses. Investigators are appealing to anyone who was in the area between 5:15 and 6 p.m. to come forward to speak with police.

Investigators do not believe this was a random attack, however further investigation will assist police in determining the events leading up to the time of the incident.

York Regional Police is reminding residents of these safety tips:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Whenever possible, travel in pairs
  • Travel in well-lit and populated areas, especially at night and do not take shortcuts through trails or parks
  • Carry a cell phone
  • Trust your intuition.  If something tells you a person or situation isn’t right, it likely isn’t
  • Never wear a headset while running or walking
  • Call police immediately if you see anyone or anything suspicious

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7923, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637)

Prepared by: Sergeant Laurie Perks

09-288773

November 17, 2009

  
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2 Responses to “Media Release from York Region Police”

  1. Something Fishy in Aurora said

    From Yorkregion.com

    “Aurora teenager faces mischief charges

    Regional News
    December 03, 2009 01:03 PM

    A 14-year-old girl from Aurora who last month told police she was assaulted by a man faces false report charges.

    On Nov. 12, police responded to a call about a missing youth in the Wellington Street West and Community Centre Lane area of Aurora at about 5:40 p.m.

    Several police officers searched the area, but couldn’t find anyone.

    A short while later, one of the girl’s friends called to say she was at a house nearby.

    When police arrived, she told them she was assaulted by a man and treated for minor injuries.

    Following an investigation police couldn’t find a suspect and then realized it was a false report.

    The girl faces charges of public mischief and will be back in court Jan. 6.”

    http://www.yorkregion.com/article/100107

  2. James said

    Thanks for posting this here! Hopefuly enough of the community gets a look at this so we can make sure this doesn’t happen again.

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