19 youths arrested and brought to court for Toronto Victoria Day violence

Arrest and appearance of 19 youths for Victoria's Day violence in Toronto

Les 9 adults and 10 minors, are charged with various crimes that occurred in the Beaches.

About fifteen individuals were apprehended in relation to the 2022 Victoria Day holiday violence in Toronto.

Toronto police have finally apprehended 19 individuals for the events that took place in the Beaches neighborhood in the eastern part of the metropolis during the long weekend Queen's Day weekend. The charges they face range from simple mischief to a stabbing.

Police had responded to multiple calls of violent events at Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay at the entrance to the Beaches, where large crowds had gathered on May 21 and 22, 2022.

A shootout that had injured two the day before, in the same neighborhood, had convinced the police to be extra vigilant for the evening of fireworks .

Violence in the Beaches: ten injured, including seven police officers

The 19 individuals appear for the majority of them from Monday in front of three courthouses in the city, including the juvenile court on Jarvis Street.

The identity of the minors cannot be revealed, but they are between 14 and 17 years old. Adults are between 18 and 26 years old. Five women are among the accused.

Some of them are from Toronto, suburban Toronto and the Niagara region.

Police in Toronto had opened an investigation after the violent outbursts during the long Victoria Day holiday.

For many of them, this is their first court appearance since their arrest, the date of which has not been mentioned. Other youths are due to appear later in July.

In a statement, Police Inspector Jeff Bassingthwaite says police had to respond May 22 in Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay, where he alleges several criminal events took place.

It mentions a shooting, a knife attack and two armed robberies.

Public disturbances, the nature of which has not been specified, are also among the charges filed against some of the 19 individuals.

Two people were injured in a shooting on May 22, 2022 in the Beaches neighborhood of Toronto.

A 15-year-old boy and a 20-year-old adult are additionally charged with punching a police officer during the long holiday.

A 17-year-old boy are also charged with theft. They have already appeared for the first time on May 23.

A 17-year-old Toronto girl is also charged with theft for another alleged offence. She has also already been brought to justice for the first time at the end of May.

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