On October 14th, 2022, at 12:01pm Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 8 District (Grimsby / West Lincoln) responded to the McDonalds parking lot located at 34 Livingston Avenue, in the Town of Grimsby regarding a disturbance involving high school students from West Niagara Secondary School and Blessed Trinity Secondary School.
Upon arrival, officers learned the disturbance involved two female youths who were known to one and other. Both youths attend the nearby secondary schools and were on their lunch break when the altercation occurred. Investigation has determined one female youth slapped and punched another female youth several times. The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.
The youth responsible was arrested by responding officers and charged with one count of assault, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. The youth was released into the custody of their legal guardian byway of a Form 10 Undertaking. The Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits the Niagara Regional Police Service from releasing the name of the individual charged.
Investigators have learned there was a crowd of bystanders watching the assault unfold and have reason to believe there may be photographs and a video circulating. Anyone in possession of either is encouraged to contact the lead investigator by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009263.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.