Four teens arrested after fireworks set off in crowds, fired at police in Oakville

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Published May 21, 2024 at 4:57 pm

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Despite a repeat of last year’s fireworks mischief in Oakville, the Halton police said they have no set plans to curb a recurrence on Canada Day.

Halton police Const. Jeff Dillon of the media relations department said nothing specific is planned, but “this would be something that our service would look at to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable Canada Day weekend.”

For the second year in a row, Halton police were called to the Bronte Village area of Oakville following reports of a large gathering of mainly teenagers.

Dillon said the police arrived around 7:15 p.m. and a couple of hours later, people began to cause disturbances by lighting fireworks in crowded areas and throwing fireworks at police officers.

Citing public safety, police shut down Lakeshore Road, between Bronte Road and East Street, while police spent about three hours getting the crowd to leave.

Four juvenile males were arrested and charged with causing a disturbance.

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