UPDATE: Man sought in violent incident in Courtice, victim in critical condition

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Published December 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm

UPDATE: Durham Regional Police have successfully located the wanted man in Clarington. Authorities say, more information regarding the incident will be released at a later time.


Durham Regional Police are actively searching for a person of interest believed to be linked to a violent incident, resulting in a man sustaining life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday (Dec. 21) police say they were called to a house on Cousins Street in Courtice.

Investigators say they located a man with life-threatening injuries, but have not disclosed specifics regarding the nature of the injuries.

It is unclear whether he has been transported to the hospital for treatment or the current status of his condition.

Police have not released the identity of the victim, withholding details such as name and age.

Authorities have issued a warrant for Anthony Oliveira, 22—of no fixed address— refraining from divulging specific details on the reasons or if there are any charges.

Investigators have shared an image of Oliveira, but details regarding his height, weight and clothing are currently unavailable.

Oliveira is known to be driving a grey Chevy Uplander bearing the license plate number AWD 910.

Police are urging individuals with information about Oliveira’s whereabouts to come forward. If anyone sees him, authorities emphasize not approaching him and advise contacting 9-1-1 immediately.

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