No charge for teen ‘doing donuts’ after $25,000 in damage to Brampton Fairgrounds


Published March 3, 2023 at 12:57 pm

The Caledon OPP were called to the Brampton Fairgrounds after receiving multiple complaints of a vehicle 'doing donuts.'

A Caledon teen won’t be charged after an alleged joyride onto the Brampton Fairgrounds caused an estimated $25,000 in damages last month.

Officers from the Caledon OPP were called to the Brampton Fairgrounds near Heartlake Rd. and Old School Rd. in Caledon on Feb. 10 after receiving multiple complaints of a vehicle “doing donuts” on the fairgrounds property.

When officers arrived they found a truck had driven into a grassy area of the fairgrounds and became stuck, and police said on Twitter that there was an estimated $25,000 in damage to the turf.

A photo from the scene shared by police shows a silver pick-up truck parked in a muddy, grassy field with multiple tire tracks and ruts.

A 17-year-old male was arrested for mischief, but a police spokesperson said the property owner decided not to proceed with charges.

“Basically, a kid was doing donuts in the parking lot and went onto the grass,” Provincial Const. Joe Brisebois with the Caledon OPP told “They were having a bit too much fun.”

He said police received calls from the public that there were up to eight involved in the incident but only one arrest was made.

Brisebois said the teen and fairgrounds owners are working out how to make amends. And while no criminal charges are pending, Brisebois said he hopes the kids involved “learned a lesson.”

The Brampton Fairgrounds is home to the Brampton Fall Fair and Region of Peel Agricultural Society events. reached out to the Brampton Fairgrounds for comment on the damages but no response was received.

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