Teen charged in stabbing at Midnight Madness community event in Caledon


Published August 24, 2023 at 10:29 am

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Police have charged a 15-year-old following a stabbing at the Midnight Madness community event in Caledon earlier this month.

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Aug. 11, the OPP says officers responded to a disturbance happening at Midnight Madness – a community event featuring food, live music and family-friendly activities.

Police say when officers arrived on the scene they found a man suffering from multiple knife wounds.

The man’s injuries were non-life threatening, police said.

Now, nearly two weeks after the stabbing, police say a 15-year-old from Caledon was arrested on Tuesday. Police have charged the teen with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused was held for a Bail Hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville. The boy’s identity cannot be disclosed under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Caledon Mayor Annette Groves thanked the OPP ‘for their swift action in apprehending the suspect” and said she knows the victim.

“As a personal friend of the victim’s family, I’m relieved justice will be served,” Groves said in a statement. “There is no place for violence in our town.”

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