Investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 53-year-old man following a road rage incident that resulted in a man being stabbed.
On Sunday, August 6, 2017, shortly before 11 p.m., York Regional Police were called to a coffee shop in the area of Highway 27 and Zenway Boulevard for a report that a man had been stabbed. When officers arrived, they located a man inside the shop suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators have learned that the victim had been driving on Zenway Boulevard and was being followed closely by another vehicle. When both vehicles stopped for a red light on Zenway Boulevard at Highway 427, the victim exited his vehicle and confronted the other driver. During the confrontation the victim, a 29-year-old man from the City of Brampton, was stabbed and the suspect drove away. The victim drove himself to the coffee shop to call for help.
Investigators were able to identify the suspect and on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the suspect was placed under arrest without incident.
• Vito MALTESE, 53, City of Brampton
• Assault With a Weapon
• Assault Cause Bodily Harm
Mr. MALTESE is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7441, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.