UPDATE: After receiving tips from the public, police have arrested a 57-year-old man in connection with an assault that occurred at Heydenshore Park in Whitby last weekend.

William CARNAHAN, age 57 of No Fixed Address, is charged with Assault. He was released on a Promise to Appear/OIC Undertaking.

Investigators would like to thank the public for providing information that lead to this arrest.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst Vanbellegham of the Central West Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1854.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

ORIGINAL POST:

Police are trying to identify a male party responsible for assaulting a 22-year-old male in Whitby.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at approximately, 9:30 p.m., members of Central West Division responded to Heydenshore Park on Brock Street in Whitby for an assault. The victim was in the washroom when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect made several hate-related threats towards the victim, punched him and then fled on a bicycle. .

The victim, who is Muslim, suffered minor injuries. Investigators have launched an investigation into this matter.

The suspect is described as male, white, 5’11” feet tall, approximately 45-55 years of age, medium build, blonde messy hair, possible earring, wearing a tank top and short dark shorts. He left the scene on a bicycle with upturned handlebars.

Investigators are appealing to witnesses with information regarding this investigation to come forward.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Vanbellegham of the Central West Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1854.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.