New Year's Eve party in Milton leads to teen facing assault charges

A 16-year-old boy faces a number of charges after a fight at a New Year's Eve party in Milton sent three people to hospital.

It happened on Jan. 1 at a house party on Davis Lane, near Main Street East and Thompson Road North, just after 2:30 a.m.

Halton Regional Police say the boy had been kicked out of the party earlier after his romantic advances towards another party goer were rejected.

He got into a confrontation with some when they asked him to leave.  The boy left, but returned a short time later with 4 other young males and forced their way into the back of the home and began assaulting people.

When officers got to the scene they found three young men who were injured.  One male suffered a stab wound to his abdomen.  He was taken to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The two others were treated and released.

Police said the boy who was kicked out of the party was found later that day outside of his home in Milton and arrested without incident.

The teen has been charged with assault, aggravated assault, break-and-enter while committing an indictable offence, mischief under $5000 and weapons dangerous.

In a news release issued Monday Det. Sgt. Dave Costantini said "We believe the relative young age, perceived slight or rejection to the youth, his unwanted departure from the get together coupled with alcohol were mitigating factors that contributed to turning what would otherwise be a joyous occasion into a harrowing, precariously dangerous life-altering event.”

“The people involved in this altercation are extremely fortunate."

Police are still looking for the four other males involved in the assault.  They are described as between 16 to 20-years-old.

Constantini said "My advice would be to talk to someone, your parents, adult relative, a friend or get some free legal advice and turn yourself in to police in a safe, discreet, professional manner.”

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call Det. Dylan Price of the Milton Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2422 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-222-TIPS (8477).