Altercation on Broadway leads to weapons charges

Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 20-year-old Orangeville man after an altercation involving the man and a food vendor on Broadway, Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a male became involved in a dispute with a female food vendor at the corner of Broadway and Second Street. The male left the area but returned minutes later brandishing a knife towards the female and another male. Witnesses intervened by tackling the male to the ground, subduing him until police arrived.

As a result of the investigation police arrested the male and seized the knife.

Johnathan Underwood, 20, of Orangeville, was charged two counts of Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. The accused male was taken into custody and transported to Headwaters Health Care Centre, where he was treated for a minor injuries he received when he was tackled by citizens.

There were no further injuries as a result of this incident.

The accused man was held in custody pending a bail hearing regarding the allegations. He was later released by the court and is scheduled to appear again in court in Orangeville on August 3, 2017.

Posted on July 11, 2017