Witnesses Sought After Teen Thrown into Bonfire

Police Hoping Someone At East Gwillimbury Bush Party Took Lots of Pictures

Police need witnesses after a teen was badly burned at an East Gwillimbury bush party. Officers were called out to an area behind the Holland Landing Community Centre, where a teen was hurt at a bush party of about 150 high school teens. Police claim four men showed up at the party and started picking fights, while one of them allegedly threw a 16-year-old boy onto the bonfire. The suspect is described as:

  • male
  • black
  • 17 to 19 years of age
  • 5’11” to 6’1″
  • thin, muscular build
  • short, black hair
  • spoke with a thick Jamaican accent.

Investigators want to speak to anyone who may have taken mobile phone pictures during the party. Contact the York Regional Police Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext 7141.