Police credit the media and the public for the arrest made on Friday May 4th.
Shortly after our story was featured, York Regional Police say the man accused of assaulting an elderly man was arrested.
On Sunday, April 22, 2018, just after 6p.m., police were called to Main Street in Newmarket after an 81-year-old man was assaulted.
The victim was reportedly walking along the street when an unknown man on a skateboard bumped into him, causing the suspect’s drink to spill.
The suspect wanted the victim to pay for a new drink and followed the victim and his friend along on his skateboard.
Police say the suspect spit on the man struck him in the victim in the face, causing him to fall and sustain minor injuries.
27 year old Jared Burke of Newmarket was arrested and charged with assault.
He’s due back in a Newmarket court June 5th.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7141, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.