A 45-year-old coach has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a teen in Pickering over the weekend.
According to Durham Regional Police, on Saturday, June 22, at approximately 7 pm, members of West Division responded to a large disturbance at Liverpool Road in Pickering.
Police say after a high school junior football game ended between the Mississauga Warriors and the Durham Dolphins, an altercation took place as the teams were shaking hands.
Several players were involved in a physical altercation and during the incident, police say a 16-year-old male from Pickering was assaulted by one of the coaches of the Mississauga team.
The teen was taken to a Toronto-area hospital with a head injury and later released.
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Nicholas Pelehaty of Cambourne Crescent in Mississauga is being charged with: Assault Cause Bodily Harm.
Investigators are looking for people who witnessed the incident or anyone who may have captured the event on video to come forward.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Gordon or D/Cst Mackinnon of West Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2542/2529.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website, and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.