On July 3, shortly after 9:30 p.m., officers were investigating vehicles and their drivers who attended a car meet in a parking lot on Windflower Gate, following weeks of complaints from the community over loud vehicle noise from cars and motorcycles. Community complaints have included dangerous driving in the parking lot, loud noise overnight from vehicles with improper mufflers as well as reports of sounds of gun shots which have turned out to be from improper vehicle exhaust systems. While investigating, officers observed a motorcycle doing a burnout in the crowded parking lot while people stood nearby filming the stunt with their mobile phones. A short time later the rider left the parking lot.
Through further investigation officers were able to identify the rider and on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the 37-year-old man from Richmond Hill was placed under arrest and has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on October 29, 2020.