They got them – the three who beat up a taxi driver are under arrest – but they could use that witness to get a solid conviction.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  January 29th, 2013  Three thugs who didn’t want to pay a taxi driver who hauled them from Hamilton to a Woodview Avenue address in Burlington were arrested and charged with assaulting the driver of the cab.

Detectives from the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested and charged:

Paul SMITH, 22 yrs of Hagersville;

Jonathan VORICH, 20 yrs of Burlington;

Alanna-Marie VORICH, 19 yrs of Burlington,

with Aggravated Assault and Fraudulently Obtaining Transportation charges.

The crime took place Saturday January 26, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., when a dispute over the taxi fare broke out and escalated to a physical altercation, that had the taxi driver being knocked to the ground.

A passerby intervened and assisted by calling 9-1-1, however he did not identify himself to the call taker at the time.

Police and EMS responded and the taxi driver was transported to an area hospital where it was learned he sustained several fractures to his arm and face.

Halton Police would like to talk to the witness that made the 911 call.  If the police happen to be people you don’t want to talk to – Call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

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2 comments to They got them – the three who beat up a taxi driver are under arrest – but they could use that witness to get a solid conviction.

  • Trevor

    The only reason why it happened is because the cabbie hit Alanna in the side of the face he deserved to be beaten no man should ever lay his hands on a women

  • John

    I’m a p/t BT driver, and didn’t think this would happen in Burlington. Burlington’s usually a very safe city. I will definitely be more on guard from now on.

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