Violent weekend with two RCMP officers assaulted
2021-04-21 10:59 PDT
Despite the ongoing pandemic and COVID restrictions in place, the West Shore RCMP responded to 164 calls for service over a 48 hour period this past weekend, including many violent assaults.
This weekend saw an increase in violent incidents, one of which resulted in two officers being assaulted, although thankfully not seriously injured, said West Shore RCMP Corporal Chris Dovell,
There were many other assaults, mental health concerns and conflicts reported. These reports speak to the stress we are all under with the unique situation we find ourselves in.
Calls for service this weekend included:
- Three separate assaults using bear spray, which are believed to be unrelated at this time.
- The third bear spray related incident, which was reported on April 17, at 6:00 p.m. and occurred at West Shore Town Centre, a 21 year old man with no fixed address, was located by Police Service Dog Halla and Corporal Dave Lewis. He was later released on an Undertaking for Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose.
- Also on the 17th, responding to an incomplete 911 call, officers located an intoxicated woman, who had been arguing with her boyfriend, also intoxicated. Despite de-escalation attempts by police, the woman continued her aggressive behaviour. The woman, a 26 year old resident of Langford, resisted and assaulted two officers while being taken into custody. She has since been released with conditions for the offences of Assaulting a Police Officer and Mischief.
- A handgun was located in the water at Esquimalt Lagoon by a member of the public.
- Break and Enter at the Colwood Municipal Hall, where a town truck was stolen and recovered nearby, abandoned.
- There were five domestic violence incidents reported and sixteen calls involving Mental Health concerns.
Cst. Meighan MasseyMedia Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
https://westshore.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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Office: (250) 474-2264
Fax: (250) 474-8970
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