Pellet guns also seized from Corner Brook teens
A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer in Corner Brook sustained minor injuries to his face Monday at a home in the city where a domestic disturbance was reported.
Around 4:15 pm RNC patrol services officers responded to a call regarding a disturbance inside a home on Atlantic Avenue.
It was reported that a man was assaulting a female resident.
Upon police arrival, the male suspect confronted the officers, resulting in one of the officers being assaulted.
The RNC used pepper spray to subdue and arrest the male suspect .
The woman inside the home was not injured.
The accused, a 36-year-old man from Corner Brook, is being held at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Police say charges of assaulting a peace officer and assault are pending in this investigation.
In another incident Monday, the RNC in Corner Brook received a call around 7:45 p.m. that occupants inside a vehicle on Beothuck Crescent were discharging a pellet gun.
During the investigation, witnesses in the area recorded the licence plate of the vehicle involved.
As a result of an investigation, the vehicle and its occupants, two 17-year-old male residents of Corner Brook were located.
Police say with assistance and support from the parents of the two youths, two pellet guns were turned over to police.
There were no reports of damage to property. The RNC said the recovered pellet guns are in the process of being destroyed. The two male youths were processed under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The RNC would like to remind the general public that under the City of Corner Brook City By Laws, the use of pellet guns and bb guns is prohibited within the City of Corner Brook. The RNC would also like to remind the general public to review their applicable town or city municipal bylaws before purchasing and using such items.
RNC patrol services is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC at 709-637-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). People can also provide information anonymously on the N.L. Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.