RNC investigating possible stabbing, car crash into two homes

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a possible stabbing on Topsail Road in St. John's early this morning.

According to police, a complaint was received around 12:15 a.m.

A 57-year-old man was transported to hospital with what is believed to be a minor injury. Members from patrol services, the K-9 unit, forensic identification and criminal investigation divisions responded to the call.

No arrests have been made yet, but the investigation is ongoing.

Police are also investigating another incident around 12:55 a.m. this morning in Mount Pearl.

Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on Topsail Road near Greenwood Crescent when, according to the RNC, a male driver attempting to flee into a subdivision lost control of his vehicle and crashed it into two homes.

Police say the driver jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. Patrol members were assisted by the K-9 unit and forensic identification section. However, the man was not located but police say he has been identified.

The investigation continues. The RNC said the operator will face numerous charges as a result of the incident. The vehicle has been impounded.

In another traffic stop around 1:40 a.m. on Topsail Road in Mount Pearl, a 23-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.

On Wednesday, a 46-year-old man was arrested for uttering threats, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest in connection with a disturbance in the Empire Avenue area of St. John's.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the incident occurred around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. The man was held in custody until a court appearance.

Also, around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, RNC officers were called to a disturbance inside a Water Street west business. A 35-year-old man was taken into custody and was held for court. He has been charged with mischief, assault with a weapon and Causing a disturbance. Police say there were no injuries in the incident.

Geographic location: Topsail Road, St. John's, Mount Pearl Water Street

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  • Fact Checker
    January 03, 2013 - 09:34

    "in the Empire Avenue area of St. John's." LOL! The RNC has done it again with that statement. They say things are completely meaningless and pass them off as aubstance. The "Empire Avenue area" could mean virtually anywhere in the City as it runs from the far east to far west. It goes from the bottom of Signal Hill to just shy of the Mount Pearl border. They should atleast provide a crossroad or neighbourhood.