UPDATED: Police suspect pair assaulted with bear spray

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary believe bear spray was used as part of a Wednesday evening assault committed again two people near St. John’s International Airport.

Officers responded to the incident in the area of Radio Range Road at approximately 11 p.m. The victims of the assault, a man and a woman, were treated at the scene and released.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Anonymous tips can be provided online at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.


The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating two bear spray incidents in St. John's overnight.

At 11 p.m.Wednesday night, police responded to a residence in the east end of St. John’s regarding an assault with a weapon where bear spray was used.

At 3 a.m. this morning, police responded to a residence in the downtown area of St. John’s regarding an assault with a weapon where bear spray was also used.

The RNC says more information on these incidents may be available later this morning through its media relations officer.

In the meantime, they are asking the general public for their assistance if they have any information on these incidents or other crime.

Also in the latest overnight report from the RNC, a 36-year-old man was charged Wednesday under the Highway Traffic Act for operating a vehicle with no licence, no insurance and failing to transfer ownership of the vehicle.

His vehicle was impounded after it was involved in a three-vehicle collision on Campbell Avenue in St John’s around 8:43 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say a northbound vehicle stopped to make a left hand turn when it was hit from behind causing it to enter the southbound lane and striking a third vehicle. There were no injuries.

 Also at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to complaint of theft from a business on Kelsey Drive in St. John’s. This resulted in a 62-year-old woman being charged with theft. She released to appear in court at a later date.


Geographic location: St. John's, Campbell Avenue

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  • wavy
    March 21, 2013 - 09:44

    How many more bear spray incidents do we have to read about before tighter restrictions and criteria are put in place to closer scrutinize the sale of and, more to the point, individuals purchasing this weapon?