Suspect arrested in St. John's stabbing incident

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Major Crime Unit has arrested and charged a 22- year-old man in connection with a stabbing on Frecker Drive in St. John’s last week.

On Thursday, June 6, 2013, around 1:40 a.m., officers from RNC Patrol Services, Criminal Investigation Division, Police Dog Services and Forensic Identification

Services responded to the report of an assault with a weapon.Police say a 37-year-old man, while walking on the south side of Frecker Drive, heading east, received injuries consistent with a stabbing and believed to be serious but non-life threatening. He was transported to hospital for treatment where he remains.

The suspect fled the area on foot. The investigation is continuing into this matter. The RNC says it doesn't appear that the victim and accused were known to each other.

The weapon believed to have been used has been recovered.

Saturday, the suspect was charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. He was arrested without incident and has been held to appear in provincial court today.

Investigators with the Major Crime Unit are continuing to investigate this incident and would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the RNC Major Crime Unit at 729-8000 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

Organizations: Criminal Investigation Division, Police Dog Services, Crime Stoppers

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  • EDfromRED
    June 09, 2013 - 20:18

    Maybe if the publicly despised PC politicians hired private security firms, instead of taking god knows how many officers off the streets to babysit them 24/7, there would be more of a police presence around to prevent these crime more often.