The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary laid several weapons-related charges Sunday in relation to three separate incidents.
A 16-year-old male was taken into custody Sunday and faces weapons charges in connection with an alleged bear spray incident.
According to the RNC, officers attempted to stop a vehicle travelling east on Kenmount Road Sunday around 10:33 a.m., but the vehicle failed to stop immediately.
Eventually the vehicle did stop and it was determined that the driver was on his way to the hospital with a passenger who was allegedly sprayed with bear spray.
The victim was treated by Health Sciences Centre paramedics and released. The victim filed a report with police and as a result patrol officers took a 16-year-old male into custody and charged him for assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. He was held in custody until a court appearance.
RNC patrol officers also responded to a report of a disturbance in the Mount Pearl area around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. As a result, a 20-year-old man was charged for possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, carrying a concealed weapon and assault with a weapon. The accused was held in custody for a court appearance this morning.
And, around 12:17 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Blackler Avenue in St John’s.
As a result of that investigation, a 28-year-old manwas charged with assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats and obstructing a police officer.
During the same incident a 27-year-old woman was charged with assault with a weapon. Both the man and woman were released to appear in court at a later time.