RNC officer assaulted during traffic stop

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Police officers handle 151 calls for service in 24 hours

A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer was assaulted during a traffic stop Sunday in St. John’s.

RNC news 9

According to the RNC, a plain clothes officer observed a vehicle being operated in a dangerous manner in the east end of St. John’s around 12:10 p.m. When the officer attempted to apprehend the driver, the driver resisted and assaulted the officer.

Other patrol officers were dispatched to provide assistance. A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged with impaired driving, failing the breathalyzer, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of a prohibited weapon and five breaches of court orders.

He will appear in court at a later date.

The RNC responded to 151 calls for service in 24 hours up to 4 a.m. this morning.

RNC officers also charged a 33-year-old man with impaired driving around 6:42 a.m. on Prince Philip Drive in St. John’s and a 41-year-old man with impaired driving around 1:30 a.m. this morning on Route 60 in Manuels.

There were also two early morning residential fires in downtown St. John’s and the east end of the city, which resulted in minor damage tot he homes.

Around 2:57 a.m. this morning, RNC officers responded to a complaint of a break and entry into a home in Chamberlains, Conception Bay South.

This resulted in a 23-year-old man being charged with break entry and assault. There were no injuries, and police say the suspect and victim know each other.

The suspect was held for a court appearance this morning.


Geographic location: Manuels.There

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  • AndrewCrowe
    May 05, 2014 - 09:51

    Stay safe out there folks.