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Everton McLean
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Woman sent to hospital due to injuries incurred in alleged domestic dispute

A 53-year-old woman was sent to hospital early Sunday morning after an alleged serious domestic dispute in Middle Arm.

A 60-year-old Corner Brook man has been arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm; he is currently in police custody in Corner Brook.

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A 53-year-old woman was sent to hospital early Sunday morning after an alleged serious domestic dispute in Middle Arm.

A 60-year-old Corner Brook man has been arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm; he is currently in police custody in Corner Brook.

RCMP Const. Jason Derry said the woman's injuries went beyond the domestic assaults the police see.

"This is pretty remarkable," he said.

After the incident Saturday night in Middle Arm, the woman went to her parents' house, and was in turn taken to the Baie Verte regional hospital with "pretty significant facial head trauma, neck trauma," according to Derry.

The injuries were sufficiently severe enough the woman then had to be transported from Baie Verte to the hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor, which has better diagnostic imaging equipment.

"After the assault, (the man) sort of scurried back to Corner Brook under the cover of night," Derry said, at which point local RNC officers arrested him.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

It was an all around busy weekend for police, especially in the Trinity Conception RCMP district. They received more than 60 calls in two days.

A man and a woman were arrested Friday when the police found them with "a significant amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia."

Two young men were arrested for causing a disturbance in separate instances.

A car was stolen in Brigus, then recovered by police.

In other incidents, officers also laid charges for drunk driving, mischief, breach of probation and assault.

Also Saturday, a man accused of assaulting, threatening and illegally confining a woman in the St. John's area in July became enraged when the charges were read in provincial court.

Brian Joseph Crocker, 46, rose while listening to the charges read by Judge Patrick Kennedy and started shouting at the alleged victim, who was in the courtroom.

"Wait 'til I gets out," he shouted. "What are you doing to me?"

He then told the judge "You might as well hang me anyway."

Kennedy warned him that he could be charged for his conduct in the courtroom, but as he was escorted out he shouted at the woman once more.

"Sentence me and hurry up I gets out," he yelled, glaring at her.

Crocker was held for a bail hearing today.

jmcleod@thetelegram emclean@thetelegram.com

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Middle Arm, Baie Verte Grand Falls-Windsor Brigus St. John's

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  • Driver
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Hard at it? Arrested a 53 year old in Middle Arm and a 60 year old in Corner Brook-now that's hard work. Start busting some of the crackhouses and start dealing with all the domestic abuse and armed robberies. Oh right,that's too much work,easier to bust a few potheads. The RNC wouldn't know hard work if they tripped over it.

  • NL
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Aww, Driver from NL and all other naysayers...been arrested a time or two eh?

  • DeeBee
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    Police Protection is an oxymoron, Albert. A policeman can't protect you from crime unless he's standing right next to you... and even then, sometimes they have to wait for backup. All the police can do is investigate a crime AFTER it happens, then call in a clean-up crew, if necessary.

  • Marshalart
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    'Wait til I gets out'. 'Hurry up I gets out'. Kawabunga. Me Tarzan, knuckle dragging Neanderthal, you Jane.

  • Albert
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Police hard at it? Not likely. Did they prevent any of these things from occurring in the first place? No. Are they doing anything to prevent these type of crimes from happening in the future? No. All the RNC is capable of is making the price of marijuana skyrocket and going after non-violent people who commit victimless crimes. They will only do something about domestic violence, alcohol abuse and women beating after the damages have been done. The RNC has no backbone, they attack people who will not resist because they are terrified of the ones who do. The war on drugs is what caused this recession, deny that and you are clearly a fool. To date, nearly a trillion dollars has been spent on prohibiting the use of marijuana. Plus, we spend millions of dollars on wages for these police officers each and every year and all they do is pi$s off the general public and act like high school bullies. Why is nothing being done about this? Is the federal government actually that corrupt?....Makes me want to get the hell out of Canada....but where would I go? Every country in the world is like this in one way or another....Makes me want to get the hell off of this planet....

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Ussually what happens, is when he gets out he geets back in the woman's good books till the next cheque day when he can afford a bottle, and it all starts over again and sometimes has a very tragic ending. These people don't change...............

    He may end up with a court order to stay away from the victim in many cases, both the offender & victim ignore as he'll be living with her again. Court orders aren't worth the paper they are written on.

  • bayman_in_town
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    The great RNC, Traffic enforcement is below them. The real criminals are elusive and so much smarter. Call to report property crime; they claim that they don't have the time or resources to help. Cruising, George Street on the weekend and reducing the amount of pot on the streets is the best they have to offer

  • Peter
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Can the news media and the police do something about that felon running around out there. You know his name and apparently does everything like go out and deliberately cause accidents and beats women.

    Sometimes he is the main criminal and sometimes he is a co-conspirator. Aiding and abetting every chance he gets.

    Perhaps there should be a lifetime ban on this individual or house arrest permanently.

    Who is this demon?

    Mr. Booze Alcohol

    Give me a break.

  • Ken
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    God help this poor woman who has to live in fear of this piece of S#!T. This guy should be put away for a long period of time because he already admitted he's going to get this lady. I hope the judge can live with this. Society doesn't need the likes of this going around.

  • Albert
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    You are quite wrong about that DeeBee, because if what you are saying is true then the police would never catch drug traffickers in the middle of a deal, and they do all the time. The police are just afraid of violent criminals, so they put all of their time into solving non-violent crimes. If you took the nearly TRILLION DOLLARS (yes, thats a 1 followed by not 9, but 12 zeros) that was spent on the war on drugs, and put it into a war on domestic violence/robberies/vandalism do you believe that they wouldn't have done a thing to prevent the crimes before they happened? Please, don't make me laugh.

  • Stan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Albert Green from CBS, we are of a similar mindset but there seems to be one main difference. you are totally fired up for some reason. as you are probably well aware, you shouldn't get so heated about this because nobody important enough to make a change is going to give two rats rear ends about a poor little grass smoker who can't catch a buzz. so yeah it's probably better to let it go and try to find yourself a toke to smoke and relax. this topic was originally about idiot crimes, but now everyone who thinks that marijuana automatically turns you into a person who walks into walls and drools, is going to comment in their aleuf superiority as if to say i'm better, smarter, faster, and wealthier . and thats because of your first post.
    i think you don't only enjoy marijuana judging by your energy levels on this topic.

  • Albert
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Johnny, if you think that marijuana prohibition is a good thing, then clearly you must be in favor of alcohol prohibition as well, right? Because I have never smoked a joint that has made me want to vomit, loose inhibitions, beat up women, or made me want to scream at the top of my lungs at 4 in the morning, but I can promise you that alcohol can cause all of the above. And if you think I need help because a enjoy a joint on my time off, then you must also believe that anyone who enjoys a drink on the weekend needs rehab immediately, am I right? Get a grip, just because some guys in suits with bad haircuts tell you that cannabis is a bad, bad thing, it doesn't make it true. When is the last time you read a headline like...


    Stoned man in court today after beating his wife

    or

    Man sentenced in murder case, marijuana was believe to be a factor


    ...um, let me guess. Never? However, it's hard to go a day without hearing about an alcohol related crime in the media. The only headlines you read about marijuana are ones like...


    Police seize marijuana, make arrests in Brigus


    which translates too


    Police waste taxpayers dollars by ruining somebodies summer vacation in Brigus



    It's people like you, who mindlessly support government agencies like the RNC/RCMP, that make things like the war on drugs possible. Thanks for the recession pal, we really appreciate it.

  • Stan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    i'm not going to condemn that guy for who he is because i don't know him personally but to admit that you are going to hurt somebody in the middle of court is hilariously obtuse. What a maroon!

  • Stan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Sentence me and hurry up I gets out, he yelled, glaring at her.


    hmm i wonder what his plans are when he achieves freedom once again. this chick better move or something.

  • Stan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    every planet in our solar system is like this too. you get 40 lightyears for possession of martian mary jane on mercury. but, if you ever get the chance, try mixing some neptune nectar with some pluto poppers. Makes RB&V look like breast milk.

    Albert Green from CBS, i think this topic must hit a little close to home for you to be this emotional about it. i understand your points but i'd like to see you try and stop a guy from hitting his wife before it happens....if you can could you please tell me this weeks lotto numbers?

  • Johnny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Calm down Albert, sounds like the RNC did a good job nabbing YOUR supplier, you are going into withdrawl. There are programs for this. Keep up the good work RNC and RCMP.

  • Driver
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Hard at it? Arrested a 53 year old in Middle Arm and a 60 year old in Corner Brook-now that's hard work. Start busting some of the crackhouses and start dealing with all the domestic abuse and armed robberies. Oh right,that's too much work,easier to bust a few potheads. The RNC wouldn't know hard work if they tripped over it.

  • NL
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Aww, Driver from NL and all other naysayers...been arrested a time or two eh?

  • DeeBee
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    Police Protection is an oxymoron, Albert. A policeman can't protect you from crime unless he's standing right next to you... and even then, sometimes they have to wait for backup. All the police can do is investigate a crime AFTER it happens, then call in a clean-up crew, if necessary.

  • Marshalart
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    'Wait til I gets out'. 'Hurry up I gets out'. Kawabunga. Me Tarzan, knuckle dragging Neanderthal, you Jane.

  • Albert
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    Police hard at it? Not likely. Did they prevent any of these things from occurring in the first place? No. Are they doing anything to prevent these type of crimes from happening in the future? No. All the RNC is capable of is making the price of marijuana skyrocket and going after non-violent people who commit victimless crimes. They will only do something about domestic violence, alcohol abuse and women beating after the damages have been done. The RNC has no backbone, they attack people who will not resist because they are terrified of the ones who do. The war on drugs is what caused this recession, deny that and you are clearly a fool. To date, nearly a trillion dollars has been spent on prohibiting the use of marijuana. Plus, we spend millions of dollars on wages for these police officers each and every year and all they do is pi$s off the general public and act like high school bullies. Why is nothing being done about this? Is the federal government actually that corrupt?....Makes me want to get the hell out of Canada....but where would I go? Every country in the world is like this in one way or another....Makes me want to get the hell off of this planet....

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Ussually what happens, is when he gets out he geets back in the woman's good books till the next cheque day when he can afford a bottle, and it all starts over again and sometimes has a very tragic ending. These people don't change...............

    He may end up with a court order to stay away from the victim in many cases, both the offender & victim ignore as he'll be living with her again. Court orders aren't worth the paper they are written on.

  • bayman_in_town
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    The great RNC, Traffic enforcement is below them. The real criminals are elusive and so much smarter. Call to report property crime; they claim that they don't have the time or resources to help. Cruising, George Street on the weekend and reducing the amount of pot on the streets is the best they have to offer

  • Peter
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    Can the news media and the police do something about that felon running around out there. You know his name and apparently does everything like go out and deliberately cause accidents and beats women.

    Sometimes he is the main criminal and sometimes he is a co-conspirator. Aiding and abetting every chance he gets.

    Perhaps there should be a lifetime ban on this individual or house arrest permanently.

    Who is this demon?

    Mr. Booze Alcohol

    Give me a break.

  • Ken
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    God help this poor woman who has to live in fear of this piece of S#!T. This guy should be put away for a long period of time because he already admitted he's going to get this lady. I hope the judge can live with this. Society doesn't need the likes of this going around.

  • Albert
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    You are quite wrong about that DeeBee, because if what you are saying is true then the police would never catch drug traffickers in the middle of a deal, and they do all the time. The police are just afraid of violent criminals, so they put all of their time into solving non-violent crimes. If you took the nearly TRILLION DOLLARS (yes, thats a 1 followed by not 9, but 12 zeros) that was spent on the war on drugs, and put it into a war on domestic violence/robberies/vandalism do you believe that they wouldn't have done a thing to prevent the crimes before they happened? Please, don't make me laugh.

  • Stan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Albert Green from CBS, we are of a similar mindset but there seems to be one main difference. you are totally fired up for some reason. as you are probably well aware, you shouldn't get so heated about this because nobody important enough to make a change is going to give two rats rear ends about a poor little grass smoker who can't catch a buzz. so yeah it's probably better to let it go and try to find yourself a toke to smoke and relax. this topic was originally about idiot crimes, but now everyone who thinks that marijuana automatically turns you into a person who walks into walls and drools, is going to comment in their aleuf superiority as if to say i'm better, smarter, faster, and wealthier . and thats because of your first post.
    i think you don't only enjoy marijuana judging by your energy levels on this topic.

  • Albert
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    Johnny, if you think that marijuana prohibition is a good thing, then clearly you must be in favor of alcohol prohibition as well, right? Because I have never smoked a joint that has made me want to vomit, loose inhibitions, beat up women, or made me want to scream at the top of my lungs at 4 in the morning, but I can promise you that alcohol can cause all of the above. And if you think I need help because a enjoy a joint on my time off, then you must also believe that anyone who enjoys a drink on the weekend needs rehab immediately, am I right? Get a grip, just because some guys in suits with bad haircuts tell you that cannabis is a bad, bad thing, it doesn't make it true. When is the last time you read a headline like...


    Stoned man in court today after beating his wife

    or

    Man sentenced in murder case, marijuana was believe to be a factor


    ...um, let me guess. Never? However, it's hard to go a day without hearing about an alcohol related crime in the media. The only headlines you read about marijuana are ones like...


    Police seize marijuana, make arrests in Brigus


    which translates too


    Police waste taxpayers dollars by ruining somebodies summer vacation in Brigus



    It's people like you, who mindlessly support government agencies like the RNC/RCMP, that make things like the war on drugs possible. Thanks for the recession pal, we really appreciate it.

  • Stan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    i'm not going to condemn that guy for who he is because i don't know him personally but to admit that you are going to hurt somebody in the middle of court is hilariously obtuse. What a maroon!

  • Stan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Sentence me and hurry up I gets out, he yelled, glaring at her.


    hmm i wonder what his plans are when he achieves freedom once again. this chick better move or something.

  • Stan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    every planet in our solar system is like this too. you get 40 lightyears for possession of martian mary jane on mercury. but, if you ever get the chance, try mixing some neptune nectar with some pluto poppers. Makes RB&V look like breast milk.

    Albert Green from CBS, i think this topic must hit a little close to home for you to be this emotional about it. i understand your points but i'd like to see you try and stop a guy from hitting his wife before it happens....if you can could you please tell me this weeks lotto numbers?

  • Johnny
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Calm down Albert, sounds like the RNC did a good job nabbing YOUR supplier, you are going into withdrawl. There are programs for this. Keep up the good work RNC and RCMP.