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RCMP calls in extra resources, arrests man for several offences in Black Tickle

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Cartwright RCMP called in extra officers to help with the arrest of 30-year-old Samuel Craig Blake in Black Tickle last week, after he allegedly committed a number of offences, including making death threats toward police.

At 4:30 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 17, Cartwright RCMP received a report of a disturbance at a residence in Black Tickle. The home was considerably damaged and one of the occupants was assaulted.

Blake, who was identified as being responsible for the damage and the assault, had left the home and threatened that he would have a firearm ready when police arrived.

Cartwright RCMP arranged a safety plan for those in the home and organized a plan to safely arrest Blake. Black Tickle is an island off the southern coast of Labrador, accessible by plane.

On Sept. 18, a team of RCMP officers from the Cartwright detachment, police dog services, the emergency response team and the crisis negotiation team travelled to Black Tickle.

About 2 p.m. that day, Blake was taken into police custody without incident. 

He was taken to Happy Valley-Goose Bay and made a court appearance.

He is charged with assault, mischief (damage to property), making threats and breach of a firearms prohibition order.

He was released from custody on a number of court-ordered conditions on Sept. 21, and is scheduled to attend court on Oct. 27.

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