Man charged, released following Port shooting incident

  • Jan. 19, 2005 1:00 p.m.

A 45 year old Port Clements man has been charged with weapons offences and released on his own recognizance, following a shooting incident last week. Eric Groendyk was arrested by RCMP after an 11 hour stand-off outside 48 Hemlock St. at the corner of Bayview. It all started when police received a call at about 9 pm Thursday January 13, and determined that a lone man had been shooting dozens of rounds of shotgun and rifle ammunition at the rear of his house. Police don’t know what he was shooting at, (stray dogs, say some-but do believe alcohol was a factor, said Sgt. Isles of the Masset detachment.
Police from both islands’ detachments converged on the house, and called in the Emergency Response Team from Terrace, although the incident was over before the team could get to the islands.
The incident ended around 7 am Friday morning.