On Sunday May 25 at 9:15 AM, Masset RCMP responded to a complaint of a male acting erratically near a Towhill Road residence. When police arrived, the male obtained an axe and ignored officers’ attempt to discuss his concerns. The 53 year old Towhill resident then discarded the axe and fled into the bush.
An RCMP Police Dog Services Team was flown in from Prince Rupert after local officers were unable to locate the individual. In less than a minute, the Dog Team was able to track the male who was taken into custody. He was treated in hospital for injuries sustained during his arrest before being remanded into custody. He was flown to Prince Rupert where he will appear in court this morning.
“We’re very fortunate to have a Dog Team so close by”, said Sgt. Rick Shaw of the Masset RCMP, “They can be flown over in less than an hour and can save us a lot of time and trouble. We’re fortunate this incident ended without serious injury”
In other news:
A 46 year old Masset female will face charges of impaired driving after a vehicle was spotted by police driving in an erratic manner on Collison Avenue on Friday May 23. Fortunately, the vehicle was stopped before anyone was hurt. Court was set for September.
A complaint of a female refusing to leave a local pub resulted in charges of causing a disturbance, resisting arrest and assaulting a peace officer. RCMP attended the call at 1:30 AM on Saturday. A 42 year old local female will appear in court in Masset in August.
In total Masset RCMP responded to 15 other complaints involving alcohol over the weekend.
“It’s certainly been the trend here”, said Sgt. Shaw of the alcohol-related crime, “Alcohol is, without question, the most common contributing factor to crime in the Masset area. Our Safe Communities Initiative feels this is a community issue, and we’ve been discussing ideas on how to address it.”