Vehicle was weapon, say police

  • Aug. 3, 2007 10:00 a.m.

Charges of assault with a weapon have been recommended to Crown in connection with the incident that took place at the United Steelworkers picket line on the road between Port Clements and Juskatla. Masset RCMP Sergeant Jim Vardy says police have completed their investigation of a motor vehicle incident that took place on the morning of July 25 and as a result of statements from witnesses, this seemed the appropriate charge.Officers were called around 7:30 am to investigate reports that a driver struck a man with a vehicle and then left the scene. The man was thrown into the ditch and was taken to Masset Hospital where he was treated with minor injuries and released.Sgt. Vardy said the charges were forwarded on Aug. 2 and the detachment must wait for formal charges to come back from the Crown.”Anything can be used as a weapon,” said Sgt. Vardy. A radio can be thrown at someone, or a person can have a car and drive it into a group of people, he says.In other police news, officers are investigating a break and enter at the MHTV office in Masset. The incident took place late in the evening of July 31. A computer was stolen and found smashed nearby. Other damage occurred inside, but nothing of value was taken.

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