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Police officer assaulted and two arrests made during disturbance call

Trail RCMP is investigating criminal charges against the 21-year-old male and 22-year-old female of Nelson.

At least two young adults are facing charges after an altercation with police Monday evening, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich..

"On June 1, at approximately 7:49 p.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a complaint about a group of intoxicated young adults that were causing a disturbance at a local skate park in Trail. The RCMP attended and investigated five young adults in their 20s for allegedly being Intoxicated in a Public Place contrary to Section 74(1) of the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Act (BC LCLA), Consume/Possession of Liquor in a Public Place contrary to Section 73(1) of the BC LCLA, and for Causing a Disturbance contrary to Section 175(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

"During the course of the investigation, one of the young adults, a 21-year-old male of Nelson, allegedly swung his skateboard at the investigating officer and another person at the scene. The male missed hitting the police officer and hit his 24-year-old male friend of Nelson, in the face with the skateboard. The 21-year-old suspect was arrested by the investigating officer for the incident after trying to flee from the scene. During the arrest, another young adult at the scene, a 22-year-old female of Nelson, allegedly assaulted the arresting police officer from behind. The police officer sustained minor injuries and no urgent medical attention was required.

"The Trail RCMP is investigating criminal charges against the 21-year-old male and 22-year-old female of Nelson, and possibly others in their group, which will include:

  • Aggravated Assault contrary to Section 268(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Assault with a Weapon x 2 contrary to Section 267 CC
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to Section 88(1) CC
  • Assault contrary to Section 266 CC
  • Causing a Disturbance contrary to Section 175(1) CC
  • Consumption/Possession of Liquor in a Public Place contrary to Section 73(1) BC LCLA

"The 21-year-old male and 22-year-old female have both been released from custody pending charges.

"If anyone has any information regarding this matter, please contact the Trail Detachment at (250) 364-2566 or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)."