POLICE BEAT: Doctor attacked, man waving weapon, woman tasered

Three separate violent incidents required police action on Thursday

Three separate violent incidents required police action on Thursday:


Doctor attacked

Police had to restrain a man assaulting a doctor at Alder Medical Clinic on Thursday.

Campbell River RCMP responded to the call to Alder Medical Clinic on Evergreen Road on Feb. 26 at 10:20 a.m.

A patient at that clinic was reportedly assaulting a physician. Patients in the clinic stepped in to assist and restrained the male until police arrived and took him into custody without incident, RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Poppy Hallam said.

The male was searched and found to be in possession of knives, contrary to his Probation Order and charges of robbery and assault have also been recommended.

He was held in custody at the Campbell River RCMP Detachment and was scheduled to make his first appearance in Campbell River Provincial Court on Monday.


Man waves weapon outside courthouse

Also on Thursday, a male was waving around a weapon and ranting outside the Court House on Cedar Street at.

Multiple officers responded to the scene at 10:56 a.m. and de-escalated the situation.

The male was taken into custody without incident and transported to Campbell River General Hospital where he was assessed and remained.


Distressed, knife-wielding woman Tasered

Mounties concerned for the safety of a woman in possession of a knife at the 5000 block of Duncan Bay Main on Thursday used a Taser on her.

Officers were called to the scene at 3:32 p.m. She did not drop the knife despite repeated requests to so.

“The officers successfully deployed the Conducted Energy Weapon and the female was taken into custody without incident,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Poppy Hallam. “Officers brought this dangerous situation to a peaceful conclusion using the least amount of force necessary, limiting injuries to all involved.”

BC Ambulance Service was standing by and transported the female to the hospital where she was assessed.


See anything suspicious on King Road on Friday?

The Campbell River RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying possible suspects in a daytime residential break and enter to a home at the 2200 block of King Road in Campbell River that occurred sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday.

The suspect(s) forced their way in through the front door and stole a TV, jewellery boxes, an Acer Laptop, printer and a safe containing a passport and wills.

At this time, police have no suspects and are hoping someone in the area saw something suspicious around that time or prior which may lead police to who may be responsible.

If you have any information, contact the Campbell River RCMP at (250) 286-6221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Campbell River Mirror

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