On Saturday Sept 16 at 8:21 a.m., Fort St. James RCMP responded to a 911 call of complaint of a fight in progress at Tl’azt’en Nation. The caller provided updates to the officers on route and learned there were several adult males outside a residence in the 4500 block of Alexis Drive and the fight was physical. One male produced a knife and two men were stabbed. The male with the knife was subdued by the others and retreated to a family member’s house where another 911 call was placed for ambulance.
One male was taken into police custody without incident and transported by BC Ambulance Service to the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George and the other two males were transported to Grace Memorial Hospital in Vanderhoof for treatment.
One adult male, age 34, from Fort St. James is still in custody recovering in hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The other two males are expected to make full recoveries from their serious, but also non-life threatening injuries.
Victim Services and trauma counsellors are working with the families as many people witnessed the altercation.
On Saturday Sept 16 at 9:38 p.m., Fort St. James RCMP responded to a complaint of assault that had just occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Mountainview Road in Fort St. James. The complainant had just been inside a residence and had been assaulted by a male inside the residence. Witnesses described the event. One Fort St. James male, age 49 was arrested without incident and released with a court date and no contact conditions with the victim.
On Sunday Sept 17 at 5:34 p.m. Fort St. James RCMP responded to a complaint of a female who had entered Overwaitea Foods in obvious medical distress. BC Ambulance Service attended and provided medical care. The female victim, age 33 from Fort St. James was not cooperative however police learned that the aggressor was another female who may have kicked the victim. The victim was transported to Grace Memorial Hospital in Vanderhoof with a head injury but has since been released from hospital. The investigation is continuing and police are seeking any witnesses who may have been in or around Overwaitea Foods on Sunday afternoon and witnessed the incident.
Female assaults male
On Tuesday Sept 19, at 12:35 p.m., Fort St. James RCMP responded to a complaint of an assault inside a residence on Mountainview Road, Fort St. James. The complainant reported that an intoxicated female had assaulted an youth female and residents inside the home wanted her removed from the house. Police attended and arrested the female for assault and she was taken to cells to sober up. Persons involved did not want her charged, and she was released when she sobered up without charges.
Sometime between 8:00 p.m. Sunday Sept 17 and Monday morning Sept 18, two vehicles on Birch Street and 4th Avenue West had their tires slashed. Complainants said there were some youth, possibly drinking in Goodwin Park on Sunday night, and another complained of youth hanging around Birch Street, and then noticed their tires slashed. If you have any information about this, you are asked to contact the Fort St. James RCMP.
If you notice people loitering in parks after hours and you are concerned there may be issues, please contact the Fort St. James RCMP, they will attend and assess and send people home if there is any indication that there could be mischief or other crimes about to be committed.
Parking lot feud
On Saturday Sept 16 at 8:20 p.m., Fort St. James RCMP officers responded to a complaint of a fight in progress in the parking lot of the View Hotel.
Two adult males were involved in an altercation where the one male, obviously intoxicated by alcohol, was picking a fight with the other male and a third male was trying to intervene.
Police arrested a 26 year old Vanderhoof man and took him to cells to sober and prevent further problems. One male, also from Vanderhoof had only minor injuries and did not wish charges.
– with files released by Sgt. Poppy Hallam.