Assaults occupy RCMP

Two Fort St. James men have been charged with assault with a weapon after an incident on Feb. 20.

Two Fort St. James men have been charged with assault with a weapon after RCMP were called to a report of a fight on Lakeshore Drive on Feb. 20.

At 4:50 p.m., RCMP responded to a call four men were fighting in front of Nak’albun School on Lakeshore Drive, and when they arrived on scene, they reportedly found one male who said two men tried to stab him with a knife.

The two male suspects, one 19 years old and one 24 years old, were located nearby and arrested without incident and have both been charged with assault with a weapon.

RCMP believe alcohol to have been a factor in the incident.

Both suspects have been released on conditions prior to their court date.

A Burns Lake woman was arrested and has been charged with assault with a weapon and mischief under $5,000 after an incident on Feb. 21.

At 3:07 a.m., RCMP were called when a male resident of Fort St. James was concerned the woman was posing a danger to herself and others as she was intoxicated and walking along Highway 27.

RCMP attended the residence of the man where he said the woman had assaulted him, damaged his computer and threatened him with a hammer.

The suspect was located on the highway, arrested and taken into custody and has since been released on conditions.