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Old Posted Mar 16, 2014, 2:47 PM
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2 involved in apparent stabbings mum, RNC investigate

Police in St. John's continue to investigate two apparent stabbings that occurred in St. John's on Saturday.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to a call for assistance around 4 p.m. Saturday, regarding a man in the Goodview Street area who was bleeding.

Shortly after receiving the first call, the RNC responded to another call about a man who was bleeding.

When officers arrived to the second scene on Cabot Street, the man was holding a knife.

RNC said there was indication that a third person was involved.

However, police said neither of the men wanted to provide any further detail about the incidents.

One man suffered a minor injury and was taken to hospital for treatment, but the other man was treated on the scene by paramedics and refused to go to hospital.

RNC continue to investigate, and it is unknown if there are any arrests pending.

Impaired drivers keep police busy

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving following a collision on Pitts Memorial Drive Saturday night.

The accident happened just before 10:30 p.m.

Police said the driver was charged with impaired causing bodily harm and refusal.

The accused was released from custody to appear in court at a later date.

RNC responded to a hit-and-run collision earlier Saturday afternoon in the Stavanger Drive area.

Police said the collision happened around 4:30 p.m.

Shortly after receiving the call, officers located the suspect vehicle near St. Thomas's Line.

A 40-year-old man was charged with impaired driving, and was detained at the lockup for a court appearance Sunday morning.

Police impounded the man's vehicle.
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2014, 5:11 PM
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UPDATE: Suspect in stabbing incident to face multiple charges

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has confirmed an 18-year-old man in police custody will face multiple charges following a stabbing incident early Saturday on George Street in St. John’s.

Police said the accused will be charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon when he appears in court later today.

The 36-year-old male victim remains in hospital, where he is being treated for what police describe as significant but non-life threatening injuries.

Police were called to George Street at approximately 2:40 a.m. Saturday.

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Police in St. John’s are investigating an apparent stabbing incident on George Street that happened overnight Friday.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s overnight report, officers were called to the popular street known for its bars and pubs at 2:40 a.m. to respond to a disturbance.

The injured male was found there and received some assistance from police before being taken to the Health Sciences Centre.

Police have not provided information on his condition but did say the injuries were consistent with a stabbing.

As of early Saturday morning, no arrests have been made.
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2014, 2:54 PM
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Man Arrested in George Street Stabbing

RNC have made an arrest in connection with a downtown stabbing early this morning. A 20-year-old man from Ontario will be charged with assault with a weapon and aggravated assault when he appears in court today. The victim, a 24-year-old man, was stabbed on George Street this morning at about 2:00. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

RNC are looking for anyone who may have witnessed anything in relation to the stabbing.

A man was stabbed on George Street at about the same time last weekend. A person has been charged in that attack.
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Man Seriously Injured in Centre City Attack

A man is in hospital in serious condition after being attacked on Freshwater Road in centre city. RNC have secured the scene, and have not yet arrested anyone. The 24-year-old man was rushed to hospital early this morning. Police have not released any other details about the nature of the assault. They are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the attack.
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Inmates Part of 'St. John's Mob'

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A group of criminals serving time at Her Majesty's Penitentiary are identifying themselves as a gang and are now publicly referring to themselves as the St. John's Mob. As a group of 14 were paraded into court this week accused at various levels for their involvement in a February riot at HMP, two of the men made reference to the mob - Philip Pynn, who is in jail awaiting trial for the July 2011 shooting death of his then-friend Nick Winsor and Justin Wiseman, who is incarcerated serving time for a standoff on Springdale Street last year.

RNC Superintendent Jason Sheppard says police and corrections officers have been aware of the organization for about eight months. Sheppard wouldn't specify how many people are involved but he did say all are well known to police.

He says when you look at prisons around the country it's not uncommon to have gangs, calling it a situation that develops inside institutions. Sheppard says it's one thing to have a gang operate within an institution but it's entirely different once they are operating in the city. He says St. John's hasn't had any street gangs, just small pockets of criminals working together, but this is different.

Sheppard says there's a difference between a street gang and a motorcycle gang. Central Newfoundland is home to the Bacchus biker gang and the Outlaws. Last summer police acknowledged that gang activity could have been to blame for a firebombing on Hamilton Avenue and a drive-by shooting on Dauntless Street.

Sheppard says there is a group in the capital city that refer to themselves as a motorcycle gang.

He says for years St. John's has been visited by motorcycle gangs from across the country, but he says it's not that St. John's doesn't have any motorcycle gangs; it's just that they haven't opened a headquarters.

Superintendent Sheppard says the RNC is ready in the event the gang activity spills out onto the streets of St. John's. Police are committed to putting all available resources into combatting organized crime.

He says it's one thing for people to make poor choices and get involved in crime, and entirely different when they organize and make a concerted effort to jeopardize public safety.
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Despite Some Extreme Examples, Crime Down in Metro

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It may not feel like it, but crime is down significantly in the metro region. Drive-by shootings, firebombings and unsolved murders and missing persons seem to frequently to make headlines, but the new chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the numbers show a different story.

Chief Bill Janes says break and entry is down 25 per cent in metro, car theft has dropped by 19 per cent and violent crime is down by seven per cent.

That said, there have been several high profile violent crimes, but Janes said most citizens don't have anything to worry about.
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2014, 6:44 PM
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If I remember I should post a link to stats Canada CMA crime numbers between 2013 and 1990, as well as the RNC jurisdiction stats. It might not seem that way thanks to the media, but crime has been steady in the city for quite a while.

The only notable increase are firearms offenses. People think guns are a new thing to St. John's, but the stats would indicate they've been around for a while, but have slightly increased in prevalence in the past few years.
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