Thursday, August 26, 2010

Disturbance on MV Northern Ranger

On August 24, RCMP in Makkovik received a complaint of a man causing a disturbance on the MV Northern Ranger.

According to an RCMP press release, a 26 year old man had assaulted a female with a weapon while traveling on the ferry overnight.

The man was arrested that morning when the ferry docked at the Makkovik wharf.

He was taken to the local detachment and locked up.

The police say the man was intoxicated.

The subject of this investigation was lodged in a cell and later released on a promise to appear in court.

An undertaking with conditions to stay away from the victim was issued.

The press release also stated that the RCMP zero tolerance for domestic violence and charges for assault with a weapon.

Other related charges are pending.

The victim required stitches for her injuries.

Many of the media outlets are claiming the man is a resident of Nain.

According to sources who know the man, he previously lived in the community of Nain for a couple of years but is originally from Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

He is not currently residing in Nain.

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