Police respond to domestic disputes

Trail RCMP reported several cases of domestic disturbances leading to arrests in the latter half of January.

  • Jan. 27, 2013 12:00 p.m.

By Cpl Dave JohnsonGreater Trail and District RCMP

On Jan. 15, police were called to a residence in the Waneta area to a report of a domestic disturbance in response to a call to 911. Upon arrival police located two intoxicated people that at first claimed nothing was wrong and police could leave.  Police continued to speak with the individuals,  each claimed the other had assaulted them and there were visible injuries.  Both parties then claimed nothing had happened.  Both  were arrested and released with a court date, a report to Crown Counsel has been submitted.

On Jan. 20, 911 dispatchers received a call from a female stating that she had dialed by mistake and that there was no problem, dispatchers felt the caller sounded shaky and a check of police files indicated a history of domestic abuse. Police attended immediately and found the female at home claiming nothing had happened, the house was checked and all appeared ok. Further follow up checks will occur on the home.

Police were called to a home in the Shavers Bench area of Trail on Jan. 22 where an assault had occurred between two family members. A male was arrested for aggravated assault after he allegedly hit his brother in the face with an object causing lacerations that were not life threatening. The male is known to police and he was held in custody and appeared before a Judge the next morning. The male was held in custody until his next court date early in February.

The winter carnival in Rossland runs this weekend and police hope all attending have a fun and safe time. Police would also like to remind anyone attending the events that the Liquor Control Act will be enforced and violation tickets issued for drinking in public places.