Man, woman injured
in campground fight
Penticton, BC – RCMP received a report of an assault early Monday, July 31, that allegedly occurred at the Okanagan Provincial Park campground. RCMP responded to find a group of eight people in their 20s from the Lower Mainland at the campground, and a 62-year-old man and his wife from Regina, Saskatchewan, camped next door. The older man asked the group to keep the noise down, there was a verbal exchange, and the 62-year-old went to his truck and returned with an axe.
The situation escalated and the man allegedly struck a 22-year-old woman in the mouth with the axe handle. Four or five of the younger group then entered into a further altercation with the man who was eventually knocked unconscious. He was treated in Penticton Regional Hospital for head injuries. The female victim was also taken to hospital where she was treated and released. RCMP continue to investigate.
– Sources: The Vancouver Sun,
– CBC Radio 1 News
More arrests expected
in connection with riot
Fort St. John, BC – RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) are expecting more arrests after reviewing videotapes of a riot on Friday, June 2, that saw 20 people hauled away. "We're anticipating recommending to the Crown charges of rioting, assault with a weapon, mischief, attempted arson, causing a disturbance, creating and using an explosive device," said Sgt. Christine Goodley.
A riot broke out when police arrived at a house party to request the music be turned down. About 100 people were at the house party and once police arrived, they were pelted with bricks, bottles and Molotov cocktails.
– Canadian Press