Ukee RCMP reports: Two women assaulted

An assault took place on Peninsula Road near Murray’s Grocery last Friday around 2 p.m. Const. Chris Squire of the Ucluelet RCMP said a young woman and her mother were both punched in the face by a female suspect.

The suspect, believed to have been intoxicated, was reportedly angry with the young woman- who is in her early 20’s-and began shoving her, Squire said.

“She started pushing her and ended up hitting her in the face and hit the victim’s mother in the face as well,” he said. “It’s a confined event between these two groups; it’s not a random attack it’s an ongoing issue between them that caused this.”

He said the younger victim suffered a bloody nose and swollen eye in the attack.

The suspect had fled by the time police arrived and was not immediately located but police know her identity and will recommend assault charges to the Crown, according to Squire.

Man faces assault charge Const. Squire was driving his police vehicle home from work last Friday around 2 a.m. when he was flagged down outside a residence where an alleged assault had occurred.

Squire said a man had grabbed a woman by the throat inside the residence and then attempted to fight off the woman’s roommates when they came to her aide.

The man was intoxicated and spewed several veiled threats during his arrest, according to Squire. An investigation is ongoing and an assault charge is likely, Squire said.

Illegal sleeper free for now A man is not facing charges after allegedly sleeping in a storage unit that does not belong to him.

Const. Squire said the man was seen leaving a storage facility by Tugwell Fields last week and witnesses believed he had slept there overnight.

Nothing was reported stolen or damaged so police do not plan to pursue charges but will keep an eye out in case the unwelcome sleeping behaviour becomes routine. “We have an idea who it was that was spending the night there (and) if we see him doing similar things in similar places then there might be a reason for us to intervene but in this case it sounds like he was just disoriented and spent the night somewhere he shouldn’t have,” Squire said.

Robbery attempt ends in arrest A woman was detained after a botched robbery attempt at the Ucluelet Co-op last Thursday.

The woman attempted to leave the store with about $400 worth of unpaid merchandise in tow, according to Const. Squire.

Squire said Sgt. Jeff Swann attended the scene and the merchandise was recovered. An investigation is ongoing and charges are likely, Squire said. reporter@westerlynews.ca

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