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UPDATED: Man charged with damaging property at lounge in Curling


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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a man punched and then threw a lit cigarette at an officer when they tried to arrest him in Corner Brook Thursday evening.

The RNC was in the process of arresting the 51-year-old man in relation to a mischief complaint the police had received from the Curling Ranger lounge in the Curling area of Corner Brook.

When officers responded to the lounge at around 8:20 p.m., the man who was being accused of having broken out a window at the establishment had reportedly left the area as a passenger in a vehicle.

The RNC later conducted a traffic stop of that vehicle on the Lewin Parkway near the Millbrook Mall. As the police were arresting the man, he allegedly struck an officer with his fist and then tossed the lit smoke at the arresting officers.

The man was subsequently charged with mischief, assaulting a police officer and failing to comply with the conditions of a court order.

He was held in police custody, pending an appearance in provincial court Friday.

The RNC is continuing to investigate the incident and is asking for anyone with any information about it to contact them.

 

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(Earlier story)

A man has been held in custody until a court appearance after being arrested for allegedly damaging property at a lounge in the Curling area of Corner Brook.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s report issued Friday morning, the 41-year-old from the Bay of Islands has been charged with mischief, causing property damage under $5,000, resisting arrest and breaching a court order.

The man will appear in provincial court in Corner Brook at some point Friday.

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