New Hazelton police deal with lost furniture and knife fights

A report on police activity over the past week from New Hazelton.

The New Hazelton RCMP stopped a pick-up truck on Jan. 18, after finding that it was being driven without insurance. The police shortly after discovered the driver was unlicensed and was suspended from driving. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued a violation ticket for no insurance. The driver is also facing charges for driving was suspected and will be appearing in court on Mar. 16.

On that same day, RCMP on patrol on Hwy 16 near the intersection of Hwy 37 found a living room chair on the side of the road. The chair appears to be brand new, still wrapped in packing paper. It is believe the item likely fell off a truck. To claim, please contact the New Hazelton detachment.

On Jan. 19, the RCMP were called to a domestic assault in Gitanmaax. The female victim reportedly sustained minor injuries in an assault, and a 33-year-old male was arrested in connection with the assault, as well as breaching three court orders from previous assaults. The male remains in custody pending a court appearance.

On Jan. 22, the RCMP were called to a reported stabbing in Gitsegukla. It was reported that a 22-year-old female had stabbed a 35-year-old female with a knife. Investigation revealed that a fight had occurred in a home and that the 35-year-old woman stepped in to try to break up the fight and was stabbed in the chest area. The woman was taken to Wrinch Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 22-year-old was arrested and faces charges of assault with a weapon.