A 29 year-old male is facing charges in connection with an incident that led to an eight-hour, overnight negotiation between the suspect and police at a residence in the 400 block of Royal Street. No one was injured in this incident.
The incident began on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at about 10:30 p.m. Police patrol members were dispatched to a house in the 400 block of Royal Street for a report that a male with a knife had threatened a 22 year-old male, who retreated and called police. Before police arrived a 43 year-old female was able to leave the house, but there were still a number of occupants inside the dwelling, including five children between the ages of six months and five years. Once police were on scene, they were able to persuade two more people to leave the house, leaving the suspect, an adult female and the five children still in the house. Due to the suspect’s aggressive and belligerent behavior and his continued refusal to come out, the request was made for Crisis Negotiators to attend. They were successful in persuading the suspect to come out of the house peacefully and be taken into custody at 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Nobody was injured in this incident. Subsequent investigation into the original complaint led to charges against the suspect.
Twenty-nine year-old David Joe JEROME, DOB: 1986-11-25, is charged with Assault With a Weapon [267(a) CC]; Uttering Threats [sec. 264.1(1)(a) CC] and Breach of Undertaking [145(5.1) CC]. JEROME will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016.