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Police arrest wanted man Craig Lynch after alleged assault on officer

Police have arrested 46-year-old Craig Lynch, who is charged with assaulting an officer before speeding off on an ATV.

Thursday at about 6:15pm, members of the RNC arrested Lynch, after an extensive search and request for public assistance. A warrant had been issued for his arrest following an incident where a police officer was allegedly assaulted by Lynch, using an ATV as a weapon. 

RCMP continue to investigate commercial shed break-ins in Grand Falls-Windsor

The RCMP say their investigation into commercial shed break-ins in Grand Falls-Windsor is continuing, and not all those responsible have been caught.

Colleen Lewis has more.

Missing 13-year-old Amber Courtney found safe

Police in Corner Brook have located missing teenager Amber Courtney and confirmed her safety.

Courtney is 13 years old, about 5-foot-2, weighing 121 pounds. She has dark brown eyes and mid-length red-brown hair and a pale complexion. She was last seen wearing black pants with red dragon designs on the front of the legs, a black hoodie and red and black high-top Nike sneakers.  

The RNC has concerns for Courtney’s safety and wellbeing, and ask that anyone with information on COURTNEY’s whereabouts contact the RNC Corner Brook Region at 637-4100 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers: #SayItHere 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app.

Police search for wanted man Craig Lynch

Police are asking for public’s help in locating wanted man Craig Lynch of Paradise.

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, at approximately 1:40 a.m., the RNC Operational Patrol Services (OPS) responded to a report of a suspicious activity in the area of McNamara Drive, Paradise. It was reported that an individual was observed through CCTV, who was acting suspicious on private property.  

A member of RNC Operational Patrol Services (OPS) arrived and located the suspect on the property, who was identified as 46-year-old Craig Lynch. A patrol officer intervened and attempted to stop Lynch, advising him he was under arrest. The patrol officer was subsequently assaulted by Lynch, who then fled the area on an ATV. The officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries as a result of the assault.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Lynch including the following criminal charges:

–       Assaulting peace officer with weapon, causing bodily harm

–       Resisting a Peace Officer

–       Failure to Comply with Release Order 

–       Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance

–       Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident

Additional charges have been laid under the Highway Traffic Act and Off-Road Vehicles Act.

Investigators are seeking assistance from the community with locating Lynch. If you know his whereabouts or have observed him in the community, contact the RNC immediately and do not approach him

Investigators are asking the public to review CCTV and dash camera footage in the areas and times listed below for pedestrian foot traffic, ATV operations or any suspicious activity on Nov. 30, 2022.

  1. The area of Topsail Road between Octagon Pond Elementary and Paradise Road, between the hours of 1:00 am and 2:30 am
  2. The area of McNamara Drive to Kenmount Road, including the railway trail, between the hours of 1:00 am and 2:30 am
  3. The area of Paradise Road to Camrose Drive, including Inwood Crescent, Venton Place, Virden Place and Clarke’s Hillview, between the hours of 1:00 am and 5:00 am

Anyone who has information which may assist the investigation is asked to call the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at: www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Jennifer Hillier-Penney’s disappearance remains unsolved six years later

It has been six years since the disappearance of Jennifer Hillier Penney. The Northern Peninsula woman’s missing persons case has long been deemed suspicious by RCMP but throughout the years, they’re yet to make an arrest and believe there is more information out there that could lead to one.

NTV’s Jodi Cooke has this report.

Investigation continues into Trevor Hamlyn’s remains

The investigation remains into the discovery of Trevor Hamlyn’s remains. Forensic pathologist Dr. Chris Hough discusses what goes into these types of investigations. NTV’s Rosie Mullaley reports.

Information session held on occupational disease claims at Marystown Shipyard

The Marystown Shipyard Families Alliance held a public information session last week to give disclosure to families who have filed claims of occupational disease against the government. NTV’S Ross Tilley reports.

Grand Falls-Windsor shed bandits get more than they bargained for

We have more tonight on the shed bandits in Grand Falls-Windsor who got more than they bargained for.

They broke into a commercial shed this week, only to find the police were already inside. NTV’s Colleen Lewis has the details.

RNC gives tips on avoiding thefts and online scams during holidays

With Black Friday sales in full swing and Christmas just around the corner, tis the season for shopping and spending.

But it can also mean more chances for criminals to strike.

The RNC is warning residents to be careful this time of year to avoid being victimized by thefts and online scams.

Brandon Noftall sentenced to five and a half years behind bars for stabbing stepfather to death

Brandon Noftall, the man who stabbed and killed his stepfather in Renews two years ago, has been given a five and a half year prison term. NTV’s Rose Mullaley was at Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s today for the sentencing, and files this report.

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