Son speaks out after 82-year-old mother assaulted in Botwood long-term care home

An investigation is now underway into an assault at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood. The son of the 82-year-old victim is speaking out. NTV’s Colleen Lewis reports.

Male youth in custody after violent assault outside Prince of Wales Collegiate

A male youth is in custody after Thursday’s assault at Prince of Wales Collegiate, the RNC said Friday.

Cst. James Cadigan told reporters a 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the attack. It happened just before noon outside the high school.

Cadigan said it was a targeted assault with multiple people involved. Social media plays a big role in these kind of investigations involving teens. Officers are still looking for anyone who might have information.

Police investigate after 16-year-old-boy assaulted at Prince of Wales Collegiate

Police were called to a report of an assault at Prince of Wales Collegiate (PWC) in St. John’s on Thursday.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) said in a statement released late Thursday evening that a 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and required medical attention following a violent assault at the centre-city high school. Multiple RNC officers, with Operational Patrol Services (OPS), Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Forensic Identification Services (FIS), and Police Dog Services (PDS), along with paramedics from Eastern Health responded to the scene shortly before noon.

The teen who was the alleged victim of the attack was taken to the Janeway Hospital to receive medical treatment. The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District says PWC went into secure school mode immediately after the incident and families were informed. On the advice of the RNC, students were dismissed from secure school mode around 2:00 p.m.

The RNC has assembled a Major Case Management Team to investigate the event, and request any witnesses, or anyone with video footage, contact the police. Investigators are seeking any information and video footage in the noted areas:

  • Paton Street
  • Elizabeth Avenue, from Westerland Road to Freshwater Road
  • Anderson Avenue
  • Stabb Court
  • Keegan Court
  • Cowperthwaite Court
  • Mitchell Court

A Major Case Management Team dedicates resources from multiple sections of the RNC CID, promoting efficient and systematic investigation of significant criminal events.

Anyone who is experiencing stress or mental health crisis as a result of this event, please reach out to the provincial mental health crisis line for support through 8-1-1.

The RNC request that anyone with information to assist contact 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 or use the P3Tips app #SayItHere

The scene of a violent attack at a St. John’s high school

Police charge teacher with assaulting student in Blaketown

Police have charged a teacher at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown with assaulting a student.

RCMP say 53-year-old Katherine Peddle is charged with one count of assault. Police received the report of an alleged assault Feb. 20 involving a teacher and a student that occurred while school was in session.  On March 3, Peddle went to the detachment and was arrested for assault. She was released from custody and is set to appear in court May 10.

Crescent Collegiate has students from Grades 7-12

Graham Veitch receives conditional sentence for assaulting three Waterford Hospital staff

Graham Veitch, who was found not criminally responsible for killing a man in 2019, was given a conditional sentence today for assaulting three Waterford Hospital staff members.

Veitch pleaded guilty in provincial court in St. John’s to two counts of assault causing bodily harm and a single count of assault.

Woman charged after crashing vehicle, boarding school bus and assaulting students

A 37-year-old Grates Cove woman is facing a number of criminal charges, including assault and refusing to comply with a breath demand, after a single-vehicle crash that occurred yesterday afternoon in Lower Island Cove.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Harbour Grace RCMP received the report of the crash that occurred on the Main Road in Lower Island Cove, involving a suspected impaired driver.

While police were responding, the driver of a school bus, who came upon the crash, stopped to see if help was needed. The woman involved in the crash boarded the bus, which was occupied with students from grades 7-12, and assaulted two students inside. Another bus, which was without students, arrived at the scene and stopped to assist. The woman entered that bus and was detained inside until police arrival.

Police attended the scene and the driver, Nicole Driscoll, who showed signs of impairment. She was arrested for impaired driving and assault and was transported to the detachment where she assaulted an officer and refused to provide breath samples.

Driscoll, who was on conditions of a court release order, was held in police custody. She appeared in court Wednesday today and was charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Assault – two counts
  • Assaulting a police officer
  • Refusing a breath demand
  • Failing to comply with a condition of a court release order

The investigation is continuing.

Arrest made after violent assault in centre city of St. John’s

Police have made an arrest in a violent assault investigation in the centre city of St. John’s. 

The assault happened around 10:00p.m., Sunday night. The RNC received two calls, one from Linden Place and the other from Beech Place.  

Man charged with assault and attempting to disarm Harbour Grace RCMP officer

Harbour Grace RCMP responded to a residential disturbance on Monday, that resulted in the arrest of 34-year-old Travis Oliver.  Police say Oliver assaulted police, uttered threats and attempted to disarm an officer.

While being lodged at the detachment, police say he assaulted two officers, uttered death threats towards one officer and attempted to remove one of the officer’s service pistol from the officer’s duty belt.

He attended court today, answering to a number of charges including:

·         Assault

·        Uttering threats against person – two counts

·         Assaulting a police officer – two counts

·         Obstructing a police officer

·         Attempting to disarm a police officer

42-year-old man charged with trying to force food into 17-year-old girl’s mouth

An unusual incident on the streets of downtown Corner Brook last night has led to criminal charges against a 42-year-old man.  

The accused was arrested just after 8:00 PM when police say he tried to put food into the mouth of a 17-year-old girl outside a restaurant. An RNC spokesperson says the accused repeatedly placed his hands on the victim while trying to force food into her mouth.  

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