RCMP weekly update: Assault with consent etc.

July 12 to 18, 2020

Submitted

During the week of July 12 – 18, the Slave Lake RCMP received 100 calls to service. Of these calls, traffic collisions, Liquor Act offences, and disturbing the peace were the most prevalent. The following are a sample of some of these calls:

July 12th, 2020 – Mischief to property
The RCMP received a report that a female was inside the victims residence damaging his property. Members attended and located the female who was arrested. Photos were taken and statements were obtained but the victim declined to proceed with charges.

July 15th, 2020 – Took motor vehicle without consent
The RCMP received a report that a friend took the victims vehicle without her consent. The male was located the next day and the victim was informed. She no longer wanted to proceed with charges.

July 17th, 2020 – Assault
The RCMP received a report of an injured male on the ground in the parking lot of a business in town. The male provided the RCMP a statement and the offender was located and arrested. Back at the detachment, the offender provided the RCMP a statement and the assault was deemed consensual (with consent). The offender was released without charges. (The Canadian Criminal Code has three definitions of assault. The first is “A person commits assault when without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly.” Within the law, consent is defined as the absence of no consent – with four types of ‘no consent’).

July 18th, 2020 – Liquor Act offences
During a patrol, the RCMP witnessed a male committing an inappropriate act on a business in town. The suspect was intoxicated by alcohol and was charged for public intoxication.

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