Woman Charged After Making False Police Report

RNC responded to a report of a Robbery at approximately 1:30 AM this morning.

A 49-year-old female resident of St John’s reported she had been confronted by a male known to her, who used physical force to take her purse containing a quantity of prescription medication.

Follow up investigation determined that the male, identified by the victim, who was alleged to have committed the offence, was incarcerated at HMP at the time of the alleged offence, making it impossible for him to have been responsible.

As a result, the female alleging the offence, is charged with Public Mischief (Misleading a Police Investigation) and is required to appear at Provincial Court on June 8 in relation to the offence.