RNC Charge Woman for Making False Police Complaint

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has charged a woman in connection with making a false police report.

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, just before 1:30 am, Patrol officers responded to a residence on Canada Drive in St. John’s in relation to a report to police that an individual had been stabbed. When officers arrived on scene, they were unable to locate the female victim. While officers were on scene, a grey Ford Focus was observed driving at a high rate of speed toward the officers. The vehicle did not come into contact with either officer or police vehicle and fled the area. A Suspect Apprehension Pursuit was initiated by additional responding officers when the operator of the Ford Focus failed to stop. The pursuit was terminated a short time later in the interest of public safety.

A short time later, a patrol officer observed the same ford focus driving in the center of the city. The officer did not attempt to initiate a traffic stop in an effort to prevent a secondary pursuit. Minutes after locating the vehicle, the officer observed the Ford Focus collide with the Powerplex Recreation Facility on Crosbie Road. A 26 year old St. John’s woman was conveyed to hospital in connection with the collision and has since been released from hospital and into Police custody facing numerous charges: Dangerous Driving of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop Motor Vehicle, Assault with a Weapon, Public Mischief by Falsely Reporting an Offence, and Breaching Court Orders.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have dash cam footage of this incident or anyone who witnessed the collision with the Powerplex, is asked to contact the RNC 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.