Woman injured, man in custody following break in and assault with a weapon


Campbell River RCMP found a woman suffering from serious wounds inflicted by a weapon when they attended a disturbance at a residence on Robron Road just before 1 a.m. on Monday.

Upon arrival at the scene, police heard a woman screaming and found that an entrance to the residence had been damaged, Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard of the Campbell River RCMP said.

The responding officers entered the residence and located a male who was immediately arrested. A female victim was also found inside the residence and was suffering from serious wounds inflicted by a weapon. Police did not say what kind of weapon was involved.

BC Ambulance personnel attended and transported the woman to hospital for treatment. The victim has since been transported to another hospital to receive care for injuries that were sustained.

The 42-year-old male was under conditions to not be at the residence where the assault occurred. He is currently in police custody and is facing numerous charges. Beauregard said this was not a random event and the investigation is continuing.

“The notification of police and the subsequent good, quick response by our members undoubtedly played a significant role in the outcome of this incident. While severe, the outcome could have been much worse were it not for actions of all responding,” Beauregard said.