The Quesnel RCMP have one person in custody after a man was stabbed in a dwelling unit in Quesnel.
On February 9, 2022, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Quesnel RCMP responded to the 100 block of Carson Avenue after receiving a report that a man had been stabbed. When the police arrived on scene, they found a man who was suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect was arrested and the police seized a knife at the scene. A 25 year old man, of no fixed address, will be appearing in court today and is facing charges of assault causing bodily harm.
Since December 2, 2021, the police have investigated four stabbings and one murder. In each incident, the suspect was identified and charged, said Sgt. Richard Weseen of the Quesnel RCMP. The increase in violent crime is concerning, but in all five of these incidents, the suspect knew the victim. These crimes were not random and the general public was not in danger.
Swift arrests were made possible with the steady stream of tips and information from the public, said Cpl. Alyssa MacNeil, of the Quesnel RCMP General Investigation Section. Local businesses provided hours, if not days, of video surveillance footage for these investigations. Obtaining the video was time consuming for their business staff, but they stepped up to the plate and had a huge hand to play in charging these suspects. We want to express our gratitude to everyone who assisted.