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Police Briefs
Man charged for assaulting baby

Amanda Vaughan
Northern News Services
Published Wednesday, October 31, 2007

YELLOWKNIFE - A 29-year-old man is facing charges of aggravated assault after the police responded to a call from Stanton Territorial Hospital about an injured baby on Oct. 22.

RCMP Const. Roxanne Dreilich said the hospital had admitted a five-month-old baby with apparent "non-accidental injuries," and subsequently alerted the RCMP at around 7:30 p.m.

Dreilich was unable to comment on the nature of the infant's injuries, but was able to say that he had been moved to the pediatric ICU in an Edmonton area hospital following the incident, and is still in hospital.

Dreilich said the RCMP are unable to comment on the man's relationship with the child, but said the matter is before the courts.

Look out for ghosts and goblins

The RCMP would like to remind Yellowknife motorists to take extra caution on the roads this evening.

Dreilich said that with Halloween filling the streets with trick-or-treaters, drivers are asked to slow down and keep their eyes out for children.

"Sometimes in their excitement they forget to follow proper rules," she said.

Unusual projectile

A 19-year old man has been ordered to have no contact with his estranged girlfriend after an argument between the two resulted in him throwing a pair of headphones at her, which gave her a cut on the head.

According to Dreilich, the two had started arguing in a car outside the apartment building where the man resides, and that was where the headphones were tossed. She said the pair then continued their disagreement as they entered the building, causing the neighbors to call the RCMP due to the noise.

"The female described their relationship as on and off, currently being off, but did not indicate why they were together at that time," said Dreilich, she added that the headphones were presumably fairly large.

"I don't think they were from an Ipod," she said.

Man arrested for assault on woman

A 39-year-old male was arrested after a 34-year old female was assaulted outside of a downtown business at 1:50 p.m. on Oct. 27.

"I believe the business owner called us," Dreilich said of the mid-afternoon incident.

She said an ambulance attended the scene to address the woman's undisclosed injuries, which she said were not likely serious.

"Otherwise there would be a charge of assault causing bodily harm," Dreilich said.

The woman was able to identify the man, but Dreilich said there was no indication of the how the two knew each other.

Charges against the man are pending.