Crime spree ends with 6 arrests
Six Charlottetown men are facing charges following a weekend rash of crimes in the Sherwood and Parkdale areas that police say were all drug-related.
On Saturday at about 2 p.m., two residents of a house on Duncan Heights were threatened and their vehicle was vandalized. Two men, ages 26 and 27, are each facing charges of damaging property and uttering threats.
About 45 minutes after that incident, police said a 26-year-old man was assaulted with a homemade weapon on W. Burns Avenue. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
A 27-year-old man and a 46-year-old man were arrested later that day and each face charges of assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.
Charlottetown Deputy Chief Richard Collins said the two investigations are ongoing.
A third incident occurred on Sunday at 7 p.m., when the garage of a house on Confederation Street was broken into and a vehicle was vandalized, resulting in more than $4,000 damage. Police said an 18-year-old female resident of the house was assaulted, although she did not sustain any serious injuries.
Cameron Geoffrey Dobson, 18, and William Geoffrey Dobson, 48, have both been charged with break and enter and damaging property in connection with the Confederation Street incident. The younger Dobson has also been charged with assault.
Collins said the two Dobsons are the only ones who can be identified at this point because the investigation into that incident is the only one that has been completed.
He said all six men know each other and that the crimes were not random.
"For the most part, this was almost a domino effect — one incident led to the other, and all the incidents, at the end of the day, had drug overtones to them," Collins told CBC News on Friday.
"We thought it was important to do this investigation as quickly as possible, for the peace of mind of the general public, especially those who live in that area of Sherwood and Parkdale."
Two of the men will appear in court on Nov. 19, and two others will appear in January. The two men accused in the Duncan Heights incident do not have a court date yet.