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Newsworthy Events: May 28-29, 2022

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On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 9:54 a.m., the Saint John Police responded to a medical assistance call in the area of Main Street West. A 37-year-old man was located on a steep embankment and he had suffered serious injuries. The Saint John Police would like to thank a group of employees working at the nearby mill who immediately assisted first responders by forming a chain to lower the injured man down the embankment to the ambulance. He was transported to hospital and reportedly in stable condition.

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On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m., an officer spotted a stolen vehicle in the uptown area and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle fled and proceeded to drive recklessly in the uptown area driving through stops signs and down Prince William Street in the wrong direction. The police terminated the pursuit due to heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the area. Police began to establish a perimeter to search for the vehicle using GPS. At approximately 7:00 p.m., the vehicle was again spotted by another officer on Rothesay Avenue where the vehicle continued to drive recklessly. In the interest of public safety, police attempted to have the vehicle’s engine remotely shut off; however, it then proceeded through a red light on Bayside Drive at Mount Pleasant Avenue East where it collided with another vehicle. A 38-year-old driver was arrested for possession of stolen property, flight from police, and driving while prohibited. He was held in custody. Two passengers, an 18-year-old and 16-year-old, were also arrested on related offenses and both were released on undertakings pending future court dates. The 16-year-old accused was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No serious physical injuries were otherwise reported.

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On Sunday, May 29, 2022, at approximately 1:35 a.m., the Saint John Police responded to a single motor vehicle collision with possible injuries near the intersection of Loch Lomond Road and Hickey Road. It is alleged that a vehicle had proceeded at a high rate of speed through the intersection, struck a curb, and then collided with a utility pole. The 32-year-old single occupant and driver of the vehicle was arrested for impaired driving. He was later released to appear in court on August 25, 2022. No serious injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.

The Saint John Police Force would like to thank the public for their assistance.