Three assaulted in domestic dispute 0
Three family members were assaulted in a domestic dispute that got out of hand, say Morden police.
Police charged a 42-year-old Morden resident with three counts of assault following the August 10 incident.
Police say the husband and wife got into an argument which turned violent when the husband slapped his wife in the head and neck several times. He then assaulted two other family members in the home by hitting them with an object and his fist.
One of the victims received some minor injuries but did not require medical attention.
The man will be appearing in Morden Provincial Court in September.
Police were called a day later about another domestic dispute which threatened to turn violent. The caller had locked themselves in a room for safety. Prior to the call, the couple got into an argument resulting in one pouring a drink on the other. Police attended and mediated the situation and remained until one of the individuals left the home for the night. There were no charges as a result.
On August 7, a Motorola flip phone in a red case along with an Olympus Stylus 710 camera were reported stolen from a vehicle. The exact location of where the vehicle was parked at the time of the theft is unknown. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these items is asked to call the Morden Police Service at 822-4900 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Police issued a warning August 9 after another attempted computer scam reported involving an item for sale on the internet.
The interested party asked the seller send $500 through Paypal to cover shipping charges and then the remainder of the funds would be returned. The seller did not provide the interested party any personal information but did set up a Paypal account through a link to a website that the person provided. The Paypal account was then deleted in the event it could be accessed or compromised.
Before getting involved with any suspicious transactions, the public is reminded to check with police or call the Canadian Anti Fraud Center (Phone Busters) at 1-888-495-8501.
And on August 12, police received a 911 call about a couch on fire outside an apartment on Mountain Street. Police attended along with Morden Fire & Rescue, and the fire was quickly extinguished. The couch was up against the outside of one of the apartments when a passerby saw smoke coming from the apartment block. There was some minor damage to the side of the apartment and the couch. Exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
- Total calls - 63
- Assaults - 1
- Break & Enter - 1
- Theft over $5,000 - 1
- Theft under $5,000 - 1
- Highway Traffic Act - 13
- Fail to stop - 1
- Liquor Control Act - 2
- Town bylaw offences -2
- Assist public (suspicious persons, missing person, domestic disputes) -19
- Other activities (alarms, criminal record checks, assist other agencies, lost/found property) - 22