On 2020-09-05 at 1040AM Charlottetown Police Service responded to a 911 call alleging that a male had been stabbed at Wash World on North River Rd. and the assailant had stolen a vehicle to flee from the scene. The victim of the stabbing, a 21 yr. old Charlottetown man, received minor, non-threatening injuries after he became involved in a struggle with the assailant who attempted to steal his vehicle. The victim was able to fend off the assailant who then turned his attention to a second victim, a 61 yr. old Charlottetown man. The assailant , who was still brandishing the knife, threatened the second victim prior to the assailant stealing his vehicle. (A 2013 brown Ford Escape).
Shortly after 3PM Charlottetown Police were alerted through the LPR (license plate recognition system) that the stolen motor vehicle was in the down town area. Police patrols located the vehicle being driven East on Kent St. crossing Queen St. Police attempted to stop the stolen vehicle on Kent St but the driver refused to stop and fled from police. Police pursued the stolen vehicle throughout several City streets in efforts to stop and arrest the assailant. Police terminated the pursuit on Rte #2 in Winsloe as the risk to public safety became too great due to the assailant’s driving behavior.
All Island police agencies were advised of the incident and provided a description of the stolen vehicle. Shortly after 4 PM Queens district RCMP with the assistance of Summerside Police Service encountered the stolen vehicle in Kensington, and after a brief pursuit, police were successful in stopping the vehicle.
As a result of this incident Charlottetown Police have charged a 29 Yr. old Pleasant Grove man with;
- Attempted robbery with an offensive weapon.
- Robbery with an offensive weapon.
- Assault with a weapon
- Flight from police.
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
- Fail to comply with a probation order.
- Possession of Methamphetamine.
The male remains in custody at the Provincial Correctional Center and will be brought before the courts on Tuesday September 8th at 10 AM.
The injured victim in this incident was treated and released from the QEH.
The Accused is not known to either of the victims in this incident which appears to have been random.