*** UPDATED *** Man in custody after alleged break and entry on Main Street

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A member of the RCMP forensics identification unit photographs a window at a Main Street business believed to be the target of a break and entry in Corner Brook early Friday morning.

CORNER BROOK A Massey Drive man will be assessed to determine his fitness to stand trial in relation to an alleged break and enter at the Area 45 night club on Main Street in Corner Brook early Friday morning.

Derek Justin Burkinshaw, 28, appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook Friday afternoon. He will remain in custody while the assessment is carried out, and is due back in court on Aug. 2 for a possible bail hearing.

According to a press release issued Friday morning, entry had been gained to the night club through a window at the front of the building. The suspect had left the scene by the time police arrived.

A short time later, police received a complaint of a man in the West Street area who was carrying a knife and appeared to have sustained injuries. The male was located by police and during the investigation it was alleged he was responsible for the break and enter.

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(Earlier story)

CORNER BROOK  A 28-year-old man from Deer Lake is in custody following a police response to an alarm at the Area 45 nightclub on Main Street area of Corner Brook early Friday morning.

According to a press release issued Friday morning, entry had been gained to the business through a window at the front of the building. The suspect had left the scene by the time police arrived.

A short time later, police received a complaint of a man in the West Street area who was carrying a knife and appeared to have sustained injuries. The male was located by police and during the investigation it was alleged he was responsible for the break and enter.

The man was arrested and taken to Western Memorial Regional Hospital by ambulance where he was treated for injuries believed to be not life-threatening.

The suspect was then transported to the detention centre where he attempted to flee police custody while handcuffed. Following a brief foot chase, he was apprehended.

The man has been charged with break and enter, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and escaping lawful custody. He remains in custody and is expected to appear in provincial court later today.

The RNC was maintaining a presence outside the bar Friday morning, while a member of the RCMP’s forensics identification unit was observed collecting evidence from a window at the club.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Deer Lake, West Street Western Star

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  • mainlander
    July 26, 2013 - 12:46

    The door men at Starlings are more organized than the RNC.

  • Me Corner Brook
    July 26, 2013 - 09:21

    Another prisoner escaped the custody of the RNC????? Losing their guns; magazines???? What the hell is going on with this police farce...I mean force???