Corner Brook man charged with break and entry, assault
CORNER BROOK — A Corner Brook man arrested after an incident in the Curling area of the city early Tuesday morning will be back in provincial court for a bail hearing today.
Patrick Francis O’Flaherty, 45, was taken into police custody after the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to a complaint of property damage and assault at a residence on Barry Place around 2:30 a.m.
It is alleged that O’Flaherty broke into the home, damaged property belonging to the female resident and assaulted her. He is also accused of damaging a vehicle during the incident.
The woman, who the RNC said is acquainted with O’Flaherty, was treated at the scene by paramedics from Western Health for what police said were non-life threatening injuries.
O’Flaherty was not at the scene when police arrived, but was located in a wooded area near the home. He was arrested without incident and charged with assault, mischief, break and entry, uttering threats and failing to comply with court orders.
He appeared in provincial court Tuesday, but his matters were adjourned for today’s bail hearing.