Charges laid after alleged beer bottle assault
When local RCMP officers responded to a call about two intoxicated girls at the Parksville skateboard park, they got there just in time to stop a violent assault.
Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported Thursday that the call came in at 6:47 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Parksville Community Park.
He said the two local girls are alleged to have been very belligerent, picking fights with other young people who were using the park.
When police arrived, they found about 20 youth at the site and one of the girls appeared to be violently assaulting a 14-year-old boy.
Robertson said it appeared the large crowd was attempting to get the girl to stop the attack and leave.
Police arrested two females whose names can not be released due to their age.
Further investigation from witnesses and video obtained by a youth at the park revealed that the female appeared to have used a broken beer bottle when she allegedly threatened and assaulted the victim.
Oceanside RCMP are recommending the 16-year-old female youth be charged with assault with a weapon, resisting arrest and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. A charge of assault has been recommended to Crown in regard to the second girl, 15 years of age. Both girls are known to the local RCMP.