Two people face multiple charges related to arson and assault

April 6, 2021
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Two people are facing multiple charges following response by Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP to a report of a residential fire received on Friday evening, April 2, at approximately 8:10 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police officers located the home owner who had injuries from an apparent assault. He was immediately transported to hospital for treatment and has since been released. Happy Valley-Goose Bay Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames. Fire investigators also attended.

As a result of the ongoing investigation into the matter, Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Labrador General Investigation Section, arrested two individuals. Both appeared in court on Saturday, remain in custody and are set to appear in court again tomorrow, April 7.

The first individual is charged with the following:

  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Arson with disregard for human life
  • Arson resulting in property damage
  • Failure to comply with a probation order
  • Failure to comply with a court-ordered condition

The second individual is charged with the following:

  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Failure to comply with a probation order

The matter remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP at 709-896-3383 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at, or by downloading the free and secure mobile app. Search the App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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