By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - Within the first 48 hours of 2014, police were already up against a family dispute turned ugly, a triple drug bust and a sexual assault case involving a minor and her uncle.
New year's arrest list
Mother struck by knife
What started as a heated arguement quickly escalated into family violence on the first day of the year. A 13-year-old Cornwall teen pushed her mother and sister before proceeding to throw knives at them, according to police. The teen continued her attack until her mother was struck with a knife.
The teen is facing two counts of assault and two counts of assault with a weapon. She was released and is scheduled for a court date of Jan. 30. Since she's under 18 her name cannot be released.
Uncle charged with sexually assaulting niece
A disturbing case involving the actions of an adult figure in a young girl's life landed a 27-year-old Cornwall man in cuffs. The man is being charged for allegedly inappropriately touching his 11-year-old niece on Jan. 2.
He was released and is scheduled for a court date of Feb. 5. To protect the victim no names were released.
Bust nets $7,800 in drugs
A trio of Cornwallites busted by the Cornwall Street Crime Unit are facing multiple drug-related charges.
On Dec. 18, police executed drug warrants at two Burton Street addresses and confiscated a total of 46 grams of cocaine, 367 grams of marijuana and $650.
Derek Ladouceur, 26, and Sara Dixon, 20, were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.
Shirleen Poitras, 65, is facing a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana.
All three were also charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine. They were released and are scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 14.
The quick escape
A Cornwall man turned himself into police headquarters only to shortly thereafter escape and lead the police on a brief manhunt.
The 33-year-old visited police to deal with a previous domestic incident on Jan. 2. Judging by his lackluster getaway, he apparently didn't expect to be charged.
The man asked to be taken to the hospital once he was arrested. It was then that he allegedly made a mad dash. He was quickly located and after a brief struggle charged with escape lawful custody, resist arrest and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace.
The man was held for a bail hearing. His name was not released to protect the victim of the domestic incident arrest.