On Aug. 9 at approximately 1 a.m members of the Masset RCMP responded to a complaint of a stabbing at a residence in the 300 block of Eagle Avenue in Masset.
Upon arrival to the scene police located a man in a residence who was suffering from a knife wound to his chest. Given the severity of the man’s injuries he was airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital to undergo treatment, and has since been released.
At the time of attendance, police located a woman inside the home where she was taken into custody. The woman was identified as 54 year old Valerie Brown of Masset, British Columbia. Currently Ms. Brown is being held in custody for Aggravated Assault and Assault with a Weapon pending her next court appearance before the Masset Provincial Law Courts.
“At this time the investigation is ongoing and the Masset RCMP continues to work closely with the victim of this incident,” stated Cst. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Masset RCMP.
“Police have determined the true facts of the case despite rumours that have been circulating through the community and social media. The Masset RCMP are reminding the community that false information or speculation can hinder an investigation and therefore concrete evidence and fact based information are essential for police to conduct a thorough investigation.”
As this investigation is ongoing, the Masset RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Masset RCMP Detachment at 250-626-3991 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest. We don’t want your name, just your information.