Charges pending after windows smashed at mall in Hay River

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A 55-year-old man is facing charges after 11 windows were smashed at the Godwin Mall in Hay River.

RCMP stated in an email to CKLB that they received multiple complaints about a man smashing exterior windows from outside the mall just before 7:00 on Friday night.

Police state that with the public’s assistance, a suspect was quickly identified and subsequently arrested near the scene.

Mounties state that the man was transported to the Hay River Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries allegedly sustained while the windows were being smashed.

It’s unclear what if any motive the man had for the vandalism.

He faces a charge of mischief over $5,000 and has been released for a court apperarance in November.

His name has not been released.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.