Two youths in custody for assault

Two youths arrested after witness reports large fight on Baker Street involving up to 12 people.

  • Sep. 8, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Cranbrook RCMP are currently investigating a late night fight between a group of youth and an adult man.

On September 7, 2016 at about 1030 p.m., Cranbrook RCMP received a call to a large fight in the 1400 block of Baker St. The caller indicated there might be as many as 12 persons involved and that there might be weapons present.

When police arrived, a victim was located battered and bleeding.  He was able to provide information to police as to who had assaulted him.  The victim was taken to hospital, where he remains with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Two young men were located a short distance away and it was determined that they were the aggressors in this incident. A 17 year old youth from the Cranbrook area, along with a 16 year old youth, also from Cranbrook, were arrested for Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Both youths remain in custody to be dealt with before the courts.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be relayed via web or text based tips with details on