Valentine’s day incident leads to disturbance and assault of police officer charges

Nova Scotia RCMP News

On Feb. 14 at approximately 12:29 p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a local restaurant involving a man and woman in an argument.

When police arrived, the two people involved refused to leave the restaurant peacefully. As one of the officers attempted to arrest the woman for causing a disturbance, she resisted. The woman punched the officer in the face, bit the officer, spit in their eye and kicked the officer in the chest. A second officer intervened and was also bitten by the woman. The man involved in the disturbance tried to intervene and was arrested for obstruction of justice. The two officers received minor injuries as a result of the assault.

MacKenzie Page Jennings, 19, of Gold River, is charged with Causing a Disturbance, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Assaulting a Police Officer.

Daniel Dwayne Johnson, 19, also of Gold River, is charged with Causing a Disturbance and Obstructing a Police Officer.

Both were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on April 14, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

File # 2021-200149