Two people facing several charges after alleged flight from police in Woodstock


Two New Brunswick men are facing a number of charges after allegedly fleeing from police several times in Woodstock.

West District RCMP learned that a vehicle of interest, wanted in connection with a number of incidents, had been seen in the Woodstock First Nation area around 7:25 p.m. on Nov. 16, following a pursuit with the Woodstock Police Force.

Following a short pursuit, police say the vehicle got stuck on the on-ramp to Highway 2 from Hodgdon Road.

Police  say they seized two loaded and unsecured firearms, several rounds of ammunition, drugs and a cellphone.

The passenger, 27 year old Patrick Denny, has been charged with numerous charges including:

  •  Two counts of possession of a firearm while knowing its unauthorized;
  •  Assault on a police officer;
  •  Assault with a weapon on a police officer;  and
  •  Resisting arrest.

The driver, 29 year old Peter Johnston, has been charged numerous charges including:

  •  Possession of stolen property over $5,000;
  •  Unsafe storage of a firearm;
  •  Flight from police;  and 
  •  Dangerous driving.

Both men appeared in Woodstock provincial court Monday. They were remanded into custody and are scheduled to return to court on Dec. 15