**** RCMP Media Release
Shelburne RCMP arrested a 42-year-old man from Jordan Falls after a report of a disturbance and threats.
At approximately 8:50 p.m. on June 14, police were notified that a man with a chainsaw was outside a home on Highway 3 and threatening two men inside. Before police arrived on scene, the man with the chainsaw damaged a vehicle and then fled into the woods.
Police made contact with the man over the phone, during which he threatened members and refused to turn himself in. A short time later, a call was received that the man was at another home on Highway 3 and had threatened the homeowner before fleeing into the woods.
Shelburne RCMP, with assistance from the RCMP Emergency Response Team and RCMP Police Dog Services, contained the area and searched for the man. He was located inside an abandoned vehicle and taken into custody without further incident.
Neil James Veno remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Shelburne Provincial Court on June 24. He is charged with the following: Uttering threats x 5, Assault with a Weapon x 2, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Resist Arrest, Mischief to Property and Failing to Comply with Release Order Condition x 4.
The investigation is ongoing.