On December 15, 2022, at approximately 6:45 pm, RCMP responded to an assault at a business on Main Street, in Russell. It was reported that a female who appeared intoxicated had entered the business and assaulted an employee. The employee locked herself into a back room and called police.
Officers immediately attended and arrested the female. The female was combative and spitting at officers. While being transported to the detachment, she continuously kicked at the windows of the police vehicle.
At the detachment, the female attempted to assault members, and refused to identify herself.
Further investigation led officers to identify the female and link her to an earlier assault. Minutes prior to the assault at the business, an adult male along with a five-year-old child, were outside shoveling snow, when the female suspect approached the child and struck him with her purse. She then left the scene.
The child was not physically injured.
Renee Gambler, 33, of Waywayseecappo First Nation has been charged with:
- Assaulting a Peace Officer x2
- Assault with a Weapon
- Mischief x2
- Assault x2
- Obstructing a Peace Officer x2
- Resisting Arrest x2
RCMP continue to investigate.