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Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Horseshoe Bay motel

A 33-year Chase woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her husband following a late-night altercation in a West Van motel room. The victim suffered superficial injuries, according to police.
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A woman has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her husband in a motel room in Horseshoe Bay on the night of Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

A 33-year Chase woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her husband following a late-night altercation at a Horseshoe Bay motel Tuesday (June 14) night.

Police were called to a room at the Horseshoe Bay Motel on Royal Avenue between 10:30 and 11 p.m. after receiving a report of a stabbing during a violent dispute between a couple staying at the motel.

When officers arrived, they found the common-law husband of the woman suffering from superficial injuries that did not require hospitalization, said Sgt. Mark McLean, spokesperson for the West Vancouver Police Department.

However, information learned by investigators about the motive for the stabbing led to evidence to support the more serious charge, said McLean.

Charged in the case is Dakota Grinder, who made a brief appearance in North Vancouver court by video Friday morning.

Grinder is charged with attempted murder of her common-law husband by stabbing, as well as using or threatening to use a weapon in committing an assault, and assault causing bodily harm.

She remains in custody at Alouette Correctional Facility for Women in Maple Ridge.

A bail hearing has been scheduled for next week.

Prior to being arrested this week, Grinder was wanted on two bench warrants stemming from two assaults allegedly committed near the Shuswap village of Lee Creek on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 of 2021.

One of those assaults was allegedly committed against a provincial Ministry of Children and Families worker.

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