Police Log: Senior Citizen Knocks On Neighbor's Door, Then His Head

This arrest information was supplied by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.


Charles Lablond 73, of 727 Front St., Apt. 203, was using a cane when Kelly R. Gagne answered his door Sept. 9 at 5:33 p.m., but when the senior rapped him across the head with it, he seemed pretty able.

A officer was dispatched to the address that night for a report of an assault. Upon arriving, he talked to Gagne, who said that Lablond had knocked on his door. When Gagne opened the door, he saw Lablond standing to the right of him. The older man proceeded to strike his neighbor with a wooden cane on the left side of the head, just above the ear. 

The officer observed a 1 and 1/2-inch cut above Gagne's ear that was bleeding, and asked if he needed medical treatment, which Gagne refused. Gagne said he had been threatened by Lablond multiple times, but hadn't done anything to provoke the attack. 

When the officer went next door to speak with Lablond, the man said he had some problems with Gagne and so he hit him. At first he denied striking Gagne in the head, but when the officer told him Gagne had a cut there, Lablond said, "I guess I did hit him on the head," according to the report. 

Lablond was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony.

Russell Archambault September 13, 2012 at 08:36 PM
jo jo; I can sure agree with all of your basic thoughts. About the violence and death. too bad its the wrong people causing it to innocent citizens. I do know about the prostitute problems. don't ask for the police to do anything. Its not going to happen. One thing that you are really wrong about is that you think police want us to live like trash. what the police think is that WE all are trash. Just had a problem with them. I was told by one of them that he would no longer help me. refused to take a property damage report. they spent more time trying to get me angry than anything else. the only person that lost was me! came right out and told all 5 of them, the only thing they care about is themselves. they may have alot of stress. Many of them need deep counciling. god bless them for the job they do.
Russell Archambault September 13, 2012 at 08:38 PM
the response i was responding to from jojo just got removed.
Steve September 13, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Hi Rob, can you explain why the "Burger Flipper" photo is on so many of the posted photos that are on the Patch now? Just wondering.......
la_mouffette September 13, 2012 at 09:02 PM
hah, We don't need Rob to explain that one to us =) He did not load them. A clever, funny guy with too much time on his hands did.
Uncle Ben September 13, 2012 at 09:32 PM
another Ignorant User get help !!! you were warned first and not deleted Dummy !!!


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