Hunt­ing con­cerns raised by Bed­eque res­i­dent

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The fol­low­ing is a list of note­wor­thy in­ci­dents and in­ves­ti­ga­tions un­der­taken by Prince Dis­trict RCMP be­tween Oct. 2 and 8.

On Oct. 2 at about 10 a.m., East Prince RCMP got a com­plaint from a res­i­dent of North Bed­eque, ad­vis­ing hunters were shoot­ing at geese close to a res­i­dence.

The mat­ter was in­ves­ti­gated and the hunters were out­side the 260-me­tre limit and had all the re­quired hunt­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion. As the sea­son is upon us, hunters are re­minded to be aware of their sur­round­ings while in close prox­im­ity to res­i­dences.

Driver un­in­jured fol­low­ing rollover

On Oct. 3 at about 6 a.m., East Prince RCMP re­ceived a call of a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle rollover in Nor­boro. The ve­hi­cle was on its roof and on fire. The 25 year-old male was the sin­gle oc­cu­pant and was un­in­jured.

RCMP as­sist with sus­pected propane leak

On Oct. 3 at ap­prox­i­mately 12:30 p.m., East Prince RCMP re­sponded to a call of a pos­si­ble propane leak at the South Shore Villa in Cra­paud. RCMP as­sisted with traf­fic as­sis­tance while the res­i­dents of the villa were trans­ported to a nearby school while tests were con­ducted, which con­cluded all clear.

Man se­ri­ously in­jured

On Oct. 3, East Prince RCMP re­ceived a call re­gard­ing an in­ci­dent that had hap­pened the night prior.

The vic­tim, a 26-year-old male from Summerside was found in the park­ing lot of the Mis­couche Legion with se­ri­ous head in­juries. A 22-year-old male has been charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault and has been re­manded in cus­tody await­ing his court date. The vic­tim is still in se­ri­ous con­di­tion and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

Struc­ture fire in Maximeville

On Oct. 4 at ap­prox­i­mately 7 a.m., East Prince RCMP re­sponded to a struc­ture fire in Maximeville. Welling­ton Fire Depart­ment at­tended, con­clud­ing the cause of the fire is not sus­pi­cious in na­ture.

Sex­ual as­sault in­ves­ti­gated

On Oct. 4 West Prince RCMP re­ceived a com­plaint of a sex­ual as­sault al­leged to have hap­pened a few days prior in St. Felix. A 22-year-old male was ar­rested and charged and is sched­uled to ap­pear in court in late Novem­ber.

RCMP in­ves­ti­gat­ing stolen ve­hi­cle

On Oct. 5 around 6:30 a.m., West Prince RCMP re­ceived a call of a stolen ve­hi­cle from a res­i­dence in O’Leary. The ve­hi­cle was later lo­cated in a park­ing lot and re­turned to the owner. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

Check­points con­tin­u­ing

Dur­ing this past week, Prince Dis­trict RCMP re­ceived 31 traf­fic-re­lated com­plaints. These com­plaints mostly per­tained to ve­hi­cles al­leged to be driv­ing er­rat­i­cally, park­ing un­safely, speed­ing, and drivers us­ing cell phones while be­hind the wheel. RCMP will be con­tin­u­ing to con­duct check­points and pa­trols through­out the month of Oc­to­ber in var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties across Prince Dis­trict tar­get­ing cell phone use, seat belts, dis­tracted driv­ing and im­paired driv­ing. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing these in­ves­ti­ga­tions or other crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity is asked to call the RCMP or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477.

Check­point con­ducted

On Oct. 5 mem­bers of the West Prince RCMP con­ducted a check­point in O’Leary to de­tect im­paired drivers and for vi­o­la­tions un­der the pro­vin­cial High­way Traf­fic Act. Ap­prox­i­mately 50 ve­hi­cles were checked, and no tick­ets or warn­ings were is­sued as a re­sult. Check­points were also con­ducted in Bor­den-Car­leton and Eller­slie this past week­end.

Im­paired man taken into cus­tody

On Oct. 7 at about 5:30 p.m., a com­plaint was re­ceived by po­lice, re­port­ing an in­tox­i­cated male was walk­ing along a road in Len­nox Is­land. Po­lice pa­trolled to the area, lo­cated the in­di­vid­ual and ar­rested him with­out in­ci­dent. He was taken to Prince County Jail. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

Man charged fol­low­ing traf­fic stop

On Oct. 8 at about 2:30 a.m., po­lice noted a ve­hi­cle cross­ing the cen­tre and fog lines of the road sev­eral times, weav­ing back and forth, while on patrol on Route 2 in Elms­dale. A traf­fic stop was con­ducted and it was noted the male driver showed signs of im­pair­ment.

A road­side screen­ing test was ad­min­is­tered, re­sult­ing in a fail. The driver was ar­rested and charged with im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. He is sched­uled to ap­pear in court in early De­cem­ber.

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