Carbonear man sen­tenced to one year

The Compass - - OPINION -

Gary Nigel Penny, of Carbonear was sen­tenced last Wed­nes­day, April 15 in Pro­vin­cial Court in Har­bour Grace to one year in prison “ in re­la­tion to the of­fence of pos­ses­sion of pro­ceeds of crime,” ac­cord­ing to Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP.

Con­sta­ble Tom Tokarewicz of the Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tion said the RCMP seized 16 mo­tor ve­hi­cles dur­ing this in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The ve­hi­cles val­ued at $ 97,374.99, were for­feited by or­der of the Pro­vin­cial Court in Har­bour Grace.

Po­lice chase young peo­ple through Trin­ity South

An hour-long po­lice chase through sev­eral com­mu­ni­ties along the Trin­ity South Shore in the wee hours of Tues­day morn­ing, April 14 ended in Heart’s De­light where five young per­sons were ap­pre­hended.

Sgt. Wayne Newell of the RCMP said a young male and fe­male were ar­rested and three oth­ers - two young men and one young fe­male, who ran into the woods, were ap­pre­hended with the help of two Po­lice Ser­vice dogs. All five young per­sons, from St. John’s, were taken to the lock-up at Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion RCMP District in Har­bour Grace. They are fac­ing charges of caus­ing a po­lice pur­suit, danger­ous driv­ing, pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty, dam­age to prop­erty, re­sist­ing ar­rest, and as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer.

Sgt. Newell said the in­ci­dent be­gan at ap­prox­i­mately 4: 30 a. m., Tues­day, April 14 while RCMP Traf­fic Ser­vices East were on pa­trol near Sal­monier Line. The Traf­fic Ser­vices of­fi­cer at­tempted to stop a west-bound ve­hi­cle for a traf­fic vi­o­la­tion, us­ing the pa­trol ve­hi­cle’s flash­ing lights.

When the driver failed to stop, the of­fi­cer called Pla­cen­tia-Whit­bourne and Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP for as­sis­tance. A spike belt was placed near the end of the di­vided high­way on the TCH at Blake­town.

The ve­hi­cle con­tin­ued to evade po­lice through Blake­town and fi­nally stopped at Heart’s De­light, where the hour-long chase ended.

The ve­hi­cle was im­pounded and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

Cart stolen from wharf

A black wooden cart and eight pal­lets were stolen from the pub­lic wharf in Carbonear last week.

The in­ci­dent occurred some time be­tween 8 p. m. Satur­day April 11 and 9 a. m. Mon­day April 13.

RCMP are ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion on this or any other crimes to con­tact Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477.

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