Carbonear man sentenced to one year
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.