RCMP seek as­sis­tance in ve­hi­cle fire

The Compass - - OPINION -

Pla­cen­tia Whit­bourne RCMP re­ceived a call of a ve­hi­cle on fire at Pla­cen­tia Junc­tion, last Wed­nes­day, June 3.

The ve­hi­cle was lo­cated on the old rail­way bed. Whit­bourne fire depart­ment dis­tin­guished the flames and with the as­sis­tance of the po­lice dog searched for ev­i­dence.

The ve­hi­cle was com­pletely de­stroyed in the fire. Po­lice are treat­ing the in­ci­dent as sus­pi­cious and are ask­ing the pub­lic’s help in as­sist­ing them with the mat­ter. The pub­lic is en­cour­aged to con­tact the Whit­bourne De­tach­ment at 759-2600 or crime stop­pers (1-800-222-8477) or www.rock­tips.ca.

False re­port

The same day the de­tach­ment was suc­cess­ful in solv­ing a false re­port of a break, en­ter and theft. A 28-year-old male from Dildo re­ported his home was bro­ken into and a quan­tity of money was stolen May 23. Po­lice in­ves­ti­gated the mat­ter and found the facts of the case were not adding up.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion lead to the man telling po­lice that he made the story up to cover up per­sonal prob­lems that he is cur­rently go­ing through.

The Dildo res­i­dent will be charged with pub­lic mis­chief and will ap­pear in pro­vin­cial court St. John’s at a later date.


RCMP stopped a mo­tor ve­hi­cle for a bro­ken tail­light on the TCH near Belle­vue, June 2. A 39-year-old Trepassey man has been charged with im­paired driv­ing.

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