Prop­erty dam­age, break, en­ter and theft

The Compass - - OPINION -

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­sponded to 95 com­plaints and calls for ser­vice from the cit­i­zens in the district be­tween April 14 and 21. Rou­tine ev­ery­day traf­fic en­force­ment du­ties are not in­cluded in that to­tal.

The fol­low­ing is a snap­shot of sev­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tions over the last week, which high­lights the na­ture of some calls re­ceived and iden­ti­fies in­ci­dents that the pub­lic can pos­si­bly help with by pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion.

April 16 - Prop­erty dam­age to a fence and lawn out­side a res­i­dence in Har­bour Grace was re­ported to the RCMP.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion or any other, please con­tact your lo­cal RCMP de­tach­ment or Crime Stop­pers at 1 800 222-TIPS, www. nl­crimestop­pers.com

April 18 - A dirt bike was re­ported stolen from a garage in Bryant’s Cove. The bike was a 125 cc Yamaha, blue and white in colour, with Mon­ster En­ergy stick­ers all over it. In­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion or any other, please con­tact your lo­cal RCMP de­tach­ment or Crime Stop­pers at 1 800 222-TIPS, www. nl­crimestop­pers.com.

April 19 - Prop­erty dam­age to ve­hi­cles parked out­side of Wood­ward Mo­tors in Car­bon­ear was re­ported to the RCMP.

Three ve­hi­cles had their win­dows bro­ken and gas si­phoned from their tanks. In­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion or any other, please con­tact your lo­cal RCMP de­tach­ment or Crime Stop­pers at 1 800 222-TIPS, www.nl­crimestop­pers.com .

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District re­ceived a re­port of break and en­ter into two trail­ers in Car­bon­ear. The in­side of the trail­ers were dam­aged. In­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to

Cst Vicki Chalker Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Of­fi­cer Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District

RCMP (709)786-2118 (709) 589-5635 cell Vicki.Chalker@rcmp-grc.gc.ca this in­ves­ti­ga­tion or any other, please con­tact your lo­cal RCMP de­tach­ment or Crime Stop­pers at 1 800 222-TIPS, www. nl­crimestop­pers.com

Im­paired Driv­ing in the North River area was re­ported to the RCMP. A pa­trol was made, and the ve­hi­cle was lo­cated. Fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a 43-year-old man from North River was ar­rested for im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. Court is set for July 5.

A ve­hi­cle was dam­aged in Heart’s De­light. The ve­hi­cle had scratch marks on the body and the roof. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion or any other, please con­tact your lo­cal RCMP de­tach­ment or Crime Stop­pers at 1 800 222-TIPS, www.nl­crimestop­pers.com

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­ceived a re­port of prop­erty dam­age and theft from Avalon In­dus­trial in Car­bon­ear. Gas was stolen from a Uhaul truck, and the pas­sen­ger win­dow was bro­ken. A bat­tery was also stolen from a diesel com­pres­sor. In­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion or any other, please con­tact your lo­cal RCMP de­tach­ment or Crime Stop­pers at 1 800 222TIPS, www.nl­crimestop­pers.com

Tips from your Com­mu­nity

Polic­ing Of­fi­cer

Did you know? Did you know that many youth see pills as safe drugs be­cause if its in pill form it must be safe?

Did you know that our drug sec­tion has seized pills be­ing sold as Ec­stasy that were 100 per cent metham­phetamine?

Did you know that Ec­stasy is a highly ad­dic­tive drug? Ec­stasy is: * Street drug only made in il­le­gal labs.

* Tablets may not even con­tain ec­stasy - could be filled with corn­starch, soaps, de­ter­gents or other drugs. (such as: caf­feine, ephedrine, metham­phetamine, LSD, PCP, or ke­tamine)

* Also known as E, XTC, Love Drug, Eu­pho­ria, Party Pill, Hug Drug.

* Adam, M, M & M, MDM, rave, beans, and many more depend­ing on the lo­cal groups.

Short-term use of Ec­stasy can pro­duce many other ef­fects in­clud­ing: de­creased ap­petite; in­creased blood pres­sure and heart rate; in­crease in body tem­per­a­ture; teeth grind­ing and jaw pain; nau­sea and vom­it­ing.

In ad­di­tion, a per­son could po­ten­tially ex­pe­ri­ence: dis­tor­tion of per­cep­tion; para­noia; hal­lu­ci­na­tions. MDMA causes an in­crease in body tem­per­a­ture ( hy­per­ther­mia). When you com­bine the in­crease in body tem­per­a­ture with phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity such as danc­ing and a warm en­vi­ron­ment, the sit­u­a­tion can be­come worse. This in­crease in body tem­per­a­ture as well as the in­crease in blood pres­sure and heart rate can lead to kid­ney or heart fail­ure, strokes and seizures. Some peo­ple drink too much wa­ter to avoid de­hy­dra­tion. This can re­sult in dan­ger­ously low salt lev­els in the blood, which can lead to con­fu­sion, con­vul­sions and delir­ium and can progress quickly to coma and death from the swelling of the brain.

The best com­bat to drug use, is be­ing in­formed and aware. * Watch for signs of drug use. * Do not get into a ve­hi­cle if some­one is im­paired by drugs or al­co­hol.

* Do not as­sume you know some­one won’t hurt you or do some­thing un­pre­dictable. Drugs change peo­ple! Be care­ful, and be in­formed.

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