RCMP report busy night
On Aug. 5, Trinity Conception District RCMP reported a busy night of activity as a result of a rash of criminal activity in the area.
Shortly after midnight, officers and a dog handler responded to a report of suspicious persons around a property on Riverside Avenue in Clarke’s Beach.
Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 14-year-old female and a 17-year-old male from the St. John’s area.
They were in possession of a vehicle that was stolen from the Bay Bulls area. They were also responsible for breaking into sheds in the vicinity of Clarke’s Beach. An ATV and a dirt bike were stolen, but were subsequently recovered. However, investigators were still trying to identify the owner of the dirt bike as of late last week.
A 2007 red Pontiac Wave, with provincial license number HLZ 384, was also stolen.
“ This vehicle is still missing,” S/Sgt. Rick Robinson stated last week, “and likely abandoned somewhere.”
Two additional young males, again from the St. John’s area, were also involved. The RNC in St. John’s assisted in the arrest of one of the subjects.
Both subjects are facing multiple charges of theft over $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property, break, enter and theft, possession of break-and-enter tools, and breach of probation.
The 14-year-old female was released on conditions to the custody of Social Services and will be appearing in Harbour Grace court on Nov. 1. The 17-year-old male appeared in youth court in Harbour Grace on Aug. 5 for a bail hearing.
The matter remains under investigation, and further arrests and charges are anticipated, police say.
In another case, RCMP conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Veterans Memorial Highway near Bay Roberts early on Aug. 5.
Subsequent investigation resulted in the seizure of more than one pound of marijuana and a quantity of pills, including Oxycontin.
Two males from Carbonear, aged 19 and 20, along with one male from Victoria, aged 20, were arrested and later released. They will appear in provincial court at Harbour Grace on Oct. 18 to face charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Anybody with information about any of these crimes is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.