Domestic violence still a concern
From Sept. 1 to Sept. 8, Trinity Conception D i str i c t R CMP responded to 170 complaints and calls to service from the citizens in our district. Our 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 we received and identifies incidents that the public can possibly help us with by providing information.
Cst Vicki Chalker Community Policing Officer Trinity Conception District
RCMP (709)786-2118 (709) 589-5635 cell Vicki.Chalker@rcmp-grc.gc.ca force for our display. Making a statement • We can see from this week’s reports that domestic and relationship violence is still ongoing in our communities. Violent actions should not be tolerated. If you are a victim of violence or if you know someone who is a victim of violence please find a way to get it reported, there is help available.
• Handicap parking is designated for anyone who holds a special permit. People are taking advantage of these parking spaces, believing that if they are quick, it won’t matter. Please remember that it is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act to park in a handicap spot without a permit. Please do not abuse these spaces.
• We all need our caffeine. But when you are going to buy a coffee at any local drive-thru or business, please remember to not block the roadways, park in designated areas only and pull out into traffic cautiously.
• Alcohol and drugs affects our thinking, our inhibitions, and our behaviour. We can become more violent, less patient, and what we do or not do, may affect the rest of our lives. You are not yourself when you are under the influence of mind-altering substances, such as drugs and alcohol, including prescription drugs. But this is no defense for our actions. Please remember, life is precious. Drugs of any kind can harm you and others.