Cabin break-ins still a prob­lem

The Compass - - NEWS -

From Sept. 14 to Sept. 22, Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­sponded to 104 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. Sept. 16 • Re­ceived a re­port of a break and en­ter into a cabin in the Town of Small Point.

• Re­ceived a re­port of a theft from a com­mer­cial dump truck be­long­ing to the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Works in the Town of Bay Roberts. Two tires were stolen from the dump truck (size 425/ 65/ 225). These tires are val­ued in ex­cess of $1,000.

• Re­ceived a re­port of an armed rob­bery in the Town of Car­bon­ear. A 19-year-old man from the Town of Har­bour Grace walked into the Shop­pers Drug Mart in Car­bon­ear and held a knife in his hand and de­manded money from an­other cus­tomer in the store. The 19-yearold man was ar­rested and is held in cus­tody un­til his next court date, on Oct. 18.

• Re­ceived a re­port of nu­mer­ous break and en­ters into cabins on Sut­ton’s Pond Road, just off the New Har­bour bar­rens. Some of the items missing are: A 35cc Poulan chain­saw ( green); a 2200 watt Honda generator ( red with black han­dles); an 18-inch Crafts­man chain­saw; a 2009 420 cc 5-speed Honda quad, with a brand new seat, and a cam­ou­flage bike cover; an elec­tronic chess set; some food; and a 35 mm cam­era.

• Re­ceived a re­port of a theft of a bi­cy­cle from a res­i­den­tial prop­erty in Shearstown. The bike is de­scribed as a red BMX.

• Re­ceived a re­port of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent in the Town of Car­bon­ear. A pa­trol was made to the scene and fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the driver of the ve­hi­cle, a 46 year old woman from Car­bon­ear, was ar­rested for im­paired op­er­a­tion. Court is set for Dec. 6.

• Re­ceived a re­port of an as­sault with a weapon in the Town of Bay Roberts. A group of young peo­ple were out­side McDon­ald’s, shoot­ing paint balls at one an­other. A 13-year-old fe­male from the Town of Bay Roberts was in­jured and was taken to the hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. This in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing and charges may be pend­ing. Sept. 17 • Re­ceived a re­port of a break and en­ter into a camper and a cabin in the area of Gull Pond, off the New Har­bour bar­rens. Ex­ten­sive dam­age done to the front doors and items missing in­clude a broom, two axes, a ham­mer and mis­cel­la­neous com­pact discs.

Re­port­ing crime

The Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Districvt RCMP would like to re­mind mem­bers of the gen­eral pub­lic that they are en­cour­aged to re­port any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing sus­pi­cious or crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity to their lo­cal po­lice de­tach­ment. You can re­port your in­for­ma­tion in per­son, by phone or you can be anony­mous by call­ing Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477. www.nl­crimestop­pers.comhttp:// www.nl­crimestop­pers.com>

Tips from your Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Of­fi­cerIt is that time of year again. Un­for­tu­nately, there are peo­ple out there that pros­per ev­ery year from break­ing into cabins, trail­ers and sheds, and they are at it again! Here are some tips:

1. Do not leave any al­co­hol or money in your sea­sonal prop­er­ties, and take valu­ables home;

2. Take pho­tos of your recre­ational ve­hi­cles, tools, TVs and items of value;

3. WRITE DOWN THE SE­RIAL NUM­BERS (and keep them some­where safe, prefer­ably an­other lo­ca­tion and if you can leave copies with a Key Holder);

4. Have some­one check on your prop­erty when you are not there;

5. Put in an alarm sys­tem if pos­si­ble, even just an au­di­ble alarm will help, and cover the lines to the alarm with PVC pipe or by other means;

6. Have the prop­erty well lit and se­cured;

7. Place a board or block in the track of a slid­ing door and on all your win­dows;

8. Close all cur­tains and blinds;

Cst Vicki Chalker Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Of­fi­cer Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District

RCMP (709)786-2118 (709) 589-5635 cell Vicki.Chalker@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

9. Have all doors, win­dows and ac­cess to a build­ing or struc­ture, se­cured by a heavy duty lock;

10. Keep a log of sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cles or ac­tiv­ity in and around your prop­erty;

11. Have copies of all se­rial num­bers, pho­tos of items and in­surance poli­cies, safely kept and copied in an­other lo­ca­tion;

12. Have a per­son who has ac­cess to these prop­er­ties as a des­ig­nated “ Key holder” so that they can check on your prop­erty in the event that your are out of town, or fur­ther away.

Note: Po­lice may not check on a prop­erty, for the re­port of an alarm, if there is no key holder. This is be­cause we get calls for alarms nu­mer­ous times a day and can­not pos­si­bly check on ev­ery in­ci­dent, un­less there is a re­port of a crim­i­nal act.

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