Motorist silenced over loud muffler
From Oct. 5-12, the Trinity Conception District RCMP responded to 130 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.
• Received a report of disturbing the peace in the Town of Spaniard’s Bay. A 53-year-old woman from Spaniard’s Bay was arrested for screaming and causing a disturbance. Court is set for Jan. 17.
• Received a report of property damage to a vehicle in the Town of Victoria. A Chrysler Sebring had damage to the rear wheel well.
• Received a report of shoplifting at Walmart in the Town of Carbonear. A 30-year-old woman from Harbour Grace was arrested. Court is set for Dec. 20.
• Received a report of breach of a probation order. A 17year-old man from Spaniard’s Bay was bound by a probation order to abide by court ordered conditions and was found breaching those conditions. The 17-year-old man was arrested. Court is set for Nov. 23.
• Officers were on patrol in the area of Spaniard’s Bay, when officers observed a vehicle with an extremely loud muffler. Following an investigation a 25-year-old man from Spaniard’s Bay was arrested for driving while disqualified, and was issued a ticket and his vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.
• Received a report of assault in the Town of Carbonear. Following an investigation a 27-year-old man from Carbonear was arrested for assault and property damage. Court is set for Jan. 17. A second individual, a 22-year-old woman from Upper Island Cove, was held in custody until sober and then released.
• Officers were on patrol in the Town of Bay Roberts when a vehicle was observed stopped at a green light. Following an investigation the driver of the vehicle, a 48-yearold man from Portugal Cove, was issued a seven-day suspension from driving.
• Received a report of theft of prescription medication from a residence in Marysvale. A 23-year-old man from Marysvale was arrested. Court is set for Nov. 1.
• Received a report of an intoxicated woman driving a vehicle. Following an investigation, a 51-year-old woman from Dildo was arrested for impaired care and control of a vehicle. Court is set for Dec. 20.
• Officers were on patrol in the Town of Spaniard’s Bay when they observed a vehicle driving erratically. Following an investigation a 26-year-old man from Clarke’s Beach was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Court is set for Nov. 23.
• Officers were on patrol in the Town of Bay Roberts when a vehicle was observed swerving off the road. Following an investigation a 28-year-old woman from Bay Roberts was arrested for impaired operation of
Cst Vicki Chalker Community Policing Officer Trinity Conception District
RCMP (709)786-2118 (709) 589-5635 cell Vicki.Chalker@rcmp-grc.gc.ca a motor vehicle. Court is set for Jan. 4.
• Received a report of property damage to a residence in the Town of Victoria. A 19-year-old woman from St. John’s was arrested for property damage and is wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Court is set for Dec. 20.
Trinity Conception 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.com <http://www.nlcrimestoppers.com/>
Halloween safety tips:
• Wear flame retardant costumes; • Apply reflective tape to your costumes; • Avoid cumbersome masks. Use make-up instead; • Make-up should be hypo-allergenic and non-toxic; • Double tie your shoelaces so you don’t trip; • Keep your costume and wig away from candles; • Carry a flashlight with fresh batteries after dark; • Always trick or treat in groups, accompanied by an adult; • Follow a curfew and take a watch with a back light; • Plan your route ahead of time; • Stay on the side of the road, and walk towards traffic. Cross the road safely; • Walk. No running; • Don’t trample through flower beds and gardens; • Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods; • Only visit well lit houses; • Don’t enter any houses unless you know the people; • Don’t approach unfamiliar pets and animals; • Always watch for cars backing up or turning; • Never accept rides from strangers; • Respect other people and their property; • Don’t eat any candy until it’s inspected for tampering under bright lights; • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to an adult or the police.