Mo­torist si­lenced over loud muf­fler

The Compass - - OPINION -

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.

Re­port­ing crime

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.

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