The RCMP News Beat
Carbonear was arrested. Court is set for Nov. 23. Oct. 22 • Received report of property damage to a vehicle parked at the T.C. Square Mall in the Town of Carbonear. Oct. 23 • Officers were on patrol in the Town Carbonear when they observed a vehicle driving erractically. Following an investigation the driver of the motor vehicle, a 58year-old man from Freshwater, was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Court is set for Dec. 20.
• Received a report of break and enter into a residence in the Town of Spaniard’s Bay. The residence was accessed through the basement door, and extensive damage was done to the interior of the home.
• Officers were on patrol in the Town of Bryant’s Cove when they observed an all-terrain vehicle being operated on the roadway. The ATV was towed and the driver was issued provincial summary offence tickets for operating on a roadway. The driver was a 14-year-old male from Spaniard’s Bay.
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 .
Hunting safety tips:
No. 1 — Know the area you will be hunting in. Bring maps of the area, a GPS, and make sure you let people know where your hunting group is going. Make sure you are dressed for the elements, and have safety flares, a whistle and if you have coverage, bring a cell phone.
No. 2 — Don’t hunt alone. Whenever possible, you should go hunting with at least one partner. Together, you and your partner can watch out for one another. If either of you should have an accident, the other can assist the injured party or go get help.
No. 3 — Wear hunter orange. One thing you should always keep in mind when you go hunting is that you may not be the only hunter out there. You want to make sure you’re visible and identifiable. To that end, you should always wear blaze orange — also known as hunter orange. Ideally, you should wear an orange vest or jacket as well as a hat. This will help prevent other hunters from mistaking you for game.
No. 4 — Be sure of your target. It’s the moment of truth. You’ve just spotted your game after waiting patiently for s everal hours. You quickly move your gun into position, line your target up in your sights and fire. You need to be aware of what’s between you and your target, as well as what’s beyond your target. If you are hunting near a farm, cabin areas or road, you have to consider what might happen if you miss your shot — or if it goes clean through your target and keeps on going.
No. 5 — Practice gun safety. The last tip seems the most obvious, but it cannot be overstated. Follow gun safety practices. Treat every gun as if it were loaded at all times, even if you are absolutely certain it’s unloaded. You should keep the gun’s action open and only load the gun when you’re ready to use it. Never point a gun at yourself or another person.
No. 6 — Do not drink alcohol or do drugs while you hunt! Not only is it illegal, even if you think “one won’t hurt,” your judgement is affected and operating on the trails in the woods, will only make it more difficult to judge. Be safe, leave the social drinking and celebrating until you are back at the cabin.
No. 7 — If you do get lost, stay warm, stay together, and find a space in the open so searchers can find you. Don’t leave garbage and waste behind, if you truly enjoy the outdoors, don’t pollute it! Cpl. Brent HILLIER Trinity - Conception District Harbour Grace Detachment P.O. Box 550 Harbour Grace, NL A0A 2M0 Phone: (709)596-5014 Cell: (709)589-5953 Fax: (709)596-0515