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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.

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

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

Brent.Hil­lier@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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