Cabin break-ins an ongoing concern for police
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.
• Trinity Conception District RCMP received a report of an assault that occurred in Shearstown. As a result of an investigation, a 34-year-old female resident of Bay Roberts was arrested.
• Received a report of a break and enter into three cabins in Freshwater. Reported stolen was a green grass grimmer, a circular saw and a stereo.
• Received a report of an assault in Harbour Grace. A 53-year-old male resident of Harbour Grace was arrested. Court date is set for Feb. 7.
• Received a report of a break and enter into the S. W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace.
• Received a report of a break and enter into a residence in North River. Reported stolen was an Xbox game system.
• Received a report of a hit and run accident that occurred in Bay Roberts. The vehicle was parked at Powell’s parking lot and received damage to the front bumper.
• Received a complaint of an impaired driver in Clarke’s Beach. A patrol was made to the area where the vehicle was located and a 71year-old male resident of Clarke’s Beach was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Court date is set for Feb. 21.
• Received a report of an assault in Victoria. As a result of the investigation, a 15-year-old male resident of Salmon Cove was arrested. Court date set for March 21.
• Received a report of an individual in breach of a recognizance in Carbonear. As a result of the investigation, a 24 year old male resident of Bay Roberts was located and charged. The individual attended court on Jan. 4 and was sentenced to seven days custody.
• Received a report of an assault in Victoria. As a result of the investigation, a 38-year-old male resident of Victoria was arrested. Court date set for Feb. 21.
• Received a report of vandalism to the War Memorial in Spaniard’s Bay. The damage is believed to have occurred on New Year’s Eve.
Trinity Conception District 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 1-800222-8477.
Some helpful tips
• Cabin break-ins — These have been an ongoing concern. This district has experienced an increase in these incidents over the past several months. It is quite obvious we are experiencing a very mild winter which provides for easy access into our cabin areas. The Trinity Conception RCMP are actively working to deter and apprehend the person/s responsible.
We encourage cabin owners to make frequent visits to their properties and those of friends. Do not disturb the scene, report as soon as possible any discovery of break and enters and follow the advice of the officer. Report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity. Know what is in your cabin, have valuable items marked for identification or simply don’t leave valuable items at the cabin.
A thorough list of ALL missing items, serial numbers or identifiable markings and value, should be provided to the investigator as soon as possible.
RCMP/ Children’s Wish Tree
Some $4,825 has been raised to date. A very big thank-you to all those individuals, businesses, organizations and towns that have generously donated thus far. Donations can be dropped off at the Bay Roberts detachment on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or at the Harbour Grace detachment from Monday to Friday during normal business hours. Donations can also be mailed to the Trinity Conception RCMP at P.O. Box 550, Harbour Grace, NL, A0A 2M0.
The deadline for donations was Jan. 6, but late donations will be forwarded to Children’s Wish Foundation.