Thieves make off with steel pipe

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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. Jan. 6 • Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP con­ducted a ve­hi­cle stop in the area of Har­bour Grace, where a 44-year-old male res­i­dent of Pouch Cove was ar­rested for drug of­fences. Upon fur­ther in­spec­tion of the ve­hi­cle, a quan­tity of stolen prop­erty and mar­i­juana were seized.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion led to the search of a res­i­dence in Har­bour Grace, where an­other quan­tity of stolen prop­erty was seized. As a re­sult of the search, three ad­di­tional in­di­vid­u­als, a 40-year-old res­i­dent of Car­bon­ear and a 36-year-old male and 23-year-old fe­male, both from Har­bour Grace, were ar­rested.

This prop­erty is be­lieved to have been stolen as a re­sult of cabin break-ins in the area. Court date for the four ac­cused has been set for March.

• Re­ceived a re­port of an as­sault that oc­curred in Shearstown. A 16year-old fe­male res­i­dent of Ge­orge­town was ar­rested as a re­sult of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Jan. 8 • Re­ceived a re­port of a break and en­ter into a shed in Car­bon­ear some­time overnight. No items have been re­ported stolen.

• Re­ceived a re­port of a break and en­ter into the post of­fice in the town of Browns­dale. Cul­prits en­tered the post of­fice through the front door and re­moved the safe. Po­lice are ask­ing for the as­sis­tance of the gen­eral pub­lic. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion are asked to call Har­bour Grace de­tach­ment or Crimestop­pers.

• Re­ceived a re­port of a break and en­ter into the United Church Manse in Vic­to­ria. To date noth­ing has been re­ported stolen. Jan. 9 • Re­ceived a re­port of prop­erty dam­age to equip­ment be­long­ing to Con­cord Paving Limited in Car­bon­ear.

• Re­ceived a re­port of ut­ter­ing threats in Clarke’s Beach. As a re­sult of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a 17-year-old male youth res­i­dent of Clarke’s Beach was ar­rested. Jan. 10 • Re­ceived a re­port of theft from the B& M Ma­chine Shop in Up­per Is­land Cove. Stolen was a 750 lb piece of stain­less steel pipe.

• Re­ceived a re­port of a break and en­ter into an of­fice lo­cated at the Col­lege of the North At­lantic in Car­bon­ear. Re­ported stolen was a lap­top. Jan. 11 • Re­ceived a re­port of break and en­ter into a shed lo­cated on a res­i­den­tial prop­erty in Har­bour Grace. The in­ci­dent oc­curred some­time within the last cou­ple of weeks. Re­ported stolen was a Husqar­varna chain­saw.

• Re­ceived a re­port of prop­erty dam­age to a ve­hi­cle while it was parked at a res­i­dence in Port de Grave. The ve­hi­cle was scratched and two hub­caps were missing.

• Re­ceived a re­port of prop­erty dam­age to a ve­hi­cle while it was parked at a res­i­dence in Marys­vale. It ap­pears beer bot­tles were thrown at the ve­hi­cle re­sult­ing in dents and scratches.

• Re­ceived a re­port of ut­ter­ing threats in Car­bon­ear. In­ves­ti­ga­tion led to the ar­rest of a 27-year-old male res­i­dent of Har­bour Grace. Court date set for March 17.

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

Some help­ful tips for …

Pre­vent­ing breaks-in and theft from sea­sonal res­i­dences, sheds and other out-build­ings

• Do not leave any al­co­hol or money in your sea­sonal prop­er­ties, and take valu­ables home;

• Take pho­tos of your recre­ational ve­hi­cles, tools, T.V’s and items of value;

• WRITE DOWN THE SE­RIAL NUM­BERS (and keep them some­where safe, prefer­ably an­other lo­ca­tion and if you can leave copies with a Key Holder);

• Have some­one check on your prop­erty when you are not there;

• Put in an alarm sys­tem if pos­si­ble even just an au­di­ble alarm will help, and cover the lines to the alarm with PVC pipe or by other means;

• Have the prop­erty well lit and se­cured;

• Place a board or block in the track of a slid­ing door and on all your win­dows; • Close all cur­tains and blinds; • Have all doors, win­dows and ac­cess to a build­ing or struc­ture, se­cured by a heavy duty lock;

• Keep a log of sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cles or ac­tiv­ity in and around your prop­erty;

• Have copies of all se­rial num­bers, pho­tos of items and in­surance poli­cies, safely kept and copied in an­other lo­ca­tion;

• Have a per­son who has ac­cess to these prop­er­ties, as a des­ig­nated “Key holder” so that they can check on your prop­erty in the event that your are out of town, or fur­ther away.

An added note: po­lice may not check on a prop­erty, for the re­port of an alarm, if there is no key holder. This is be­cause we get calls for alarms nu­mer­ous times a day and can­not pos­si­bly check on ev­ery in­ci­dent, un­less there is a re­port of a crim­i­nal act.

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