Thieves make off with steel pipe
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.
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.