Thefts, fraud, as­saults re­ported

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. 19 • Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­ceived a re­port of an as­sault in Spa­niard’s Bay. A male was al­legedly grabbed by the neck and choked. Charges are pend­ing.

• Re­ceived a re­port of mis­chief in Bay Roberts. A 29-year-old male is al­leged to have slashed a tire on a neigh­bour’s car. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing. Jan. 21 • Re­ceived a re­port of a rob­bery at Ready Cash in Car­bon­ear. A lone male en­tered Ready Cash and stole a quan­tity of cash and was last seen run­ning from the store. The male is de­scribed as ap­prox­i­mately five­foot-eight inches tall, about 150 pounds, and wear­ing a black hooded sweater, blue jeans and black snow boots.

It is be­lieved that a ve­hi­cle was in­volved. Any­one who may have been in this area at the time and saw any­thing sus­pi­cious is asked to con­tact the Har­bour Grace de­tach­ment. In­ves­ti­ga­tion into this mat­ter is on­go­ing. Jan. 22 • Re­ceived a re­port of an as­sault. As a re­sult a 43-year-old male was ar­rested and re­leased on charges. Court date is March 21.

Jan. 23

• Re­ceived a com­plaint of theft in Tilton. A ve­hi­cle that had been left parked on the side of the road had its li­cence plate stolen.

• Re­ceived a com­plaint of fraud. As a re­sult a 19-year-old fe­male was ar­rested. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

About Crime Stop­pers

Crime Stop­pers is a civil­ian, non­profit, char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion that brings to­gether in a tri­par­tite re­la­tion­ship, the po­lice ser­vices of a com­mu­nity, the me­dia and the com­mu­nity in the fight against crime.

Crime Stop­pers pro­vides cit­i­zens with a ve­hi­cle to anony­mously sup­ply the po­lice with in­for­ma­tion about a crime or po­ten­tial crime of which they have knowl­edge. Cash re­wards are of­fered to peo­ple who call the pro­gram and their in­for­ma­tion leads to an ar­rest.

• Statis­tics as of Dec. 31, 2010 — ar­rests, 150,002; cases cleared, 254,630; re­wards paid, $12,068,778; ar­son loss value, $29,286,811; value of prop­erty re­cov­ered, $462,678,538; value of drugs seized, $2,875,196,379; to­tal re­cov­ered, $3,337,984,917

• How does Crime Stop­pers work? The Crime Stop­pers tip line is staffed by trained per­son­nel who re­ceive, process, and pass on tip in­for­ma­tion to in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cers. Callers are given a code num­ber which is used in all sub­se­quent calls and callers do not have to iden­tify them­selves.

A re­ward of up to $2,000 is of­fered to any­one pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion which leads to an ar­rest for a crime. Re­wards may also be made for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the re­cov­ery of stolen prop­erty, the seizure of il­le­gal drugs or an ar­rest on an out­stand­ing war­rant.

The me­dia is a very im­por­tant com­po­nent of Crime Stop­pers. An un­solved crime may be re-en­acted and shown on tele­vi­sion or may be pub­li­cized in a news­pa­per or aired on the ra­dio. The me­dia also brings the pro­gram to the at­ten­tion of the pub­lic.

If you have in­for­ma­tion which could leave to an ar­rest for a crime please call your lo­cal po­lice de­tach­ment or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800222-TIPS(8477).

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