Thefts, fraud, assaults reported
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.
• 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).