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Cst Edwina ES­COTT

In­ves­ti­ga­tor Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District

RCMP Of­fice: (709)596-5014 edwina.es­cott@rcmp

grc.gc.ca

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. Feb. 23 • Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­ceived a re­port of van­dal­ism to a ve­hi­cle in Salmon Cove. As a re­sult of this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a 31 year old male res­i­dent of Salmon Cove was charged. Court date is set for May 2. Feb. 24 • Re­ceived a re­port of a pos­si­ble im­paired driver on Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial High­way near Makin­sons. Pa­trol was made to the area and the ve­hi­cle was lo­cated on the Trans-Canada High­way near Avon­dale. Upon fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion it was de­ter­mined that the driver was not im­paired but rather op­er­at­ing a ve­hi­cle with­out in­surance. As a re­sult, the ve­hi­cle was towed and a 28 year old fe­male res­i­dent of Vic­to­ria was charged un­der the High­way Traf­fic Act.

• Re­ceived a re­port of an in­di­vid­ual fail­ing to com­ply with the con­di­tions of an un­der­tak­ing in Bay Roberts. Mem­bers at­tended and a 29 year old male res­i­dent of Shearstown was ar­rested and charged. The in­di­vid­ual at­tended court and was sen­tenced to 30 days cus­tody. Feb. 26 • Re­ceived a re­port of theft of money in Up­per Is­land Cove. As a re­sult of this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a 21 year old male res­i­dent of Bay Roberts was charged. Court date is set for April 4.

• Re­ceived a re­port of theft from the Liquor Store in Car­bon­ear. As a re­sult of this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a 56 year old male res­i­dent of Car­bon­ear was charged. Court date is set for April 4. March 1 • Re­ceived a re­port of a break and en­ter into a busi­ness in Heart’s De­light. A safe and var­i­ous other var­i­ous items were stolen.

• Re­ceived a re­port of a break and en­ter into a cabin on Roaches Line. Var­i­ous tools re­ported miss­ing.

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

• Al­co­hol and drugs — al­co­hol and drugs af­fects our think­ing, our in­hi­bi­tions, and our be­hav­iour. We can be­come more vi­o­lent, less pa­tient, and what we do or not do, may af­fect the rest of our lives. You are not your­self when you are un­der the in­flu­ence of mind al­ter­ing sub­stances, such as drugs and al­co­hol, in­clud­ing pre­scrip­tion drugs. But this is no de­fense for our ac­tions. Please re­mem­ber, life is pre­cious, drugs of any kind can harm you and oth­ers.

• Vic­tims of vi­o­lence — if you are a vic­tim of vi­o­lence or if you know some­one who is a vic­tim of vi­o­lence please find a way to get it re­ported, there is help avail­able. Com­mu­ni­ties against Vi­o­lence is a lo­cal com­mit­tee that is there for you, as is vic­tims ser­vices. There is some­where to turn to. You are not alone.

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