Cst Edwina ESCOTT
Investigator Trinity Conception District
RCMP Office: (709)596-5014 edwina.escott@rcmp
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.
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.