Sexual assault in Cupids
From March 23-29, officers with the Trinity Conception District RCMP responded to 112 complaints and calls to service from the citizens in our district. Our routine everyday traffic enforcement duties are not included in that total. 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.
• Trinity Conception District RCMP received a report of an assault in Carbonear. As a result of this investigation a 32 year old male resident of Carbonear was charged. Court is set for April 19.
• Received a report of a break and enter into the Heritage Society building in Victoria. A quantity of lumber was reported stolen.
• Received a report of property damage that resulted from a hit and run in Islington. The vehicle responsible was located and a 19 year old male resident of Hearts Delight was issued tickets under the Highway Traffic Act.
• Received a report of a male parked in a vehicle consuming alcohol behind Powell’s Supermarket in Carbonear. Patrol was made to the location and a 29 year old male resident of Victoria was issued tickets under the Liquor Control Act as well as the Highway Traffic Act.
• While on patrol in Victoria, officers observed an ATV operating on the roadway. The ATV attempted to evade the police but got stuck in the snow. As a result of this, the ATV was towed and the operator, a male resident of Victoria, was issued a ticket.
• Received a report of a hit and run that occurred while the vehicle was parked on the TC Square Mall parking lot in Carbonear. As a result, there was damage to the hatchback and rear bumper.
• Received a report of a sexual assault in Cupids. As a result of this investigation, a 53 year old male resident of Cupids was arrested and charged. Court is set for April 4.
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, or at the web at: www.nlcrimestoppers.com
Tips from your community
Although spring is here, we are still subjected to winter driving conditions. There were 32 traffic complaints reported this week alone. Please remember to stay alert, slow down, and stay in control — the three key elements of safe winter driving. Drive according to highway and weather conditions. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to avoid situations where you may have to brake suddenly on a slippery surface.