Scam artists can fool any­one at any­time for any­thing

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­sponded to 107 calls for ser­vice dur­ing the week of May 2531. The fol­low­ing is a sam­ple of sev­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tions dur­ing that pe­riod, which high­lights the na­ture of some calls we re­ceived and iden­ti­fies in­ci­dents that the pub­lic can pos­si­bly help with by pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion.

May 25 • Sev­eral mi­nor in­juries were re­ported as the re­sult of a two-ve­hi­cle mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on the main high­way (Route 70) in Bay Roberts. RCMP are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

May 26 • RCMP re­ceived a com­plaint of a phone scam from the Car­bon­ear area. A caller rep­re­sent­ing them­selves from a Win­dows com­puter com­pany asked for credit card in­for­ma­tion and ver­i­fi­ca­tion for a prod­uct. No such prod­uct was pro­vided.

Scam artists can fool any­one at any­time for any­thing. If you are not sure, ask for ver­i­fi­ca­tion by mail be­fore pro­vid­ing any credit card in­for­ma­tion. Con­tact the RCMP or your lo­cal po­lice and re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity.

May 27 • RCMP stopped a ve­hi­cle when the po­lice of­fi­cer ob­served a traf­fic vi­o­la­tion. The 44-year-old male driver from Spa­niards Bay had a sus­pended driv­ers li­cence and sig­nif­i­cant out­stand­ing fines on his driv­ing record. As a re­sult the driver was is­sued an ap­pear­ance no­tice for court for var­i­ous driv­ing of­fences.

• RCMP ar­rested a 22-year-old fe­male from Up­per Is­land Cove for breach of her un­der­tak­ing. The ar­rest was made af­ter of­fi­cers had re­ceived a com­plaint of an as­sault at a Car­bon­ear res­i­dence. The de­fen­dant was held for court.

•A short while later of­fi­cers re­turned to the same res­i­dence and ar­rested a 28-year-old Car­bon­ear man for two breaches of un­der­tak­ing and two breaches of pro­ba­tion. The man was also held for court.

May 29 • RCMP re­sponded to a com­plaint of an at­tempted break and en­ter into a res­i­dence in Old Per­li­can. The res­i­dence had sev­eral pains of glass bro­ken in the door. No en­try had been gained, but the mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP.

May 30 •A sin­gle ve­hi­cle col­li­sion in West­ern Bay was re­ported to the

• Never try to “ beat the traf­fic light,” you will even­tu­ally lose.

• Drive in a happy frame of mind. If you are an­gry or just had a fight with your spouse, walk.

• Drive safely and cour­te­ously.

Com­mu­nity polic­ing events

The Bay Roberts Crime Preven­tion Com­mit­tee with the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP will be hold­ing a bi­cy­cle rodeo at Pow­ell’s Su­per­mar­ket park­ing lot on June 19 be­tween 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Bring your bi­cy­cles and hel­mets. It’s Fathers Day. Come on dads. Bring the kids down for some fun. Try the course your­self. Prizes will be awarded.

If your com­mu­nity or com­mu­nity group is look­ing for RCMP in­volve­ment in your event, you may con­tact the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion of­fices at Bay Roberts 786-2118 or Har­bour Grace 596-5014. You may also con­tact the Com­mu­nity Polic­ing Of­fi­cer di­rectly at 589-5635.

Re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity

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. You can go on­line at www.nl­crimestop­pers.com

Const. John Clarke Com­mu­nity Polic­ing and Drug

Aware­ness Of­fi­cer Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District

RCMP 709-786-2118

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