Bicycle rodeo set for June 19
The Trinity Conception RCMP answered 139 calls for service during the week of June 1-7. 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 are investigating a complaint for failure to remain at an accident scene. The incident occurred at a Carbonear residence when a 30 year old female from Carbonear was driving a vehicle and ran over the foot of a 54 year old Carbonear man. The man received minor injuries and the matter is still under investigation.
• Trinity Conception RCMP are investigating a two vehicle traffic collision which occurred in Brigus. The incident occurred at an intersection with a private approach. A 52 year old male driver from Brigus has been issued a traffic summons under the Highway Traffic Act for following to closely.
• Trinity Conception District RCMP executed a search warrant on a South River residence. RCMP members seized a quantity of drugs and a 51 year old male and 48 year old female are under investigation for possession for the purpose of trafficking. The matter continues to be investigated.
• Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception District charged a 22 year old Brigus man for operating a vehicle with no insurance after a traffic stop in Brigus. A field sobriety test was administered as the man displayed signs of drug use. The man failed the sobriety test and a seven day suspension order was issued. A small quantity of marijuana was seized. The matter is still under investigation.
• Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception District attended a call of an assault at a Victoria residence. A 17 year old female was assaulted by a 19 year old male. The 19 year old male from Salmon Cove was later arrested and charged with the assault. A court date has been set for July 28.
• Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception District completed a road block in Cupids. During the road block a 23 year old Cupids man was stopped while operating his vehicle and suspected of impaired driving. The man was given a roadside test and failed and was taken to the RCMP detachment in Harbour Grace where he also failed the breathalyzer test. He was issued a seven day suspension order from driving and summoned to court for July 28.
• Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception District arrested a 24 year old Tilton man for impaired driving after a traffic stop in the bay Roberts area. The man was issued a seven day suspension order from driving and summoned to court for Aug. 18.
• Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception District issued a summary offence ticket to an 18 year old man who was found drinking in a vehicle in the Bay Roberts area. A complaint had been received on this incident and members attended and located the vehicle.
• Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception District attended a call for an assault in the Carbonear area. After a brief investigation a 44 year old Carbonear woman and a 44 year old Carbonear man were arrested and charged with assault. Both have been issued documents to appear in court July 28.
• Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception District issued a traffic summons to a 23 year old Victoria male after he was observed spinning his tires on the Trinity Conception Square parking lot in Carbonear. The male was issued a traffic summons for driving without due care and attention.
• Trinity Conception District attended a call of a house fire in the community of North River. The home had fire damage and the cause of the fire to this vacant home is under investigation.
Some helpful tips
This week tip is for everyone, but especially for youth and young adults. Cyber-bullying! It’s a new way of doing old things.
With the use of cellphones and social media like Facebook the temptation to put down your words in the form of a text or a Facebook comment is even more tempting than ever. Remember that bullying is bullying. If you text it, you have said it. These words, however, never go away. All electronic format has to be recorded and saved by the companies providing the service.
If you print it we can retrieve it. For constantly bullying someone you can be charged for criminal harassment. The penalty under the Criminal Code includes fines, probation, and even jail time. Any relationship that is ending clearly nev- er ends well; don’t put your frustrations down on a social media site threatening to do this person in or harm them. You may just find yourself in jail. Use your school counsellor, police, and social workers to help solve problems. Everyone goes through rough times. Talk with people. Not against people. It really helps.
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 in Bay Robert’s 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. Several bicycles to be awarded. A pancake breakfast will be supplied by Powell’s to the kids.
• The law Enforcement Torch Run will take place in Old Perlican on June 14. It will begin at 6 p.m. The run will start and finish at the town hall. Hope to see the whole town present!
• 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.
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 or www.rocktips.ca. Crime stoppers NL is now on twitter and Facebook.