Bi­cy­cle rodeo set for June 19

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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.

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. You can go on­line at­crimestop­ or www.rock­ Crime stop­pers NL is now on twit­ter and Face­book.

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