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A help­ful tip

• RCMP re­sponded to a back­hoe fire in Heart’s De­light. The town was us­ing the equip­ment to spread gravel along a dirt road when the op­er­a­tor ob­served smoke in the cab. The Heart’s De­light Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment ex­tin­guished the fire. The back­hoe was com­pletely de­stroyed. No foul play is sus­pected.

• No one was in­jured in a house fire in Port de Grave, but the res­i­dence sus­tained sig­nif­i­cant dam­age. The mat­ter is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, how­ever no foul play is sus­pected.

• Po­lice re­sponded to the scene of an as­sault be­tween two males at a res­i­dence in Har­bour Grace. A 19year-old male form Car­bon­ear is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for the as­sault. A 37-year-old Har­bour Grace man sus­tained mi­nor in­juries. The mat­ter is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

• RCMP charged a 36-year-old North­ern Bay man af­ter the ac­cused as­saulted a fam­ily mem­ber. The in­ci­dent oc­curred in North­ern Bay and charges in­clude as­sault and as­sault with a weapon. The man was re­leased. A court date is to be set at a later date.

• RCMP of­fi­cers ar­rested a 19year-old Bay Roberts man for as­sault with a weapon in Bri­gus. The male was in­volved in an al­ter­ca­tion with sev­eral peo­ple in the Bri­gus area. A knife was used and two peo­ple were in­jured. Two charges for as­sault with a weapon are pend­ing and more charges are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated. The male was later re­leased for court on Sept. 6.

• Po­lice ar­rested a 29-year-old Car­bon­ear man for theft un­der $5,000, breach of pro­ba­tion, pos­ses­sion of break and en­ter tools and tres­pass­ing at night. The man was found in­side a ve­hi­cle when the prop­erty owner no­ticed him and re­ported him to the po­lice. The man was held for court.

• RCMP of­fi­cers charged a 36year-old North­ern Bay man af­ter he was found breach­ing a court or­der by be­ing at a res­i­dence in that com­mu­nity. The man had been ar­rested the day be­fore and placed on con­di­tions to re­main away from the res­i­dence. The ac­cused was held for a bail hear­ing and was granted bail. He is due in court July 18.

• A 36 year old North­ern Bay man was ar­rested and charged for the third time in as many days af­ter he was found breach­ing his con­di­tions of an un­der­tak­ing. The man was ar­rested in North­ern Bay and held for court. He was granted bail and re­leased for court July 18.

• RCMP ob­served an ATV on the high­way in West­ern Bay. The driver and pas­sen­ger were not wear­ing hel­mets and were driv­ing at a fast rate of speed. The RCMP of­fi­cer rec­og­nized both in­di­vid­u­als and later charged them un­der the Off-Road Ve­hi­cles Act. A 32-year-old West­ern Bay man was charged for op­er­at­ing an ATV on the high­way and op­er­at­ing with­out a hel­met. A 22-year-old fe­male from Gull Is­land was charged for be­ing a pas­sen­ger and not wear­ing a hel­met.

• Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a break and en­ter into a North River res­i­dence. The in­ci­dent oc­curred June 30 when a win­dow was bro­ken to gain en­trance into the home. A sum of money was taken. RCMP are ask­ing any­one with any in­for­ma­tion to re­port it to po­lice or pro­vide in­for­ma­tion through Crime Stop­pers.

This week’s tip con­cerns drugs. Po­lice of­fi­cers of­ten get asked this ques­tion from par­ents and guardians: I think my child is us­ing drugs. What should I do?

The short an­swer is any­thing you can. Put your­self be­tween your child and the drug. We know one out of six peo­ple be­come ad­dicted to some form of drug and most of it starts from recre­ational use. Ev­ery ad­dict had to start with one.

Drugs are not the same as they once were. Most il­le­gal drugs to­day have some form of de­signer pur­pose. One for mak­ing you mel­low; one for

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