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