July 13— Officers have charged a 36-year-old female from Broad Cove with theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000 after a lengthy investigation that started in April 2010. Police received a complaint from the North Shore Development Association in Western Bay following a review of their books. The female has been charged and is due in court for Sept. 14.
• Officers arrested a 43-year-old Carbonear woman after it was learned she was breaching her undertaking. The female was arrested after repeatedly breaching a condition of her undertaking and held for court. The incident occurred in Carbonear. The woman was later released from court and has a court date set for Aug. 15.
• Officers arrested a 27-year-old Bay Roberts woman for shoplifting at the Bay Roberts Shoppers Drug Mart. The woman was arrested and detained, then released on court documents for Sept. 6.
July 14— Officers are investigating a theft that occurred at the Bay Roberts Mall. Sometime during the day, someone stole two hubcaps from a Ford Focus that was parked on the main parking lot. Anyone with information is asked to call.
July 15— Police are investigating a forged pension cheque, which was cashed at the Price Choppers in Carbonear. The cheque had been returned as forged and has been passed over to the RCMP for investigation. The matter is still being investigated.
July 16— Officers issued several traffic tickets at the TC Square after numerous complaints were received about illegal parking in the fire lanes. Members were called back on several occasions and issued a number of tickets. Drivers are reminded that fire lanes are in place for safety reasons. Parking in these areas is illegal and enforcement action will be taken, especially
The Trinity Conception RCMP answered 106 calls for service during the week of July 13-19. 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.
Officers are continuing to investigate fraudulent cheques that have been returned from local businesses. Four more cheques were returned from Powell’sAtlantic Grocery Distributors this week. The name on the cheques is in a company name, “NL Painters and Plasters Inc, St. John’s.” Anyone receiving these cheques should immediately notify the RCMP or your local police department.
• Officers are investigating a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision that occurred on Route 70 and Water Street in Bay Roberts. There were moderate damages to the vehicles and no one was injured. It is alleged that one operator ran a red light. Drivers are reminded about the dangers of intersections and enforcement action being taken by the RCMP.
Tips: Computer fraud scam
This week’s tip is about a current telephone and computer fraud that is circulating in the region. The RCMP have received numerous complaints about a person(s) calling this area, stating they are from Microsoft and have detected a problem with your computer. They do have computer knowledge and ask you to turn on your computer, and then obtain your credit card number to buy a debugging program. You are billed for nothing, as they do nothing.
They try and obtain more information about your computer and then try to hack it, obtaining any personal information you may have left on your hard drive. Think about this for a moment. Do you think Microsoft is watching you and your computer? Of course not.
This is a scam that sounds legitimate. Say “no, thanks,” and hang up the phone. If they are persistent, ask for a call-back number and state you will have the appropriate authorities return their call. You may report this to the RCMP or your local authorities if you have lost any money or been scammed. If no transactions have taken place, please report to Phone Busters at 1-888495-8501 or www.phonebusters.com.