Items stolen in North Rive break-in

The Compass - - OCIATHE S -

The Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP an­swered 144 calls for ser­vice dur­ing the week of Aug. 17-23. 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.

Aug. 17 Of­fi­cers charged a 19-yearold Shearstown male for pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance after he was stopped for speed­ing in Shearstown. When ap­proached by the of­fi­cer, a smell of mar­i­juana was coming from the ve­hi­cle. The ve­hi­cle was searched and 26 grams of mar­i­juana was lo­cated in­side. A court date has been set for Oct. 3.

Aug. 18 Mem­bers at­tended a call of roam­ing dogs in Marys­vale. Three own­ers were spo­ken with after a group of dogs were re­ported roam­ing the streets in the area. The pub­lic is re­minded that all an­i­mals must be teth­ered or penned and own­ers are re­spon­si­ble for dam­ages caused by their roam­ing pets.

Aug. 19 Mem­bers at­tended a sin­gle ve­hi­cle mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on Route 70 in Car­bon­ear. A sin­gle ve­hi­cle left the road and caught fire. A 31-yearold male driver from Car­bon­ear re­mains in hos­pi­tal with burns and other undis­closed in­juries. The mat­ter re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion

• Of­fi­cers re­sponded to a com­plaint from the Town of Car­bon­ear of dam­age to the board­walk which had oc­curred some­time overnight. The in­ci­dent in­cluded trees be­ing pulled from the ground and other plants pulled up. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Aug. 20 Mem­bers at­tended a dis­tur­bance call to a Bay Roberts res­i­dence. A 32-year-old male was in­tox­i­cated and caus­ing prob­lems at the lo­ca­tion. The male had left the res­i­dence but was later lo­cated roam­ing the streets, highly in­tox­i­cated. He was de­tained un­til he was sober. Charges are pend­ing.

• Of­fi­cers re­sponded to a com­plaint of dam­age to the Bay Roberts mall in Bay Roberts. Graf­fiti had been sprayed on the back of the build­ing with blue paint. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

• Of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a hit-an­drun col­li­sion that oc­curred on the Canadian Tire gas bar park­ing lot in Har­bour Grace. Some­time be­tween 6 and 7 p.m., an un­known ve­hi­cle struck a truck which was parked on the lot. There was dam­age to the parked ve­hi­cle and the un­known ve­hi­cle left the scene. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Aug. 21 Of­fi­cers ar­rested a 42-yearold fe­male from Riverhead. The fe­male was caus­ing a dis­tur­bance at a Har­bour Grace res­i­dence when she was ar­rested out­side in her own ve­hi­cle. She was re­moved from the area and re­leased for court.

• Mem­bers at­tended a res­i­den­tial break-and-en­ter in North River. Sev­eral items were stolen from this res­i­dence in­clud­ing an Xbox, tele­vi­sion and video games. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Aug. 22 Mem­bers re­sponded to a sin­gle ve­hi­cle mo­tor­cy­cle col­li­sion on Route 73 near Til­ton on the New Har- bour Bar­rens. A 55-year-old male from White­way was in­jured in the col­li­sion and later died in hos­pi­tal from his in­juries. A traf­fic an­a­lyst was called to the scene. The mat­ter is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

• Of­fi­cers charged an 18-year-old from South River for op­er­at­ing a ve­hi­cle without a valid driv­ers li­cence. The charge was laid un­der the High­way traf­fic Act. A com­plaint had been re­ceived about the ve­hi­cle and driver. The ve­hi­cle was later stopped in Bay Roberts and the ticket is­sued.

Aug. 23 Mem­bers at­tended a twove­hi­cle mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sion in Car­bon­ear at the in­ter­sec­tion of Route 70 and Pow­ell Drive. Two peo­ple were taken to hos­pi­tal with undis­closed in­juries. The in­juries are not be­lieved to be lifethreat­en­ing. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Some help­ful tips

In the past month, you have read about sev­eral drug seizures by our mem­bers. The drugs have been seized from homes, ve­hi­cles, and per­sons. We have seized mar­i­juana, co­caine, MDMA (ec­stasy), oxy’s, and other sub­stances.

There is clearly a mar­ket for these drugs. The ques­tion that you need to ask your­self: Who is us­ing this? We can­not kid our­selves any­more. It is not the strung-out junkie that we see in the movies, it is family, friends, and our chil­dren. Whether it is recre­ational use or an ad­dic­tion, without the mar­ket the prod­uct won’t be here.

We spoke of this a few weeks ago and noted the dif­fer­ences in drugs from 20 years ago and the po­tency of to­day’s drugs. Do not be fooled into think­ing it can’t hap­pen to you or any­one in your family. What do I do? You get be­tween the drug and the per­son any­way you can. Con­tact help lines listed in your lo­cal phone books. Pro­vide the user with the drug facts. Con­tact your family doc­tor or med­i­cal of­fi­cials. Call your lo­cal po­lice or RCMP. Con­tact com­mu­nity out­reach pro­grams such as U-Turn (Car­bon­ear).

Com­mu­nity polic­ing events

• The Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Crime Pre­ven­tion Com­mit­tee Bay Roberts, with the sup­port of the RCMP in Trin­ity Con­cep­tion, will be host­ing the Bat­tle of the Brains Sept. 24 at the Spa­niard’s Bay Le­gion. Have you got your team in yet? The spots are fill­ing up fast. If you would like more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Const. Clarke through the in­for­ma­tion be­low.

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