Items stolen in North Rive break-in
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.