The Trinity Conception RCMP answered 159 calls for service during the week of Aug. 24-30. 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.
Some of these calls included 21 false alarms, nine traffic collisions, and 36 traffic complaints, including illegal use of all-terrain vehicles, speeding vehicles, parking and reckless driving. Aug. 24 • Officers arrested a 47 year old Victoria man after receiving a complaint of a possible impaired driver. The operator was arrested after members located the vehicle and determined the driver was in care and control and noted alcohol on his breath. When the male was searched a small quantity of marijuana was located on his person.
The vehicle was searched and one pound of marijuana was located. As a result, the male was charged with impaired driving and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Court is set for Oct. 17.
• Officers arrested a 19 year old Butlerville man after receiving a complaint of assault on a 63 year old female. The male was intoxicated and held until he was sober. Court is set for Oct. 17.
• Officers and fire and rescue personnel attended a call of a vehicle fire on Roaches Line. The vehicle was destroyed by fire and the matter is still under investigation. Aug. 25 • Officers arrested a 19 year old Butlerville male for breach of undertaking. A call was received from the Butlerville area shortly after the male had been released from custody from an assault charge the day before. He was held for bail and released by the court.
• Officers arrested a 15 year old youth for assault with a weapon. The incident occurred in the Salmon Cove area. The youth was held for court and was charged with the assault and a breach of his probation order. Aug. 26 • Officers attended a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on Veteran’s Memorial near Harbour Grace. No injuries were reported. One vehicle was forced off the road as a result of the collision. The operator of one vehicle has been issued a traffic ticket for not using due care and attention.
• Members retrieved a mountain bike from the woods near Crossing Road in Carbonear. If you had a bicycle stolen or missing, please contact the RCMP. Aug. 27 • Members attended a call of a house fire in Spaniard’s Bay. There was moderate damage to the residence and a fire investigator was called to the scene. The fire is not suspicious.
• Officers attended a call of theft that occurred sometime overnight at the heritage train site in Carbonear. Sometime during the night someone stole the banner that was hung outside. The banner is described with a white background and red letters. There is a picture of a train and the words “All aboard, you can visit all three of our sites by purchasing a ticket.” The matter is under investigation.
• Police are looking for a male suspect in a theft from Canadian Tire in Carbonear. A male left the store with a television and ran after he was approached by employees from the store. The description and further details are pending a review of the store surveillance system.
• Officers arrested a 31 year old male from Victoria after attending a two-vehicle collision on the parking lot of West Side Charlies in Carbonear. The male was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and struck a parked vehicle on the lot. The male was arrested and charged with impaired driving, driving while suspended, driving without due care and attention, and breach of recognizance. Court has been set for Oct. 17.
• Police retrieved a child’s bicycle that was left in front of a property on Ryan’s Road extension in Spaniard’s Bay. The rightful owner can contact the RCMP. Aug. 29 • Officers responded to a complaint of assault and damage to a vehicle. The incident occurred in Upper Island Cove and the suspect is known to the complainant. The matter is under investigation and charges are pending.
• Aug. 30 • Officers responded to a complaint of theft of gas from Batten’s Esso in Bay Roberts. The vehicle has been described as a dark grey Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows. The vehicle drove off in the direction of Shearstown.
• Officers arrested a 21 year old male from Spaniard’s Bay for driving while suspended. The driver was stopped for crossing a solid line on Veteran’s Memorial near Tilton and a driver’s check revealed he was suspended and disqualified. The vehicle was also not properly registered. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued several traffic tickets. Some helpful tips It’s that time again! SCHOOL IS OPEN.
• For drivers — a reminder as your children go back to school they are excited, tired, sad, confused, and distracted all at the same time. They are not looking for you, so look for them. As you enter the school zones, slow down and be patient. Better yet, to eliminate some traffic, try walking to school with your children the first day. Let’s start the school year right and accident free.
• For students — get organized. Don’t carry too much in your backpacks. Make sure you have a locker and you know the combination. Use the school equipment with care and share. Keep all your passwords private. Eat healthy and nutritious food. Make sure you get rest plenty of rest.
• Bullying — sometimes, even when we think we are nice, we can be bullying. Teasing, name-calling and isolating people takes away selfesteem, making everyone feel bad about themselves. How would you like to show up on Tuesday and no one speak with you? REPORT ALL BULLYING. TELL A TEACHER, TELL A FRIEND, TELL THEIR PARENTS. BULLIES ONLY HAVE POWER IF WE KEEP THEIR BULLYING A SECRET. 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 from 7-11 p.m. We are still looking for teams.
• The Georgetown recreation committee will host a bicycle rodeo on Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. Reporting crime To report criminal or suspicious behaviour, contact your local police detachment. You can report your information in person, by phone or you can be anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can go online at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or www.rocktips.ca. Crime Stoppers NL is now on Twitter and Facebook. Const. John Clarke Community Policing and Drug Awareness Officer
Phone 786-2118, or email John.W.Clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca