RCMP NEWS­BEAT

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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

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