Indecent exposure in Bay Roberts
Fifteen false alarms, 30 traffic related complaints, and six motor vehicle collisions were among the 136 calls Trinity Conception RCMP answered during the first week of September.
The following is a sample of some investigations conducted between Aug. 31 and Sept. 6, which highlights the nature of calls received and identifies incidents the public may possibly help with by providing information. Aug. 31 • RCMP are investigating a break and enter into a residence in Heart’s Content. A 14-year-old youth from Conception Bay South is being investigated for the break and enter. The matter is still being investigated and charges are pending.
• Officeres are investigating a complaint of a young male exposing himself near Track Road in Bay Roberts. A female from that Conception Bay town reported while picking berries off Track Road, a young male on an ATV stopped and exposed himself, before driving off. The male, wearing a checkered shirt and yellow glasses, was operating a three-wheel ATV. Sept. 1 • A complaint of an assault in progress at a Western Bay residence was reported to the RCMP. Police officers arrived at the scene to find a woman had been assaulted by a 32-year-old Western Bay man. The male was arrested and held for court. He was later released on conditions. Court is set for Oct. 3.
• An outboard motor was reported stolen from the stages in Burnt Point. The motor is described as a blue, 40 horsepower Yamaha. The matter is under investigation.
• An 18-year-old female from Mahers was arrested for theft at Shoppers Drug Mart in Bay Roberts. The accused was later released to appear in court Oct. 17. Sept. 2 • A break and entry into a cabin off Old Track Road in Tilton was reported to the RCMP. A 650 red Honda generator was reported taken from the cabin. The matter is still under investigation.
• RCMP arrested a 24-year-old Marysvale man who was walking the streets while intoxicated. The male was also on a conditional sentence order (house arrest). The accused was held and brought to court. He will remain in custody until a hearing can be scheduled. Sept. 3 • RCMP are investigating the death of a 65-year-old Upper Island Cove man. The man appeared to have been injured in a fall and later died at the hospital in Carbonear. The matter is still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected.
• Trinity Conception RCMP Trinity Conception Crime Prevention Committee for Bay Roberts conducted a traffic checkpoint for seatbelts and impaired drivers. Members of the Crime Prevention Committee spoke with drivers and provided useful tips for home safety, drug education information and prizes for the youth who were properly belted in. Sept. 4 • RCMP responded to a fire in the woods off Glam Road in Clarke’s Beach. The fire department quickly extinguished the small fire. Two young males were spoken to as a result and the matter was concluded. Sept. 5 • A single vehicle and pedestrian collision was reported on Water Street in Bay Roberts. The female driver of the vehicle crossed the road after being distracted inside her vehicle and struck the pedestrian. The driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for driving without due care.
• A 23-year-old Bay Roberts male was arrested for assault. A female from that Conception Bay town reported she had been assaulted by the accused. The male was arrested and released to appear in court Oct. 17. Sept. 6 • Trinity Conception and Placentia-Whitbourne RCMP are investigating a complaint of sexual assault alleged to have occurred at a cabin on New Harbour barrens. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary arrested a 25-year-old male currently living in Yellowknife. The accused was held at Bay Roberts for court. The matter is still under investigation.
School opens safely
Schools opened last Sept. 7 without incident, from a police perspective.
Const. John Clarke commended the general public “ for watching, listening, and being patient in and around our school zones. I had the opportunity to drive around and view several schools during arrival and departure times, and except for a few tears things were smooth and safe,” the RCMP spokesman was pleased to report.
Battle of the Brains
Trinity Conception Crime Prevention Committee Bay Roberts, with the support of the RCMP in Trinity Conception, will host the Battle of the Brains Sept. 24 at the Spaniard’s Bay Legion. The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m.
We are still looking for teams to enter the competition. We can take 16 teams and it is starting to fill up.
Don’t be disappointed. Fill in your registration now. For a registration form contact Const. Clarke or any member of the committee.
If your community or community group is looking for RCMP involvement in your event, you may contact the Trinity Conception offices at Bay Roberts (786-2118) or Harbour Grace (596-5014). You may also contact the community policing officer directly at 589-5635.
Report criminal activity
Trinity Conception RCMP would like to encourage the general public to report any suspicious or criminal activity to their local police detachment. Information can be reported in person, by phone or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Const. John Clarke Trinity Conception District RCMP