Cupids break-in results in arrest
The Trinity Conception RCMP answered 119 calls for service during the week of Sept. 6-13. 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.
Calls for service included 18 false alarms, 25 traffic related complaints, and 13 motor vehicle collisions.
• The district office has received a number of complaints from Carbonear of ATVs and dirt bikes being operated within the town boundaries, especially on Scarlett Ridge and Newfoundland Drive. If you are operating an ATV on public roadways, you can face fines and seizure of the vehicle.
• Officers are investigating a single vehicle motor vehicle collision in Spaniard’s Bay. A 77-year-old male from Spaniard’s Bay drove into and damaged a residence after suffering a medical condition. The male was taken to hospital and was not injured from the collision.
• Officers received a call of a disturbance in Bay Roberts. A female reported being assaulted with a set of keys. A 30-year-old male suspect from Marysvale was later arrested and charged with impaired driving and refusal of the breathalyzer, as well as assault with a weapon. Court is set for Oct. 17.
Some helpful tips
This week’s tip is on parking related issues. Most of the complaints received center around the malls, schools and post office in the Trinity-Conception region. We have received complaints about vehicles parked in crosswalks, on sidewalks, in fire lanes, in the wrong direction on the roadways, parked blocking private and commercial driveways, even parking in Handicap zones.
During my 27 years as a police officer, I’ve heard a lot of excuses, from I could not find a spot to I just had to drop off an envelope. People stop and leave their vehicle running and leave a passenger in the car and feel this is not parking illegally. They also park and unload items blocking or interfering with traffic.
The Highway Traffic Act does not allow these acts. These offences are all $45 fines. This is money not well spent.
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. Please advise as soon as possible if you would like to have a team entered. For a registration form, contact Const. John Clarke or any member of the crime prevention 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 (5965014), or the community policing officer at 589-5635.
Trinity Conception District RCMP would like to remind members of the general public that they are encouraged to report any information regarding suspicious or criminal activity to their 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.
Const. John Clarke Community Policing and Drug Awareness Officer
Office: 786-2110; cell: (709)589-5635