Cupids break-in re­sults in ar­rest

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

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.

Sept. 7

• 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.

Sept. 13

• 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.

Reporting crime

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

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