Col­lect­ing do­na­tions with­out iden­ti­fi­ca­tion

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Nine false alarms, 15 mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sions and 28 traf­fic-re­lated com­plaints were among the 123 calls for ser­vice Trinity Con­cep­tion RCMP took dur­ing the week of Sept. 21-27.

The fol­low­ing is a sam­ple of in­ves­ti­ga­tions, which high­lights the na­ture of some calls re­ceived and iden­ti­fies in­ci­dents the pub­lic can pos­si­bly help with by pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion.

Sept. 21

• RCMP are in­ves­ti­gat­ing sev­eral com­plaints of a young fe­male col­lect­ing funds door to door in the Shearstown area. The fe­male was col­lect­ing on be­half of a char­ity (un­named at this time), and it is be­lieved to be false. The fe­male is de­scribed as in her early 20s with brown­ish hair. She was be­lieved to be in a 2003 Cav­a­lier.

• The RCMP have re­ceived sev­eral com­plaints in the past week re­gard­ing two in­di­vid­u­als col­lect­ing do­na­tions. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Any­one col­lect­ing on be­half of any char­ity should have proper ID and re­ceipt books. If you are sus­pi­cious, re­port same and do not give the do­na­tion. Con­tact the char­ity di­rectly and mail in your do­na­tion or de­liver it your­self.

• RCMP re­ceived a sec­ond com­plaint on the fe­male sell­ing tick­ets for char­ity at a lo­cal busi­ness in Bay Roberts. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

• Po­lice ar­rested a 57-year-old Holy­rood man for im­paired driv­ing. The in­ci­dent oc­curred in Marys­vale. The male was ar­rested af­ter a traf­fic stop and taken for a breath­a­lyzer. A 90-day provin­cial sus­pen­sion will be given along with crim­i­nal charges. A court date is set for Nov. 20.

Sept. 22

• RCMP re­sponded to an alarm call at Mar­shall’s Fish Mar­ket in South River. Mem­bers ar­rived quickly and dis­cov­ered a break and en­ter into the store. The in­ci­dent was cap­tured by store sur­veil­lance and is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The RCMP have seized a ve­hi­cle be­lieved to be in­volved in the of­fence and there are sus­pects in the mat­ter.

• RCMP re­ceived a com­plaint of a stolen van from the Marys­vale area. The RNC re­cov­ered the ve­hi­cle in St. John’s, and a sus­pect has been iden­ti­fied with charges pend­ing. The ac­cused is also be­lieved to be con­nected with the pre­vi­ous break and en­ter.

• RCMP ex­e­cuted a war­rant for drugs on two homes in the South River area. Two males were ar­rested and charged. A 49-year-old Col­liers man was charged with pos­ses­sion of drugs and held for a bail hear­ing. He was later re­leased by the court and is due back on Oct. 17. A sec­ond 52-year-old male from South River was ar­rested and charged with pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing and pos­ses­sion of drugs. He is also due in court Oct. 17. A quan­tity of mar­i­juana, per­co­cet and mor­phine pills were seized.

Sept. 23

• RCMP re­ceived a com­plaint of a two-ve­hi­cle mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sion. Mem­bers at­tended and is­sued a 16year old driver a ticket for op­er­at­ing a ve­hi­cle with­out a valid li­cence.

• RCMP re­ceived a traf­fic com­plaint of a 25-year old Spa­niard’s Bay fe­male op­er­at­ing a ve­hi­cle with­out a li­cence. The fe­male was stopped op­er­at­ing the ve­hi­cle and was is­sued tick­ets for no valid driv­ers li­cence, no in­sur­ance, and no valid reg­is­tra­tion.

Sept. 24

• RCMP ar­rested a 22-year-old male from Shearstown af­ter a traf­fic stop on Coun­try Road in Bay Roberts. The male was stopped for speed­ing and al­co­hol was noted on the driver’s breath. He failed the breath­a­lyzer. A 90-day sus­pen­sion was is­sued and charges laid. He is due in court Nov. 7.

• RCMP re­ceived a com­plaint of a stolen ve­hi­cle from Heart’s De­light. The ve­hi­cle was re­cov­ered in Vic­to­ria a short while later. A 27-year-old man from Heart’s De­sire was later ar­rested at an apart­ment in Vic­to­ria and charged with theft of the ve­hi­cle. The ac­cused is due in court Nov. 17.

• RCMP re­sponded to a dis­tur­bance call from Pond Side Road in Car­bon­ear. A 43-year-old fe­male and a 32 year-old-male from Car­bon­ear were ar­rested on the street. Both were known to po­lice and were on sev­eral court or­ders. As a re­sult of the dis­tur­bance the fe­male was charged with three breaches of pro­ba­tion and a breach of an un­der­tak­ing plus as­sault with a weapon. The male was charged with driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied; as­sault caus­ing bod­ily harm, and two breaches of pro­ba­tion. Both were held for bail hear­ings. The fe­male was re­leased by the court and is due back on Oct. 3. The male was de­nied bail and held in cus­tody un­til that same date.

Sept. 25

• RCMP ar­rested a 30-year-old Shearstown man in that Con­cep­tion Bay North com­mu­nity af­ter a com­plaint was re­ceived he was breach­ing his pro­ba­tion. The de­fen­dant was in­tox­i­cated at the time and was charged with two breaches of pro­ba­tion and ha­rass­ing phone

calls. Court is set for Nov. 7.

Sept. 26

• RCMP are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a sin­gle ve­hi­cle mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sion in Old Per­li­can. A 66-year-old fe­male res­i­dent of that Trinity South town was not in­jured in the col­li­sion.

Sept. 27

• RCMP ar­rested three in­di­vid­u­als, all from Vic­to­ria, for theft. The males were 19, 23, and 24 years old. They were ob­served steal­ing meats and gro­ceries from Do­min­ion and Price Chop­per’s in Bay Roberts and leav­ing in a ve­hi­cle. They were ar­rested a short time later in the same ve­hi­cle in Car­bon­ear. More than $700 worth of gro­ceries were re­cov­ered. All the ac­cused were charged with two counts of theft and breaches of pro­ba­tion. All have been given a court date of Dec. 5.

Com­mu­nity Polic­ing events

Trinity Con­cep­tion RCMP and the Bay Roberts Crime Pre­ven­tion Com­mit­tee hosted the Bat­tle of the Brains Sept. 24 at the Spa­niard’s Bay Royal Cana­dian Le­gion. The Bay Roberts Den­tal Clinic Men won the com­pe­ti­tion and re­ceived a tro­phy and cer­tifi­cates for their ef­fort.

If it was not for the com­mu­nity sup­port, the sup­port of the Le­gion, and the ef­fort of all the Crime Pre­ven­tion mem­bers, this could not have taken place.

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 crime

Trinity Con­cep­tion RCMP would like to re­mind 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 1-800222-8477. You can go online at­crimestop­

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