• RCMP received a complaint of theft from a vehicle, which occurred overnight in the Shearstown area. An iPhone was stolen from the vehicle. Oct. 3 • An all-terrain vehicle was stolen in Clarke’s Beach. The ATV was recovered a short while later behind a residence in that Conception Bay North town. Oct. 4 • Recycling materials were stolen from arecycling bin atAll Hallows Elementary in North River. Between 10 and 20 bags of recyclables were taken.
Trinity Conception RCMP are investigating a matter of Internet fraud.
A Tilton resident received a large cheque for payment of an item through an Internet deal, even though the transaction was for a much lesser amount of money. The scam in these cases is the cheque or money order is fraudulent. The buyer asks you to cash their cheque and keep extra for your trouble and return the rest to them. Of course the cheque will not clear and the person who cashes it is o u t wha t e ver mon e y the cheque was printed for.
This is a scam that has been operating for many years and no one should fall for these antics. The right thing to do is report it to your nearest police department or Phone Busters.
Threats to other persons
A large portion of calls the RCMP receive are regarding threats made towards another person. Sometimes it is in our nature and the way we talk. How many times have you said something like, “ if you don’t stop I will hit you?” Maybe it was not so nice words. Imagine your favourite saying being, “move along or I will poke ya in the head.” Now, say that to the customer in front of you at the grocery line. The context is completely different.
These phrases or sayings become part of our language and may not mean anything to you. However, to the person you are saying them to it could be a whole different quintal of fish. The threat comes from what the other person believes, not necessarily what you meant. In some cases, no harm was meant or directed, but the other person does not know that and calls the police.
Now you could be facing a criminal charge of uttering threats under section 264.1 of the Criminal Code. You can receive jail time, fines or other punishment.
Why give a tip about this? This is becoming a more frequent occurrence with our youth and we must watch what is being said. Remember the golden rule: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.
Remember to smile and do something nice for one person every day.
Community Policing events
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 5895635.
Trinity Conception 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 do so anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477. You can also go on l i ne at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
Const. John Clarke Community Policing and Drug
Awareness Officer Trinity Conception District RCMP