Police report rash of cabin, vehicle break-ins
Oct. 12 • Received several calls on a motor home operating in a dangerous manner. The vehicle later became involved in a minor motor vehicle collision with another vehicle. The operator of the vehicle, a 48-year-old male from Bareneed, was arrested for impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and two breaches of an undertaking. The operator was held for court and later released with a return court date of Nov. 7.
• Received a complaint of a hit and run collision. A vehicle was struck on the Dominion parking lot in Bay Roberts. The hit vehicle is described as a grey Toyota. The run vehicle struck the front bumper and headlight area, damaging same, and left the scene.
• Received a complaint of two break and entry’s into residences located in the Riverhead area of Harbour Grace. The owners are reviewing items in their homes to determine if anything had been taken. Oct. 13 • Arrested a 26 year old male from Victoria after a traffic stop in Harbour Grace. The male was observed driving erratically and was arrested and given a drug recognition exam. The male was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug and released for court Feb. 21.
• Received eight calls for theft from vehicles overnight in the Cupids area. Most of the vehicles had minor items taken from loose change to jewelry. Oct. 14 • Responded to a break and entry into a shed in Clarke’s Beach. Nothing appeared taken.
• Received a complaint of assault. The incident allegedly occurred at a house party in Port de Grave. After a short investigation a 30 year old male was charged with one count of common assault and released for court Jan. 9. Oct. 15 • Charged a 63 year old male from Carbonear under the Highway Traffic Act after a traffic stop in Carbonear. The male was charged with operating a vehicle with no valid registration or insurance. The vehicle was towed and the driver released.
• Charged a 19 year old Upper Island Cove male for impaired driving. Members were called to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Veterans Memorial Highway. A roadside test was administered and the male and two passengers went to Clarenville General Hospital with minor injuries. A blood demand was also given and the matter continues to be under investigation. The male was released for court Feb. 7.
• Received a complaint of a break
The Trinity Conception RCMP answered 142 calls for service during the week of Oct. 12-18. 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 13 false alarms, 24 traffic related complaints, and 14 Motor Vehicle Collisions. and enter into a cabin on Beaver Pond Road on Roaches Line. Taken in the break and enter was a variety of tools. Oct. 17 • Responded to a call of a theft of a utility trailer. The trailer had been left on Roaches Line overnight after the owner had experienced some trouble with it.
• Received a complaint of theft of a camera from a vehicle in the South River area. Oct. 18 • Responded to a call of a stolen ATV from Coastal Outdoors in Carbonear. The ATV was later located in Job’s Cove. A 46 year old Red Head Cove male was arrested and charged with the theft of this ATV. The male is also being investigated for a theft of a vehicle from the St. John’s area. The male was held for court. Some helpful tips In the past week there have been a number of cabin break and entries, as well as theft from vehicles. It is not unusual to see inci- cle and don’t leave them on the seat of the vehicle. If a thief can see personal items, they will attempt to take same.
Always lock your doors to your vehicle and your home. Leave on outside lights in the night. Plant or trim hedging and trees away from doors and windows so that thieves cannot hide.
Remember that you are a victim and no one deserves to have their personal items stolen. Report all thefts and crime. 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 589-5635. Reporting crime 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 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 Trinity Conception District