RCMP to launch Wish Trees in Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace
The Trinity Conception RCMP answered 101 calls for service during the week of Nov. 16-22, 2011. 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 17 false alarms, 15 traffic related complaints, and 10 motor vehicle collisions. Nov. 16 • The Trinity Conception RCMP arrested and charged a 43 year old Salmon Cove man for driving while disqualified. The man was charged after a traffic stop in Carbonear revealed he was prohibited from driving by the courts. He was released and is to appear in court Jan. 9. Nov. 17 • Received a complaint for theft from a vehicle in Spaniard’s Bay. The complainant had two vehicles broken into. Taken from the vehicles was a sum of money and a Honda XL 80 dirt bike. The matter is under investigation.
• Received two other reports of theft from vehicles during this evening. One at Coley’s Point Primary and another at Ascension Collegiate in Bay Roberts. Nov. 18 • Attended a two vehicle collision on High Road South in Carbonear. An 18 year old male driver from Ochre Pit Cove was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to stop at a stop sign. Nov. 19 • Officers charged a 19 year old Tilton man for breaching a court order after a compliance check revealed the male was out after curfew. The male was later arrested and held for court. He was released by the court to return on Dec. 19.
• Officers charged a 49 year old Tilton man with breaches of the Wildlife Act after a traffic stop in the Tilton area. The male was in possession of a weapon, slugs and spot lights after dark. He is due in court Feb. 21. Nov. 20 • Officers attended a two vehicle motor vehicle collision in Carbonear. A 24 year old Victoria man was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for operating a vehicle without valid insurance. Nov. 21 • Received a complaint of a break and enter into a cabin on Cook’s Cove Pond. The matter is under investigation.
• Officers conducted a search of a residence in Harbour Grace. A 25 year old male from Harbour Grace was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking after a quantity of ecstasy tablets were seized. The male is due in court Jan. 9. Nov. 22 • Officers conducted a search of a residence in Clarke’s Beach. A quantity of drugs including OxyContin and Percocets were seized. As a result a 29 year old male from Bay Roberts and a 31 year old female from Clarke’s Beach have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and are due to appear in court Feb. 21. Some helpful tips • Christmas online shopping — shop only from your home computer. It’s much safer than shopping at a terminal in an internet café or library. If you plan to buy something, go directly to a store’s website by manually typing its address into your web browser. Don’t click on links in an email message, even if you know who sent it.
• Verify secure connections. When shopping online, do not enter any financial information if you see a broken-key or open padlock symbol on your Internet browser. This means the transac- the key is complete or the padlock is locked, your browser is indicating a secure transaction.
• Consider using a company acting as escrow (reliable third party), a credit card with a low credit limit or a single use payment card. Unlike secure order forms on a web site, email messages are not pri- vate. Do not send confidential personal or financial information by email.
• Avoid spam (unsolicited marketing email) by being careful about disclosing your email address both on and off-line.