Dec. 7 • Arrested a 30 year old Shearstown man after he was observed breaching a court order by an RCMP member. The incident occurred in the Bay Roberts area. The male was arrested and charged for failing to comply with a probation order, then held for court. He later returned to court and was sentenced to 30 days jail after pleading guilty to the incident.
• Arrested a 30 year old Marysvale man after receiving complaints he was breaching his court order. The male was arrested in Marysvale and charged with failing to comply with a probation order. He was held for court. The male returned to court the following day and received 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to the offence.
Dec. 8 • Received a report of a stolen Cadillac CTS from South River. The vehicle was later located in an area near Colliers and the vehicle had been burned. Fire investigators from the RCMP are looking at the vehicle. The matter is under investigation.
Dec. 9 • Received a report of a break and enter into a cabin on Juniper Stump Road in Makinsons. Nothing was taken in this break and enter.
Dec. 10 • Arrested a 57 year old male from Nova Scotia after a complaint was received he was operating a vehicle while impaired. The complaint came from the Bay Roberts area. The male was later located by members from the Holyrood detachment on the TCH near Holyrood. The male was charged with impaired driving and driving over 80 mg and is due in court in St. John’s.
• Arrested a 37 year old Harbour Grace man after he breached a condition of his recognizance. The male contacted the RCMP and turned himself in. The male was held for court and later released by the court on further conditions. The male is due in court Jan. 9.
Dec. 11 • Arrested a 49 year old male from Upper Island Cove at the community Center in Upper Island Cove. A complaint was received on the male possibly driving impaired. The male was checked by RCMP and determined he was in care and control of the vehicle. The male was later charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. He was issued a 90- day suspension and is due in court Feb. 9.
Dec. 12 • Responded to an ATV complaint in Cupids. The ATV had left the scene, however, the operator of this vehicle was determined to be underage. Parents are advised that any such complaint may result in the seizure of the ATV, and tickets issued
The Tr i n i ty Conception RCMP answered 101 calls for service during the week of Dec. 7-13. 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 16 false alarms, 14 traffic related complaints, and 10 motor vehicle collisions.
• Attended a two vehicle motor vehicle collision on the Main Road in Bay Roberts. No injuries were involved, however, the driver of one of the vehicles was issued a traffic summons for failure to yield right-ofway.
• Arrested a 22 year old male from Bay Roberts after receiving a call of assault with a weapon inside a residence in Bay Roberts. The male was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, assault, breach of probation, and uttering threats.
Some helpful tips
• Traffic complaints — we have received numerous complaints of vehicles in fire lanes and handicap zones throughout the malls in the Trinity Conception District.
We have done our best to be festive and asking people to move their vehicles when we drive through, but it has not always worked and several traffic tickets have been issued. As we get closer to the Christmas rush, the complaints become more frequent, especially when your nerves get stepped on as the pressure mounts during the season.
Just because you are sitting in your car does not mean you can park or stop in the fire lane.
We ask that everyone please respect the fire lanes and handicap zones. It only takes a second to run into the store. It also only takes a second to write up a traffic summons. I am sure the money is better in your pocket this holiday season.
Words of thanks
This year’s RCMP Trinity Conception Children’s Wish Tree Lighting was held Dec. 10 in Harbour Grace and Dec. 11 in Bay Roberts. We have many thank you’s for the volunteers who participated in this year’s event:
• The Bay Roberts Crime Prevention Committee, who helped organize and run this event and our yearly events;
• The Bay Roberts Fire Department, who collaborated on a community breakfast;
• The Price Choppers, Powell’s Supermarket and Newfoundland Eggs who helped us with the breakfast;
• We thank the wonderful singers from Coley’s Point Primary and Ascension Collegiate, and Santa Claus for coming to both events;
• A special thanks to the Children’s Wish Foundation volunteers and families that helped us laugh and have fun through it all;
• And CB Music in Bay Roberts for all their assistance through the years.
Reporting crime or suspicious acts
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 1800- 222- 8477. You can go online at www. nlcrimestoppers. com or www.rocktips.ca. Crime Stoppers NL is now on Twitter and Facebook.
Submitted by Const. John Clarke, community policing and drug awareness officer, Trinity Conception District RCMP