• Completed a bar compliance check in Bay Roberts. During the club check two males were observed in the washroom in possession of cocaine. A 43 year old male from Bay Roberts and a 26 year old male from Shearstown have been charged with possession of the drug and court is pending on the matter.
• Received a call of a disturbance at a residence in Upper Island Cove. A 23 year old male was arrested and held as a result of the disturbance. The matter is under investigation and charges are pending.
• Responded to a call of a disturbance at a Carbonear residence. A male claimed that threats had been made and his mother had been forced into a car. A short investigation revealed the woman was OK and had not been forced away. The matter is still under investigation.
• Responded to a two- vehicle motor vehicle collision on the main road in Cupids. One vehicle operator was charged under the Highway Traffic Act for having no drivers licence, insurance, or valid registration. The matter remains under investigation. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.
Some helpful tips
Winter is finally here. If you have not done so now is the time to adjust your driving. With the recent snow fall and more in the forecast, our roads will be icy and slippery for the next few months. Here are some safe winter driving tips;
• All season tires are not effective below seven degrees Celsius. Only winter tires are recommended for winter weather. In fact, four winter tires must be on your vehicle. Mixing or matching tires adversely affects the handling of your vehicle.
• Slow down and adjust your speed in the winter. Just because the roads look good does not mean they are. Ice and snow drifts are always hazardous and can not always be accounted for on those good driving days.
• Charged a 19 year old female from Victoria with fraud after she cashed two cheques that did not belong to her. The complaint was received from the Bank of Nova Scotia in Carbonear after the owner of the cheques noticed money missing from their account. Court is pending on the matter.
• Responded to a call of a disturbance in Georgetown. A 35 year old woman from Georgetown was later arrested and charged with a breach of undertaking for being at a residence. The woman was later released by the court on another undertaking and is due back in court Feb. 21.
• Responded to a call of break and enter in Broad Cove. An elderly woman heard someone in the residence and after checking discovered a sum of money missing. The suspect(s) had left the area and the matter is under investigation.
• Responded to a complaint of damage to a vehicle at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Clarke’s Beach. Sometime overnight someone had removed four tires and rims and drilled the gas tank, removing the gasoline. The matter is under investigation.
• Responded to a Dog Act complaint in Cupids. A complaint was received about a roaming dog in this particular incident the animal almost caused a motor vehicle collision. The owner was spoken to and the matter is concluded. Pet owners are reminded that you are responsible for penning or tethering your animals at all times. If they should be deemed a nuisance animal they can be seized and destroyed.