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The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Mem­bers of the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Dis­trict RCMP an­swered 81 calls for ser­vice dur­ing the week of Feb. 814. 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 12 false alarms, 19 traf­fic re­lated com­plaints, and seven mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sions.

Feb. 8 • Re­sponded to a two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion at Makin­sons Road and Turskwa­ter Road in Makin­sons. There were no in­juries, but there was ex­ten­sive dam­age to both ve­hi­cles. Tow trucks were re­quired to re­move the ve­hi­cles.

• Re­sponded to a house fire in Turks Cove. The Heart’s Con­tent Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment was on scene ex­tin­guish­ing a home which was en­gulfed in flames. The home was ex­ten­sively dam­aged in the fire. The cause has been de­ter­mined as ac­ci­den­tal from a diesel gen­er­a­tor. Only one per­son was home at the time of the in­ci­dent and no one was in­jured.

Feb. 9 • Re­sponded to a com­plaint of a sud­den death aboard the MV Kat­sheshuk II. The ship made port in the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Dis­trict at Bay Roberts af­ter the sud­den death of a 25 year old male from Kip­pens. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Oc­cu­pa­tional Health and Safety is also in­volved in the mat­ter.

Feb. 11 • Mem­bers at­tempted to stop a ve­hi­cle be­ing op­er­ated in the Bay Roberts area and sus­pected of im­paired driv­ing. The op­er­a­tor fled from po­lice. A short dis­tance later the ve­hi­cle slid into a snow bank and of­fi­cers were able to ap­pre­hend the driver. A 41 year old male from Clarke’s Beach was ar­rested and charged with flight from po­lice, im­paired driv­ing, and driv­ing over 80 mg. The male was even­tu­ally re­leased for court April 17.

• Ar­rested a 28 year old male from New Har­bour af­ter a traf­fic stop in Bay Roberts. The male was ob­served speed­ing and driv­ing er­rat­i­cally. The op­er­a­tor of the ve­hi­cle was charged with im­paired driv­ing, driv­ing over 80 mg, and two breaches of an un­der­tak­ing. Charges were also laid un­der the High­way Traf­fic Act as it was de­ter­mined the male was driv­ing with no driv­ers li­cence, in­sur­ance, or valid reg­is­tra­tion, and had false plates on the ve­hi­cle. The male was held for court and bail was de­nied. He is due back in court Feb. 21.

• Re­sponded to a dis­tur­bance call in Til­ton. A 24 year old male from Til­ton was ar­rested and charged with as­sault and breach of pro­ba­tion as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent. The male was held for court and was later re­leased and is due in court March 7.

Feb. 12 • Re­sponded to a com­plaint of a dis­tur­bance at a res­i­dence in Adam’s Cove. A short in­ves­ti­ga­tion en­sued and it was de­ter­mined it was an ar­gu­ment be­tween two per­sons. One per­son left the res­i­dence and the mat­ter re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Feb. 13 • Re­sponded to a com­plaint of shoplift­ing at The Source in Car­bon­ear. The mat­ter was cap­tured on video sur­veil­lance and is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

• Re­ceived a re­port of a roam­ing dog in Cupids. The dog is de­scribed a large Ger­man shep­herd and has been seen roam­ing in the com­mu­nity. This is a re­minder to res­i­dence in all ar­eas that un­der the Dog Act all dogs have to be teth­ered or penned and can­not be per­mit­ted to roam freely. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and we are seek­ing to iden­tify the an­i­mal.

Feb. 14 • Re­sponded to a com­plaint of a break and en­ter on Across The Doors in Car­bon­ear. The res­i­dence was bro­ken into some­time dur­ing the day and the only item taken was a flat screen TV. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

• Re­sponded to a col­li­sion with an ATV and a parked ve­hi­cle in Marys­vale. There were no in­juries in the col­li­sion but the 34 year old male from Ge­orge­town, the driver of the ATV, was ar­rested and charged with im­paired driv­ing and driv­ing over 80 mg. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and will be set for court.

Some help­ful tips

• ICE, ICE, ICE — Ice fish­ing is in sea­son and the RCMP have re­ceived a cou­ple of com­plaints of per­sons be­ing on thin ice. Due to the mild win­ter that we have ex­pe­ri­enced this year, the ice in our area is not al­ways safe. We have ob­served peo­ple fish­ing feet from open water. Please think of your safety and the safety of oth­ers when ice fish­ing. If you break through the ice you not only put your life at risk but those who have to respond to as­sist you.

• Park­ing— We re­ceived two calls last week of il­le­gally parked ve­hi­cles on the side of the high­way. It was de­ter­mined that the own­ers were on small ponds fish­ing and had parked there ve­hi­cles in a way that in­ter­fered with traf­fic. All parked ve­hi­cles must be free and clear of traf­fic and not be parked in a way that in­ter­feres with traf­fic flow. You might have to walk the ex­tra 20 feet but don’t risk a ticket or hav­ing your ve­hi­cle towed.

Com­mu­nity polic­ing events

As part of the Bay Roberts Win­ter Car­ni­val and the Spe­cial Events Com­mit­tee the RCMP will be host­ing a hockey game with the As­cen­sion Astros high school team. The game will be played at the Bay Arena be­gin­ning 6: 30 p. m. on Feb. 25. Spe­cial guests have been asked to play and will be an­nounced shortly. Many com­mu­nity part­ners will be on hand to help out.

Ad­mis­sion is only $1, or non per­ish­able food item. The Help­ing Hands and Com­mu­nity Food Bank will be on the door. Please feel free to make a do­na­tion. This prom­ises to be a fun event, with lots of ac­tiv­i­ties and prizes. Please come and sup­port the event.

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, sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour

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 de­tach­ment. You can re­port your in­for­ma­tion in per­son, by phone or you can be anony­mous by call­ing Crime Stop­pers at 1- 800- 222- 8477. Yo u can go on­line at www. nl­crimestop­pers. com or www.rock­ Crime stop­pers NL is now on twit­ter and face book.

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