Public can help
The Trinity Conception RCMP answered 110 calls for service during the week of April 25-May 1. 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, 29 traffic related complaints, and eight motor vehicle collisions.
• Responded to a single vehicle moose collision on Veterans Memorial Highway. No injuries were reported with minor damages to a pickup truck. The moose was killed in the collision and was removed from the scene by wildlife officers.
• Responded to a complaint of damage to property located at the recreation complex in Victoria. Damage was done to picnic tables in the area. Information about the damage including a photo may have been posted on a social media site. The matter is under investigation.
• Responded to a complaint of a vehicle passing a school bus while the lights were flashing. The incident occurred in the Carbonear area and was reported by the bus driver. All persons are reminded of the dangers of passing a school bus and that traffic in both directions must completely stop while the school bus lights are flashing. The matter is under investigation.
• Responded to a house fire at a residence on Riverside Drive in Clarke’s Beach. The RCMP assisted the Bay De Grave Volunteer Fire Department. A 57 year old male from the residence was taken to hospital with burns. The matter remains under investigation.
• Responded to a traffic complaint in the community of Gull Island. A male driver was operating a vehicle in an impaired manner and had no insurance. A 26 year old male was located as a result of the complaint and a traffic ticket was issued for operating a vehicle with no valid insurance.
• Responded to a disturbance at a residence in Spaniard’s Bay. RCMP members attended the residence and arrested a 23 year old Spaniard’s Bay man after he allegedly assaulted a female with the leg of a table. The male was charged with assault with a weapon and was held for court. The court later released the male from custody. The RCMP in Trinity Conception returned to the same Spaniard’s Bay residence shortly after the 23 year old male was released. He was further arrested for damage to property, uttering threats and breaching a court order. The 23 year old was held for court. The court later remanded the male into custody to appear on May 8.
• Responded to a complaint of a male breaching a court order in Victoria. The male was on a court condition not to operate a motor vehicle and was located by the RCMP driving a vehicle. The 23 year old from Victoria was arrested and held for court. He was charged for breaching a court order. The male was remanded into custody and held for the next court appearance May 8.
• Responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver in Hant’s Harbour. The driver was located although not impaired the 30 year old from Old Perlican was issued a ticket under the Liquor Control Act for having open liquor in the vehicle.
• Responded to a minor motor vehicle collision in Gull island. Two vehicles were involved in the collision, however, the driver of one vehicle left the scene. The driver of the vehicle that left the scene was located. A 36 year old male from North River has been charged with failure to remain at the scene of a collision.
• Investigating a complaint of public mischief to a residence in Carbonear. A black sports car pulled up to a residence and threw eggs and pasta sauce at a house before driving away. The matter is under investigation.
A friendly reminder
All terrain vehicles (ATVS)! Lately, many of the traffic complaints received by the RCMP are related to improper ATV use. Most of the complaints deal with ATVS being operated on public streets. In some communities they are being used as vehicles to go to the store or the post office. Everyone is reminded that ATVS are for offroad use only. These issues will be enforced by the RCMP.
Community Policing Week
Runs from May 13-19. The following events are planned:
• Sunday, May 13 — (Mother’s Day) free community breakfast, Amalgamated Academy, 9-11 a.m. Sponsored by RCMP. Moms, we will host and serve your breakfast with the help of some very nice people, so please come. Donations will be accepted for the school’s safe and caring schools committee.
• Colouring contest — Trinity Conception Crime Prevention will sponsor colouring and poster contest featuring a Don’t Drive and Drive theme. Open to all Grade 5 students, with a winner from each school. RCMP members will visit local schools doing presentations on drug and alcohol awareness, DARE Program, and other events. Group tours of the Harbour Grace RCMP detachment are being held as well. Please call for an appointment. Const. John Clarke, community policing and drug awareness officer, Trinity Conception