Vic­to­ria man se­ri­ously burned in sus­pi­cious fire

The Compass - - OPINION -

The Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP an­swered 137 calls for ser­vice dur­ing the week of June 27 to July 3, 2012. 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 21 false alarms, 41 traf­fic re­lated com­plaints, and eight mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sions.

June 27

• Re­sponded to a com­plaint of dam­age to prop­erty near Cherry Nook Cab­i­nets in South River. Some­one dam­aged trail­ers on the prop­erty overnight and tried to light a small fire in the area. The mat­ter re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

• Re­sponded to a dis­tur­bance in Clarke’s Beach. A 26 year old North River man al­legedly threat­ened to harm a 62 year old Clarke’s beach man, then drove off in his ve­hi­cle. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

June 28

• Re­sponded to a theft of a stain­less steel chim­ney and tools from a yard in Ge­orge­town. The owner was in­stalling the chim­ney when the items dis­ap­peared from the yard. The mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

• Re­sponded to a call of break and en­ter into a res­i­dence on Wa­ter Street in Car­bon­ear. Some­time dur­ing the day the res­i­dence was en­tered and a sum of money was taken from the home.

June 29

• Re­sponded to a com­plaint of a ve­hi­cle be­ing op­er­ated without valid in­surance or driv­ers li­cence. The ve­hi­cle was stopped in the area of Car­bon­ear. The op­er­a­tor, a 30 year old St. John’s man, was op­er­at­ing the ve­hi­cle with no li­cence, reg­is­tra­tion, or valid in­surance. The op­er­a­tor had $2,500 in out­stand­ing fines. Af­ter a search of the ve­hi­cle the man was found in pos­ses­sion of what is be­lieved to be 36 oxy pills and a small quan­tity of mar­i­juana. The man has been charged with pos­ses­sion of th­ese drugs and will ap­pear in court Aug. 28.

• Re­sponded to a com­plaint of an im­paired driver in Heart’s De­sire. A 47 year old from the com­mu­nity was ob­served in the ve­hi­cle not driv­ing at the time he was lo­cated. He was is­sued tickets for hav­ing open liquor in a mo­tor ve­hi­cle un­der the Liquor Control Act.

June 30

• Re­sponded to a dis­tur­bance in Har­bour Grace. A 21 year old fe­male from Co­ley’s Point was ar­rested and charged with two counts of as­sault, and two counts of dam­age to prop­erty. She is due in court Aug. 28.

• Re­sponded to a traf­fic com­plaint of il­le­gally parked ve­hi­cles at the TC Mall in Car­bon­ear. This is an on­go­ing com­plaint for our district and the pub­lic is re­minded that traf f ic tickets for be­ing parked in fire lanes will be is­sued. It may only take a minute to pop into the store but less to write a ticket. The fines can be over $45.

July 1

• Re­sponded to a dis­tur­bance com­plaint at a res­i­dence on Ade­laide Street in Car­bon­ear. A 28 year old male from Kingston as­saulted a fe­male at the res­i­dence then used his truck to ram her ve­hi­cle and pushed it into the wall of the res­i­dence. The ve­hi­cle was pushed through the wall into the apart­ment of an­other res­i­dence. The fe­male was taken to hos­pi­tal with undis­closed in­juries. The male was later ar­rested and charged with as­sault, dan­ger­ous driv­ing, ut­ter­ing threats, breach of court or­ders, and dam­age to prop­erty. He was held for court and later re­leased by the court. He is due back Aug. 28.

• Re­sponded to a cabin fire in Western Bay. A 55 year old Vic­to­ria man was in­jured in the fire and was taken to Car­bon­ear Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous burns. The fire is cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP and the Fire Com­mis­sion­ers Of­fice, as it is sus­pi­cious in na­ture.

July 2

• Re­sponded to a com­plaint of dam­age to prop­erty in the Makin­sons area. Some­time overnight a ve­hi­cle was ex­ten­sively scratched with ap­pears to be a key.

• Re­sponded to sev­eral com­plaints of mis­chief and dam­age on Crowdy Street and Chapel Street in Car­bon­ear. The in­ci­dents oc­curred overnight and in­cluded dam­age to solar lights, prop­erty dam­age and ve­hi­cle dam­age.

• Re­sponded to sev­eral loud party com­plaints as per­sons con­tin­ued cel­e­bra­tions into the early hours from July 1. Th e cal ls, al­though mi­nor in na­ture, con­tin­ued to use re­sources from sev­eral more se­ri­ous mat­ters re­ported over from the pre­vi­ous day.

July 3

• In­ves­ti­gat­ing a dis­tur­bance at the Health and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Build­ing in Har­bour Grace. A fe­male at­tended the of­fice and be­gan threat­en­ing staff mem­bers, then fled the scene af­ter po­lice were called. A fe­male sus­pect is known and the mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Charges are pend­ing.

Com­mu­nity polic­ing events

Are you in­ter­ested in a mini po­lice camp for your sum­mer pro­grams? Const. John Clarke will be of­fer­ing a one and two day camp for the kids at your lo­cal sum­mer camps. We show the youth what it is like to be a po­lice of­fi­cer, go­ing through a work­out, tak­ing com­plaints, talks on drugs, and of course you have to solve a crime! If you are in­ter­ested in this event at your sum­mer pro­gram please con­tact Const. Clarke at the be­low num­bers.

If your com­mu­nity or commu- nity group is look­ing for RCMP in­volve­ment in your event you may con­tact the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion of­fices at Bay Roberts (7862118) or Har­bour Grace ( 5965014).

Re­port­ing crime and sus­pi­cious

ac­tiv­ity

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District 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.

Const. John Clarke is the com­mu­nity polic­ing and drug aware­ness of­fi­cer with the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP. He can be reached at the fol­low­ing: of­fice: 786-2110; or cell: 589-5635.

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