Victoria man seriously burned in suspicious fire
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
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.