The Compass - - OPINION -

• Re­sponded to a house fire on Ash­ford Lane in North River. No one was in the res­i­dence at the time and no in­juries were re­ported. The fire ap­pears to be ac­ci­den­tal and elec­tri­cal in na­ture.

• Re­sponded to a com­plaint of ATVs driv­ing on road­way. The ATVs were in Car­bon­ear on Pond­side Road area. This is a fre­quent com­plaint for this area and res­i­dence are ad­vised that these mat­ters are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated. The end re­sult could be fines, and the for­fei­ture of your ATV. Re­mem­ber the min­i­mum age for adult size ATVs is 16 and you can­not op­er­ate out­side of an ap­proved area.

July 5

• Re­sponded to a dis­tur­bance call on the main road in Shearstown. A 49- year- old male from Shearstown was ar­rested at the scene for the dis­tur­bance. He was held for be­ing in­tox­i­cated and later re­leased. July 6 • Re­sponded to a traf­fic col­li­sion on the park­ing lot of Tim Hor­tons in Bay Roberts. A pickup truck lost its brakes and ran into the side of the build­ing. There was dam­age to the build­ing and no one was hurt.

• Re­sponded to a com­plaint that four young males dropped off a bag of drugs to an el­derly gen­tle­man in Spa­niard’s Bay. The man called the po­lice. The bag turned out to be a bag of reg­u­lar grass from a lawn and ap­pears to be a prank.

July 7

• Charged a 26 year old male from Har­bour Grace af­ter he tried to flee from po­lice on an ATV. He was al­legedly im­paired. The in­tox­i­cated male was no­ticed by his ATV and ad­vised by po­lice not to drive. A short time later he drove the ATV in a dan­ger­ous man­ner along the main road in Har­bour Grace. He even­tu­ally lost con­trol on the ATV and fell off, over­turn­ing his ATV. The male was ar­rested and re­fused to take a breath­a­lyzer test. The male was held and later re­leased for im­paired driv­ing and re­fusal. Fur­ther charges are pend­ing.

July 8

• Re­sponded to a threats com­plaint in Clarke’s Beach. A male driver of a ve­hi­cle tried to speak with a reck­less driver about the man­ner of his driv­ing. The young male op­er­a­tor al­legedly threat­ened to shoot the other per­son. Charges are pend­ing.

July 9

• Re­sponded to a prop­erty dam­age com­plaint in Old Per­li­can. Some­time overnight three ve­hi­cles had tires slashed on Engine Mill Road.

• In­ves­ti­gat­ing a theft of mail from a mail box in Job’s Cove. Some­time dur­ing the mail de­liv­ery some­one re­moved a cheque from a mail box in that community. The cheque has not been lo­cated to date.

July 10

• Re­sponded to a prop­erty dam­age com­plaint in Cupids Cross­ing. An ex­ca­va­tor had win­dows bro­ken out and dam­age done inside while the ve­hi­cle was parked in a gravel pit.

Some help­ful tips

Sum­mer is here and has been great so far. The RCMP wish to ad­vise the gen­eral pub­lic that dur­ing the sum­mer check­points and traf­fic stops will be the norm. With the great weather we are hav­ing, go­ing to the cabin and par­ties are on the rise. Try­ing to curb any tragedies be­fore they oc­cur we will be do­ing check­points look­ing for un­li­censed driv­ers and im­paired driv­ers.

Community polic­ing events

• The community polic­ing unit will be host­ing a mini po­lice camp day at your lo­cal sum­mer and youth pro­grams. If you are in­ter­ested in this event please contact Const. Clarke.

• The community polic­ing unit will have a dis­play at the Cupids Cu­pers Cove Soiree. Come to the dis­play and pick up in­for­ma­tion on drug use, home safety, and other use­ful in­for­ma­tion. The dates are Aug. 18-19.

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 crim­i­nal or sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity

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 po­lice de­tach­ment. You can re­port your in­for­ma­tion in per­son, by phone or you can be anony­mous by call­ing Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477. 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 for the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Dis­trict RCMP. He can be reached at the folow­ing: 786-2110 (of­fice), 5895635 (cell), or by email at John.W.Clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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