• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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