Impatient drivers blamed for rash of fender benders
Trinity Conception District RCMP handled some 22 motor vehicle accidents, 36 traffic-related complaints and 14 false alarms during the week of July 18-24.
Suggesting that was a “significant number of motor vehicle collisions” for an eight-day period, Const. John Clarke noted: “Most collisions occurred at intersections. Several were caused by vehicles turning across traffic to enter or exit businesses along the main road in Bay Roberts.”
The Community Policing officer advised motorists that “when there are two lanes of traffic and one is blocked, do not feel it is safe to cut across or exit. You must be able to see or move safely before you move your vehicle. Just because the other vehicle is blocking traffic and this annoys you, it is your family that could suffer if you get hurt. Just imagine if you hurt another driver because you are impatient,” the RCMP spokesman exclaimed!
“Give it time to clear up, drive safely, and avoid a collision.”
• Solar lights and fences were damaged overnight along Country Road, Bay Roberts. Police are investigating.
• RCMP are investigating an incident on Dawe’s Avenue, Clarke’s Beach where someone punctured a tire on a vehicle.
• A single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Route 60 in Marysvale sent three people to the Carbonear General Hospital. The vehicle left the road and overturned in the woods. A 19-year-old and 22-year-old from that Conception Bay North community sustained minor to moderate injuries. The 17-year-old driver from Bay Roberts, received minor injuries and was also taken to hospital. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the RCMP.
• A variety of tools were stolen from a vehicle in the car pool area on the Veterans Memorial Highway.
• A 57-year-old female driver of one of the vehicles involved in a minor collision on Water Street in Carbonear was issued a traffic summons for having an unregistered vehicle. No injuries were reported.
• Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception district responded to a complaint of assault and threats in Carbonear.
• A 17-year-old male and his father, a 48year-old male both from Victoria were charged for assaulting a youth on a local parking lot in Carbonear. The pair were charged after being caught on video surveillance assaulting the youth. RCMP released the accused, who will appear in court Sept.18.
• RCMP officers responded to an assault in Bryant’s Cove. A 33-year-old Clarke’s Beach male was arrested at the scene of an alleged assault on a female. The defendant was held due to intoxication and later released for court. He is due in court Sept.18.
• Police responded to a two-vehicle collision that sent both drivers to hospital with minor injuries. The collision occurred on the main road in Bay Roberts.
• A 44- year- old female driver from Shearstown was issued a traffic summons for operating a vehicle with no valid drivers license.
• Police arrested a 35-year-old female for impaired driving. The woman currently living in Alberta was arrested after a routine traffic stop for speeding in the town of Bay Roberts. She is due back in court Sept. 5. She was also given a 90-day-suspension from driving.
• CDs and fishing gear were stolen from a vehicle parked near the overpass in Bay Roberts. RCMP are investigating the theft.
• A 48-year-old male resident of Harbour Grace has lost his driver’s license for 90 days after he was stopped and arrested for allegedly driving with over three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. Police were acting on a complaint from the public when they arrested the driver. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 18 to answer to the charges.
• Police are investigating a complaint of a hit and run collision on Whalen’s Lane in Brayant’s Cove. A 2008 pick-up truck was struck while parked on the lane
• RCMP arrested a 19-year-old male formerly of St. John’s after acting on an assault complaint from a residence in Mackinsons. The male allegedly entered a residence and damaged some property. The accused tried to assault one of the owners, while they were trying to remove him from the home. RCMP located the defendant in Bay Roberts, where the arrest was made. He is currently being held in custody for court. The male has been charged with various offences including assault, damage to property, breach of probation and breach of a court order.
• RCMP responded to eight motor vehicle collisions July 24 in various area’s throughout Trinity Conception. No injuries were reported.
Community Policing events
It’s coming! The annual battle of the brains will be held September the Royal Canadian Legion in Spaniards Bay. The team registrations are now being distributed and planning for prizes and donations are now under way. The Crime Prevention Committee for Bay Roberts host this annual fundraiser to support local charities, programs for schools, and community education events. It is a blast! Come out and enjoy an evening of entertainment.
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.
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 face book.
Const. John Clarke Community Policing and Drug Awareness Officer Trinity Conception District RCMP Office: (709)786-2110