Im­pa­tient driv­ers blamed for rash of fender ben­ders

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.”

July 18

• 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.

July 19

• A va­ri­ety of tools were stolen from a ve­hi­cle in the car pool area on the Vet­er­ans Memo­rial High­way.

July 20

• 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.

July 21

• 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.

July 22

• 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.

July 23

• 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

July 24

• 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

Cell: (709)589-5635

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