Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, road rage keep RCMP busy

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

Forty-eight traf­fic-re­lated com­plaints, eight mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sions and15 false alarms were among the 140 calls Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Dis­trict RCMP han­dled dur­ing the first week of Au­gust.

Au­gust 1

• Re­spond­ing to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence call in Har­bour Grace, RCMP found a man had as­saulted his spouse be­cause of a fight they had over the man’s drug use. The ac­cused was also un­der the influence of al­co­hol dur­ing the as­sault and will ap­pear in pro­vin­cial court at a later date.

• Po­lice de­ter­mined a firearm was used dur­ing an al­ter­ca­tion. They were re­spond­ing to a re­port of as­sault with a weapon. No shots were fired and there were no in­juries. The ac­cused was ar­rested later in the morn­ing with­out in­ci­dent, and has an up­com­ing court date.

Au­gust 2

• One driver struck an­other ve­hi­cle while back­ing out at the Tim’s Hor­ton’s in Car­bon­ear. There were no in­juries as a re­sult of the col­li­sion.

Au­gust 3

• A driver told the RCMP his car started to hy­droplane and flipped over sev­eral times in a sin­gle mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent. Both oc­cu­pants were taken to the hospi­tal in Car­bon­ear, where they were treated for non-life threat­en­ing in­juries. RCMP are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the col­li­sion.

Au­gust 4

• When RCMP of­fi­cers re­sponded to a call of a pos­si­ble as­sault with a weapon, the caller told them he had been cut with a knife by an un­known male. The of­fi­cers ob­served the vic­tim had 15 mi­nor scratches to his stomach. Through the RCMP in­ves­ti­ga­tion it was de­ter­mined the in­juries were self-in­flicted. The man was taken to the hospi­tal in Car­bon­ear for an ob­ser­va­tion pe­riod.

• RCMP are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate a call from a man telling them an­other ve­hi­cle had run him off the road. The driver of the ve­hi­cle that had al­legedly run him off the road then got out of the ve­hi­cle and al­legedly smashed the com­plainant’s wind­shield with a bat.

Au­gust 6

• A fe­male caller re­ported to po­lice that her boyfriend had stolen her ve­hi­cle and was driv­ing around the area. When of­fi­cers lo­cated the ve­hi­cle they were shown the reg­is­tra­tion, which con­firmed the male sus­pect as the reg­is­tered owner. The file has been con­cluded, as it is not a crim­i­nal mat­ter.

Au­gust 7

• RCMP re­sponded to two sud­den deaths in the area. Both deaths were ruled non-sus­pi­cious and no foul play was sus­pected.

Community Polic­ing events

It’s com­ing! The an­nual bat­tle of the Brains will be held next month at the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion in Spa­niards Bay. The team reg­is­tra­tions are cur­rently be­ing dis­trib­uted and plan­ning for prizes and do­na­tions are cur­rently un­der way.

The Crime Preven­tion Com­mit­tee for Bay Roberts hosts this an­nual fund-raiser to sup­port lo­cal char­i­ties, pro­grams for our 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 5895635.

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. Shayne Pottie Gen­eral Duty In­ves­ti­ga­tor Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Dis­trict RCMP Of­fice: (709) 786-2110

Cell: (709) 589-5635

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