Domestic violence, road rage keep RCMP busy
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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