Disturbances, vehicle/moose accidents keep RCMP busy
Seven vehicle collisions, 32 traffic related complaints and 14 false alarms were among the 144 calls for service Trinity Conception District RCMP answered during the period Aug. 29 to Sept. 4.
• The Trinity Conception RCMP responded to a disturbance complaint in Bay Roberts. A 19-year-old male resident of Bay Roberts was arrested at the scene for damaging property during a disturbance at a residence in that Conception Bay North town. The accused was later released to appear in court Oct. 2.
• RCMP arrested a 69-year-old North River man after a complaint was received he was operating an all-terrain vehicle while drinking. The male allegedly damaged property with the ATV, and a check with the court indicated he was prohibited from driving. The man was charged with driving while prohibited, and damaging property. He was later released for an Oct. 2 court appearance.
• A vehicle collided with a moose on Veterans Memorial Highway south of Bay Roberts. The animal was killed and wildlife officials were also at the scene. The driver was not injured and the vehicle received minor damage.
• RCMP removed a 28-year-old Harbour Grace man from the Canadian Tire in Carbonear after receiving a call reporting a disturbance at the store. According to police the accused started swearing and cursing on the staff after he was refused a refund. The man has been asked not to return to the store and the matter is being investigated.
• RCMP arrested a 49- year- old Salmon Cove man after responding to a disturbance in a home in that town. The accused had damaged the property and was showing signs of intoxication. Police held and later released the man. The matter is under investigation and charges are pending.
• RCMP responded to an attempted break and entry into a residence in Shearstown. Although entry was not gained into the residence, there was evidence it had been attempted. The matter remains under investigation.
• A 29 year-old-female and a 29year-old-male both of Harbour Grace were arrested after a complaint they had assaulted the owner of a home in that town and made threats to harm him. The disturbance moved outside and continued where a vehicle became involved. The pair have been charged with assault, uttering threats, breaches of court orders and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The male was remanded into custody while the female was released on further court conditions to reappear Oct. 16.
Another 29-year-old man who lived in the residence was also arrested and charged with assault. He was released for court.
• A single vehicle moose collision on Veterans Memorial Highway near North River sent a 32-year-old-male and a 21-year-old female, both from Tilton, to hospital for minor injuries. The animal was destroyed at the scene. Bay Roberts fire rescue and wildlife officers assisted police at the scene.
• Trinity Conception District RCMP continue to monitor speeding complaints. Stepped up enforcement action is being taken to reduce the risk to drivers and pedestrians on the roadways.
Are you a bully?
Bullying is always an issue and usually the kids try and claim their territories early in the school year. Bullying, cyber-bullying, and harassment are all criminal offences. Severe cases can even result in jail time. This will not be taken lightly.
Are you a bully? Find the problem and solve it. Bullying has been an ongoing issue since school was created. We always look at someone else and point fingers, calling him or her a bully. Have you ever teased, joined in on namecalling, talked bad about someone, or spread gossip that you heard? Then you are being a bully. If you look at yourself and refuse to participate, then we would not have bullies, as no one would be involved. The solution is within you, not someone else.
If you are being bullied, get help. Stop it immediately before it gets out of control. Tell friends; ask for advice
and if all else fails report bullying.
Community policing events
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 of suspicious
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 1-800-2228477. Yo u 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 Trinity Conception District RCMP. He can be reached at the following: 786-2118 (office), 589-5635 (cell), or by email at John.W.Clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca