Dis­tur­bances, ve­hi­cle/moose ac­ci­dents keep RCMP busy

The Compass - - SPORTS -

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.

Aug. 29

• 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.

Aug. 30

• 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.

Aug. 31

• 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.

Sept. 1

• 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.

Sept. 2

• 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.

Sept. 3

• 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.

Sept 4

• 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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.