The RCMP would like to welcome Child Find Newfoundland and Labrador to the Bay Roberts area. Executive director, Lisa Brown, has taken an office on Bareneed Road across from the Child Youth and Family Services Building. The organization offers information programs on safety, youth, and missing and exploited children. The “All about me” identification books are available to the general public. The RCMP are looking forward to partnering with the organization and providing assistance with the programs. Keep an eye out for more information.
Calls for service included 16 false alarms, 20 traffic related complaints, and six motor vehicle collisions.
Sept. 5 • Responded to a fire at Walmart in Carbonear. A minor fire was reported due to an electrical shortage in flooring equipment. The fire was quickly extinguish by the Carbonear Fire Department. No injuries were reported with only minor damage to electrical equipment.
• Responded to theft from vehicles overnight in the Clarke’s Beach area. A least two vehicles were entered overnight and small items taken from vehicle. One vial of prescription medication was taken from a vehicle in the Glam Road area.
• Investigating two separate thefts of registration stickers from vehicles that occurred this week. One occurred in the Clarke’s Beach area and the second in Winterton. The stickers had been removed from licence plates of parked vehicles.
Sept. 6 • Arrested a 19 year old male from Bay de Verde and a 30 year old male from Old Perlican after a traffic stop in Old Perlican. The RCMP received a traffic complaint of a speeding and reckless vehicle in the area of Old Perlican and were in the process of investigating the complaint when the vehicle sped by police. The operator failed to stop for police and abandoned the vehicle in a driveway a short while later. The passenger and driver were located by a police service dog a short distance from the area where the vehicle was left. Both persons were arrested and detained. The operator has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act for no insurance, no registration, driving without due care, and open liquor in a motor vehicle.
• Responded to a complaint of break and enter on Gunner’s Pond Road in Carbonear. The RCMP located evidence at the scene that led two a suspect in the matter. A short while later the RCMP arrested a 26 year old male from Victoria and a 25 year old female from Cupids for this break and enter. The male has been charged with break and entry, damage to property, and driving while disqualified. He has been set for court Jan. 23. The female has also been charged with break and enter and is due in court the same date.
Sept. 7 • Responded to a break and enter into a shed on Country Road in Bay Roberts. Stolen in this incident was a lawn mower, a generator, and a window.
• Responded to an assault complaint on Country Road in bay Roberts. The complaint received indicated that the person had been assaulted and burned with a cigarette. The RCMP then arrested a 26 year old male from Bay Roberts and charged him with assault causing bodily harm, assault, and three breaches of court orders.
Sept. 8 • Responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle accident on Water Street in Bay Roberts. The vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole, causing a power outage. The driver of the vehicle, a 21 year old Bay Roberts man, has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act for driving without due care and attention.
• Responded to a theft complaint at the public wharf in Carbonear. Sometime over a couple of days some persons stole two buoys from a boat tied up to the wharf.
Sept. 9 • Arrested a 20 year old Victoria man at his home in Victoria after RCMP responded to the home for an assault complaint. The male was arrested and charged with assault and damage to property after he allegedly assaulted another person in the home. The male was later released for court Oct. 23.
• Responded to a property damage complaint in Northern Bay. Sometime overnight some person damaged the living room window of a residence by throwing a rock through it. No one was injured in the incident.
Sept. 10 • Responded to six false alarms in this 24-hour period. Residents and business owners are reminded that while responding to false alarms valuable time may be taken away from more serious incidents. Please keep your alarms in good working order.
Sept. 11 • Responded to several break and enters into cabins on Old Track Road in Tilton. RCMP have received at least four complaints of cabins broken into during the overnight period. A variety of items have been taken in these break and enters including food, liquor, a generator, and propane tanks.
Community policing events
It’s getting late! We need more teams! The annual Battle of the Brains will be held Sept. 22 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Spaniard’s Bay. The team registrations are now being distributed and planning for prizes and donations are now underway. The Crime Prevention Committee for Bay Roberts hosts this annual fundraiser to support local charities, programs for our schools, and community education events. Come out and enjoy an evening of entertainment. If you would like to make a donation or enter a team, contact Const. Clarke.
Const. John Clarke is the community policing and drug awareness officer for the Trinity Conception District RCMP. He can be reached at the following: 786-2110 (office), 5895635 (cellphone), or by email at John.W.Clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca