Cabin break-ins continue in region
The Trinity Conception RCMP answered 140 calls for service during the week of Sept. 19-25, 2012. The following is a snapshot of several investigations over the last week which highlights the nature of some calls we received and identifies incidents that the public can possibly help us with by providing information.
Calls for service included 13 false alarms, 32 traffic related complaints and three motor vehicle collisions.
• Responded to a complaint of assault from the Carbonear area. The incidents had been occurring over a period of time. As a result of the complaint, a 38-year-old Carbonear man has been charged with assault and two counts of uttering threats. The man will have to appear in court Nov. 6.
• Responded to a disturbance at a residence in Tilton. A 26-year-old male from Coley’s Point was arrested at the scene. The male who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol was arrested. The male was charged with breaching a court order and is due back for court Nov. 6.
• Responded to a complaint of harassing phone calls. A 36-year-old Carbonear man was arrested and charged with breaching a court order to have no contact with this complainant. The male will have to appear in court Oct. 23.
• Responded to an of assault in Carbonear. A female was allegedly assaulted while driving a vehicle in Carbonear. The complainant ran to a neighbouring house and was followed by the suspect into the dwelling and the RCMP was called to the scene. RCMP members arrested the 26- year- old male from St. John’s and charged him for being unlawfully in a dwelling and assault. The male was later released and is due in court Nov. 20.
• Responded to WalMart in Carbonear for an internal theft. Loss prevention officers for the store advised of missing money. A 25-yearold female employee from Tilton was arrested and released for this theft. She has been charged for theft under $5,000. The female is due to appear in court on Nov. 20.
• Received a complaint of an intoxicated male behind the wheel of a vehicle on a parking lot in Carbonear. Members patrolled the area and located the male behind the wheel of the vehicle. The male was detained and provided a breath test which he allegedly failed. The male has been charged with impaired driving with care and control, and failure of the breathalyser. He was released for court on Nov. 20.
• Arrested a 36-year-old male from Carbonear for assault. A complaint had been received earlier in the day and the male was arrested for the assault and breaching a court order. The male had also been charged on Sept. 20 for making phone calls to the same complainant.
• Arrested a 36-year-old male after a traffic stop on Barneed Road in Coley’s Point. The male was detained for impaired driving and later failed a breath testing device. The male has been charged with failure of the breathalyser and impaired driving. He is due in court Nov. 20.
• Responded to a single vehicle moose collision in Makinsons at South River Bridge. The female driver of the vehicle and only occupant was not injured in the collision. The vehicle received only minor damage, however the animal was killed as a result.
• Arrested a 20-year-old Bay Roberts man after a traffic stop in Bay Roberts. Officers observed the male driving a vehicle and suspected he was impaired. The male began to resist police during his arrest, kicking and punching the officers. Officers received some cuts and bruises during their attempt to control the suspect. The male refused to take a breath test and was held for court.
The male known to police has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. He has also been charged with refusing the breathalyser, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and several breaches of a court order. The male is scheduled to return on Sept. 23 for another appearance.
• Responded to three more cabin break and enters on Old Track Road in Tilton. Several break and enters have been reported in this area over the past few weeks. Owners are still trying to determine what was taken in this incident.
• Responded to a break and enter into a residence on Burnt Woods Road in Victoria. A grass trimmer appears to have been taken in the incident.
• Responded to a fire at the old United Church in Western Bay. The incident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. Local fire department and RCMP responded to fire at this church which was under going renovations. The cause of this fire is suspicious. The church was destroyed.
Community Policing Events
The annual Battle of the Brains was held Sept. 22. We would like to thank all the participants and businesses who helped make this event a success.
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 crime or suspicious behaviour
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. John Clarke is the community policing and drug
awareness officer with Trinity Conception District RCMP. He can be reached at the following: office: 786
2110; cell: 589-5635; email: John.W.Clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.