Shearstown teen charged with assault
The Trinity Conception District RCMP answered 128 calls for service during the week of Oct 17-23, 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 15 false alarms, 28 traffic related complaints, and five motor vehicle collisions.
• Arrested a 29 year old male from Carbonear. Members were called to a disturbance at a Carbonear home. The male had left the scene but later returned and the police were called again. While being arrested the male resisted and threatened officers. The male was on previous court conditions. The male was charged with resisting arrest, uttering threats to hurt the police officer, breach of a probation order, and damage to property. He was held for court but was later released by court to return Nov. 20.
• Arrested an 18 year old male from Shearstown. The male was involved in a fight the day before at a residence in Shearstown. The male allegedly assaulted another male, breaking his nose. The 18 year old was charged with assault causing bodily harm. The male was released for court Jan. 8.
• Looking for a stolen licence plate. The plate is Newfoundland and Labrador licence number CNG-010. This marker was stolen from a truck parked at the Makinsons parking area off Veterans Memorial Highway.
• Investigating a theft of prescription pills from a residence in Makinsons. The pills believed to be dilaudid and metadroxate can be harmful if taken.
• A 27 year old Harbour Grace male was arrested after a traffic stop on Veterans Memorial Highway, near Harbour Grace. Members stopped a vehicle and searched same, which contained 113 grams of marijuana. The 27 year old male was arrested and subsequently charged with possession of a drug for the purpose of trafficking.
• Arrested a 46 year old female driver after a traffic complaint was received she was driving while impaired. RCMP stopped the vehicle as it left the Beaver Plaza Mall in Bay Roberts. The female driver was detained and allegedly failed a breath test. The driver from Coley’s Point was charged with impaired driving and failure of the breathalyzer. She received a standard 90day suspension and is due in court Jan. 21.
• Arrested a 28 year old male from Red Deer, Alberta after a traffic stop in bay Roberts. The male had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Newfoundland. The male was arrested and search and 23 pills were found in his possession, believed to be percocets. The male was charged with possession of the pills and held. He was turned over to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to answer for the outstanding warrant.
• Arrested a 21 year old male from Makinsons after a traffic stop in Clarke’s Beach. The male was noted driving erratically and was pulled over. The male allegedly showed signs of impairment and was detained for a breath test. The male has been charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. He is due in court Dec. 18.
• Charged a 49 year old male from Upper Island Cove with driving while suspended and having no insurance after a traffic stop in Harbour Grace. The male’s vehicle was then impounded by the RCMP for the standard 30 days due to driving while suspended.
• Attended a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on Crane’s Road in Spaniard’s Bay. A single vehicle had left the road early in the morning, rolling over and into the ditch. The 30 year old male driver from Spaniard’s Bay was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. He was later released. The cause of this collision is still under investigation.
• Investigating the alleged theft of a gold necklace from a residence in Carbonear. The necklace went missing sometime over the past two days. Few details to this time have been provided.
• Looking for a stolen
licence plate TEN-873 belonging to a travel trailer. The plate was stolen from a trailer parked in the First Pond area of Shearstown.
• Attended a two-vehicle collision on Powell Drive and White’s Road in Carbonear. Both vehicles were extensively damaged and could not be driven. No injuries were reported.
Some helpful tips for Halloween safety
It is that time of year and we need to recognize that young people are not only trick or treating on Halloween, but the week leading up to it as well. Please drive safely this Halloween and be extra careful during the Halloween hours. Watch for them because they will not watch for you.
• Always wear makeup instead of a mask, since it allows for better vision; • Always carry a flashlight; • Wear bright colour costumes; • Always trick or treat with a group or your parents;
• Do not cross back and fourth the road, up one side, down the other.
Community policing events
• Be on the lookout for Pumpkin Patrol on Halloween night. Look for the community services van and get a special surprise package from the RCMP, Crime Prevention, and Communities Against Violence, and youth volunteers.
• Remember the RCMP Children’s Wish Tree will be lit on Dec. 1 in Bay Roberts and Dec. 2 in Harbour Grace. This year we will keep the trees lit all season and when we reach $1,000 in donation we will light the Children’s Wish Cloud in front of the tree. The RCMP Children’s Wish Campaign will begin at the start of November.
If your community or community group is looking for RCMP involvement in your event you may contact RCMP offices in Bay Roberts (786-2118) or Harbour Grace (596-5014). You may also contact the community policing officer directly at 589-5635.
Const. John Clarke is the community policing and drug awareness officer for the Trinity Conception District RCMP. He can be reached at 786-2110 (office), 589-5635 (cell) or by email at John.W.Clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca