Po­lice raid on Car­bon­ear home

The Compass - - CLASSIFIED -

A dra­matic po­lice raid that took place on Wa­ter Street in Car­bon­ear that in­volved the RCMP Emer­gency Re­sponse Team (ERT) was part of an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, in­ves­ti­ga­tors say.

Uni­formed of­fi­cers from Trin­ity Con­cep­tion, a po­lice ser­vice dog from the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary and ERT mem­bers en­tered the home at 11 p.m. on April 17. An of­fi­cer on scene said they were search­ing for drugs.

“As part of an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion in Car­bon­ear (and area), our in­ves­ti­ga­tors ex­e­cuted a search war­rant for the res­i­dence,” Sgt. Greg Hicks later told The Com­pass.

The pres­ence of the ERT sug­gested some­thing sig­nif­i­cant was afoot, since mem­bers of the team are mo­bi­lized from through­out the prov­ince, and are spe­cially trained in spe­cial weapons and tac­tics. When asked to ex­plained their pres­ence, Hicks said the search was deemed “too high risk” for the de­tach­ment.

Dur­ing the raid, res­i­dents of the area heard a loud bang. Some spec­u­lated it was an ex­plo­sion used to gain ac­cess to the home.

On Fri­day, April 18, Cpl. Brent Hil­lier de­nied the use of ex­plo­sives at the res­i­dence, and con­firmed the door was in­tact.

Hicks would not ver­ify the source of the noise, but con­firmed the ERT has tac­tics at its dis­posal that could cre­ate such a noise.

Noth­ing was seized from the res­i­dence and no charges have been laid. Two people were de­tained “for a short time” dur­ing the search.

Hicks said there was no con­cern for pub­lic safety.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.