The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was kept busy over the past 24 hours, responding to vehicle collisions, making arrests and investigating other incidents from a total of 176 calls for service.
The following are details from the RNC of some of these calls:
• Around 3:34 p.m. Thursday, an unmarked police car was heading east on Cornwall Avenue in St. John's when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. The RNC said the driver failed to stop and was followed by the police car until it stopped in the downtown area.
A 35-year-old man was charged with failing to stop at an accident, two breaches of court orders, operating an unregistered vehicle and having no insurance or driver's licence. He was held for court and his vehicle impounded. There were no injuries to the two police officers involved and minor damage to the police car.
• Thursday, around 1:59 p.m., police responded to a report that the trailer on an east-bound tractor-trailer on Blackmarsh Road in Mount Pearl had broken in half.
The RNC said this caused traffic disruption for several hours as the trailer had to be unloaded before being removed from the scene. There were no injuries.
• Around 5:52 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision on Brookfield Road, east of Pearltown Road in St John's. Regional firefighters and ambulance personnel also responded. One man was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. A police investigation is ongoing.
• RNC street patrol officers arrested an adult male for assault around 8 p.m. Thursday. Police say the arrest was as a result of a domestic disturbance in the Duff's Crescent, Paradise, area. The man was held in custody until a court appearance. The RNC said no injuries were reported.
• Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers arrested a man in the Merchant Drive area of St. John's under eight outstanding warrants.
The RNC said officers chased the man on foot before the arrested. The man is expected to appear in court today.
• RNC street patrol members responded to a domestic disturbance complaint in the area of Castors Drive, Mt. Pearl, around 11:50 p.m. Thursday. A man was removed from the home for allegedly assaulting a woman. He was detained for a court appearance this morning. Police say injuries were not reported to be serious.
• Around 1:30 a.m. today, RNC officers responded to a break and entry reported at Marie's Mini Mart in Chamberlains, Conception Bay South.
Police say entry had been gained into the store, but it's not known at this time what was taken as a result of the break-in. Patrol members were assisted at the scene by K-9 and Forensic Services members. The investigation is continuing.