Thefts and impaired drivers keep RNC busy

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The RNC on the northeast Avalon responded to 185 calls for service over a 24 hour period through Saturday night.


On March 23, 2013 at approximately 10:30 a.m., RNC patrol officers responded to a business in the Ropewalk Lane area . Upon arrival, police discovered that a male driver had struck the side of the building with his vehicle.  The 53-year-old male was subsequently charged under the criminal code with one count of impaired driving (by drugs), one count of driving while prohibited, and four breaches of court orders. The male was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with operating a vehicle without insurance, operating with expired registration, driving with a suspended license, and numerous over infractions.  The male had $11 000 in outstanding fines and was held for court.  The vehicle was impounded by police.


On March 23, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m., RNC patrol officers responded to a report of a theft at a business on Topsail Road (Paradise).  Police arrested and charged a 24-year-old male with one count of theft and a breach of a court order. The male was detained for court in the morning.


On March 23, 2013 at approximately 3:10 p.m., RNC officers stopped a vehicle in the area of the Foxtrap Access Road for speeding.  Upon further investigation the male was arrested and charged with impaired driving, driving over 80 mg%, and a breach of a court order. He was also charged with having open liquor in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while using a hand-held cellular phone. The male was released to appear in court at a later date.


At 7:52 p.m., police responded to a complaint of three moose in the area of the Boulevard in St John’s. A patrol unit was able to contain the animals in the construction area of the new Canadian Forces Base.  The Department of Wildlife were notified.


At 9:52 p.m.,  police responded to a report of an armed robbery at a business on Empire Ave. in St John’s. A lone male entered the business and demanded cash from the lone employee. There were no injuries and no arrests have been made at this time.


At 10:00 p.m., a 62-year-old male was charged with breach of a court order. He was detained to appear in court in the a.m.


At 1:43 a.m., police, along Liquor Establishment Inspectors, responded to a club on Torbay Road. Numerous violations under the Liquor Control Act were observed for persons being underage. The matter is under investigation and charges are pending.


At 2:30 a.m., a 42-year-old male from Goulds was charged with uttering threats. He was detained to appear in court in the a.m.


At 3:51 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on route 60, Kelligrews, CBS. This resulted in a 36-year-old male being charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. He was released to appear at a later date.

Organizations: Canadian Forces Base, Department of Wildlife, CBS

Geographic location: Ropewalk Lane, Topsail Road, Foxtrap Access Road Torbay Road

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Recent comments

  • Ryan
    March 24, 2013 - 18:55

    If the rnc and liquor establishment inspections observed underage drinking. Shouldn't the establishment have their liquor license suspended. I can remember a few years ago. The sobeys on Elizabeth avenue had their lottery license suspended for selling lotto to minors, and they had a note on the counter stating such reason.

    • Joe
      March 26, 2013 - 08:30

      Re: the underage drinking. I would place most of the blame on the doorman, they should be asking for I.d Because I say most of the underage are girls who descided to wear next to nothing with their breasts half hanging out. I know this for a fact with one of the establishments on torbay Ed. The doorman will let any girl who shows a bit of clevage in, and when I say a bit of clevage, I mean you can almos see everything. I say fine the doorman as well as the establishment

    March 24, 2013 - 16:08


  • Yo mama
    March 24, 2013 - 13:55

    Shockin'......she's gone right to the skeets...this is what's becoming of our beautiful city....thanks justice department.

  • david
    March 24, 2013 - 12:59

    "Living Drunk in Newfoundland.", a weekend marathon on NTV.

  • kirk
    March 24, 2013 - 12:39

    At least nobody got killed but otherwise interesting.