Busy night for the RNC

Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

The RNC were kept quite busy overnight with various calls of disturbances, driving offenses, mental health act concerns, and alarms.


Members of RNC responded to the sudden death of a 20 year old female in the centre part of St. John’s.  Police are on the scene and the matter is under active investigation.


RNC officers stopped a vehicle in the east end of St. John’s for the purpose of a traffic safety stop and discovered the driver had a suspended license, no insurance, and other Highway Traffic Act offenses.  The driver was arrested and released to appear in court at a later date.


RNC Officers stopped a vehicle on Torbay Road in St. John’s. A 24-year-old male was charged with impaired driving, refusing to take a breath test, driving while suspended, driving without insurance, and other Highway Traffic Act offenses.  The accused was also charged with breaching a court order.


Police responded to a single vehicle accident on Blackmarsh Road in the area of Captain Whelan Drive. Upon arrival a car was found on its roof in the ditch. The driver had left the scene. It was learned that this vehicle was stolen from a residence in the west end of St. John’s.  The matter is under investigation.


A St. John’s taxi operator reported to the RNC that he was attacked by two men who were passengers in his cab. The matter is currently under investigation with the RNC looking for the suspects. The taxi operator suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.


Police responded to the area of Columbus Drive in St. John’s after a motorist complained that a passengers of a bus were throwing beer bottles and cans at his vehicle. The matter is under investigation.


RNC officers responded to a call of a disturbance at a CBS night club.  It was alleged a ruckus occurred after bar patrons were confronted about abusing illegal narcotics in the establishment. The suspects had left the area upon police arrival. During the investigation a male in his late twenties was detained and then released for a possible court order breach. The matter is still under investigation.

An RNC officer on patrol noticed a single vehicle crashed into a pole on Pearltown Road in St. John’s.  Upon investigation it was learned the driver was impaired.  A 49-year-old male has been charged with impaired driving. There were no injuries.

In another incident on Pearltown Road, a vehicle was stopped on the tip of a concerned citizen and it was discovered the operator was impaired.  The driver, a 48-year-old male, has been charged with impaired driving and is due in court at a later date.

Organizations: CBS

Geographic location: Torbay Road, Blackmarsh Road, Pearltown Road

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page



Recent comments

  • Nflder in Texas
    April 28, 2013 - 22:12

    You should be thankful that this is the limit to the crime in St. John's and the metro area. Would you be happier if the RNC were chasing gang members, killers and rapists? Perhaps responding to car jackings or drive by shootings? Maybe then they could earn all that money.

  • Ed Power
    April 28, 2013 - 10:46

    And a few short years ago, when the RNC were lucky to have one car on the road at night between Pouch Cove and Seal Cove, I imagine that Sean was quite happy with the state of Police Services on the NE Avalon. It's a funny thing about policing, the people that will bitch the loudest about the cost of the service, and whine about how the Police do they their jobs, will also be the ones screaming the loudest when there isn't a Police Officer around when THEY need one.

  • jumbo
    April 27, 2013 - 22:32

    When we first-up in our lives these people intervene to help. All of the events mentioned can take years to work out. The work done by the RNC benefits all of us offender and victim. Live long enough and you may be both. I have been in both situations, hammered in a ditch and sitting in my back yard holding my wife as she went into shock from a gardening accident. The sirens sound the same. Thank god they are here.

  • Sean
    April 27, 2013 - 16:27

    This is embarrassing to call this a busy night for Police, especially for what they get paid. I know we are not a huge city, but we are not a small town either. Put these RNC in NYC or LA and they wouldn't last a week. Everybody else has to strike to try and get a raise, but for some reason the government always buckles under to this police force, WHY???????

    • Danny
      April 28, 2013 - 00:48

      This is a small city.200,000 or so ppl where you pretty much run into someone you know on a daily basis.

    • S Redgrave
      S Redgrave
      April 28, 2013 - 09:13

      My son was in St John's visiting from Toronto (I raised him in Calgary and Toronto) We were out playing pool one evening as a family group. My son 29, came back from the washroom and said "Dad those guys over there want to fight me" I replied, "don't worry David, this is Newfoundland , nobody carries a gun so they still fight in the bars and stab each other" My son said "nobody fights in the bars in Toronto or Calgary anymore because you never know if they have a gun" we just walk away.