Police car-bicycle collision under investigation

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Members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on the northeast Avalon responded to 167 calls for service in 24 hours up to early this morning.

One incident involved one of the RNC's own vehicles. Here are the details of some of the incidents under investigation:

• A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary patrol car was involved in a collision with a bicycle on the Portugal Cove Road side of the Bauline Line Monday.

A woman was transported to hospital with undisclosed injuries. The collision remains under investigation.

• A 34-year-old woman was arrested under warrant for fail to appear in court and was held.

• A 46-year-old man was arrested under warrant for failing to appear in court and was held in custody.

• At 9:45 p.m. Monday, police responded to the area of Bragg Crescent in Mount Pearl to assist Mount Pearl enforcement officers.

A juvenile male was arrested and charged with several counts of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, obstruction, uttering threats, and causing a disturbance. He was held in custody for court.

• At 9:53 p.m.Monday, police responded to a vehicle fire at a residence in St Philip's. The vehicle received moderate damage, but the RNC said the fire doesn’t appear to be suspicious in nature.

• At 11:10 p.m. Monday, police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Empire Avenue west in St John’s.

This resulted in a 24-year-old woman being charged with several breaches of the highway traffic act including operating a motor vehicle with no licence, no insurance, no registration, failing to transfer ownership, speeding, and operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment. The driver was released with summary offence tickets and her vehicle was impounded.

Organizations: A Royal

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, Portugal Cove Road

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  • Ron
    July 30, 2013 - 11:01

    How many police cars have they crashed and wrecked this past year.It's getting out of hand.Taxpayers on the hook once again to pay for the repairs and or replacement of these vehicles.They all need to take driving lessons instead of spending all day at Tim's.