Drunk driving cases and domestic assaults topped the blotter for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in this part of the Northeast Avalon during Christmas.
On New Year’s Eve, at approximately 12:00 p.m., a traffic safety stop on a vehicle in Paradise resulted in a 36-year-old female being charged with public mischief, driving while suspended and owing over $6,000 in outstanding fines. The vehicle was impounded and the accused was held to appear in court.
The evening before, Patrol Services responded to a report of a single vehicle accident in Conception Bay South. As a result, a 55-year-old female was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample. Her vehicle was impounded and the woman was released to appear in provincial court at a later date. No injuries were sustained in the accident.
On December 29 police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in Paradise. Shortly after arrival, a 52-year-old man was arrested for possession of a firearm while indefinitely prohibited from possessing one. He was held for court.
On December 28, at 3:51 p.m., Patrol Services responded to a domestic disturbance in CBS. The 35-year-old male allegedly responsible for the disturbance had left the scene prior to the police officers’ arrival. After several hours searching for the man, he was located, arrested and held for court. He is charged with Assault, Malicious Damage to Property, Unlawfully in a Dwelling, Theft and several breaches of court orders.
And on December 27, at 12:51 p.m., officers conducting a traffic safety stop on a vehicle in CBS discovered the driver had a suspended license and owed $2,437 in fines. The 47-year-old was issued a ticket and his vehicle was seized.