The following is a list of some of the noteworthy incidents and investigations undertaken by Prince District RCMP between Feb. 26 and March 4:
Woman uninjured after single vehicle crash
On Feb. 26 at about 7 a.m., East Prince RCMP attended the scene of a single-vehicle collision on Route 11 in St. Nicholas. The driver, a 38-year-old female lost control on icy roads and went into the ditch. She was uninjured but the vehicle was demolished.
ATV stolen from West Cape
On Feb. 26 at about 9 a.m., West Prince RCMP received a report of a stolen ATV from a property in West Cape. The ATV is a green 2005 Arctic Cat 500 with Ontario plate. Please contact the RCMP if with any information related to this case.
Unusual incident in Sherbrook
On Feb. 27 at about 1 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a complaint from a female stating she was getting out of her vehicle to cross the road in Sherbrooke when a male wearing a grey coat and a ball cap took his phone out and took a picture of the female. When the female asked him why he took her picture, he replied that it was none of her business. The male was in a dark-coloured SUV.
On Feb. 28 at about 10 a.m., West Prince RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle driver swerving and pulling the emergency brake. Members located the vehicle in a parking lot. The 22-year-old male driver was warned about his driving.
Alberton driver warned, vehicle towed
On March 1 at approximately 3:45 a.m., an officer with the West Prince RCMP was on patrol and observed a vehicle failing to stop at a stop sign in Alberton. The officer pulled over the vehicle and detected an odour of liquor from the 37-year-old male driver. A roadside screening test was performed, which provided a warning result. The driver was issued a driving suspension for seven days and a charge under the Provincial Highway Traffic Act for failing to obey a traffic control device. The vehicle was also towed and impounded for three days.
Vehicles reported for racing in Miscouche
On March 1 at about 10 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a complaint of four trucks racing in Miscouche. Police patrolled to the area and no vehicles were noted, however the complainant was able to provide a license plate to one of the vehicle involved. Police have been in contact with the registered owner.
Woman injured in snowmobile accident
On March 3 at about 4 p.m., members of West Prince RCMP were called to the scene of a snowmobile accident in Alma. As a result of the accident, one female was transported to the Prince County Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Man charged with impaired driving in Northam
On March 4 at about 1 a.m., an officer with the East Prince RCMP was on patrol and observed a vehicle driving slowly on Route 2 in Northam. The officer conducted a traffic stop and after speaking with the driver, arrested him for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The 50-year-old male driver was transported to the RCMP Detachment where he provided breath samples over the legal limit. He was later released from police custody and will appear in Summerside Provincial Court in April to answer to impaired driving related charges.
Weekly traffic report
During this past week, Prince District RCMP received 15 traffic-related complaints. These complaints mostly pertained to vehicles alleged to be driving erratically and speeding, as well as reports of traffic hazards on the roadway. RCMP will be continuing to conduct checkpoints and patrols throughout March, in various communities across Prince District, targeting cell phone use, seat belts, distracted driving and impaired driving.
Anyone with information regarding these investigations or other criminal activity is asked to call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.