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Weekly Prince District RCMP report for Feb. 19 to 25, 2018

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The following is a list of some of the noteworthy incidents and investigations undertaken by Prince District RCMP between Feb. 19 and Feb. 25, 2018.

Miscouche area house paintballed

On Feb. 19, 2018, at about 2:30 a.m., East Prince RCMP received a complaint from a Miscouche area resident stating that their house was shot at with paintballs, twice, likely from a vehicle. Patrols were made but the vehicle was not located.

Mailboxes smashed

On Feb. 19, 2018, at about 8 a.m., West Prince RCMP received reports of multiple mailboxes being smashed in the overnight hours in Christopher Cross. Members will be patrolling the area and seeking information from possible witnesses.

Car burns on side of highway

On Feb. 19, 2018, at about 5:15 p.m., East Prince RCMP attended the scene of a vehicle on fire on Route 2 between the traffic circle and the Locke Shore Road. Both occupants were able to exit the vehicle and were not injured. The vehicle was engulfed. The Summerside Fire Department attended and put out the fire.

Stuck ATV towed

On Feb. 21, 2018, at about 12:30 a.m., West Prince RCMP received a complaint of a male on an ATV stuck in the ditch across from the Credit Union in O’Leary. The male was gone on foot when the members attended. The ATV was towed and the matter is still under investigation.

Man injured in O’Leary altercation

On Feb. 21, 2018, at about 11:15 p.m., West Prince RCMP attended a residence on Centennial Drive in O’Leary after getting a report of an assault with a weapon. The 39-year-old male complainant said he was assaulted by a 23-year-old female and a 25-year-old male. The complainant received some injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

No charges in two-vehicle Tignish crash

On Feb. 22, 2018, at noon, West Prince RCMP attended the scene of a two-vehicle collision on School Street in Tignish. One of the vehicles crossed the centre line and collided with the other vehicle. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and sustained minor injuries. Both vehicles were extensively damaged and towed. No charges were laid.

No charges after fight at Tignish legion

On Feb. 24, 2018, at about 2 a.m., West Prince RCMP received a complaint from a 30-year-old male from Tignish saying that a 28-year-old male from Seacow Pond had uttered threats towards himself and his family. Upon investigation, it appears that both males had a consensual fight while at the Tignish Legion. No charges were pursued in this matter.

Vehicle burns in Knutsford

On Feb. 24, 2018, at approximately 2:45 a.m., West Prince RCMP were made aware of a vehicle on fire on Route 142 in Knutsford. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time. O’Leary Fire Department attended the scene. The matter is still under investigation.

Tractor burns in Freetown

On Feb. 25, 2018, at about 12:30 a.m., East Prince RCMP attended the scene of a tractor on fire in Freetown. The owner was informed and attended. It appears the fire started in the engine compartment and spread, nothing suspicious noted.

Multiple traffic calls this week

During this past week, Prince District RCMP received 17 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 February and 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.

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