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Weekly Prince District RCMP report

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Theft, motor collisions, racing snowmobiles among the roster

On Feb. 5 around 8:15 a.m., East Prince RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Blueshank Road. The 25-year-old female driver lost control when her vehicle hydroplaned in a large pool of water. She suffered minor injuries.

Senior scammed

On Feb. 5 around 7 p.m. West Prince RCMP received a complaint from an 82-year-old female in Alberton stating she had received a phone call from a male claiming to be her grandson. The ‘grandson’ told her he was in court. A short time later, the female received a call from someone claiming to be the grandson’s lawyer and that she needed to transfer money to a certain account.

The female went to her bank and transferred $2,478 to a certain account.

The incident is still under investigation. RCMP would like to remind the public to be vigilant when it comes to scam phone calls. If you feel you have been victim of fraudulent activity, contact your local police.

Fatal car crash in Inverness

On Feb. 7 around 6:20 a.m., East Prince RCMP attended the scene of a single-vehicle collision in Inverness. The 53-year-old female driver was ejected from the vehicle and later died due to her injuries.

Car towed, driver uninjured

On Feb. 8 around 12:30 a.m. West Prince RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle that had run out of gas in Woodstock. Members attended the scene and found a 26-year-old man huddled inside the vehicle. It appeared the male had been there for some time. The man was driven to a relative’s house and the vehicle was towed. There were no injuries.

Car runs out of gas on snowy road

On Feb. 8 around 3:45 a.m. East Prince RCMP received a call from the Department of Transportation reporting a vehicle parked in the middle of the road in Norboro. The 18-year-old man male driver was not impaired and was uninjured. The car ran out of gas and was unable to move out of the way of a snowplow.

Man charged with assault

On Feb. 8 around 10 a.m. East Prince RCMP received a call of an assault at a residence on Lennox Island. A 32-year-old male was charged with assault on a 35-year-old female. The male is scheduled to appear in court in March.

No injuries in two-vehicle accident

On Feb. 9 around 4:30 p.m., members of East Prince RCMP responded to a two-vehicle traffic collision on Route 2 in Miscouche. The investigation determined that one vehicle had rear-ended a second vehicle while it was stopped at a red light at the Route 2-Lady Slipper Drive intersection. At the time, the sun setting may have been a factor in the cause of the collision. No injuries were reported.

Cellphone stolen

On Feb. 9 around 7:30 p.m. West Prince RCMP received a call about a theft in Alberton. The caller reported that someone had stolen his Samsung cellphone valued at $400. Police have identified a suspect and the investigation is ongoing.

Gathering of snowmobiles

On Feb. 9 at around 11:30 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a report of snowmobiles racing. The caller indicated that a group of approximately 15 snowmobiles were gathered in a field in Miscouche. Police were on a priority call at the time. Patrols were later made and no snowmobiles were noted.

Pedestrian hit by ATV

On Feb. 10 around 2 a.m., a patrolling member of the West Prince RCMP noticed a blue-coloured ATV parked in parking lot near the Route 145 Bar in Bloomfield. The officer noted the vehicle did not display a licence plate. A short time later, a male approached the ATV and got on it. As police activated emergency lights of the patrol car and pulled in behind the ATV, the male driver started the ATV and turned it quickly to the right, hitting a pedestrian. The pedestrian caught the front rack of the ATV and was on top of the rack for about 10 to 20 feet before rolling off. The ATV driver continued toward Route 2, not stopping. The pedestrian was not injured and police are investigating to determine the driver of the ATV. Police are seeking the assistance of the community to identify the ATV driver.

Windshield broken

On Feb. 10 around 11:30 a.m., East Prince RCMP received a complaint of damage to a vehicle that took place in Sherbrooke sometime through the night prior. The property owner reported his vehicle windshield was broken while parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The investigation is ongoing.

Man arrested for breaching probation

Around 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, West Prince RCMP received a complaint from a 33-year-old female resident of O’Leary reporting a 29-year-old man was breaching no-contact conditions of a probation order. The man was intoxicated, was later located and arrested. He was held overnight in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

ATV towed for safe keeping

On Feb. 11 around 1 a.m. West Prince RCMP received a report of an abandoned ATV parked in the caller’s backyard in Alberton. The homeowner was concerned the vehicle could have been stolen. Police attended the scene and towed the ATV for safe keeping, and the owner was later identified.

Recaps and reminders

During the past week, Prince District RCMP received 11 traffic-related complaints. These complaints mainly pertained to vehicles alleged to be driving erratically and speeding as well as reports of traffic hazards on the roadway. RCMP are continuing to conduct checkpoints and patrols throughout February, in various communities across Prince District, targeting cellphone 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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