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Fire at vacant property, impaired driving among incidents in weekly Prince District RCMP report

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a list of some of the noteworthy incidents and investigations undertaken by the Prince District RCMP between Oct. 1 and 7. There was a total of 127 occurrences in that timeframe.

Truck through yard

On Oct. 3, at about 3 p.m., East Prince RCMP got a complaint from a resident of St. Hubert reporting that a black truck just went through his yard causing damage. The matter is still under investigation.

Fire at abandoned home in St. Hubert

On Oct. 3, at about 6 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a call of a structure fire on Route 127 in St. Hubert. The house was vacant and there were no injuries. The fire marshal attended the scene and the fire is still under investigation.

Teenager charged with impaired driving

On Oct. 3, at about 11 p.m., West Prince RCMP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Tignish. Police located the parked vehicle with a 19-year-old man in the driver’s seat. The male failed the roadside screening device and was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. He is scheduled to attend court in January.

Items stolen in Brooklyn

On Oct. 5, at 9 a.m., West Prince RCMP received a complaint of theft of a chainsaw and welder stolen from a barn on Route 145 in Brooklyn. The items were stolen sometime in the past month.

Man charged with impaired driving

On Oct. 5, at about 9:30 p.m., West Prince RCMP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver. Police located the 73-year-old driver behind the wheel of the vehicle showing signs of impairment. The man refused to provide a breath sample. He was arrested and lodged and released on a promise to appear in court in mid-December.

Lost golfer found

On Oct. 7, at about 5 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a call of a golfer who got lost in the woods at the P.E.I. Ocean View Resort and Golf. Police dog services and P.E.I. Ground Search and Rescue attended. The 77-year-old golfer was found safe and sound around midnight.

Traffic enforcement ongoing

During this past week, Prince District RCMP received 25 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 throughout the month of October, 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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