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Weekly Prince District RCMP report

Editor’s Note: A total of 128 occurrences were investigated by Prince District RCMP between Aug. 27 and Sept 2., 2018. The following is a list of some of the noteworthy incidents and investigations:

SUV stolen

On Aug. 27, around 9 a.m., East Prince RCMP received a report of a stolen SUV from the parking lot of a business located in Miscouche. The vehicle is described as a grey-colored Ford Escape with a cracked windshield and is believed to have been taken some time between Aug. 23 and 27. The investigation is continuing. 

Accident in Kildare

On Aug. 27, around 6:50 p.m., West Prince RCMP responded to the scene of an accident in Kildare Capes. A 60-year-old female died as a result of her injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while she was riding her bicycle on Route 12. The suspected driver fled the scene in the vehicle.  A 31-year-old man, believed to be the driver, was located later that same evening through the use of police dog services. The RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or has any information in relation to the collision, to contact the West Prince Detachment directly at (902)853-9300, or by using P.E.I. Crime Stoppers to provide information anonymously by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

RCMP continue traffic checkpoints

On Aug. 28, between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., members of East Prince RCMP conducted two separate checkpoint operations in the Town of Borden-Carleton. During these checkpoints, approximately 150 vehicles were checked to detect impaired drivers and to check for violations under the Provincial Highway Traffic Act. Six warnings were given to drivers as a result. As well, on Aug. 29, at around 7:30 p.m., members of East Prince RCMP conducted a checkpoint operation at the intersection of Route 118 and Route 10 near Borden-Carleton. Approximately 30 vehicles were checked and one warning was provided to a driver for invalid registration on a motor vehicle. 

Church vandalized

On Aug. 30, West Prince RCMP received a report of damage to a window at a church located on the Barclay Road in O’Leary. The caller indicated that a rock had been thrown through the church window sometime during the overnight hours the night prior. The investigation is continuing.

Extra police patrols in Belmont

On Aug. 31, around 12 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a call from a resident of Belmont, reporting speeding vehicles and ATVs on Route 123 in Belmont on a regular basis. The caller requested increased police presence to deter drivers from travelling faster than the posted legal speed limit. RCMP will be conducting extra patrols and checkpoints in this area, throughout the month of September.

Business broken in to

On Sept. 1, around 10:45 a.m., West Prince RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a business located in Miminegash. The caller reported that sometime between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1, someone had broken into the administration office of the business and left extensive damage. The investigation is continuing.

Woman arrested for assault

On Sept. 2, around 7:50 a.m., East Prince RCMP received a report of an alleged assault against a 25-year old woman that took place in Abram-Village. A 29-year-old woman was later arrested and charged under the Criminal Code for assault and breach of probation. She was released with conditions to remain away from the victim and is due to appear in court in early November.

Recaps and Reminders

During this past week, Prince District RCMP received 29 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 September, 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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