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Weekly Prince District RCMP report between Nov. 20 and 26

RCMP are searching for a man armed with a knife who broke into house in Marystown Friday night.
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Mailbox tipping and assaults keep police busy

Editor’s note: The following is a list of noteworthy incidents and investigations undertaken by Prince District RCMP between November 20th and November 26th, 2017:

Police respond to woman in distress

On Nov. 20 at approximately 8 p.m., East Prince RCMP responded to a call from a 89-year-old female in Victoria that had fallen inside her house and was unable to get up.

Members had to break a window to gain access. Police cleared the house and the female was looked after by Island EMS.

Mailboxes tipped

On Nov. 20 around 7:40 a.m. East Prince RCMP received a call from Canada Post stating community mailboxes in the Wilmot Valley area had been knocked over. There have been a few occurrences of this kind. The investigation is ongoing.

Assault under investigation

On Nov. 20 around 5:30 p.m. West Prince RCMP received a complaint of an assault that happened a few days earlier in Alberton. A 41-year-old woman reported being assaulted by two other females. The matter is still under investigation.  

Family dispute

East Prince RCMP responded to a 911 call of a family dispute in Lennox Island. The call came in on Nov. 20 at approximately 6 p.m. An 18-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault on an 18-year-old man. She is scheduled to attend court in early January.

Assault in Borden-Carleton

On Nov. 21 at around midnight, East Prince RCMP responded to a 911 call of an assault in Borden-Carleton. A 29-year-old man was arrested and charged for assaulting a 42-year-old woman. The accused will be held in custody until his court date on Dec. 6.

ATV and vehicle collide

On Nov. 21 around 6:30 p.m. West Prince RCMP responded to a collision between a vehicle and an ATV in St. Louis. The 49-year-old driver of the ATV was charged for refusing to provide a breath sample. No injuries were reported. A court date is set for early February.

Single-vehicle collision, no injuries

On Nov. 22 at around 12:40 p.m. West Prince RCMP responded to a 911 call of a single vehicle collision in Montrose. The 52-year-old driver hit a pole and the vehicle went down a 10-foot embankment. The driver was reaching into the back seat and crossed the road. He was not injured.

Man arrested at scene of vehicle collision

On Nov. 23 at around 5 p.m. members of West Prince RCMP attended the scene of a single-vehicle traffic collision on Route 12 in West Devon. A pick-up truck, with two male occupants, was travelling south on Route 12 when it lost control and came to rest on its roof in the ditch. The driver was uninjured. However, the passenger was transported to hospital by Island EMS with minor injuries. The driver, a 32-year-old man from Nine Mile Creek, was arrested at the scene and transported to the West Prince RCMP detachment where he provided breath samples twice the legal limit. He is due to appear in court in February.

Persons ordered to stay away from one another

On Nov. 23 at around 5 p.m. a resident of Freeland notified East Prince RCMP of possible verbal threats that had taken place. Through investigation, it was determined no threats had taken place and the parties were advised to stay away from each other in the future.

Oil stolen in St. Raphael

On Nov. 24 around 9 a.m., a report of theft of oil in St. Raphael was received by East Prince RCMP. The caller reported his oil tank had been emptied overnight on Nov. 23. Approximately 450 litres of oil was stolen and the investigation is continuing.

Waste carts stolen

On Nov. 24 around 1 p.m., West Prince RCMP received a report of stolen waste carts from a residence in Howlan. The investigation is ongoing.

Investigation on collision ongoing

On Nov. 24 at around 6 p.m. East Prince RCMP received a report of a traffic collision on Route 1 in Borden-Carleton. It was reported that a vehicle turning into a residential driveway was struck on the front end by a transport truck who had tried to swerve to avoid the car. Police are looking to identify the transport truck driver. The investigation is ongoing.

Vehicle abandoned on beach

On Nov. 25 at around 2:30 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a report of an abandoned vehicle on a beach in Lennox Island. The investigation is ongoing.

Impaired driver collides with police cruiser

On Nov. 25 around 9:30 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver in New Brunswick who was approaching the Confederation Bridge. Police units responded to the bridge and were met by the suspect vehicle, which abruptly turned into the oncoming lane of traffic, causing a minor collision with a police car.

The 27-year-old female driver was arrested for impaired driving and provided breath samples that were twice the legal limit. She will appear in Summerside Provincial Court in mid-January to answer to the charges.

Driver pulls over for rest

On Nov. 25 around 10:30 p.m. East Prince RCMP received a call of a driver who had parked on the side of the road in Richmond and appeared to be asleep. Prior to police arrival, the vehicle had left the scene and was later located in Summerside. A traffic stop was then initiated and it was determined the driver had been tired earlier and had pulled over to rest.

RCMP called for medical assistance

On Nov. 26 around 11 a.m. a 42-year-old resident of Westmoreland called police to request medical assistance. Members patrolled to the residence where Island EMS was on scene to transport the male to the hospital as a precaution.

Wood stolen

On Nov. 26 around 3 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a complaint of theft of blocked wood from a residential yard in Central Bedeque. The investigation is ongoing.

Weekly reminders

During this past week, Prince District RCMP received 12 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 the coming weeks 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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