Editor’s Note: A total of 69 occurrences were investigated by Prince District RCMP between Jan. 7 and 13. The following is a list of some of the noteworthy incidents and investigations:
Alleged sexual assault investigated
On Jan. 7 at about 12:30 a.m., East Prince RCMP received a call of a sexual assault. A female youth was allegedly sexually assaulted by an adult male. The male was subsequently arrested, charged and released. He is scheduled to appear in court in late March.
Woman arrested for assault
On Jan. 9 at about 1 a.m., East Prince RCMP were called to a residence in Southwest Lot 16 where it is alleged that a 31-year-old woman assaulted a 42-year-old man. The woman was arrested, charged, and released on conditions. She is scheduled to appear in court in mid-February.
On Jan. 11, West Prince RCMP received a report of damage done to the O’Leary Potato Museum by way of graffiti. The graffiti is believed to have been left sometime after Jan. 1. The matter is still under investigation.
Domestic assault investigated
On Jan. 11 at about 11 a.m., West Prince RCMP attended a residence in O’Leary, upon receiving a complaint of an in-progress domestic assault. A 37-year-old woman was arrested for an alleged assault against a 35-year-old man. She was later released with conditions and is due to appear in court in February.
Police shut-down party
On Jan. 12 at about 12:30 a.m., West Prince RCMP received an anonymous complaint of a loud residential party in Nail Pond. The caller was concerned about possible alcohol and drug use by occupants of the residence. Police attended, did not observe any disturbance, and shut down the party.
On Jan. 13 at about 7:30 p.m., members of West Prince RCMP conducted a checkstop at the intersection of Church Street and Chaisson Road in Tignish. About 15 vehicles were checked to detect impaired drivers and to check for violations under the Provincial Highway Traffic Act. One verbal warning was issued as a result.
Recaps and reminders
During this past week, Prince District RCMP received 11 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 during the month of January, 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 (TIPS).