Weekly RCMP report

• For all of those out there getting involved in illegal Social Media lottery groups . . . wait, yes, you heard me correctly, they are illegal. Remember, if it is too good to be true it is more than likely illegal. We recently had an investigation where we told the individual involved that social media lotteries were illegal. This individual then checked with SLGA who confirmed it was illegal. The individual then checked with their lawyer who confirmed it was illegal. At that time the individual contacted the investigator to say, "It is illegal", which we were aware of. Really, we don't make this stuff up, nor do we make up the laws and rules we enforce.

            • False alarms, mental health act and child welfare matters resulted in several calls for service.

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 An intoxicated individual became combative with another individual, which resulted in a phone call to the Police. Upon arrival the individual chose to be combative with the Police, which resulted in an arrest and a brief stay in cells. The complainant did not want charges and the Members utilized discretion instead of laying charges of resist arrest or assaulting a Police Officer. Unfortunately we are very aware of this individual and are trying to work with them to change their life around.

            • We know it is winter but some people do ride bikes, as do many of our youth. Unfortunately, some of the people riding the bikes should not be doing so being they are riding a bike that was stolen. If you are missing a bike please check with your local RCMP Detachment being they may have your bike.

            • Some neighbours don't get along. Sometimes to the point they call each other names and then somebody calls the Police. We basically told them to ignore each other. Remember sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt you.

            • Sometimes our job is made easier. One such example is when an individual showed up to the Detachment in an intoxicated state. The Members determined it was in the best interest for the individual to spend the night and provided them a ride home the following day. Door to door delivery.

            • Like all areas of the country, let alone the world we are dealing with substance abuse and yes we have a Methamphetamine issue as well. We are working on it, however, it is an addiction and mental health issue as well and we as the Police can only do so much.

            • We had a collision which resulted the need to have EMS and the Fire Department respond. Both operators of the motor vehicles were injured with the one driver being charged for driving with undue care and attention and failing to wear a seatbelt.

            • Just because you can buy it and put it on your vehicle means it is legal. Only white and yellow lights can face forward and only red lights can face to the back of your vehicle. Larger trucks often have yellow lights on the side as well. Green and blue lights are illegal on any roadway, street or highway. You can't have them on your vehicle and light them up in your parking lot, but you can operate the vehicle with them on.

            • We know that you are in a rush, we know that you need to get past that pesky school bus, however, if the red lights are on and the stop arm is out you can not pass the school bus in either direction. We are investigating such an incident and are in the process of locating the owner of the offending vehicle.

            • Members issued approximately 5 tickets and 15 warnings over the last week.

            • Tickets were issued for failing to stop at a stop sign -$230, drive with undue care and attention -$280, obstructed licence plate - $150, fail to wear a seatbelt - $175, expired drivers licence - $150, and the most expensive speeding ticket was for $210.

            • Warnings were issued for window tint, inadequate windshield, fail to produce drivers licence, driving with undue care and attention, obstructed licence plate, having lights of a colour other than yellow or red displayed on a vehicle, inadequate mudflaps, inadequate licence plate lights, fail to signal, and speeding.

            • Inspection notices were issued for inadequate day time running lights, inadequate windshield, inadequate licence plate lights, and inadequate headlights.

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