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Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter July 2005 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Avalon East District – Bell Island Executive Editor: Donna Kubik “My belief is From the Corporal’s Desk that if You won’t be on the Island These include wood that have fallen over on someone long before you notice management programs, the others, cramped trees could offer a piles of small trees cut woods planning, thinning so close together you and placed near houses to of wood lots, tree planting, can't even see through landowner a be burned for heat. You forestry engineering them and areas where the professional won’t find them in all, just programs and similar trees are just brown dead. service of in certain yards in around attempts to control, re- This is the owner’s fault! the community. And when grow and save what we This is mismanagement. treelot you sit down and talk to have. In fact all I have management locals before long you will seen is one side saying, “I Wood cutters on the other hear about people cutting own that wooded area hand (I am talking about then both the down all the trees, ruining over there and I don't the ones cutting without owners and the water table, want anyone near it.” and ownership and the tree trespassing to cut trees, the other side saying, “I permission) take to the cutting on crown land, need to cut some wood or areas of the Island where harvesters cutting on private land and my family will freeze.” they think no one is would be in related topics. In fact watching and simply clear people talking about Luckily there is a cut whatever areas they business” cutting trees on this Island solution to both feel they have a right to, is quite common. dilemmas. or won't get caught in. This sort of interests me Wood owners know that Shame on you! Stealing as I was brought up in tree without caring for their is stealing but this is country. Smack dab in the wood lots they become worse because the middle of New Brunswick worthless. Once they get damage you are doing where if you passed in grown over to a point not after each theft is grade nine you may have one tree can get enough leaving nothing for the received a chainsaw for to eat then all the trees environment or the your anticipated summer begin to die and fall over. owners of the land. And job in the woods. Some of Once the wood lot if you think you can't be us started younger. We becomes too crowded, the caught then wonder how lived in and around all woodlot simply becomes a dumb police would have kinds of woods, played in fire hazard of dead trees. to be not to notice the the woods and camped in piles of unexplained wood the wooded areas where These well-known facts in your yard...or in the in the fall people would are very evident in many yard of the person you hunt. I basically wouldn't wooded areas even in the sold it to. What you are survive unless I have a town of Wabana limits. doing is wrong and it combination of woods and Drive around and really cannot and will not nearby ocean. look at the treed areas just continue. ATV's will have off Quigley's Line, East to be seized as well as There are however some End, Fitzgerald's Lane, the wood you stole. things I am familiar with, Long Harry and around as far as woods go, that I the Old Track. You will What do we do now? don't see much of here. easily notice dead trees (continued on pg. 2) Page 2 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter the wood cleared for would set this up in (continued from pg. 1) themselves.... legally, or cooperation with others so at minimum earn money that at minimum we would Easy. My belief is that if for the service. The have a handful of Bell someone could offer a landowners would have Islanders who could be landowner a professional value added to their called to help others make service of treelot acreage. Where land was their woods more beautiful management then both once valueless it would and valuable than they the owners and the tree become of value again as now are. Hopefully then harvesters would be in the remaining trees left on other kids could learn to business. these lots would be able love the woods...like I do. to grow to large trees This is the practise used instead of the fenceposts What are your thoughts? all over N.B. The we now grow. Enough is enough! harvesters would train in . seminars provided by an I would like to see some of educational extension Boyd MERRILL, this happen. I would like to service (possibly at the see some free courses Cpl. Bell Island RCMP Trade School) where they offered here for those who would learn to thin woods, would like to learn some dispose of debris safely tree management and properly, and keep principles and practises. I Public Notice regarding old Wrecked and Junked Vehicles: A very large thank you to personal direction please summons. The patrol for all members of our be advised I personally the completion of this type community who cleaned will be at your doorstep of cleanup will be soon. up their properties of old soon with the court vehicles when asked to do documents you are Boyd MERRILL, so. It is estimated that requesting. No one will be Cpl. Bell Island RCMP close to 100 vehicles left out! If you wish to made their way to the clear your property of dump without anyone these vehicles before the seeing the inside of a police can make patrols court room. Excellent for this purpose then by all cooperation! means do so. Once the “It is estimated that close police arrive at your door to 100 vehicles made their For the few who have not there will be no extended way to the dump without responded to our time limits, no warnings or anyone seeing the inside requests, notices and extensions...only a of a court room. Excellent cooperation!” Page 3 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter Where in the World is this Newfoundlander? A. He is walking through E. He is visiting a Canadian I. She is sailing through a the busy streets in the largest province, which is named canal completed in 1914 that city in Switzerland? after a daughter of Queen stretches from Colon to _________________ Victoria. Balboa. Which Canal? _________________ B. He is eating rice for a _________________ light lunch in the capital city F. She finds herself lost in of the People*s Republic of the Okefenokee Swamp, J. She surveys the world China. Which country is she in? atop Mont Blanc. Which _________________ ________________ country is she in? C. He is taking a tour of G. She is vacationing on a _________________ South America. On his chain of islands that include itinerary are the four Cat, Acklins, Long, Great and countries whose coastline Little Exuma and about 700 (Look for the answers on touch the Pacific Ocean. others. Where is she? page 5) Name at least three. _________________ _________________ H. She is standing on the D. He is taking a canoe trip Answan Dam, which spans down the longest river in which great river? South America. __________________ _____________________ From The Anglican Parish of Bell Island Dear Bell Islanders; I wish you all a very happy and Note: There will be a Church enjoyable summer. Service at St. Cyprian's at 11:00am The weather is changing, we on July 31st. have actually had a few warm and sunny days May your visitations and We welcome visitors to all of our recently. Summer is in the reunions be moments that bring Church Services. The July air! The landscape is once back many treasured memories. Schedule for Services will be again filled with colours of May you be renewed with many prepared shortly and visitors may the season; green-leafed blessings. obtain a copy at either of the “Grace is not trees and a rainbow of Churches. simply leniency colours being shown in Most of you will be following the when we have others plants and very rich and wonderful tradition A thought to ponder… (Author: sinned. Grace is flowers...and of course the of attending the Flower John Piper) the enabling gift musical singing of the birds. Services. I take great pleasure of God not to sin. How wonderful and how in welcoming you to these " Grace is not simply leniency Grace is power, beautiful God's creation Services. The dates and times when we have sinned. Grace is the not just pardon.” really is. are as follows: enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon." Along with summer comes July 31st Vacation Time, travel and • St. Cyprian's St. Boniface Whatever your Church affiliation, visitations, family reunions Cemetery (Old Cemetery) plan to worship regularly at your and seeing old friends. This 2:30 Church. being Come Home Year on • St. Mary's Old Cemetery the Island, there will likely be 4:00 Have a glorious summer, and God much of this going on. August 7 bless you all. • St. Cyprian's Cemetery On behalf of St. Mary's (New Cemetery) Rev. Russell Osmond Congregation and St. 4:00 Priest Island Cyprian's Congregation, as • St. Mary's (New Cemetery) Anglican Parish of Bell Island well as on my own behalf, 2:30 Page 4 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter DARE TO D.A.R.E! In D.A.R.E I learned a good life. Then I learned increase your knowledge, great many things about about marijuana and how be able to write a book, life like how to say no to it can fry a person’s brain invent a video game or drugs, deal with bullies and make them forget even become a pop star. and other things like that. things so they do badly in school. Marijuana is not Education is the way to go The thing I liked best was if you want to lead a good the role-plays. Constable for me, I want to do well in school and have a good life for yourself. I learned For more information go to Dan told us stories to that knowledge is power http://www.dare.com make us more interested life. Next, we learned about cocaine and how it and that’s in support of in what we were learning me! can make you see things about drugs and bullying. and do things you So remember, listen to I also liked the movies shouldn’t do. It is very because they told us about Drug Abuse Resistance addictive and can change the D.A.R.E programs Education, be good to your life so that you go purpose in addition. yourself and be real to further down the wrong road. Cocaine is not for whom you are. Other things I learned were that alcohol can kill, me. I want friends and a Nicole Neary, good life. Age 11, fry or sicken people. They Mrs. O’Keefe’s Grade 5 Class don’t remember anything that happened to them, In conclusion, I learned . except that they were about schooling and that it drunk. I then learned can help you get a job, go drinking is not for me to a good university to because I want to live a BELL ISLAND MINOR HOCKEY IMPORTANT NOTICE “No Executive- No Minor Hockey” “A treasurer's On Saturday June 18 a A final attempt to elect an Kent and Ken report was quorum of 16 people executive will take place Kavanagh. This presented and attended the annual on Sunday July 17, at committee will attempt adopted showing meeting of BIMHA. A 8:00 PM at the Wabana to bring forward names treasurer's report was Complex. Those in for all executive a healthy presented and adopted attendance endorsed the positions for the July financial showing a healthy establishment of a 17th meeting. position.” financial position. Nomination Committee of Unfortunately, during Glenna Brown, Keith Anyone interested in the election of officers, serving the youth of this NOT A SINGAL community by serving POSITION WAS on the executive, please FILLED! contact one of the committee members Page 5 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter Greetings from St. Michael's Parish: The school year is Ursula Lahey for ticket complete and the excited purchase Thank you to the RCMP kids and youth begin a for their faithful work with few months of relaxation. With reference to the newsletter especially For families and adults, it Immaculate Conception to the leadership in is a time to take a School, we have sold ensuring it was completed vacation or to immerse the property to Clarke on a regular basis. Last themselves into the work and Clarke. The final but not least, we say that must be completed transfer of property will farewell to Constables around the Home and take place during the Danny Bennett and Steve “Enjoy the other properties. coming months as we Burke along with their summer and survey the property and families as they move to let us be It is also the time for all of complete other legal new areas of policing. We faithful in us to get ready for the matters. I sincerely thank them for their extending Home Coming thank the seven excellence in policing and the great celebrations. I trust it will individuals who we pray for their continued Bell Island be a time of family submitted a tender for protection in future years. hospitality to gatherings and many the property but only one all whom we blessings. could be successful. Enjoy the summer and let meet.” Thank you for your us be faithful in extending For our parish, we will interest. the great Bell Island have several events, hospitality to all whom we which will include our I invite all families to meet. annual cemetery masses take time to visit our in Lance Cove and at the cemeteries during the God Bless Front. Also, we will host coming weeks and help Father Wayne Dohey the annual Dinner Theater with the annual clean up. with the theme this year: " Our cemetery is a Steve, Ray and Harry: sacred place which we Home Again". This theater must never neglect and is a tribute to the rich to ensure the resting culture of the island as we places of your loved remember: Ray McLean, ones are cared for with Harry Hibbs and the love and dignity. Please memories and political life take time and clean up of Steve Neary. The the property as early as tickets for the first showing possible. on July 23rd are already sold out but if you wish to On behalf of the parish attend the second pastoral council, I extend showing, you may call a warm welcome home Roasanne Grant, to all visitors and we Christine Quinlan or pray it will be a safe and enjoyable summer for all. Answers to …. a. Zurich e. Alberta Where in the World is this Newfoundlander? b. Peking f. U.S.A. c. Colombia, Ecuador, g. Bahamas (Continued from page 3) Chili, Peru h. Nile d. Amazon I. Panama J. France f Page 6 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter Do you want a taxi? Who will you call? On June 30th, 1966 your He claimed to have fast take I guess Gary carried on the choices were: out service, you could call in at family tradition because he 2888 and the minute you also makes regular trips Louie Carbage*s Taxi - arrive, your order would be around Newfoundland and to 2515 waiting for you. the mainland. “In June of Wilson Noseworthy*s Taxi 1966, Bell - 2955 or 2194 Clarke & Clarke Ltd. - still alive In June of 1966, Bell Islanders Islanders and well today had Super were also fighting for what were also Simon*s Taxi - 3338 or Specials in June of 1966 as they felt were fairer ferry rates, fighting for 3273 well: much like we do today. The what they concerns they had at that time felt was Cobb*s Taxi - 2816 or Snowflake Shortening 1 lb. were: fairer ferry 2297 2 for 69 cents rates, much Snowflake Shortening Free transportation for like we do Broderick*s Taxi - 2363 or 2 * lb. Tin - 85 cents emergency hospital cases; today.” 2295 Sugar 5 lbs. 45 cents One dollar for car (regardless Fitzgerald*s Taxi - 2403 Chum dog food of how many passengers); (was this our Cyril 4 for 49 cents Fitzgerald who is still Maxwell House coffee Adult fares - 25 cents; operating today) 6 oz. For $1.25 Crosby Orange Drink Child fares - 25 cents; Tom Sweeney*s Taxi – 2 for 89 cents 3242 Princess Mix biscuits Lower rates for trucks carrying 2 for 69 cents freight; You could go to the bingo Delmonte Peaches for 25 cents, 28 oz for 49 cents Another ferry, along with the Lamb roast John Guy, for a more "anywhere" on "Bell 49 cents a pound. convenient service; Island" for 50 cents before 6 PM, This is just one of the many Ferry to run from 6:45 AM to adds which occurred in the 1:30 A.M and 75 cents after 6 PM, June, 1966 edition of the Bell Island Reporter. Free transportation for people I guess this should have attending school off the Island. read "Wabana" because Moving - The Gosine brothers, to go to Lance Cove or Harold & Francis announced Freshwater you had to that they can move household pay $1.00. furniture anywhere in Newfoundland, and they pack While you were waiting for and crate freight for anywhere a taxi, you could go to on the mainland. Hughie*s Lunch and have a snack: The Gosines have been moving furniture through the Fish & Chips - 50 cents Unemployment Insurance Plan since 1962 and are licensed Chicken & Chips - $1.00 and insured to give you satisfaction & service. Chicken Legs and Chips - 85 cents We also offer the best possible prices - phone 2807, 3032 or 3272. Page 7 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter “Every Kid Has Potential” - Wabana Boys & Girls Club On Sunday May 29th, we Jessica is the daughter of please call the club or had our Annual Awards Mary & Clyde Rees and drop in. We will “We would like to thank Day at the club. We had a Mikey is the son of Debbie appreciate any help that great turnout considering & Bill Lahey, both of them we can receive from the the many people that that there were a couple attend St. Michael’s High. community. It is you that attended our of events on the same make the difference in any AwardsDay to show the day. There were over 300 We would like to thank the fund raising project held children that they care.” awards presented to the many people who made by the club. members of the club by generous donations to the Special Guests that were club at our Awards Day A list of Events for our 50th invited. We would like to ceremonies, they were: Anniversary should have thank the many people been received by mail by that attended our Awards - Kiwanis Club ($500.00); the residents of Bell Island, for those of you who Day to show the children - Volunteer Firemen haven’t received the list of that they care. Not only ($1,125.00); events, they are as follows: do we wish to - Ladies Auxiliary congratulate the medal ($1,600.00); nd Friday July 22 ----- winner but each and every - Walshee’s ($1,250.00); • Wabana Boys & Girls child that took part in our and Club Walk Down many programs for the - Mixed Dart League Memory Lane. year. Most of the time an ($1,500.00). individual can learn more Saturday July 23rd ---- from losing that winning. Each year the Boys & • Larry Dunn Memorial Softball Tournament in Girls Club have aid Boys & Girls Club, We hope that the Scholarships that former sponsored by Mens memories and the and present members of Slowpitch League friendship that they have the club can apply for. (Postponed until Labour gained through the club Each year we have some Day). will be just as equal as of these scholarships winning a medal. awarded to members of • Ladies Slowpitch our club on Bell Island. Tournament, call the Congratulations to our This year we are very club for info. Adult Reunion dance at the Sportsmanship Award proud to announce that Arena. winners, Stephen Newell Jilly Foley won a & Tamie Arnold. $3,000.00 Scholarship th Sunday July 24 ---- from the Future Shop. • Softball Playoffs for Special congratulations Congratulations Jilly and Ladies Tournament. “It is you that make the to our Boy & Girl of the we wish you all the best difference in year for 2004, Mikey with your education. th Monday July 25 ---- any fund raising project Lahey and Jessica Rees. • 9:00am: Mini Olympics held by the club.” Mikey and Jessica have Reminder to all parents at the Sports Field, been outstanding that our summer programs prizes and lunch provided. members at the club for will start on Monday July some time now. They are 4th. If you haven’t • 7:00pm – 8:30: Kiddies Teen Mentors for our registered please call the Dance at the club for 5- younger members. They club. 12 years of age (games, have volunteered many refreshments, & prizes hours towards helping During the summer free). with our daily months the Boys & Girls • 9:00 – Midnight: Teen programming at the club will be having tickets and Dance at the club for and they have become shirts for sale. If you are ages 13-18, free. great role models for interested in buying or (continued next page…) younger members. selling any of these items, Page 8 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter (Continued from page 4… Wabana Boys and Girls Club) st Tuesday July 26th ---- • There will a Big Bingo Sunday July 31 --- • Club Family Cookout at the club starting at • Boys & Girls Club Garden starting at 10:00am at 8:30; the $1000.00 will Party, starting at 2:00pm the Sports Field. Cost is be split up. on the sports field. Call the 50cents which includes club to register your booths. 2 hotdogs, 1 snack, and Friday July 29th ---- a drink. • CLOSING CERMONIES • Breakfast at the club, TO FOLLOW th starting at 9:00am – cost Wednesday July 27 ---- will be $3.00 for adults & • Starting at 10:00am, So as you can see from the $2.00 for children. there will a Family Bike dates above there will be many & Hike; it will start at the activities for everyone to help • Gala Banquet, starting club, travel up West celebrate the 50 years that the at 8:00pm at the St. Mines and Middleton Boys & Girls Club served the Michael’s School. This Ave, and end at the club. youth of Bell Island. will be a formal event, the Prizes and refreshments tickets will be $30.00 will be given out. Starting in May we will have single and music will be th provided by BILLY and tickets out for our annual Thursday July 28 ---- summer ticket draw. The tickets the BRUSERS. • Kids Softball & Soccer are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Skills Competitions, The first prize is $1,000.00 and There are only 400 tickets starting at 10:00 am. the second prize is $500.00. printed, and they will go on Prizes and refreshments sale May 1st and they can be will be given out. If you are interested in picked up at the club. Only 4 tickets per person, no holding purchasing or selling some • Club family BBQ tickets. tickets please call the club at starting at 4:00pm and 488-3801 or 2288. ending at 7:00pm. Saturday July 30 --- th There will be Hotdogs, Sports Day events Hamburgers, and drinks conclude on the Sports Field. served, live entertainment. Town of Wabana – News (2) The dump site is open on Saturdays from 7:30am to 3:30 pm. CONFERENCE island this summer during “At this conference Mayor Gosine in company the Come Home Year commitments were (3) Council will be with other members of celebrations. meeting with the received from the council attended the Minister of Municipal Premier and Minister Canadian Federation of TIDY TOWNS and Provincial Affairs, Municipalities conference Council wishes to thank Paul Shelley,(Tourism, Honourable Jack held in St. John's from the residents for their Culture and Heritage), Byrne, and our MHA June 2nd to June 5th. It clean up efforts and we to visit our island this Minister Dianne was an excellent are hoping this year to Whelan on June 22, summer during the conference with over 2000 receive some recognition 2005, to discuss many Come Home Year persons in attendance. from the Tidy Towns items of interest for contest. celebrations.” improvements to our At this conference town. commitments were OTHER NEWS received from the Premier (1) A lot of debris and Submitted by and Minister Paul vehicles wrecks have Peter Kent, Shelley,(Tourism, Culture been cleaned up. Town Manager and Heritage), to visit our Page 9 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter MESSAGE FROM THE BELL ISLAND SPECIAL OLYMPICS On behalf of the Bell Opening Ceremonies on Island Special Olympics, I Friday evening followed The athletes thoroughly would like to take this by a BBQ and a dance in enjoyed participating in all opportunity to thank the which the athletes had a events and were many people and wonderful time. They met especially pleased to businesses of Bell Island a lot of people and made receive their medals. The for their contribution new friends. Saturday was looks on the faces of the towards the Bell Island the day of the events. participants during the Special Olympics. awards ceremony was Nichole Lahey more than can be This past weekend a team participated in the 25m, expressed in words. from Bell Island traveled 50m wheelchair race and to Mount Pearl to Shot-put events. She Following the events on participate in the received a Silver medal in Saturday evening, the Provincial Summer the 25m wheelchair, a organizers held a Banquet “The look on the faces of Games for Special Gold in the 50m for all athletes and the participants during Olympics. wheelchair race and a coaches followed by a the awards ceremony Gold in Shotput. dance. was more than can be The team consisted of; expressed in words.” Nichole Lahey, Kristen Carbage The Bell Island team Kristen Carbage, and participated in the 50m greatly appreciates the Justin Lahey. run, Standing Long Jump tremendous support we and Shot-put events. She have received from Their coaches were Lorne received a Gold medal in community. The Morgan and myself along the 50m run and a Silver experience, the fun and with volunteers from St. in Shot-put. the fellowship, which took Michael’s High School, place during the weekend which consisted of Justin Lahey participated for these athletes and Sheena Miller, Kelly in the 50m run, Standing their families along with Whalen, Jessica King, Long Jump and Shot-put the enjoyment felt, would Leann Bickford, Elizabeth events. He received a not have been possible Lopez, Jennifer Sweeney, Gold medal in Shot-put, without your support. Heather Benoit, Megan Silver in Standing Long Benoit, Joey Kent, Derek Jump and a Bronze in the Thank you so much and Blanchard, Kim Lewis, 50m run. we look forward to your Nicole Butler, Rhonda support in the upcoming Tremblett and Challenging Congratulations to each year. Needs Teacher Cynthia of the athletes for their Butler. wonderful Josephine Lewis accomplishments! Head Coach As part of the Celebration, Bell Island Special the organizers held Olympics “To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.” Anatole France French novelist (1844 - 1924) Page 10 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter The 2005 Bell Island The Bell Island RCMP would like Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #18 bike rodeo was a to acknowledge our sponsors for Fred Parsons success again in 2005. their past, present and future Hammond’s Construction contributions which makes this Father Dohey On June 11th, kids Bike Rodeo a tremendous House of Stoyles gathered well before success. Tremblett’s Ambulance 1p.m., despite the cold Kiwanis Club Masonic Cliff Lodge weather, in order to VOCM Slade’s B&E participate in the bike Island Manufacturing Linda’s Grill rodeo. Jardine Family Frank Skanes Dr. Walter Tucker St-Augustine’s School (Staff) We estimated about 150 Knights of Columbus Costco kids who tested their Family Drug Store Clarke & Clarke Home Hardware skills in various courses Zellers Canadian Tire-Kenmount Road set up at the arena. All Noseworthy Hair Stylist Dr. Alexa Laurie participants received Foodland Canadian Tire-Elizabeth Avenue treats and drinks for Wink’s Taxi Kelloway Investments their hard work. Elaine Dalton Canadian Tire-Mount-Pearl Fitzgerald’s Taxi Urban Flooring With the generous Jerome Warren Dominion Store contribution of our Pendergast Funeral Home Ken-Mar Contractors sponsors, a great J.B. Lounge Sobey’s number of kids won Craft & Decor Bennett’s Refrigeration brand new bicycles, Seaview Lounge Fred Noseworthy helmets, bicycle Hunt’s Distributing Kitchen’s Store accessories and door My Friend’s Place School for the Deaf-Des McCarthy prizes. Martin Hurley Mr. Home Movie Special thanks too: Henry Crane Brad’s Convenience Town of Wabana Princess Pub Paul Martin Tina’s Unisex Dennis Morgan Judy Burt Wayne Fitzgerald Jim Yick Lori Hann Sadie Bickford Shirley’s Hair Salon And a special thank you to Tom Spracklin Personal Touch for his countless hours of work in making Anne Marie & Bern Metcalfe the Rodeo a success story. Rychrist Inn St-Michael’s Church Thanks to everyone. Curling Club Baker Brothers Cst Stephane Remillard West Mines Sports Bar Bell Island RCMP Charles Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org Byrne’s Easy Save Page 11 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter New Faces in the R.C.M.P. This community is Danny has been You will also see a certainly used to seeing transferred to couple of other new faces the new faces of police Holyrood and his last on the island this officers on this island shift on this island is summer. Cst. Mark Ivey every few years. I’m on July 25th. will be working this certain there are those Steve has been summer with Cst. you’re not too sad to see transferred to Remillard. You may leave and others that are Whitbourne (so slow notice his uniform is a bit definitely missed. I’m also down when passing by different. He just recently certain most of you are as we all know how graduated from Holland aware that we are losing much he loves doing College in P.E.I. and is Cst. Danny Bennett and traffic work) and his doing his on-the-job- Cst. Steve Burke this last shift will be training here on our summer. I have only sometime towards the island. been in the R.C.M.P. for end of August (exact seven years now but in date still to be Finally, Cst. Corette that short amount of time determined). Serna will be here from I have worked with many Trepassey to assist us officers and Danny and We would also like to from the end of July until Steve are two of the best. extend a warm Bell mid-August to assist with We would like to wish Island welcome to our the increased population them and their families all newest member to expected during the the best in their new transfer to the island, Come Home Year posts. Cst. Sean Tipple, his Celebrations. Welcome wife Natasha and their Mark and Corette, we brand new one-month- hope you enjoy your stay old son! here on the island! The hospitality is second to none! Page 12 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter Charges and Convictions On 2005-05-29, a 51-year- old Wabana male was A Not Guilty plea has been entered and the trial is set On 2005-06-15, this charged with one count of same 22-year-old Assault arising from a 2005- for 2006-01-24. Wabana male (listed 05-16 incident at the above), charged with business of the victim. The On 2005-06-09, a 21-year- old male from West Mines Assault and two first court appearance has charges of Breach of a been set for 2005-06-29. was charged with one count of Supplying Liquor to Recognizance Minors. The charge arose (document you are On 2005-06-02, a 44-year- released on from old Wabana male arrested from a 2005-05-13 incident at a business in the East previous arrest) on 2005-03-27 and still in appeared in court. The custody, appeared in court. End. The first court appearance is set for 2005- charges arose from a This male has been charged 2005-02-20 incident with two charges of Uttering 07-20. near the Post Office. Threats, one charge of The Crown withdrew Assault, one charge of On 2005-06-10, a 69- year- old male from the East End the two charges of Assault Causing/With a Breach of a Weapon, two charges of was arrested and charged with one charge of Sexual Recognizance and a Criminal Harassment, one Not Guilty plea was charge of Mischief, three Assault, one charge of Invitation to Sexual entered for the Assault charges of Intimidation and charge. A trial has sixteen charges of Breach of Touching, one charge of Sexual Interference and been set for 2005-11- Probation. The charges arise 01. from a number incidents over one charge of Exposure to the past year involving a Person Under Age of Fourteen Years. This male On 2005-06-16, a 48- female from the Front. A Not year-old male from the Guilty plea has been entered has been remanded until 2005-06-30, when he will East End was and the trial is set for 2005- convicted of Supplying 08-16. appear before a Judge. Liquor to Minors. The On 2005-06-10, in Supreme charge arose from a On 2005-06-07, a 42-year- 2003-09-26 at his old female from Wabana Court, a 22-year-old Wabana male, found guilty residence. This male charged with Assault, received a $300 fine. Causing a Disturbance and of Assault Causing Bodily Public Mischief (Making a Harm, Mischief, Assault and Breach of Probation, On 2005-06-17, a 19- false complaint to police) year-old male from the appeared in court. The appeared in court for sentencing. The charges East End appeared in charges arose from a 2005- court for one charge of 01-13 incident at a friend’s stem from a 2003-03-08 incident in the East End Assault. The charge house. arose from a 2005-03- residence of the 30-year- 23 incident at the old victim. The sentencing residence of his has been postponed until girlfriend. The matter 2005-09-15. was set-aside until 2005-07-08. (continued on page 13) Page 13 of 13 Bell Island Community Policing Newsletter (Charges and Convictions continued….) Contact Us: This same 19-year-old male The judge found the 43 was also charged on 2005- year old male guilty of all If you have any comments, 06-21 with Assault for a charges with the exception concerns, or questions about 2005-06-17 incident at his of the charge of Mischief, the newsletter please parents’ residence in the for which he was acquitted. contact us: East End. His first court The 23-year-old son was appearance for this charge found guilty of all charges. Cpl. Boyd Merrill at: is 2005-07-27. A Pre-Sentence Report has boyd.merrill@rcmp- been ordered and the grc.gc.ca On 2005-06-17, a 43-year- sentencing set-aside until Cst. Colleen Noble at: old male and his 23-year- 2005-09-08. colleen.noble@rcmp- old son from The Green, grc.gc.ca. appeared in Supreme Court On 2005-06-21, a 27-year- to hear the judges decision old male from St. John’s We can also be reached at after a trial on 2005-05-24. was charged with Theft the RCMP Detachment at The 43-year-old was Under $5000. The charge 116 Memorial Street. charged with Assault arose from a complaint of (709) 488-3312. Causing Bodily Harm, theft of lumber, sometime Break and Enter, Mischief between March and April, and Assault. The 23-year- 2005, from his father’s old was charged with property in the East End. Assault Causing Bodily The accused’s first court The newsletter is also Harm, Break and Enter, date is set for 2005-07-27. available on the internet at Mischief and Breach of website: www.bellisland.net Probation. The charges stem from a 2003-03-08 incident in the East End residence of a 30-year-old victim.
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