Calls keep police busy on weekend

Doug Gallant
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Calls keep police busy on weekend

Police in Charlottetown are advising the public to be aware of a new telephone scam in which the caller advises the homeowner they have won a Reader’s Digest contest and must send a deposit of $395.00 to collect on their winnings.

A spokesman for Charlottetown Police said they are advising the public to be aware of these types of frauds so they do not become victims. 

The public is urged to report any frauds to their local police.

Police experienced a busy weekend responding to approximately 90 calls for service.

There were several calls to police regarding impaired drivers, one of which resulted in a 28-year-old Summerside man being charged after a traffic stop on Kent Street for driving with no headlights on. 

Police responded to several calls of thefts from motor vehicles.

The department is once again urging the public to remove any valuables from their vehicles, lock the doors and report any suspicious activity.

Several road checks were conducted throughout the city over the weekend.

They resulted in 41 tickets being issued under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police also responded to several calls under the Liquor Control Act which resulted in one person being arrested for public intoxication.

Officers also responded to several motor vehicle accidents, none of which resulted in injuries.

Police are investigating a break and enter on Orlebar Street  in which a quantity of liquor, some food and several CDs were taken.

The break-in was reported to police at 12:30 p.m.

Police are asking anyone with any information to contact the department or P.E.I. Crimestoppers.



Organizations: Charlottetown Police

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Summerside, Kent Street Orlebar Street

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Recent comments

  • Islander
    March 14, 2016 - 20:23

    Impaired Drivers by Alcohol and Drugs is rampad. At club closing times, I am sure you could nab two or three at each place.

  • Truth Seeker
    Truth Seeker
    March 14, 2016 - 12:52

    I was recently targeted by such a phone scam and called the RCMP right away. Nobody seemed interested and casually directed me to a government website that also wasn't very receiving. It was all rather deflating.