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Weekly RCMP occurrence list from March 18 to 24

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

Editor’s Note: A total of 78 occurrences were investigated by Prince District RCMP from March 18 to 24. The following is a list of some of the noteworthy incidents and investigations.

Break-in reported

On March 19 at about 4 a.m., East Prince RCMP received a complaint of a break-in at a business located in Borden-Carleton. The culprits gained entry by breaking the door and once inside stole some cash.

Borden-Carleton town hall broken into

On March 19 at about 8 a.m., East Prince RCMP received a second call about a break and enter, this time the complaint was from the Borden-Carleton town hall office. Both scenes have been examined by the Ident section and both remain under investigation.

RCMP look into complaint in Ellerslie-Bideford

On March 22 at about 3:45 p.m., East Prince RCMP received a complaint of two men walking in the middle of the road in Ellerslie-Bideford who appeared to be intoxicated. Police attended the area and found two men on the shoulder of the road. They were identified. One man was showing signs of impairment. No charges were laid and the pair were moved away from the roadway.

RCMP investigate assault complaint

On March 23 at about 2 a.m., West Prince RCMP received a report of an alleged assault on a 17-year old girl by an 18-year old man while at a party in Tignish. The investigation is ongoing.

Driver stopped on Confederation Bridge

On March 23 at about 8:25 a.m., while members were on patrol on the Confederation Bridge, a vehicle was noted to be travelling at a speed of 101 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone.  A traffic stop was initiated and an odour of alcohol was detected from the 41-year-old-male driver. A roadside breath test was administered to which he failed. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued a driving suspension, as well as charged under the Criminal Code with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. He is set to appear in court in April.

Police investigate traffic complaint

On March 23 at about 12:30 p.m., a complaint of a traffic hazard was received by West Prince RCMP.  The caller reported vehicles parked on both sides of Main Street, blocking traffic in O’Leary. Police patrolled to the area and did not observe any vehicles parked illegally at that time. 

Man charged with impaired driving

On March 24 at about 9:15 a.m., West Prince RCMP was notified of an impaired driver in Anglo Tignish.  Police located the vehicle and driver and issued a breath test, to which the 47-year-old man failed. He was charged under the Criminal Code with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and issued a driving suspension. He is due to appear in court at a later date to answer to charges.

Recaps and reminders

During this past week, Prince District RCMP received 13 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 throughout the remainder of March, in various communities across Prince District, targeting cell phone 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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