From Oct. 8 to Oct. 21, the Yarmouth Town RCMP had 98 calls for service during that 14 day period. The following is a breakdown of those calls:
-ten 911 Act
-one assault with weapon or causing bodily harm
-two assistance to Canadian Police (non-RCMP) Agency
-three assistance to general public
-three breach of peace
-two break and enter - residence
-one careless use of a firearm
-one Coroner's Act - sudden death
-one crime prevention
-three criminal harassment
-one disturbing the peace/causing a disturbance
-two driving without due care or attention - provincial
-one Excise Act - possession unstamped tobacco products
-one fail to comply with probation order
-one fail to stop or remain at accident scene - provincial
-five false alarms
-one Family Relations Act
-one fraud greater than $5000
-one fraud less than or equal to $5000
-one harassing phone call
-one impaired care or control (by alcohol) of motor vehicle
-two impaired operation (by alcohol) of motor vehicle
-four index checks
-three items lost/found
-one Liquor Act - provincial
-four Mental Health Act
-11 mischief - damage to, or obstruct enjoyment of property
-one missing person
-one municipal bylaws
-five other moving traffic violations - provincial
-three other theft under $5000
-three persons reported missing
-one possession - Schedule VIII: cannabis marijuana - 30 grams or less
-one suspicious person/vehicle/property
-one theft of bicycle under or equal to $5000
-one theft of car
-one theft under or equal to $5000 - shoplifting
-one traffic collision - property damage - non-reportable
-one trafficking - Schedule II: cannabis
-three uttering threats against a person
During this period a summary of some of these calls include:
-Oct. 10 at 5:54 p.m. - report of copper pipes being stolen from an vacant property on Bond Street.
-Oct. 12 at 7:16 a.m. - report of bullet holes through the front door of Tri-Star Industries. The forensic identification section as well as police dog services were called in to assist with this matter. Investigation is continuing.
-Oct. 13 at 1:07 a.m. - report of two males being assaulted and injured at Dooly's. Investigation is continuing.
-Oct. 15 at 10:36 a.m. - 911 call of two female youth driving away with a vehicle on Cliff Street. The two females drove a short distance and then fled on foot. The females were located by police and arrested and have been charged with theft of a motor vehicle.
Halloween Tips for parents and caregivers
Halloween can be an exciting time for children and with the distraction of candy and costumes, safety rules can easily be forgotten. In fact, research shows that distractions can increase a child's chances of being struck by a car. Check out these simple tips to keep Halloween night a safe night for all:
1. Children under the age of nine should be accompanied by an adult or responsible older child since they lack the developmental skills to cross the street on their own. This is a year-round tip that will help keep your child safe while you share good pedestrian habits and pass on a legacy of safety-minded behaviour.
2. Teach your child to stop at the curb, look left, right and left again, and to listen for oncoming traffic. This vital skill is especially important when children are distracted and excited. Never rely on traffic signals alone - use your eyes and ears to make sure it's safe to cross.
3. It's unsafe to cross between parked cars or other obstacles - always cross at crosswalks, street corners or intersections. Many injuries occur when children run out between parked cars, but even at intersections it's vital that children practice tip #2.
4. Stay on the sidewalk or path when walking from house to house and if there is no sidewalk, walk beside the road, facing traffic so drivers can see you. From a very young age, children can be taught that roads are for cars and sidewalks are for kids. If your community has no sidewalks, walking beside the road at night can be very dangerous - adult accompaniment and flashlights are a must, regardless of the child's age.
5. Select costumes with bright colours to increase your child's visibility and choose face paint instead of masks. Masks can make it hard for your child to see properly and often restrict peripheral vision, making it difficult to check for oncoming traffic before crossing a road.