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6/24/2016 - Two men charged in Marystown cocaine investigation

June 24, 2016 (Marystown, N.L.) – Two men from Marystown have been charged following a significant cocaine seizure near Goobies, N.L.

On June 22, 2016, RCMP from the Burin and St. John’s Federal Policing Operations units,  arrested two men and seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine on the Trans-Canada Highway near Goobies, N.L. The arrests were made as a result of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of cocaine on the Burin Peninsula.

Forty-eight-year-old Darren Pittman and 40-year-old Dennis Brake, both from Marystown, have been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine).

Pittman will be appearing in court in Clarenville later today. Brake has been released from custody with his next court appearance scheduled for July 16, 2016 in Clarenville.

The RCMP investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this or any crime should contact their local RCMP detachment.  To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP190 + your message to `CRIMES` (274637).

6/22/2016 - PUBLIC NOTICE from Holyrood Detachment
Holyrood RCMP have received an escalating number of complaints regarding improper usage of All Terrain Vehicles on roadways and on private property.
The legislation within the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador does not permit these types of machines to be operated on any roadways, paved or unpaved, where motor vehicles commonly travel.
There will be ZERO TOLERANCE for such behaviour. Police will be charging the operators of these off road vehicles and will seek forfeiture orders where appropriate. Video evidence will be used when available to ensure the courts have a clear account of the illegal activity.
With the completion of the school year and in the interest of public safety, parents are asked to share this information with their children and ensure that the rules and regulations are understood and adhered to.

5/30/2016 - Media Release 2016 POYA Winners


2016 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Award Winners


May 27, 2016 – Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers today presented the 2016 Police and Peace Officers of the Year Awards (POYA).  The ceremony was held at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre with finalists and family members, executive from the respective executive organizations and invited members of the community.

Presented annually, these awards recognize outstanding officers in the community. Once again, three awards were be presented at this year’s awards ceremony, one to the police officer from each of the two the provincial police forces as well as a peace officer employed for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil process. The three awards winners for 2016 are:

·         Police Officer of the Year, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary – Sergeant Paul C Didham, NorthEast Avalon Region

·         Police Officer of the Year, Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Staff Sergeant Greg Hicks,  Clarenville Detachment

·         Peace Officer of the Year – Co-Recipients -  Constable Danielle Greavette, City of Mount Pearl Municipal Enforcement and Fishery Officer Nikki Wright, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

“Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers takes pride in honouring officers in our province that go above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the community. Courtesy, kindness, understanding, compassion, courage and devotion to duty are key qualities required in police officers in their normal duties.  The nominees and recipients of 2016 Awards exemplify these characteristics, and we are pleased to recognize these individuals for their outstanding achievements,” said Mark Brown, Chair of NL Crime Stoppers.

Nominations for the 2016 awards were accepted from the general public, provincial organizations as well as any provincial police or peace officer. “The nominations received this year once again represented a diverse group of individuals in terms of geography, gender and experience,” said Brown.  “To those that took the time to nominate a police or peace officer, we extend grateful thanks for the time and the effort to recognize these deserving officers.”

The 2016 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards are proudly supported by the VOCM Cares Foundation.

Started in 1992, Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers is a community-based program and registered charity that brings the public, the media and law enforcement agencies together in cooperative effort to help solve crime. This is accomplished by offering cash awards and guaranteeing anonymity to persons who furnish information leading to the arrest of or laying of charges against criminal offenders.

NOTE: Professional photos from the awards ceremony are available upon request to POYA.NL.2016@gmail.com

Twitter: @NLCrimeStoppers #2016POYA

Media Contact:

Mark Brown,

ChairNewfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers

709 325 0423 or POYA.NL.2016@gmail.com

5/19/2016 - RNC Citizens Award

Recipient: Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers and Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers North East Avalon Branch

Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers and Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers North East Avalon Branch were nominated for the Chief of Police Citizens Recognition Award by Cst. R. Robinson.

Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers is a community-based volunteer organization and a registered charity. They began in October of 1992 with one branch in the St. John`s area, the North East Avalon Branch.  Since that time, Crime Stoppers has expanded to ten branches which are located throughout the province. Crime Stoppers presently has in excess of 150 volunteers comprised of many diverse, active and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement and other investigative agencies to receive information on crimes. The efforts of Crime Stoppers increase tips on crime, which in turn increase arrests in our community.

As of January 18, 2016 Crime Stoppers activities have resulted in 2,614 arrests being made, 3,838 cases which were cleared and $270,950 in rewards paid out for tips received. In addition to this they had $3,454,224 in property recovered and $7,197,829 in drugs seized.

Other programs of Crime Stoppers in Newfoundland and Labrador include; Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards, the School Program and the Illegal Dumping program.

 One of the primary functions of this team of volunteers is to raise the level of awareness of Crime Stoppers throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. They regularly attend community events in an effort to provide information about Crime Stoppers and how it works. To help raise awareness in 2015, the North East Avalon Branch of Crime Stoppers hosted a very successful RCMP Musical Ride this past August at the Mount Pearl Intermediate School Soccer Field.

As a result of exemplary dedication and thanks to the countless hours of volunteer time put forth by the Crime Stoppers Volunteers Newfoundland and Labrador is and continues to be a safe place for all citizens to live and raise their families.


Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers and Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers North East Avalon Branch


5/3/2016 - Fire - Port au Port
2016 523442.....11:57 am May 2, 2016 report of an uncontrolled grass fire near the Piccadilly High School.  Wildlife & Forestry, Port au Port Fire Department and RCMP attended.  Fire brought under control and subsequently extinguished by Gander water bombers.  No charges laid as not criminal in nature.
Anyone with information regarding any incident is requested to contact the Stephenville RCMP at (709) 643-2118, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

1/15/2016 - Two in Custody Within 30 Minutes After Break and Enter -Stephenville
On 16-01-14 at 0021 hrs Bay St George RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at the Coleman`s Food Center store in Stephenville Crossing. When police arrived they found a window of the store had been broken out and a number of items stolen.  Although the suspects had departed  responding officers were quickly on their trail.
Battling poor weather conditions that threatened to cover in the suspects tracks and conceal evidence, officers were still able to successfully track for approximately 1 1/2 kilometers where they located and arrested 2 male suspects at a residence in Stephenville Crossing. The arrests occurred within 30 minutes of police arriving on the scene. 
Police were also able to recover a quantity of the liquor and cigarettes that were stolen from the store.
Both males who are in their early twenties are from the Stephenville area. They will appear in court later today to face charges of break and enter, mischief and having their faces covered while committing an indictable offence. One of the males also faces several charges for breaching several different probation orders at the tie of the offence. 

1/13/2016 - Public Advisory from RCMP regarding CRA Phone Scams

The Burin Peninsula RCMP wish to advise the General Public of an increase in online, telephone and mail scams. The most recent scam involves people representing themselves as the Canada Revenue Agency and demanding money be paid or the police will be contacted.


The RCMP has received multiple calls and complaints over the past week and wish to remind the public that these actions are fraudulent. Some recent telephone scams involve threatening taxpayers or using aggressive and forceful language to scare them into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Victims receive a phone call from a person claiming to work for the CRA and saying that taxes are owed. The caller requests immediate payment by credit card or convinces the victims to purchase a prepaid credit card and to call back immediately with the information. The taxpayer is often threatened with court charges, jail or deportation.

To help you identify possible scams, use the following guidelines found at


The CRA:

  • never requests prepaid credit cards;
  • never asks for information about your passport, health card, or driver`s licence;
  • never shares your taxpayer information with another person, unless you have provided the appropriate authorization; and
  • never leaves personal information on your answering machine or asks you to leave a message containing your personal information on an answering machine.

When in doubt, ask yourself the following:

  • Is there a reason that the CRA may be calling? Do I have a tax balance outstanding?
  • Is the requester asking for information I would not include with my tax return?
  • Is the requester asking for information I know the CRA already has on file for me?
  • How did the requester get my email address or telephone number?
  • Am I confident I know who is asking for the information?

If you get such a call, hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or toll free at 1-888-495-8501.


Dale Foote, S/Sgt

Burin Peninsula RCMP

8/22/2015 - Musical Ride and Crime Stoppers

NL Crime Stoppers, North East Avalon Branch hosted the world famous "RCMP Musical Ride" on August 22 and 23rd, 2015 at the Mount Pearl Senior High rugby field .

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and came out to see the shows. Thank you to all of the shows supporters. It was an amazing success !!

NL Crime Stoppers, North East Avalon Branch

8/18/2015 - RCMP Musical Ride - Open House

There will be an open house for the RCMP Musical Ride on Saturday, August 22nd from 12:00-3:30pm at the Glacier in Mount Pearl. Please come by and see the beautiful horses up close!

6/12/2015 - RCMP Musical Ride Tickets

RCMP Musical Ride, Mount Pearl, NL

Tickets are now available online at Ticket Pro. or at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay

Event tickets are only 11dollars each including all fees.

 Note *Children 2 and under are admitted free of charge*. 

Please go to:


NL Crime Stoppers is excited to host the RCMP Musical Ride on August 22 and 23, 2015 as part of our ongoing community awareness programs.

The ride will take place at the Mount Pearl Senior High sports field off Ruth Avenue at 6:30 pm on August 22 and at 2pm on August 23, 2015.

More information on the RCMP Musical Ride can be obtained by clicking on the link below


This is a great family event, please come out, have fun and support your local Crime Stoppers branch.  

See you at the field!

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