Police investigating shots fired in east end of St. John’s

Police are investigating after a report of shots fire din the area of a St. John’s residence Sunday night.

The RNC was called around 11 p.m. to Portugal Cove Road, near Elizabeth Avenue. Multiple officers responded to the area as well as the K-9 unit. Officers confirmed gunshots caused damage toa. vehicle in front of the home. The suspect fled the scene and could not be located.

No injuries were reported and there is no threat to public safety as the event is believed to have been targeted. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC or Crime Stoppers.

Police still working to solve St. John’s homicide

Nearly a month after a 25-year-old man was killed near a downtown apartment complex in the capital city, police are still searching for for the person responsible.

RNC investigators have been working long hours, but as NTV’s Rosie Mullaley reports, officers say solving a murder is not an easy task.

Police conduct roadside checks during Victoria Day weekend

Police in the province conducted a number of roadside checks during the long weekend, and they’re not done yet. In Corner Brook alone, more than 40 vehicles were checked and one was seized.

Police investigating disturbance involving youth in Mount Pearl

Police are investigating a disturbance involving youth in Mount Pearl.

On Monday at around 1 p.m., the RNC responded to a report of a disturbance that had just occurred near Mount Pearl Senior High. They say it happened just before noon near the school in a tunnel, which runs under Moores Drive under Ruth Avenue in Mount Pearl.

The investigation in to the event is active, and investigators are seeking any witnesses or video footage related to the event.

The RNC requests that anyone with information to assist this investigation contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app #SayItHere.

Annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Service recognizes officers who have been killed in the line of duty

The annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Day service took place today in St. John’s. As NTV’s Beth Penney reports, it’s a time to honour law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. 

RNC charges Phillip Pynn with drug trafficking after body cavity search

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s Drug Investigation Unit has charged Phillip Pynn of St. John’s with drug trafficking related to multiple substances.. 

Back in January, police responded to Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in relation to multiple packages of unknown substances that had been seized, after a body cavity search of an inmate. The RNC launched an investigation into the event.

The RNC DIU received confirmation that the substances contained within three packages were a fentanyl and bromazolam (better known as Xanax) mixture. A fourth package contained cocaine.

A total of 72 grams of fentanyl/bromazolam mixture and 20 grams of cocaine were seized, with a street value of approximately $30,000.00.

Police investigating suspicious death in downtown St. John’s overnight

Police have confirmed there was a suspicious death in downtown St. John’s overnight, in the area of Sebastian Ct. The incident is believed to have occurred around 1:30 a.m.

Investigators were on the scene of the incident this morning. Police say it is not believed to be a random event. The investigation is ongoing, and police say they will provide further details as information becomes available.

Joint drug enforcement unit on west coast marks one year of operation

It was just over a year ago that the province reconstitution a joint unit of the RNC and RCMP to tackle the illegal drug trade on the west coast. The squad is already nearing 100 criminal charges since that time. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.

Two St. John’s men charged following investigation into historic youth sexual assault case

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit have laid charges in relation to historical sexual violence.

In November of 2022, police received a report related to historical sexual violence by an adult upon youth in St. John’s.

As a result of an investigation, the RNC CASA Unit arrested two adult males from St. John’s in connection with sexual violence upon youth. The criminal charges are as follows:

62-year-old Tony HUMBY from St. John’s

  • Sexual assault x2
  • Sexual interference x2
  • Invitation to sexual touching x2
  • Indecent exposure x2
  • Making sexually explicit material available to a child
  • Luring
  • Sexual exploitation

80-year-old Bruce ESCOTT from St. John’s

  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual interference

Both men were held in custody to appear in Provincial Court in relation to the charges.

Sentencing delayed for RNC officer convicted of assault

The sentencing hearing for an RNC officer convicted of assaulting her common-law partner has been delayed in provincial court. NTV’s Don Bradshaw explains why.

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