Springhill police report

Christopher Gooding
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SPRINGHILL – Police here chauffeured a suspected impaired driver home earlier this month after learning the man was operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.

Springhill police news

Police received a report of a suspected impaired driver and a vehicle description January 5th, and while on patrol located the driver on Main Street near the Subway restaurant.

In the course of their investigation, police were satisfied the driver was not impaired but did have a medical condition, and did not have a valid drivers license.

When the male driver could not identify anyone to pick him up police, in their own discretion, offered the man a drive home, Springhill’s acting police chief Dean Ruddick reported. The offered was accepted and no charges were laid.

The incident was just one chapter of activity for the department.

During the weekend of January 10th, police responded to nine calls for service, including assistance, aggravated assault, a house fire, domestic assault and a complaint under the Tenancy Act.

During the weekend of January 17th, police responded to 12 calls for assistance, including a motor vehicle accident, a break and enter, suspicious person, breach of conditions, property check and theft from motor vehicles.

The theft from motor vehicles complaint was received Jan. 19th, shortly after 1 a.m. when a citizen noticed two males in a driveway near a parked vehicle. Police responded to the scene, but the men had left, leaving footprints behind in the snow. Following the trail, police followed their steps to other residences and other vehicles before tracking them to a residence. Inside, the two men were arrested and later released. Charges of trespassing by night and theft are pending. The incident is still under investigation.

Also on January 19th, police received a report of youth in a vehicle throwing paintballs at a home. In the course of their investigation, police learned of two suspected youth in the area who were apprehended and now face mischief charges stemming from the incident.

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