POLICE BEAT: Two rear-enders in two days

Drivers must always be on the look-out for pedestrians at road crossings

RCMP responded to two accidents in two days, both involving vehicles rear-ending other motorists who had stopped to allow pedestrians to cross.

The first occurred Friday at 8:32 a.m., at the corner of Alder St. and St. Anne’s Rd. The driver of a Buick had stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross when their vehicle was struck from behind by a Nissan Pathfinder. The driver of the Buick was taken to hospital for treatment. No charges were laid and police say wet road conditions were a factor.

Then on Saturday, at 7 p.m, a motorist was charged for driving without due care when they rear-ended a vehicle, which had stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross, in the 1000 block of Island Hwy.

Laptop stolen from school

On Feb. 9, at 3:45 p.m., police received a report of theft of a MacPro, 15-inch screen, laptop computer from Discovery Elementary School.

Later that day, at 8 p.m., Mounties investigated a theft from the 3900 block of Painter Road.

The property owner reported that in the preceding hour a thief had entered a vehicle on the property and had stolen two Digital Design subwoofers and an amplifier.

Anyone with information on these offences is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.