Darrel Banfield committed to Riverview community Published Monday July 18th, 2011

Darrell Banfield of Riverview is committed to a safe community.
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Darrell Banfield gets a hug from granddaughter Alyssa Banfield .
Currently the treasurer of the Riverview Crime Prevention Committee (RCPC) struck by the RCMP, he's also served as president and vice-president - one of the longest-standing members at more than 15 years.

He's proud of the RCPC's track record, having at one time opened an RCMP sub-office in downtown Riverview, funded through the support of the business community and managed by Darrell on a volunteer basis.

Moncton Law Courts officially open 13 May 2011


Dangerous criminal behind bars Published Tuesday May 10th, 2011

 Norman Joseph Melanson arrested last month in Moncton

Truck owner tracks thieves Published Friday May 6th, 2011

Riverview man sees his truck driving around, helps direct police to make arrests.


Moncton RCMP hunt gunman Published Monday April 18th, 2011

Traffic on Mountain Road shut down as Mounties swarm site of afternoon shooting; victim taken to hospital.


Fraud a big problem in N.B.: RCMP Published Tuesday April 5th, 2011

RCMP say NBers reported $250,000 in losses to mass marketing scams since Jan. 1


'Comical' crime nets two men house arrest Published Wednesday March 16th, 2011

Bizarre: Judge tells thieves who broke into seniors complex to 'smarten up'

Workshop to help seniors avoid scams Global Maritimes: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MONCTON, N.B. - Senior citizens are a common target for scams, but one group in Moncton hopes to change that.

The Francophone Seniors Association wants to raise awareness of telephone, internet and door-to-door fraud scams.

Driver fined for excessive speed Published Saturday March 5th, 2011

Police believed suspects were street racing



Moncton robber sent to prison Published Saturday March 5th, 2011

Man sentenced to four and a half years for crimes



RCMP drug bust goes wrong Published Saturday March 5th, 2011


RCMP allege Tingley breached undertaking Published Wednesday March 2nd, 2011

Michael Tingley appears in court but Crown still reviewing charges




Police release photo of robber Published Wednesday March 2nd, 2011

Codiac Regional RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for three unsolved robberies that have occurred in the last five weeks.

Taxi robber sent to prison Published Friday March 4th, 2011

Police search of armed robber's apartment turned up stolen poppy tray



Man jailed for shooting friend Published Saturday February 26th, 2011

Guilty man was on drugs at the time of the incident



Crown to appeal weekend jail term Published Saturday February 26th, 2011

Three men sentenced to 90 days for variety of offences 



Several sex charges laid Published Saturday February 26th, 2011

The Codiac Regional RCMP have laid several sexual assault-related charges against a 34-year-old Moncton man.

Threats charges laid Published Saturday February 26th, 2011

Accused to return to court Monday for bail hearing



Man charged with robbery Published Saturday February 26th, 2011

Codiac RCMP have charged a man with robbing a fast food restaurant on Thursday afternoon.

Christopher McLeod, 41, of Moncton, appeared in Moncton provincial court yesterday in relation to the robbery at the A&W restaurant and Petro-Canada gas station on Mountain Road.

McLeod was charged with robbery and he waived his bail hearing and was remanded into custody. He returns to court March 25 to enter a plea.

It's important to keep yourself safe when socializing online Published Wednesday February 23rd, 2011

There have been several local stories appearing this week alone that speak to the need for vigilance in protecting our online identities from those who are prepared to commandeer our personal information as a means to attain their questionable goals.

Fewer offenders granted parole Published Monday February 21st, 2011

Documents show Parole Board appointees are Tory party loyalists

OTTAWA - The percentage of offenders in Canadians prisons who are granted parole has dropped steadily as the Harper government fills up posts on the National Parole Board with like-minded conservatives.


Armed robberies involve enormous risks for very small gains Published Monday February 21st, 2011

Armed robberies tend to come in bunches.

Usually one or two people are committing the crimes, driven by drug addiction, desperate for enough cash for their next fix. They seldom stop at one robbery, usually continuing until they're caught.

Metro Moncton is in a bit of an upswing right now, having experienced three robberies in the last two weeks.

Office of the Attorney General Justice and Consumer Affairs New security features at Moncton Law Courts 10 February 2011

MONCTON (CNB) – Enhanced security measures will be in place at the new Moncton Law Courts when it opens next week, Attorney General and Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister Marie-Claude Blais announced today.

Riverview council hears policing concerns Published Tuesday February 1st, 2011

Traffic, noise complaints top list of concerns in Riverview

Bernie Tousenard, president of the Riverview Crime Prevention Committee, took to the podium at one point to urge greater co-operation between his and other like-minded groups and Codiac RCMP.

Tousenard said ordinary citizens can be a valuable resource to RCMP, and should be included and respected in that regard.

Critchlow agreed and said perhaps more could be done to work with the community.

Man faces murder charge Published Tuesday February 1st, 2011

MONCTON - From the moment her body was found on Nov. 6, police said Sabrina Patterson was murdered.

Justice and Consumer Affairs Richibucto Courthouse to close Feb. 14 01 February 2011

Attorney General and Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister Marie-Claude Blais announced today that effective Feb. 14, all staff working in the building will be relocated on a temporary basis to the new Moncton Law Courts.


Keep an eye on older neighbours,police force urges Published Monday January 31st, 2011

The call follows a trio of deaths over the last year in which elderly citizens died in their homes, but no one knew they were deceased until days or weeks later.

Public warned of telephone scam 26 January 2011

The Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs has received several reports of individuals in the Bathurst area receiving telephone calls with a recorded message indicating they are calling from the court about unpaid fines for traffic violations.


Recent identity theft case an example of increase in crime Published Monday January 24th, 2011

Here are tips from the RCMP on how to avoid identity theft and fraud:

* Be wary of unsolicited emails, telephone calls or mail seeking personal or financial information from you;
* Regularly check your credit reports, bank and credit card statements and report any irregularities promptly to the relevant financial institution or to the credit bureaus;
* During transactions, swipe your cards yourself rather than let a cashier do it for you. If you must hand over your card, never lose sight of it;
* Always shield your personal identification number when using an ATM or a pin pad;
* Memorize all personal identification numbers for payment cards and telephone calling cards;
* Trash bins are a gold mine for identity thieves. Make sure you shred personal and financial documents before putting them in the garbage;
* And when you change your address, notify the post office and all relevant financial institutions.

Get active, get healthy and enjoy your old age Published Monday January 24th, 2011

Offenders on parole commit fewer offences of a less serious nature over a longer period of time than those who serve their full sentence and walk away from the big house.

Pat O'Brien works in the training and development field and consults on criminal justice matters. He can be reached at pobrien@rogers.com