As people settle back into their day to day operations and routines, the Carlyle detachment of the RCMP is looking back on a quiet holiday season.
"It went quite cold, so I think that kept a lot of people indoors," said Sergeant Darren Simons, "I personally think that we don't have as many issues when it does get cold because there's not as much conflict. Everyone's got their own TV or electronic device to play on, so if people are getting frustrated with each other they just disappear into a different room."
"We did make increased patrols looking for people who might be wandering the streets or walking on the highway, and we did find one individual that way and gave him a ride home. Other than that, it was quite quiet."
The only other items that had the detachments attention, according to Simons, were a couple of routine minor motor vehicle accidents.
"For the New Year, I'm just hoping people realize that we can't drink and drive, and please put the cell phone down when you're driving. If you want to help make it more difficult on the criminals, lock your doors, lock your garages, lock your sheds and lock your vehicles," he concluded.