At approximately 1:10 p.m. on October 11, 2017, Bay St. George RCMP responded to a structure fire on Oceanview Drive, Degrau. When police arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. The Lourdes, Cape St. George and Port au Port Fire Departments also attended the scene. The house was completely destroyed and there was no one home at the time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
At approximately 9:45 p.m. on the same day, Bay St. George RCMP responded to a disturbance on Gordon Crescent, Stephenville. A 61-year-old man from North West River was arrested and charged with assault, uttering threats and mischief. He was held for court on October 12, 2017.