Posted at 5:27 pm on July 13, 2016

A nail biting experience in Pictou County today.  RCMP Corporal Jennifer Clarke says what could have been a tragic ending, results in a pilot refusing medical care.
RCMP are handing the investigation over to the Transportation Safety Board.

Posted at 10:50 am on July 11, 2016

Antigonish RCMP officer Morgan Mac Pherson says the police force is making an effort to show you that they are “friends“ and not someone to be feared.  The RCMP is organizing a meet and greet in Paq’tnkek where the community and first responders can show their appreciation for each other.  A number of units and special vehicles will be available such as marine and traffic units, and maybe even the police helicopter. The Pomquet Fire Dept, EHS, DFO & the Sheriff’s Department are also attending.  Mac Pherson says it’s all part of the plan that they are there to help.

The event is taking place Wednesday (July 13) from noon until 2pm at the Health Centre on Saqamaw Road.

Posted at 9:51 am on July 6, 2016

Pictou County RCMP are investigating a fatal single vehicle collision.  The RCMP say it occurred Monday  on Highway 104 in Salt Springs.  A driver lost control of the vehicle heading East near exit 19.  The victim is a 65 year old man from Sydney.   A female passenger suffered minor injuries.  RCMP say their thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family at this time.

Posted at 10:24 am on July 5, 2016

The RCMP are asking the public to help them solve a case of mischief in Whycocomagh.  They say a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was parked between two businesses along Highway 105 on June 28th at 2:30pm .  Two youths were seen hitting the truck with shopping carts while the vehicle was unoccupied — causing damage to both sides of it.  If you have any information, contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Posted at 8:52 am on July 5, 2016

Pictou County RCMP say a 65 year old woman was allegedly behind the wheel before providing breath samples showing she was more than twice the legal limit.  Police say they responded to a 911 call requesting assistance. RCMP and EHS responded, and located the caller on Highway 104 in Sutherland’s River.  The woman was checked by EHS and released. When RCMP officers spoke with the woman, they say they noticed signs of impairment and the woman was arrested by police.  She had been on her way to work at the time of the call.   The woman was brought to Stellarton RCMP Detachment for the breath test.  She will be appearing in Pictou Provincial Court on September 6, 2016.

Posted at 3:35 pm on June 30, 2016

There’s been a drug bust in Bayfield, Antigonish County.  RCMP say on Monday, officers stopped a pick up truck with an insecure load on Highway 4 near Bayfield.  Police discovered 28 marijuana plants among the other cargo in the truck.  That led officers to search a home on Bayfield Cross Road, where more marijuana plants were found in various stages of growth.  RCMP also seized some drug paraphernalia at the site.
Police arrested a 43-year-old Bayfield woman and a 57-year-old Merland man.  They were released from custody later in the day.  They are scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on August 31st to face two counts each of Production of Marijuana.

Posted at 2:56 pm on June 30, 2016

Antigonish RCMP are investigating a theft from a local farm.   Police say between June 11th and June 18th, a fence with 65 posts were removed from a property on the school road in Brierly Brook, Antigonish County.
If you have any information, call the RCMP (902) 863-6500 or  Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Posted at 6:24 pm on June 21, 2016

First responders banded together in rural Nova Scotia to save a youngster who fell in well in Economy this afternoon.  The 18 month old toddler was crying, but is expected to be okay.  Investigating officer Constable Lorilee Morash of the Bible Hill RCMP Detachment says their special units combined as one.

A firefighter entered the well to rescue the little boy.  The RCMP received the call at 3:30 this afternoon.

Posted at 8:56 am on June 21, 2016

Inverness RCMP are investigating in Mabou.  RCMP say property was damaged at the Mabou Picnic Park.  The locked gate was tampered with allowing someone to unlawfully enter.   Police say there is an ongoing issue with people tearing up the grass.  If you have any information call the police or Crime Stoppers.

Posted at 10:44 am on June 16, 2016

 Inverness RCMP are trying to protect communities from a scams that continues to frustrate the authorities and residents.  The culprits are calling people claiming they are with the Canada Revenue Agency.  The callers apply pressure and often threaten the victim that they will be arrested if they don’t comply.  Corporal Chatele Eagan says people are getting duped by the scammers who can be creative in getting personal information.

RCMP say you should never give personal information to someone you don’t know over the phone.  And if you receive such a call– get in touch with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.