RCMP say a Frankville, Antigonish County man has been charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography. Police say on Tuesday, a Frankville home was searched by members of the RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit, Technological Crime Unit, the Antigonish/Guysborough County Street Crime Enforcement Unit, and the Antigonish RCMP. Three laptops, one external hard drive and one cell phone were seized from the residence. 37-year-old Trevor Jon Austen was arrested at the scene without incident.
Austen is scheduled to make his first appearance in Antigonish Provincial Court on October 22nd.
The mayor of Antigonish is saluting the RCMP. Mayor Carl Chisholm says the local force is cracking down on crime. Sgt. Brian Rehill’s annual report highlighted a reduction in several areas of the priorities, and later announced that he tells the younger officers that they’re lucky to be stationed in the town. Chisholm says he’s proud to hear that.
Rehill’s report included praise for the local detachment, as officers are receiving training in a number of areas– including detecting impaired driving by drugs. He adds distracted driving and property crimes are among the priorities for the upcoming year.
The Victoria County RCMP is searching for two overdue snowmobilers in the Cape Breton Highlands.
At 5:40 Tuesday morning, RCMP were contacted about two overdue snowmobilers who headed out Monday morning around 10:30. A 54-year-old man from Iona and a 35-year-old man from Halifax were planning to snowmobile from Middle River to Cheticamp. Both are experienced snowmobilers who are familiar with the area and were prepared for the journey
The men were supposed to contact family once they arrived in Cheticamp but they failed to do so. Two Department of Natural Resources employees, a volunteer fireman from Baddeck, and a Halifax firefighter originally from Baddeck headed out on snowmobiles Tuesday morning to search the trail from Hunters Mountain to Cheticamp. RCMP air services heading to the area to search also.
Anyone with information about the missing men is asked to contact Victoria County RCMP at (902) 295-2350. The investigation is continuing.
RCMP raided a home in Port Hawkesbury. Authorities say they found 3.5 pounds of cannabis marijuana, a large amount of money and equipment. Several police units participated in the operation. Three men were arrested. They have been released from custody and will appear in court in late June.
The court case of a Richmond County RCMP officer charged with perjury was been adjourned. Constable Shawn Greene will return to court in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland on June 4th. Greene was charged February 10th following an independent investigation by Halifax Police into a complaint made last May. Police say the investigation is focused on Greene’s work in Harbour Grace.
Greene was transferred to Richmond County two years ago.
He was suspended with pay after the charges were laid.
The RCMP has also launched an internal investigation.
Port Hawkesbury RCMP have charged two youths with mischief.
Police say late Saturday night, officers responded to five reports of property damage over a span of 30 minutes between the Granville and Queen Street area. Windows were smashed in two vehicles, at a home, the Post Office, and a business. An extendable baton was used to break the glass at each of these properties. RCMP say they’ve received addtional reports of property damage and appear to be random. Alcohol may have been involved.
A 17-year-old and a 16-year-old youth, both from Port Hawkesbury, were released on conditions and are charged with Mischief Over $5000, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace and Breach of Undertaking. They will appear at the Port Hawkesbury Provincial Youth Court on May 26th. Police are continuing their investigation.
Port Hawkesbury RCMP say officers raided a home in Waycobah armed with a search warrant. Police say a male suspect was arrested for alleged drug trafficking. Charges are pending. The investigation continues. Meanwhile, A Cheticamp fisherman will have trouble casting off for the Spring fishery next month. Cheticamp RCMP say a fishing boat was likely targeted, resulting in more than 100-thousand dollars in damages. The ‘Miss Amy Lynn ll’ fishing boat which was situated on land near the Cheticamp Wharf when it was severley damaged. RCMP are looking for whomever is responsible. The Port Hawkesbury Street Crime Unit is helping with the investigation. If you have information, contact the authorities or Crime Stoppers.
The RCMP is Nova Scotia is asking you to speak up if someone’s talking trash about women. It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Superintendent Roland Wells says their campaign is called ‘Be more than a bystander.’ It’s designed to help curb violence against women. He says everyone can play a role by speaking up and stepping in when morals go out the window.
Wells go on to say violence is not tolerated in society and hopefully more and more people will join in on the chorus of those promoting healthy relationships.
Concerned citizens gathered in Port Hawkesbury last night to network with Inverness County RCMP. The police say the public is one of their most valuable resources because they are the “eyes and ears“ of the community. The Town Hall meeting was an opportunity for residents to help the RCMP establish their list of priorities. District Commander– Staff Sgt. Al Affleck– says domestic violence and speeding are the top items.
Affleck says 10 people attended the meeting. He says he is pleased with the public involvement and wants to keep a solid rapport with the community and open the lines of communication.
A senior agent with the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre says local RCMP detachments are likely saving some residents a bundle by warning them about scams. Daniel Williams says some of the culprits are dedicated, cunning and very persuasive. He says the victims are countless– especially seniors. Williams talks about one heart wrenching scam that left him speechless. It started with a phone call to a 90 year old woman who lost her husband in World War 2. Williams says the culprit didn’t waste time turning up the charm and convinced the widow to hand over every cent she had.
Inverness County RCMP are warning residents about phony authorities trying to collect for fines and taxes over the phone. Last year, RCMP in Antigonish told residents to look out for envelopes addressed to homeowners with an enclosed letter stating they are the winners of a Reader’s Digest sweepstakes.
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