Posted at 10:15 am on August 12, 2015

RCMP have charged a man in connection with a hit and run incident involving a car and a pedestrian in Port Hastings last week.
Police say 27-year-old Tyson MacDonald from Port Hood has been charged with Failure to stop at the Scene of an Accident and Dangerous Driving.  He will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on September 28th.
Police say the incident occurred at around 9 p.m. on August 5th.  The pedestrian, a 65-year-old man from Wilmington, North Carolina, was struck as he was crossing Highway Four.  The pedestrian was transported to a hospital in Halifax.

Posted at 3:30 pm on August 10, 2015

The RCMP’s Crime of the Week, where police seek the public’s help in solving a crime, focuses on an assault in the Town of Pictou.  Police say around 2 a.m. on June 14th, a woman was walking along Welsford Street near the A-E-F Building when she was attacked by a man believed to be in his early twenties.  The woman was punched in the face and kicked in the head when she fell to the ground.
If you have any information on this incident call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

Posted at 7:26 am on August 7, 2015

RCMP say an incident where a man barricaded himself inside a home in Lower River Inhabitants, Richmond County has ended peacefully.  Around one o’clock Thursday afternoon,  RCMP received a call that a 55-year-old man was threatening to harm himself at a Lower River Road home. When police arrived and attempted to speak to him, the man barricaded himself inside the residence.  There was no one else in the home
Police say at 6:30 Thursday night, the man was arrested without incident.  He’s in police custody; a decision on charges has not been made.

Posted at 2:26 pm on August 6, 2015

An American tourist is recuperating in a Halifax Hospital after he was hit by car in a hit and run incident in Port Hastings last night.  RCMP Spokesman Constable Mark Skinner says officers as well as EHS personnel and the Port Hastings Fire Department were called to the scene around 9 o’clock.  Skinner says the 65-year-old male pedestrian was struck as he was crossing Highway 4.
An RCMP collision analyst is assisting police with the investigation.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Inverness District RCMP at (902) 625-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Posted at 2:28 pm on July 31, 2015

Antigonish RCMP are investigating a break and enter in Bayfield.  Police say a residence on the Bayfield-Summerside Road was targeted sometime between July 17th and July 20th.   It appears entry was gained through a second story patio door which was accessed by using a ladder located on the property. The residence was unoccupied for the weekend and nothing was taken during the break in.  RCMP are reminding people to lock yours and windows, especially if you are away.

Posted at 6:15 pm on July 30, 2015

An Antigonish RCMP officer is applauding his colleagues for embarking on a regional campaign to curb drinking and driving.  Officers throughout the Maritimes are sharing personal messages intended to hit close to home for drivers and their families.  Cst. Morgan Mac Pherson says dealing D-U-I’s will take its toll.

RCMP say they are thankful to have social media because it helps them spread the message faster than in previous years.

Posted at 5:27 pm on July 29, 2015

Baddeck RCMP are investigating a fatal forestry accident.   A 54 year old Little Narrows man was reported missing.  RCMP responded to the call last night (tues). The K-9 services, Ground Search and Rescue, volunteer fire fighters and staff from a nearby mining site gathered to search for the man in Little Narrows area.  He was working along operating a logging skidder and later found deceased near the equipment.  The death is not considered suspicious.


Posted at 7:17 am on July 23, 2015

Inverness District RCMP say one man is dead from a single vehicle crash in Askilton, near Port Hawkesbury.  Police say around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, officers were called to the scene just off the Barbertown Road.
A preliminary investigation by police indicates that the car collided with a stationary large equipment trailer, lodging the car underneath.  The driver of the car, the lone person in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.  A collision analyst is assisting RCMP with the investigation.

Posted at 8:51 am on July 20, 2015

Inverness RCMP say the people it serves deserves a tip of the cap.  Officers at the local detachment say a community garden at the Port Hawkesbury Community Park is just one way to say “thank you“ for supporting the men and women of the RCMP.  Constable Deepak Prasad says a prime example involves the death of three officers in the line of duty who were involved in a manhunt last year in New Brunswick.  Prasad says the public’s reaction was overwhelming and dearly appreciated.

The community garden is supported by the Strait Area Community Health Board.  Prasad says
the project involves a maple tree and six garden boxes, each garden box will represent the six core values of the RCMP, which are: Honestly, Integrity, Professionalism, Compassion, Accountability and Respect.

Posted at 4:44 pm on July 6, 2015

Local RCMP are asking for the public’s help in solving a crime in Pictou Landing.  Emergency responders were dispatched to a cottage fire on Rustico Lane in mid May.  The building was destroyed.  The fire marshall was called in and later determined the fire was suspicious in nature.  RCMP say several nearby cottages had been broken into and vandalized.  If you have any information, contact your local RCMP or Crime Stoppers.