Posted at 2:13 pm on January 22, 2015

RCMP are investigating a pedestrian fatality in the Wagmatcook area.  Police say shortly after one this morning, RCMP and EHS were notified of a report of an injured person on Highway 105.   When they arrived, they found a dead man on the road.

RCMP closed that section Highway 105 following the crash.  It reopened shortly before 10 this morning.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police

Posted at 5:03 pm on January 19, 2015

The Antigonish RCMP Detachment Commander says she and her colleagues are reaching out to their counterparts out west.  Two officers were injured during a police operation in Alberta.  One of the officers, from Birdgewater NS, is in grave condition.  Staff Sgt. Holly Glassford says incidents like this hit close to home but the local officers want to offer their support to the members and families affected.

Constable David Wynn was a paramedic in Nova Scotia before he joined the R-C-M-P in 2009.   Nova Scotia’s Emergency Health Services says all of the agency’s employees are thinking of Wynn.

Posted at 8:38 am on January 15, 2015

 RCMP have concluded driver inexperience and poor road conditions caused a car to run into a house in Port Hawkesbury yesterday morning.  Police say the incident happened around 6 a.m. when a car skidded off Spruce Drive, crossed the front lawn, striking a parked car and finally coming to a stop against the house.
No one was hurt.  There was minor damage to the house and the two cars.
Police discovered the 18 year old female driver from Inverness County held a “learner’s license” and did not have an experienced driver in the car with her, as required.
The driver has been charged with failing to comply with driver’s restrictions.

Posted at 5:34 pm on January 13, 2015

Cheticamp RCMP are looking for whomever is responsible for an act of mischief that occurred near the Margaree Airstrip.  Police say someone threw a rock through a vehicle window.  No one was inside the vehicle at the time.  If you have information contact Crime Stoppers or the RCMP.

Posted at 3:37 pm on January 10, 2015

St. Peters RCMP have charged an ATV driver following a into a hit and run  late last month in the l’Ardoise area.

Police say 27-year old Evan Michael Harker of l’Ardoise faces charges of Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm, Assault With a Weapon and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Police say on December 29th a property owner approached a man who was driving a “side by side” ATV to tell him that the vehicle was on private property. As the owner tried to speak to him about trespassing, police say the rider allegedly drove into the 70-year-old man who then clung to the vehicle. The owner was dragged across the property before being thrown from the vehicle and onto the ground. The rider and his passenger then fled the scene.

The 70-year-old man was transported to the Strait Richmond Hospital by EHS with non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

On January 8th, police say the accused turned himself in to the RCMP.

Harker was released from custody and will be appearing in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on March 4th to enter a plea.  Police are continuing their investigation.

Posted at 1:41 pm on January 8, 2015

Guysborough RCMP is asking for the public’s help in solving a break-in that occurred in Goldboro late last month.  Police say on December 22nd, someone broke into a storage facility on Goldbrook road owned by Orex Exploration.  There was considerable damage to the doors of the building, and the thieves removed wiring and breakers and took drilled core samples.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Sherbrooke RCMP at 902-522-2200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Posted at 4:19 pm on January 6, 2015

Antigonish RCMP are investigating what they call a serious assault.  Police say a 27 year old man is in hospital with serious head injuries.  They received a report Monday at noon time that a man was severely beaten in the Frankville area.  RCMP found a male in a vehicle at Exit 38 with a woman who was attempting to drive him to hospital.  E-H-S transported the Frankville man to hospital in Antigonish and he was later airlifted to Halifax.  Sgt. Brian Rehill is asking for the public’s help to collect information.
Rehill can’t say if they have any suspects at this point. The major crimes unit has been called in to help with the investigation.

Posted at 4:40 pm on January 5, 2015

Antigonish RCMP were busy over the holidays.  They set up 42 checkpoints since December 1st.   Six impaired drivers were arrested, including 3 who were impaired by drugs.  RCMP say their investment to train Drug Recognition Experts is paying dividends.  Officers attended a special training session in Jacksonville, Florida last year.  Authorities say even prescribed medication can be a major problem.  RCMP say they are learning a number of ways to determine what a suspicious driver has ingested.

Posted at 3:29 pm on December 30, 2014

Nova Scotia RCMP says a fatal bus crash on the Cabot Trail is among the investigations garnering the most interest via social media.  The police are releasing a list of the top 12 most discussed items in 2014 in the province.  A 72 year old American woman died as a result of the crash in July.  Meantime, a photo illustrating the tragedy unfolding in Moncton as RCMP officers hunted for a lone gunman in June is number one.  Three officers were killed in the line of duty.  Other items include the arrest of nine impaired driver during an eight hour span earlier this month.  RCMP say this is a staggering number and police are increasing their presence on roads and highways, especially over the holiday season.  Corporal Greg Church explains…


Other items on the top 12 list include investigations targeting telephone scams,  the introduction of changes to the Graduated Driver’s License program and the murder of Lorreta Saunders– a Halifax university student enrolled in an honours program in criminology at St. Mary’s University.

Posted at 2:15 pm on December 15, 2014

RCMP are investigating several thefts from vehicles in the Port Hastings area.  Police say the incidents occurred early last Friday morning.  Anyone with information on these incidents are asked to contact the Port Hawkesbury RCMP or Cape Breton Crime Stoppers.
Police also remind area residents not to leave valuables in their cars and to lock their vehicles when unattended.