Posted at 8:12 am on February 27, 2015

RCMP say a 38-year-old Antigonish County man will appear in court in May stemming from a hit-and-run in Aulds Cove.  Police say just before midnight Wednesday evening, officers received a call of a single vehicle collision; a car had crashed into a gas station.  The driver fled the scene.  No was injured, there was some damage to a window and a gas pump.
Officers arrested a man a short time later in connection with the incident and held him in custody overnight.
The man faces charges of Refusing to Provide Breath Samples, Impaired Driving, Breach of Probation, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Driving While Prohibited.

Posted at 12:49 pm on February 17, 2015

RCMP have laid charges in relation to house party in Port Hastings over the weekend.  Early Sunday morning. officers were called to a home on Hilltop Drive after receiving a report of several youths yelling and screaming and possibly fighting on the roadway.
Police found 30 to 40 people on the roadway obstructing traffic. RCMP arrested and charged a 17-year-old with underage drinking.   Police also charged the 21 year-old host of the party for permitting drunkeneess to occur in a residence.
The 17-year-old youth is to appear in Port Hawkesbury Youth Justice Court on March 30th, the 21-year-old will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.

Posted at 9:38 am on February 13, 2015

Antigonish RCMP say a man is facing drug related charges after a home was searched.  Officers executed a Search Warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence in Antigonish.  A 57 year old man is facing charges.  He faces charges including possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.  He appears in court next week.

Posted at 4:27 pm on February 12, 2015

An RCMP tech-crime expert says officers in Antigonish, Northeastern Nova Scotia and across the province are getting better equipped to deal with internet based crime.  Corporal Chris Hochhold says authorities must always stay one step ahead of the culprits.  He says parents too should be sharp in front of a computer so they can keep up with their children’s on-line activities.
When a suspect is caught, data on their electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops is paramount for evidence presented in court.  But Hochhold says it must be obtained properly for it to be admissible.  He’s in charge of the new training for the RCMP course.

Posted at 4:55 pm on February 9, 2015

An Antigonish RCMP officer says more families deal with domestic violence than meets the eye.  Cst. Morgan Mac Pherson says it knows no age, background, income or religion.  Mac Pherson goes on to say, some people are dealing with a real life nightmare– and coming forward for help is not as easy as it seems.

This is Family Violence Prevention Week.  Mac Pherson and his colleagues are asking people to mark this by doing random acts of kindness and spending more time with family.

Posted at 4:27 pm on February 7, 2015

RCMP say one person has died from a three vehicle crash on Highway 104 at Tracadie.  Police says emergency responders were called to the scene of the crash at 11 o’clock Friday morning near Exit 37, involving two cars and a transport truck.  A 48-year-old Sydney man was airlifted to a Halifax  and died later that evening in hospital.  He was the only person in that car.  The second vehicle  had two female occupants who were also transported to hospital with what appeared to be non life threatening injuries. The sole occupant of the transport truck also sustained non life threatening injuries.

Police say a preliminary investigation has shown the transport truck and an automobile were west bound while the car driven by the deceased was eastbound.  The Highway was snow packed with white out conditions at the time of the crash.  Traffic was re-routed around the scene until 9:30 Friday night.  The cause of the crash is being investigated.  The name of the driver killed in the crash hasn’t been released.

Posted at 4:26 pm on February 5, 2015

RCMP are releasing some staggering numbers when it comes to impaired driving arrests.  Antigonish RCMP reported that at least 13 impaired drivers were arrested during the recent holiday period.  Meanwhile, around the province, Inspector Bernie Chapman says that number skyrockets to more than 11-hundred for 2014.  She says that’s alarming and hard to believe so many people are choosing to get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs.  Chapman says some actually think they are Okay the morning after, but it’s sobering when they realize they are still over the limit even after sleeping.

RCMP issued more than 700 administrative suspensions in 2014 which is when drivers lose their license from anywhere between 24 hours to 90 days.

Posted at 4:13 pm on February 5, 2015

Antigonish RCMP were involved in a police chase with a driver in Heatherton in late January.  The Mounties tried to stop the driver for a minor traffic violation but he fled at a high rate of speed. RCMP did not pursue the vehicle for safety reasons.  But the suspect was then seen in the same area driving in the opposite direction.  The suspect vehicle approached a police cruiser, the RCMP engaged with defensive driving techniques to avoid a collision.  The authorities pursued the vehicle at this time, and the chase ended in Frankville.  A 48 year old Frankville man was arrested and charged.   Meanwhile, Antigonish RCMP are investigating a suspect for allegedly supplying alcohol to a minor.  Police say a 19 year old man is charged for an incident that occurred at a local school.

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.