Posted at 3:29 pm on September 19, 2017

It’s going to cost a little more for  RCMP criminal records checks in the town of Antigonish.  Town Council has approved a recommendation to amend its Municipal User Fee Policy to increase the fee from 20 to 25 dollars.
The revenue from the checks will be split two ways. Fees paid by Antigonish area residents not attending St. FX will go to the Antigonish Crime Prevention Association.  It’s to help reduce the association’s reliance on discretionary grants through the town’s Community Grants program.
Fees paid by St. FX students will be used to partially fund the salary of a part-time administrative support clerk at the RCMP detachment.
Fees will be continue to be exempted for criminal record checks for volunteers who have a letter from a non-profit organization requesting the check.

Posted at 6:48 pm on September 18, 2017

Inverness County RCMP are investigating an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl on Highway 105 near the Irving Gas Station in Waycobah.    Police say they were notified shortly before 10 this morning.

Police are  asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspects and vehicle.  The car is described as a black, four-door  with some damage to the front bumper.  The back seat of the vehicle is removed, however the rear back rest remains intact.

The suspects were identified as two white males in their 20’s, one had a tattoo on his right cheek below his eye.  No other information is available about the suspects or the vehicle.

The RCMP is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Inverness RCMP at 902-258-2213, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Posted at 10:40 am on September 12, 2017

There was a drug seizure and multiple arrests on Saturday afternoon as a result of a police checkpoint in Mabou. At 5:30 Friday, a small quantity of cocaine was seized from a 36-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, both of Mabou. They were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
A 34 year old male from Shubenacadie was also arrested and charged for possession of marijuana and cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, where a quantity of cocaine, marihuana, cash and drug paraphernalia was seized from a vehicle.
Finally, a 54-year-old man of Mabou was arrested for driving while impaired. All will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court at the end of October.

Posted at 12:45 pm on September 8, 2017

A 21-year-old Berwick woman has been arrested in Antigonish in connection with an incident in Sackville, New Brunswick.  Police say around one o’clock yesterday morning, RCMP in Sackville were called to a home on Weldon Street where a shot had been fired.  No one was injured.  Alyssa Margaret Kelly was arrested later that morning in Antigonish by local RCMP.  She’s in police custody and scheduled to appear in Moncton court today on charges of accessory after the fact to careless use of a firearm and possession of a prohibited weapon.
An arrest warrant has been issued for 33-year-old Morris James Lanceleve of no fixed address.  RCMP are  continuing their investigation.

Posted at 1:02 pm on August 24, 2017

The RCMP are asking for help locating a 51 year old Port Hawkesbury man. Patrick Timmons was last seen on Bernard Street on Tuesday at noon.

Patrick Timmons

He is 5-foot-2 and 125 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He has a mustache. He was wearing a red t-shirt with white print, blue jeans,

Patrick Timmons’ car

and white sneakers when he was last seen. He was also wearing a red knee brace. Mr. Timmons may be operating a red 2001 Saturn 3-door coupe, with Nova Scotia licence FJX-598 attached. The vehicle is very well-kept and has red rims.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Patrick Timmons is asked to contact Inverness District RCMP at 902-625-2220. A picture of Timmons is available on our Facebook page.

Posted at 12:59 pm on August 24, 2017

More charges are on the way after cars caused a disturbance after a funeral in Enfield last week. East Hants RCMP charged a man for stunting during a funeral procession.

The RCMP have already charged three other people after mourners did burnouts in their vehicles while in the funeral procession, sending smoke and debris in the air. Other vehciles involved included off road vehicles and stock cars.

RCMP have identified drivers responsible for the burnouts by viewing video and photos posted on social media. Police expect to lay more charges in the coming days.

Posted at 12:52 pm on August 24, 2017

Police in Pictou County have uncovered a clandestine marijuana grow operation in Welsford.  Around 4 o’clock yesterday, members of the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Pictou County District RCMP searched a home on Gunn Road.  Police seized a quantity of marijuana from the grow operation.  A 66-year-old Welsford man was arrested by police.
The man faces one count of production of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.  He was released from custody and will appear in Provincial Court in Pictou at a later date.

Posted at 9:50 am on August 24, 2017

It’s a reminder to motorists to take extra caution when approaching emergency vehicles with their lights flashing.  A number of first responders will hold a multi-agency checkpoint next week in Antigonish to raise awareness of the “Keep Me Safe” legislation in the province.  The law states motorists passing emergency vehicles on the side of the road must slow down to 60 kilometres an hour.
RCMP Constable Morgan MacPherson says collisions involving emergency vehicles is more common than the public realizes.
The checkpoint will be held next Wednesday, the 30th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Antigonish between Church Street and Beech Hill Road.  RCMP, local fire departments,  EHS, Nova Scotia Vehicle Compliance, DFO and Provincial Natural Resources officials will participate in the event.

Posted at 12:45 pm on August 21, 2017

A 22-year-old man is dead following a single vehicle crash in Kempt Head, Victoria County.  RCMP say late Saturday afternoon, police were called to the crash; four people were in the car at the time of the crash.  One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two other passengers, a 27-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were transported to Cape Breton Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injures.
Police say charges are pending against the 24-year-old driver of the car.

Posted at 3:17 pm on August 11, 2017

A routine traffic stop by police in Inverness County has led to charges and the seizure of opioids.  RCMP say just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, police stopped a car in Judique North and found a quantity of Oxycodone inside the vehicle.  Police arrested a 48-year-old man from Ontario and a 76-year-old man from Inverness.
Both men are facing charges of Possession of Oxycodone for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Both men were released from custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on September 25th.