Richmond County RCMP and other agencies arrested two Cape Breton men after locating illegal tobacco. RCMP say a vehicle and trailer was stopped on Highway 4 near St. Peter’s. Authorities say they found more than 100 cases of illegal tobacco. Constable Gerry Swain of Federal Operations says similar investigations in the past have revealed ties to organized crime. He says there is a public perception that possessing contraband tobacco is harmless.
Another seizure took place in the Enfield area. An additional 25 cases were located. Suspects are appearing in court at a later date.
RCMP are investigating break and enters into local churches.
Antigonish RCMP are investigating a break and enter into the St. Paul’s Church in Havre Boucher. The incident is believed to have occurred sometime overnight Saturday night and Sunday morning. The suspect(s) gained entry to the church through a side door and stole a quantity of cash.
Churches were targeted in Port Hastings and in South Haven (near Baddeck). A small quantity of cash was taken in South Haven. Nothing was taken in the Port Hastings incident.
RCMP have arrested a Pictou County man suspected of impaired driving. Police say the arrest stems from a motor vehicle crash in Scotsburn Sunday evening. A vehicle rolled over on Mac Lean Road. A 30 year old lone occupant of the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries. He is facing a single charge of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Cheticamp RCMP are warning area residents of a telephone scam . Police say the caller will identify themselves as representative of RBC and will ask for your bank client card number. RCMP advise that igf you receive such a call, don’t provide any information and just hang up. RBC officials would never ask for this information over the phone.
Never reveal any confidential information unless you are certain that you are speaking to a reliable, known source.
If you have any questions, please contact the Cheticamp RCMP at 224-2040 or Phone Busters at 1-888-495-8501.
Antigonish RCMP have released the name of the woman killed a single vehicle collision on Saturday night. Police say 61-year-old Marie Deborah Johnson of Paq’tnkek First Nation died of her injuries when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving and it rolled over. She was the only person in the car.
RCMP, Emergency Health Services and Fire Department personnel were called to the scene around 10:45 Saturday night to the crash on Highway 4 in Afton.
There’s been a fatal motor vehicle crash in Antigonish County. RCMP say a 61-year-old Afton woman was killed after she lost control of her vehicle and it rolled into the ditch. RCMP, Emergency Health Services and the fire department were called to the scene of the crash on Highway 4 in Afton around 10:45 Saturday night. The driver, the lone person in the Chevrolet Uplander was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim isn’t being released at this time.
A collision analyst was called to the scene to help with the investigation.
The Antigonish RCMP say officers arrested a 42 year old Halifax County man yesterday for impaired driving after he was involved in a three vehicle collision on highway 104 in James River. Police say three people were taken to hospital, two were treated and released. The third was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. The man faces charges of impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample. He’ll appear in Provincial Court on April 30th.
Nova Scotia RCMP say your children are often the teachers when it comes to understanding modern technology. But Sgt. Allain Le Blanc says that doesn’t mean they are experts in the common sense department. RCMP say every February, countries and organizations around the globe promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones as part of “Safer Internet Day.“ Le Blanc says parents are encouraged to remind their children that there’s no turning back when an inappropriate image is emailed or posted online.
RCMP say teachers also play a critical role in raising awareness. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has recently distributed over one million internet safety materials to schools across Canada free-of-charge.
A Port Hawkesbury RCMP officer says the community wants to help youngsters stay out of trouble. Deepak Prasad says that’s one of the reasons why a community-minded group set up “movie nights“ at the SAERC Auditorium. Prasad says the attendance is boosting again after it dipped a bit in December because of the weather. He says the youth should have fun and it can make a difference when entertainment is available.
Prasad says they’re upgrading the equipment, and more movies are being made available because of a license upgrade.
The Cheticamp RCMP continue to investigate a case where someone fired shots at a personal workshop shed in Pleasant Bay in December. They’re asking the public for information that might be helpful in determining who was responsible. Police say it’s a serious incident; someone fired about five shots at the workshop, causing considerable damage. It happened sometime between December 5th and 26th. Fortunately, no one was inside the shed at the time. Word of the police investigation became public about three weeks ago. So far, no arrests have been made. RCMP say they still don’t know what type of firearm was used, but three bullets were recovered and they will be sent away for analysis.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the RCMP, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca
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