Posted at 10:53 am on October 7, 2015

Some motorists in the Cheticamp area aren’t paying attention to school buses when their red lights are flashing.
RCMP say they received a complaint on Monday that some cars are failing to stop for school buses when the red lights are activated.  School Bus drivers have told police officers this has been happening for a while.  Drivers have indicated to police the Cabot Trail area in Cheticamp is especially bad for motorists failing to stop for school buses.
Police say when the red lights are flashing, children are either boarding or leaving the school bus.  All vehciles are required to come to a complete stop and wait until the red lights are deactivated before moving on.  If a motorist doesn’t stop for a school bus, they could be fined 410 dollars.

Posted at 9:53 am on October 7, 2015

 An Antigonish County man has been arrested after Windsor RCMP seized a large quantity of drugs from a transport truck.  Police drugs1say last Thursday, officers stopped an 18-wheel transport truck on Highway 14 in Brooklyn.
Police searched the truck and found more than 600 pounds of marijuana, close to 20-thousand LSD tablets, nearly four pounds of magic mushrooms, 47 methamphetamine pills, a small quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine and a 2007 Peterbuilt Tractor and Trailer.
RCMP say the driver and the lone occupant of the truck, 39-year-old David Joseph MacDonald of Frasers Mills, has been charged with four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled drugs2substance.  MacDonald appeared in court last Thursday and was released on conditions.  He is scheduled to return to court in Kentville on October 27th.

Posted at 9:31 am on September 30, 2015

RCMP say two people are in hospital following a single vehicle crash on Evangeline Lane in Pomquet Tuesday night.
Police say officers and emergency responders were called to the scene shortly before 8 o’clock.
Two men, aged 38 and 43, both from Antigonish County,  were in the car at the time of the crash.
One of the men was taken to the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow , the other to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish.  The condition of the two men who were hurt in the crash isn’t known.
Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.


Posted at 5:56 pm on September 10, 2015

Antigonish RCMP are investigating a weekend collision that occurred in the Lakevale area.  Police say five young people were involved in a single vehicle collision.  RCMP say there are some serious injuries, although not considered life threatening.

Posted at 5:52 pm on September 10, 2015

Antigonish RCMP had a busy long weekend.  They arrested two drivers who were allegedly impaired.  Police say a 42 year old Colchester County man ran into the back of another vehicle on Highway 104 in James River.  A 29 year old Inverness County man was arrested after being stopped by police on College Street.  RCMP say while being arrested, he tried to escape but was soon apprehended.   RCMP also issued 14 Liquor Control Act tickets and responded to 8 noise complaints within the town.   Nine checkpoints were conducted and eight people were lodged in cells– mostly for being intoxicated in public.

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.