Posted at 4:20 pm on November 12, 2014

RCMP say a local school was in hold and secure mode today. Inverness County RCMP were sent to Waycobah First Nation.  Sgt. Al Le Blanc says a threat was made in connection with Waycobah Secondary School, but he can’t offer many other details.

A 17 year old was arrested at his residence a short time later.  No charges have been laid yet.

Posted at 2:07 pm on November 10, 2014

Antigonish RCMP are looking for whomever is responsible for an oil spill on Arbor Drive.  Close to 20 tenants in an apartment building in Antigonish were evacuated because of a furnace oil leak.  Police believe someone deliberately cut the line on the night of Oct. 30th.  RCMP say this act of mischief  resulted in extensive damage and clean up. Meanwhile, Antigonish RCMP are looking for a man who fled a police checkpoint Friday night.   The man is described as in his 50?s. He was driving a brown / gold Chevrolet Malibu.  Police say he approached the checkpoint on Highway 7  then abruptly fled.  Police pursued the vehicle a short distance on to Dunmore Road then terminated the pursuit.

Posted at 2:11 pm on November 5, 2014

 Richmond County RCMP are investigating an incident where a car was pushed into the St. Peter’s Canal.  The owner of a 2003 Jetta parked his car near the Canal Sunday after his vehicle broke down.  When he came back the next day to get his car and get it re-started, the vehicle was gone.   RCMP Sergeant Mark MacPherson says investigating officers quickly concluded where the car was.
The car was retrieved from the canal yesterday.  Police believe someone smashed the car windows and took the line the boat was tied to the dock; wrapping it around vehicle’s doorposts.  MacPherson says it appears the suspects hoped the boat would be pulled under too as the car sank to the bottom.

Posted at 12:20 pm on October 29, 2014

Antigonish RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a driver involved in a car-pedestrian collision

Last Friday morning at approximately 9:45 a young woman was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk at St. Ninian and West Streets while walking toward St. FX University. The victim wasn’t hurt due the low speed and minimal impact. The driver briefly spoke to the victim to ensure she was not injured but drove away afterward without disclosing her name or information.

The car is described as a charcoal grey four door driven by a woman in her late 60’s to early 70’s with white hair, wearing glasses and average height.

Police are asking the driver and any witnesses to this incident to contact the Antigonish RCMP at 902-863-6500.

Posted at 12:28 pm on October 20, 2014

RCMP are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash in Cleveland.  First responders were called to the scene on the County Line Road early Sunday morning.  RCMP say a truck left the roadway and ended up on its roof. A 42 year old man was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.  The victim has been identified as Shane Michael Sampson of Louisdale
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Posted at 7:15 am on October 8, 2014

Antigonish RCMP had their hands full over the homecoming weekend. Police issued (10) summary offence tickets under the Liquor Control Act and 13 people were placed behind bars. Police also responded to several noise complaints related to loud parties many of which were during the day on Saturday afternoon. Sgt. Brian Rehill says many people involved are visitors.

Meanwhile, RCMP arrested a 52 year old Port Hastings man is facing impaired driving charges after police received a 911 call Friday night.  And police are looking for whomever’s responsible for damaging a blue Mazda 3 that was in a parking lot on St. Ninian Street over the weekend.

Posted at 10:13 am on October 6, 2014

A 36-year-old Antigonish man received a four month conditional sentence to be served in the community with strict condition in provincial court Friday.   Kyle Delorey changed his plea to guilty in connection with charges including threatening to kill local RCMP officers and their children , a crown attorney and to burn down the Antigonish RCMP detachment.  He must also serve 24 months probation, provide a DNA sample and he’s facing a 10 year weapon’s prohibition.  The incident occurred in June.  He’s been in custody since that time.  The judge took his time behind bars into consideration.  The sentence is the result of a joint recommendation.

Posted at 8:51 am on October 2, 2014

Pictou County RCMP are looking for the owner of a grow op.  Officer raided a property in Peidmont.  Authorities found 200 marijuana plants, some 10 feet tall.  The Mounties say it’s the largest out door grow op ever seized in Pictou County.

Posted at 2:35 pm on October 1, 2014

Wagmatcook and Baddeck RCMP have laid drug charges following a search of a Wagmatcook home yesterday afternoon.

Officers seized methadone, oxycodone and hydromorphone.  A 39-year-old man and an 37-year-old woman were arrested at the home without incident.

Vincent Googoo Junior and Kristina Poulette, both from Wagmatcook, have each been charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. They will appear in Baddeck Provincial Court on December 8th.

Posted at 12:31 pm on September 24, 2014

RCMP have released the name of the woman who was killed in a three vehicle collision Monday afternoon in Highway 105 in the Baddeck area.    Police say 45-year-old Kerrie Lynn MacKenzie of Middle River died at the scene.

Police say the woman’s car was stopped, waiting to make left hand turn when her vehicle was struck from behind by a pick-up truck. The impact of that crash pushed the Honda into the eastbound lane colliding with the oncoming tractor trailer.

Police are continuing their investigation into the crash.