Posted at 6:37 am on March 15, 2017

There’s been a drug bust in Richmond County.  Last Friday, the RCMP’s Inverness District Street Crime Enforcement Unit searched a home in Louisdale.  Officers seized a quantity of Oxycodone and Marijuana along with drug paraphernalia.
Two people have been charged in the case, 52-year-old Patricia Ann Peeples and 54-year-old Herbert Joseph Sampson, both of Louisdale.  Both have been charged with Possession of Oxycodone and Marijuana for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Both appeared in Provincial Court in Port Hawkesbury Monday and have been released on conditions. Their  next court appearance on April 5th

Posted at 1:34 pm on March 8, 2017

 There’s been a drug bust in Pictou County.   Police say around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Pictou County RCMP searched a home on Haliburton Road in Pictou.  Police seized a quantity of marijuana and illegal tobacco from the home.
Officers have charged a 63-year-old Pictou man for Possession of a Controlled Subance for the purpose of trafficking and Possession of Illegal Tobacco.
The man charged in the case will appear in court at a later date.

Posted at 1:17 pm on February 28, 2017

Police in Pictou County have made a couple of arrests in connection with a seizure of a quantity of cocaine and illegal tobacco.  The Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit made the seizure from a home on New Row in Thorburn.
Police arrested a 58-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman.  Both are facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and  Possession of Illegal Tobacco.  The woman also faces a charge of Obstructing Police.  Both will appear in court at a later date.

Posted at 12:25 pm on February 25, 2017

Several local residents have been arrested by RCMP as part of a one and half year drug trafficking investigation with ties to Colombia

During the spring of 2015, RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit uncovered a conspiracy to import over one tonne of cocaine into Canada from Colombia. Police also discovered two cases of individuals possessing and trafficking cocaine.

Police arrested four men without incident Thursday and searched homes in Arichat, West Arichat, Baddeck and Hubley. Police seized 25 firearms, ammunition, three prohibited weapons, a stolen vehicle, a significant quantity of hashish, cash and tactical equipment.

Police also arrested two men from Oakville and Hawkesbury, Ontario.

Police say the six people are facing 23 charges. Three are from the local area; 59 year old Andrew Francis Frank from West Arichat, 43-year-old Wayne Bennie Mury from Arichat and 35-year old Donald Gordon Mugford from Baddeck. Charges laid include Trafficking, Conspiracy to Import Cocaine, and Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine.

Posted at 8:42 am on February 22, 2017

The Antigonish District RCMP have suspended a search for a missing 23 year old man.

Antigonish RCMP were notified an abandoned vehicle on East Tracadie Road at Barrios Beach on Saturday. The owner of the car, Craig Perry, who is from Afton, was last seen at around 1 a.m. Saturday, leaving a Linwood home in his vehicle.

The search was assisted by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, Police Dog Service, Strait area and Colchester Ground Search and Rescue teams, and a helicopter from Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The search will continue when conditions improve.

Perry is described as a white male, with short black hair and a long black beard. He is 6-foot-5 and 165 pounds, and was wearing blue jeans, black hoodie with pink writing on it, white shoes or boots, and a black winter jacket with leather sleeves.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Craig Perry is asked to call the Antigonish District RCMP

Posted at 2:11 pm on February 21, 2017

The Antigonish RCMP is investigating a break-in last week in Lower South River.  Police say the incident occurred at a home last Wednesday evening on Dunmore Road.  Investigators says someone entered the home through a rear bedroom window and stole a number of personal items, including liquor and jewellery.  If you have any information on this incident contact the RCMP at 902-863-6500 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Posted at 2:28 pm on January 26, 2017

 Antigonish RCMP say two men have been charged following a violent incident Monday on Petow  Loop.  Police say one man swung a broken table leg at another man cutting his hands.  RCMP say the second man then stabbed the first man several times with a knife causing injuries that required hospital treatment.
32-year-old Terry Matthew Julian of Paq’tnkek First Nation is charged with two counts of Assault with a Weapon and Being Unlawfully in a Dwelling House.  He was released from custody on conditions, returning to Antigonish Provincial Court on Feburary 15th.
20-year-old Issiah Thomas Julian, also of Paq’tnkek is charged with Aggravated Assault and two counts of Failing to Comply with Conditions.  He has been remanded in custody until an appearance in court on March 1.
Police are continuing their investigation

Posted at 10:47 am on January 26, 2017

Inverness District RCMP’s Street Crime Enforcement Unit has made a number of drug seizures so far this monthOn January 11th, officers stopped two cars on Embree Island Road for a traffic infraction. Police searched both vehicles and officers discovered quantities of cocaine, oxycodone, and marijuana. Two men were arrested and charged with drug offences.

On January 16th, RCMP searched a home on Marble Mountain Road and seized marijuana and cash.  One person was charged.

On January 17th, during a traffic stop for a cell phone infraction officers seized a quantity of oxycodone pills. Charges have been laid against one person.

Another traffic stop on Reeves Street on January 18 led police to lay charges against two men for drug-related offences. Cash, oxycodone, and marijuana were seized.  RCMP officers later searched a home, where more oxycodone pills, a quantity of cocaine, and marijuana were seized. Charges are pending against a third individual

Posted at 11:36 am on December 16, 2016

Richmond District RCMP say one person has died in a two vehicle crash early this morning.  The crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. Police say 52-year-old woman was travelling East on Highway 104 in Evanston when her vehicle collided with an oncoming vehicle. She died at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Posted at 4:36 pm on November 17, 2016

Antigonish RCMP are looking for a missing young person from Paq’tnkek.  Sixteen year old Gabriel “Gabby” Bridget Basque was last seen in the community last night (wed.)  Corporal Jennifer Clarke xxplains.

Police believe the teenager entered a dark grey newer model Ford Focus sedan with a temporary licence in the back window and it was occupied by one woman and two men.   Basque is an Indigenous 16-year-old female, 4-foot-11 and 100 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes.
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