Posted at 6:41 am on May 5, 2016

RCMP say a high risk offender being monitored by the Ottawa Centre for Probation and Parole is relocating to Antigonish.

Gavin Griffiths

Gavin Griffiths

Twenty-nine year old Gavin Sean Griffiths has completed a sentence for sexual assaults and has a record of criminal convictions dating back to 2005 that includes convictions for sexual assault and other offences.  His victims have been adult females with whom he had no previous relationship.  Griffiths will be on probation for two years and will be required to follow strict conditions.   RCMP is warning that any form of vigilante activity or other unreasonable conduct will not be tolerated.

Posted at 8:53 am on May 4, 2016

The RCMP is investigating a school bus-vehicle collision in Antigonish.  The crash happened at the corner of Highland-Greening Drive area.    The school board called the police Tuesday morning around 8:20, indicating students were on the bus.  No one was injured, but the 23-year-old male driver of the vehicle was issued a number of summary offence tickets– including not having a valid driver’s licence

Posted at 7:38 am on April 25, 2016

There’s been a drug bust in Pictou County.  Early Friday afternoon, police seized a quantity of M-D-P-V, a synthetic drug known as bath salts; marijuana, one restricted firearm and some ammunition from a home in Linacy.  The search was conducted by the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, Pictou County RCMP and New Glasgow Police.
Two people were arrested, 24-year-old Tayler Richard Malcolm and 23-year-old Danielle Rose Noade, both from Pictou County.
They have been remanded in custody and are scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court Monday on charges of Posession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, several weapons-related charges and failing to comply with court orders.

Posted at 10:04 am on April 14, 2016

Richmond County RCMP says a woman was able to escape a terrifying incident unharmed.  Constable Andrew Joyce says a suspect will be appearing in Port Hawkesbury court in connection with an alleged unlawful confinement incident this past weekend.
Justin Daniel MacLeod was arrested the following day.  The RCMP received a B&E complaint for the cabin where she was hiding.

Posted at 10:00 am on April 14, 2016

Victoria County RCMP say two men from Labrador City are facing drug related charges after a traffic stop in Baddeck.   The Mounties say they pulled the vehicle over after noticing erratic driving.  The authorities found two kilograms of cocaine, illegal tobacco and a large amount of money.  The pair is now in police custody and will appear in court tomorrow.

Posted at 8:51 am on April 5, 2016

The Pictou County RCMP is asking for the public’s help in solving a break and enter at a Plymouth business last week.
Police say between 6 p.m Tuesday, March 29th and 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 30th, someone broke into Sharpe’s Ultramar on East River Road by breaking the glass service door.  The thief or thieves then took 700 dollars in cash from the register.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the RCMP at (902) 755-4141 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Posted at 9:38 am on March 23, 2016

Nova Scotia RCMP say it’s a sad day when a Good Samaritan gets a slap in the face while trying to help someone.  A woman and her two year old child were driving in the East Preston area when she pulled over to help a man out of his vehicle after he went off the road.  But the man then entered her vehicle and demanded to be driven to a Sobey’s grocery store in Cole Harbour.  Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says the woman is being saluted for remaining calm.

No one was hurt.  The suspect was later arrested and faces charges including: impaired driving and kidnapping

Posted at 1:25 pm on March 11, 2016

Pictou County RCMP say a 19 year old man is facing charges for allegedly pointing a gun at someone.  RCMP say the incident occurred at residence on Marsh Road, Thorburn yesterday.  Police executed a search warrant and seized a pellet gun during the search.  The suspect has been released with conditions.

Posted at 8:53 am on March 11, 2016

Inverness RCMP and the Nova Scotia Sheriff Services executed a search warrant at a Port Hawkesbury Home last Friday.  The authorities say they seized drugs including cocaine, oxycodone, hydromorphone and marijuana.  Two Port Hawkesbury residents are facing charges.  Forty-year-old Walter Hinkley and 30 year old Crystal Timmons will appear in Port Hawkesbury court in late April.

Posted at 8:26 am on March 11, 2016

The Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding homeowners to take extra precautions if they plan to be out of town during March Break.  RCMP have compiled a list of vacation tips to ensure your home is secure while you’re away and not a target for burglars
Corporal Jennifer Clarke says the key is to make the house look lived in.
Other suggestions include not tipping off criminals on social media that you’re planning a trip, or post pictures while you’re away.