Posted at 10:37 am on July 28, 2014

A missing person’s case in Pictou County has been solved.  On Saturday, police issued an appeal to the public asking for assistance in locating 17-year-old Shelly-May Barber  of Plymouth who was last seen on Friday.  She had been in contact with her family and friends, but no one seemed to know where she was.  Late Sunday afternoon, police issued an advisory stating Barber had been found.  No further details were released.

Posted at 9:39 am on July 28, 2014

The Port Hawkesbury RCMP is seeking the public’s help in finding a man who committed indecent acts in front of several young females along the town’s waterfront recently.  Police say it received a report about the incidents at 9:45 last Thursday night.  A further investigation indicated the man exposed himself to three separate groups of young females within 45 minutes.  No physical contact was made with any of the victims.

The suspect is described as a white male about 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet six inches tall, with a heavy build, dark brown hair and tanned skin.  He was wearing a baseball cap and dark clothing at the time of the incident.  Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call Port Hawkesbury RCMP at 625-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Posted at 11:12 am on July 22, 2014

A sad ending to a search in the waters off Bayfield, Antigonish County.   RCMP say the body of a missing canoeist has been found.  Sergeant Alain LeBlanc says the body was discovered Tuesday morning.

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The 33-year-old man went missing after the canoe capsized at the Old Breakwater in Bayfield on Sunday.  A second man in the canoe was able to safely swim to shore.  RCMP was also using a dive team to assist in the search .

The name of the deceased has not been released.

Posted at 2:44 pm on July 21, 2014

Antigonish RCMP officers arrested a couple of people on impaired driving charges over the weekend.

Police arrested a 38 year old Sydney man at Riverside Speedway early Sunday morning after someone operating a golf cart nearly collided with a marked police car. The man was held in custody overnight and released this morning on charges of impaired driving,  and driving over the legal limit. He will appear in court on October First.

Early Saturday morning a man was stopped by police on Arbor Drive and was taken to the RCMP to provide breath samples.  Police say the man charged in the case, a 51-year-old Antigonish man was  held in custody for a bail hearing Monday morning because of six previous impaired driving convictions and two for driving while prohibited.

Posted at 10:09 am on July 21, 2014

A search continues for a missing 33-year-old man near Bayfield, Antigonish County

 At around 5:30 Sunday night,  RCMP were contactedan overturned canoe at the Old Breakwater in Bayfield.  A man is missing and believed to be in the water.  A second man in the canoe safely swam to shore.   Police say local fishermen are assisting in the search. RCMP have also brought in a dive team to help in looking for the missing man

Posted at 8:50 pm on July 20, 2014

A search is on for a missing man near Bayfield, Antigonish County

 At around 5:30 Sunday evening,  RCMP received a call about an overturned canoe at the Old Breakwater in Bayfield.  A 33-year-old male is missing and believed to be in the water.   Local fire services and residents are in boats searching the water and the shoreline.  A DNR helicopter will be assisting in the search.

Posted at 1:44 pm on July 17, 2014

RCMP say officers are looking for witnesses who may have information about damage to a parked car in the Port Hawkesbury area last weekend.  Police the damaged vehicle, a red Nissan Sentra was parked overnight at the old Stirling Apples parking lot on Reeves Street due to mechanical problems.  When the owner returned  to the car the next day, they discovered the car had sustained signficiant damage.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact  RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Posted at 11:38 am on July 14, 2014

Pictou District RCMP believe they have found a man who was reported missing last week.  Police say the 2011 white Ford Ranger pick-up owned by missing man was located by hikers in the MacLellan’s Mountain around 5:30 yesterday evening.

Police found a man’s body inside the pick-up.  Police believe the dead man is 41-year-old Stephen Robert Willemse of MacLellan’s Brook who was reported missing on July 9.  His family has been notified.

Police are continuing to investigate and are being assisted by the Medical Examiner’s office.

Posted at 10:39 am on July 11, 2014

Inverness District RCMP have stepped up patrols on the water this summer.  RCMP vessels will be in the area for several local events including Chestico Days and the Festival of the Strait.

Officers will be keeping a watchful eye for impaired driving on the water.  Operating a boat while impaired is a criminal offence, and carries the same penalty as impaired driving with a car.  Fines start at one thousand dollars, and includes a driving prohibition for a boat or car.  Jail time is also possible in some cases.
RCMP officers will also be checking to ensure boaters  have an appropriate license and the required safety equipment on board their vessel.

Posted at 10:36 am on July 11, 2014

RCMP  and Pictou County Ground Search and Rescue are continuing their search for a missing  41-year-old man from MacLellans Brook.

Stephen Robert Willemse was last seen in MacLellans Brook on Sunday. He is described as a white male, approximately 5’11″, heavy build,

Police photo of Stephen Robert Willemse

Police photo of Stephen Robert Willemse

short light brown hair and is known to wear eyeglasses.  He drives a white 2011 Ford Ranger with Nova Scotia license plate FHE-189.

Police say a search of the West Loon Lake area in Pictou County didn’t yield any specific clue about his whereabouts.  RCMP say they will now focus their search efforts on his home and surrounding area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts or the location of his vehicle is asked to contact the Pictou County District RCMP at 755-4141, or by contacting Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).