Posted at 9:50 am on November 27, 2015

Pictou County RCMP are investigating a possible incident of food tampering.  Someone found a piece of metal inside a potato.  A shopper discovered a brad nail– which is used in a brad nailer or a nail gun– after purchasing a 20 pound bag of Country Magic white potatoes at Sobey’s in New Glasgow.  The product was purchased on November 20th.  No one was hurt.  If you have any information call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Posted at 6:39 am on November 25, 2015

An Afton man is facing several charges including attempted murder.   Antigonish RCMP says someone told them about an alleged incident that occurred earlier this month.  The report encouraged the Major Crimes Unit to search a residence where they located weapons including a machete, knives and nun chucks.  Eight-teen year old Issiah Julian is facing other charges including: aggravated assault, possession of dangerous weapons, breach of probation and breach of undertaking.  Police say the alleged incident is not a random act, and the victim and suspect know each other.

Posted at 10:31 am on November 16, 2015

Port Hawkesbury RCMP say charges are pending following a single vehicle crash in the town.
Police say on Saturday afternoon at around 2 p-m officers received a call that a car hit a pole  in the parking lot of the Causeway Shopping Centre. The vehicle was then reported leaving the scene.
RCMP say officers located the car short time later and a 67 year old man from Grand Anse was arrested and his vehicle towed.
Police say the man was taken to the RCMP  Detachment where Breath Tests were completed and revealed that he had more than three times the legal limit in his system.
Police are continuing their investigation.  Anyone with information on the crash are asked to call the Port Hawkesbury RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Posted at 10:46 am on November 6, 2015

Antigonish RCMP are investigating a suspicious death.   Cst. Mark Skinner says RCMP received a 911 call last night at 9:00 which led police to a residence on Braemore Ave. Upon arrival at scene, authorities found a deceased male in his late 30s. Skinner says the Major Crimes Unit is helping with the investigation.

Skinner says the investigation is in the early stages and no further details are being released at this time.

Posted at 10:23 am on November 5, 2015

Nova Scotia RCMP say this is a unique investigation– leaving a few people scratching their heads.  Two Tim Hortons employees went to open the shop in Parsborro early one morning but quickly noticed someone had a caffeine fix and couldn’t wait for it open.  They saw a young man inside attempting to make himself a coffee and an iced- cappuccino.  They called the police.   Cst. Mark Skinner says he’s in double-double trouble.
RCMP believe alcohol may be a factor.

Posted at 5:48 pm on November 2, 2015

A 15 year old girl in Pictou County made an alarming discovery on Hallowe’en.  She went `Trick or Treating` in Downtown Pictou, but returned with more than expected.  The teen opened a candy bar wrapper and found a piece of metal inside.  She noticed it before consuming the chocolate.   Constable Mark Skinner is the province’s RCMP spokesperson.  He says investigators are not jumping to conclusions.

The teen brought the object to her mother, who then called the authorities.  Skinner says they are now waiting for a response from the manufacturer to determine if the metal is part of their factory equipment.

Posted at 11:05 am on October 24, 2015

Antigonish RCMP say an Antigonish County man is facing Impaired Driving and other charges after a motorist fled from police then crashed into another vehicle.

Around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, an RCMP officer spotted a gold coloured Nissan Altima spinning its tires and travelling at a high rate of speed on College Street in Antigonish. The car was pulled over, but when the officer approached the vehicle, it sped away.

The car was located a short time later on Brookland Street where it had been involved in a head on collision with a red Hyundai. The two people in the Hyundai, an 83-year-old manand a 32-year-old woman from Antigonish were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police say the driver of the Nissan had fled the scene but was arrested later on Braemore Avenue.

A 27-year-old man from Merland is charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police in a Motor Vehicle and Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident.

The man has been released from custody and will appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on December 16th.

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.