A young woman was struck by a car in Pictou as she was walking along a street in the town. The 19 year old was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota Corolla was not hurt. Police say they want to remind drivers and pedestrians that road safety is a shared responsibility. A 17 year old girl was struck by a pick-up truck at a crosswalk in Bedford. She wasn’t seriously hurt. Police are looking for the driver of the pick-up, a man believed to be in his 20s.
Port Hawkesbury RCMP are investigating a hit and run. The Mounties say it occurred at 1:30pm today. They say a grey 2010 Hyundai Elantra parked at the Canadian Tire store on Reeves Street is damaged on the passenger side fender. A description of a suspect vehicle is not available. If you have information, contact Crime Stoppers or RCMP.
Antigonish RCMP are stepping up patrol for the Christmas season. Authorities say you will notice more of a police presence in the coming weeks. RCMP target drinking and driving this time of year and this past weekend, checkpoints were set up in Downtown Antigonish and Harve Boucher. A 45 year old man from Guysborough County received a seven day driving suspension and his vehicle was also towed away. The weekend checkpoints in Antigonish were set up at Church and St. Ninian streets.
Antigonish RCMP are investigating after a woman from Heatherton said an RCMP member pointed a gun at her head. Gail Murphy says she was asleep in her bed when she heard a loud pounding on her door earlier this week. She says she was surprised to see a man standing outside with a dark coat and a stocking cap. Murphy says she was reluctant to open the door. Eventually the man, who turned out to be a police officer, broke through the door. He told her get down. She did. Murphy says she then looked up and saw the officer was pointing a gun at her head. RCMP believed a 9-1-1 call was made from the address, but Murphy says it wasn’t her who made the call. RCMP say there was a communication breakdown and they’re looking into the matter.
Richmond County RCMP say a 16 year old female driver is facing charges in connection with a fatal single vehicle crash. The incident occurred on June 21st on Smith’s Road in Grand River. The charges include operating a motor vehicle with too many people in the vehicle, operation a motor vehicle while not having an experienced driver in the passenger seat and driving in a careless and imprudent manner. She will appear in Port Hawkesbury court January 8th to enter a plea. The crash injured five of six occupants, later claiming the life of 17 year old Allan Lafford of the Potlotek First Nation community.
RCMP are beaming today. Sgt. Allain Le Blanc says they are relieved no one was injured due to a menacing storm that lashed into the province last night. But their phone was ringing off the hook for concerns such as roads and highways littered with debris.
At one point– more than 40 thousand customers in Nova Scotia were dealing with power interruptions. Service in this area is expected to be restored by 6pm.
Antigonish RCMP say a little common sense will guide you on a long safe journey when Old Man Winter comes knocking. Sgt. Brian Rehill says some drivers are still adjusting from summer conditions but it`s crucial to be careful behind the wheel especially during storms or when the roads are slippery. Rehill says he also wants to remind drivers to take a few minutes to clear off their vehicle properly before putting it in “Drive.“
Rehill says it`s also a good idea to have proper supplies on board such as an emergency kit, including non-perishable food items, candles, warm clothing and first aid equipment.
Port Hawkesbury RCMP say they clocked a driver going more than 50 km/hr over the speed limit. Police say 40 year old man from Cheticamp was stopped in Craigmore of Inverness County. He was charged with stunting. Authorities issued a ticket for driving 142 km/hr in a 90 zone. His driver’s license and vehicle was been taken away from him for a week. If convicted, he’ll be fined more than 24 hundred dollars and six points will be added to his driving record.
Antigonish RCMP are investigating at East Antigonish Education Centre. Authorities say a Teepee on the property has been damaged. RCMP say there are two suspects. The first is described as a female with slightly longer than shoulder length brown hair, wearing a white bomber style hooded coat. The second person is described as a male believed to be wearing a navy blue coat and a dark colored ball cap. RCMP believe the incident occurred on November 17th. If you have information, call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
Antigonish RCMP charged two motorists for impaired driving over the weekend. Early Saturday morning, officers arrested a 20 year old Sydney Mines woman after a vehicle was stopped on James Street. She faces charges of driving over the legal limit and impaired driving. She will appear in Provincial Court on January 15th in Antigonish.
On Sunday afternoon, RCMP arrested a 40 year old Antigonish man for impaired driving after officers pulled over a vehicle on Fairview Street. The man was held in custody overnight and was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning. He also faces charges driving over the legal limit and impaired driving.
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