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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Posted at 12:39 pm on October 28, 2016

Antigonish RCMP officer Morgan Mac Pherson says Hallowe’en can be a fun family time, but thinking safety will make all the difference in the world.  He wants parents and children to keep a few things in mind as the trick or treaters get ready to knock on your door on Monday.
RCMP always encourage parents and children to carefully check the treats before consuming or sharing them with someone else.

Posted at 12:29 pm on October 28, 2016

The new RCMP district commander for Inverness County is enjoying his new position.   Edmonton native Staff Sgt. Greg Redl has worked in several communities before relocating to Cape Breton including High Prairie Alberta, Cambridge Bay Nunavut and Fort St. James in BC.
Redl says traffic enforcement is one of their priorities in the district.

The previous Staff Sgt, Al Affleck, accepted a position at the RCMP dispatch centre in Truro.

Posted at 1:27 pm on October 18, 2016

Antigonish RCMP officer Morgan Mac Pherson says they’re putting together a team effort to get the attention of drivers.   Friday will mark a multi-agency check point involving the RCMP, vehicle compliance, the Antigonish County Volunteer Fire Department and EHS.  Mac Pherson says the campaign is part of the effort to educate the public on the “Keep Me Safe Law.“

The law requires drivers to slow down to 60 or obey the speed limit when it’s below 60.  Mac Pherson says when it’s safe to do so,  leave an empty lane next to emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road.

Posted at 12:53 pm on October 7, 2016

Antigonish RCMP officer Morgan Mac Pherson says anyone involved in making threats related to schools will not be dealt with lightly.  He says it’s disturbing, especially for young people and their parents.  Mac Pherson says they are investigated thoroughly, and although some have been made in this region as of late, we have been lucky because they turned out to be a hoax.

Mac Pherson says the RCMP is also working closely with the school board and other community partners.