Posted at 2:15 pm on December 15, 2014

RCMP are investigating several thefts from vehicles in the Port Hastings area.  Police say the incidents occurred early last Friday morning.  Anyone with information on these incidents are asked to contact the Port Hawkesbury RCMP or Cape Breton Crime Stoppers.
Police also remind area residents not to leave valuables in their cars and to lock their vehicles when unattended.

Posted at 11:31 am on December 15, 2014

Antigonish RCMP charged a local motorist with Impaired Driving over the weekend.
Police say a 54 year old Antigonish County man was arrested early Saturday evening at a checkpoint in Ohio. RCMP say a man was taken into custody after a driver failed a roadside screening test.  The driver was taken to the RCMP detachment to provide breath samples. He’ll appear in court on March 4th on charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit

Posted at 7:14 pm on December 11, 2014

Inverness RCMP are asking you to keep your guard up when someone calls claiming to be a family member.  A suspect called a local resident, trying to fool the woman that it was her son calling.  The woman said you don’t sound like my son.  The suspect said, that’s because he was in accident, and broke his nose and he may sound different.  The suspect claimed he was arrested in Quebec for drinking and driving and needed money to get out of jail.  The woman was suspicious so she hung up the phone and called her real son, and soon realized it was a scam.  RCMP say similar situations have occurred across the country.  The culprit in this case uses the name Tyrel Lashey as a contact.

Posted at 1:07 pm on December 9, 2014

RCMP are investigating a threat involving a firearm at Pictou Academy.  Police say they received a report at 9:20 this morning.  Authorities immediately issued a “Hold and Secure“ order for the school.  Classes continued as normal while an investigation unfolded.  A 20 year old male was arrested about an hour later in the Thorburn area.  He is currently in police custody.  The suspect was not on school property when the alleged threat was made.

Posted at 10:46 am on December 7, 2014

Guysborough RCMP say charges have been laid following a shooting early Saturday morning.  Around 12:30 a.m. were called to a fight in progress. RCMP say a man was shot with a gun in a loft apartment in an unattached garage of a home on the North Riverside Road.

A preliminary investigation concluded an altercation had taken place between two 18-year-old men and that one of the men was shot in the shoulder. The victim, from Boylston was transported to St Martha’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was arrested at the scene without incident. He remains in custody.

A North Riverside man has been charged Attempted Murder and other firearms offences and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on Monday.   Police are continuing their investigation

Posted at 12:21 pm on November 26, 2014

The RCMP are shining a light on their accomplishments this year. For example, the Antigonish RCMP Detachment is celebrating its lead for a pilot project to move from paper to electronic disclosure.  Pictou and Port Hawkesbury RCMP are detailing their work with youth in identifying areas of concern in their communities.  Sgt. Al Le Blanc says the year in review` is part of their efforts to keep civilians in the loop.

Le Blanc says common priorities for the province include: Crime Reduction, Warrant Reduction, Domestic Violence, and Road Safety.

Posted at 4:20 pm on November 12, 2014

RCMP say a local school was in hold and secure mode today. Inverness County RCMP were sent to Waycobah First Nation.  Sgt. Al Le Blanc says a threat was made in connection with Waycobah Secondary School, but he can’t offer many other details.

A 17 year old was arrested at his residence a short time later.  No charges have been laid yet.

Posted at 2:07 pm on November 10, 2014

Antigonish RCMP are looking for whomever is responsible for an oil spill on Arbor Drive.  Close to 20 tenants in an apartment building in Antigonish were evacuated because of a furnace oil leak.  Police believe someone deliberately cut the line on the night of Oct. 30th.  RCMP say this act of mischief  resulted in extensive damage and clean up. Meanwhile, Antigonish RCMP are looking for a man who fled a police checkpoint Friday night.   The man is described as in his 50?s. He was driving a brown / gold Chevrolet Malibu.  Police say he approached the checkpoint on Highway 7  then abruptly fled.  Police pursued the vehicle a short distance on to Dunmore Road then terminated the pursuit.

Posted at 2:11 pm on November 5, 2014

 Richmond County RCMP are investigating an incident where a car was pushed into the St. Peter’s Canal.  The owner of a 2003 Jetta parked his car near the Canal Sunday after his vehicle broke down.  When he came back the next day to get his car and get it re-started, the vehicle was gone.   RCMP Sergeant Mark MacPherson says investigating officers quickly concluded where the car was.
The car was retrieved from the canal yesterday.  Police believe someone smashed the car windows and took the line the boat was tied to the dock; wrapping it around vehicle’s doorposts.  MacPherson says it appears the suspects hoped the boat would be pulled under too as the car sank to the bottom.

Posted at 12:20 pm on October 29, 2014

Antigonish RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a driver involved in a car-pedestrian collision

Last Friday morning at approximately 9:45 a young woman was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk at St. Ninian and West Streets while walking toward St. FX University. The victim wasn’t hurt due the low speed and minimal impact. The driver briefly spoke to the victim to ensure she was not injured but drove away afterward without disclosing her name or information.

The car is described as a charcoal grey four door driven by a woman in her late 60’s to early 70’s with white hair, wearing glasses and average height.

Police are asking the driver and any witnesses to this incident to contact the Antigonish RCMP at 902-863-6500.