Posted at 8:48 am on February 10, 2016

RCMP are trying to find the person who issued a bomb threat using a pay phone in Truro.  The person said there was a bomb on a Westjet Flight. The aircraft was scheduled to fly to Calgary from Halifax in November.  More than 70 passengers and crew members were evacuated as a result of the threat.  Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says even though is was a hoax, incidents like this are a waste of time for authorities and the people.

RCMP searched the aircraft, luggage and cargo and no explosive device was found.

Posted at 7:04 pm on January 18, 2016

Guysborough RCMP say they have located three overdue hunters.  The three Pictou County males made their way to a remote camp but didn’t return as scheduled.  A search got underway this morning.  RCMP say they are safe and sound.  The trio became stranded on a logging road because of significant snowfall overnight.

Posted at 5:57 pm on January 7, 2016

No charges will be laid in connection with a collision on school property in Antigonish yesterday.  A school bus crashed into another one during the `afternoon pick-up` at Antigonish Education Centre.  Officials called 9-1-1.  EHS and RCMP arrived to take control of the matter.  Superintendent Ford Rice says the buses and drivers were replaced after it was deemed that no one was hurt.

Antigonish RCMP say the collision occurred at the school’s roundabout.  They say it appears the hand-brake wasn’t activated on one of the buses, causing it to roll into the other.

Posted at 10:53 am on December 31, 2015

The RCMP detachment commander in Antigonish says a few wise choices will keep you out of serious trouble with the law.   Staff Sgt. Holly Glassford says planning ahead can also be a life saver during the holidays.  Glassford says random check points are a familiar site this time of year.

Glassford says a taxi or designated driver can save you a lot of trouble.

Posted at 10:20 am on December 28, 2015

RCMP have arrested three youths after they fled from police in a stolen car early Sunday morning.

Police say at around 2:25 a.m. officers noticed a car parked along a roadway in the Town of Antigonish in an unusual manner. When police approached the vehicle, it immediately fled. The vehicle was located a short time later, unoccupied and in the ditch near the traffic circle at exit 31, Addington Forks.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that when the vehicle entered the traffic circle at exit 31, the driver lost control and struck a light pole. All occupants left the vehicle and fled to the woods. With assistance from an RCMP Police Service Dog, three youths were locates and arrested a short time later. RCMP determined to be stolen from the Halifax area.

Two 17-year-old males from the Halifax area and one 15 year-old female from Antigonish County remain in custody. The youth are expected to be charged with fleeing from police, possession of property obtained by crime, and other violations under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

No injuries were incurred in this incident, and the event remains under investigation.

Posted at 8:22 am on December 24, 2015

The Antigonish RCMP detachment is urging you to think `safety` while enjoying the holidays.  Police say you’ll likely encounter several check points.  Staff Sgt. Holly Glassford says several enforcement and education initiatives are underway.

RCMP from all corners of Nova Scotia are urging you to do the same, and stress that having a Designated Driver on standby can be a lifesaver.

Posted at 8:12 am on December 24, 2015

Inverness RCMP say a man was stabbed during a fight at a Route 19 residence.  The two men involved are 24 and 46 years old.  The older of the two was taken to hospital.  The man in his 20s faces charges including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.  Myles Kiefer MacDonnell  will appear in court Jan. 19th.

Posted at 8:21 pm on December 21, 2015

Pictou County RCMP are investigating a break and enter in River John.  Police say an incident occurred at Guardian Pharmacy at roughly 3:20 this morning.  Someone entered the facility through a front window and a phone line was cut.  RCMP confirm narcotics were secured and accounted for.  Meanwhile, Enfield RCMP say two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery at the Kennetcook Pharmacy.  RCMP say the incident occurred at 9:50 this morning, when two masked men wearing camouflage entered the drug store demanding prescription drugs. Two employees were assaulted.  The suspects were located and arrested without incident.

Posted at 6:42 am on December 10, 2015

RCMP have made an arrest in connection with an investigation in downtown Antigonish.   A break, enter and theft occurred at the Tall and Small Cafe late last month.   A suspect’s image was captured on video surveillance and was posted on social media.  Constable Mark Skinner says 21 year old Carolyn Stewart of Antigonish was arrested and released on conditions.  He says tips from the public played a role in the investigation.

Stewart will appear in court on February 10th

Posted at 8:52 am on December 9, 2015

The RCMP in Antigonish, Canso, Guysborogh, Stellarton-New Glasgow, Pictou and Inverness are spreading holiday cheer.  They want to help people who have a hard time making ends meet.  The detachments will have a police cruiser ready for you to stuff with donated food.  Constable Mark Skinner says this is a great cause that reinforces their faith in society.

The donations will be shared with food banks through the region.  The cruisers will be available at the local detachments for the next two Saturdays from 10am-2pm.