RCMP


Posted at 8:39 am on May 19, 2017

Shortly after 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, an armed robbery took place in Antigonish, and the police want your help. RCMP say that a man approached the pharmacy counter, revealed a gun and demanded narcotics. The pharmacist complied, and the man then escaped with a quantity of drugs. He was picked up in a silver Chrysler Sebring driven by another man.

The man is described as a white male in his thirties, about 5-foot-8 with light brown facial hair. He was wearing a blue/grey sweater with the hood up. The driver of the car is also a white male in his fifties who was wearing a ball cap.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Antigonish District RCMP at 902 863-6500, or crime stoppers.


Posted at 7:55 am on May 16, 2017

This is National Police Week, a celebration that’s taken place in Canada since the 70’s.

With the goal being to promote a positive police presence within the community, the week is designed to open the conversation between officers and the people they protect.

 

Cst. Morgan MacPherson is the Antigonish RCMP community policing officer. He wants children especially to feel comfortable seeking help from officers and says spending time in schools is the best way to create that relationship.

 

 

Events will take place across the country all week long and Cst. MacPherson encourages people to contact their local dispatch for more information on what’s happening in their area.


Posted at 7:19 am on May 16, 2017

RCMP have issued tickets to several lead footed motorists in northeastern Nova Scotia.

At 10 o’clock Monday morning, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services spotted a car travelling at a very high rate of speed west bound on Highway 104 in James River.  The vehicle was clocked at a speed of 178km/h in a 100km/h zone, 78km/h over the posted speed limit.

The 19-year-old Newfoundland man was charged for Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act.

At five pm  Sunday night, RCMP in the Pine Tree area of Pictou County clocked a vehicle going 165 Km in a 110 KM zone on highway 104.

The 74 year old man, who had three children in the vehicle with him, was charged with stunting under the provincial motor vehicle act.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.


Posted at 1:49 pm on May 11, 2017

There’s been a robbery at a convenience store in Antigonish County.
RCMP say shortly before three Wednesday afternoon a man entered a convenience store in Lower South River.  Two more individuals entered the store and a man jumped over the counter demanding money from the lone employee in the store.  No one was hurt and no weapons were seen.  The three, two men and a woman, fled with cash in a small blue four door car.   Antigonish, Guysborough, and Port Hawkesbury RCMP were called to the scene to try to find the suspects and their car.
One of the suspects is described as a black male in his 20’s with a thin build, wearing a blue and white hoodie with an “Adidas” logo on each upper sleeve, light brown pants and flat billed ball cap.
The second suspect is a black male in his 30’s, average height, large build, moustache and partial beard,  wearing a black, blue and white Toronto Maple Leafs jacket. He was wearing a hoodie underneath and a black rimmed ball cap with white and red lettering on the brim.
The third is a white woman in her 20’s, heavy set with blond hair and blue eyes, wearing dark clothing.
If you have any information on this incident  call the Antigonish RCMP at (902) 863-6500 or Crimestoppers 1-800-222-TIPS.


Posted at 10:43 am on May 10, 2017

The Nova Scotia RCMP are warning residents of a new phone scam. A caller identifies as being from the Canada Revenue Agency and informs the resident to call a certain number, or else an arrest warrant would be issued.
Corporal Jennifer Clarke of the RCMP would like to remind residents that phone scams like this are common, and reputable organizations never ask for personal information. Clarke advises people to not give out any personal information over the phone.


Posted at 10:33 am on May 9, 2017

RCMP have laid charges following a crash in Guysborough County
During a road race Sunday morning, runners were proceeding around a curve on Dover Rd. when a car, coming from behind, attempted to pass a fire truck positioned at the end of the race. A pickup truck was proceeding slowly past the runners in the opposite direction, and the car struck it head on. The car lost control, came very close to hitting one of the runners, then struck the pickup truck. The collision occurred just before 10 a.m.

The driver of the pickup truck sustained injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. None of the runners was hurt. Police say the driver of the car,  a 17-year-old male youth from New Harbour, Guysborough County was arrested at the scene for Impaired Driving and was transported to Guysborough District RCMP for a breath test.  He is charged Impaired Driving and Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm. He was also ticketed for Passing in the Face of Oncoming Traffic and Newly Licensed Driver Operating a Motor Vehicle with Alcohol in his Blood.

Further charges may be pending.


Posted at 7:18 am on May 8, 2017

A routine traffic stop Wednesday on Route 19 has led to The District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit of Inverness arresting two men after seizing over 400 grams of cocaine, marijuana and cash.

28 year old Brennan Watts and 24 year old Neil MacDonald, both from the port hood area, have been charged with three counts each of trafficking marijuana and three counts of Possession of Cannabis Marijuana and Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Both men were held overnight and appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court yesterday.
RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.


Posted at 8:45 pm on May 6, 2017

RCMP say two people were airlifted to a Halifax hospital following a two vehicle head-on collision on Highway 104 at Barney’s River Saturday morning .

Police say shortly before 8:30 a small car lost control and crossed the centre line into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.

The man and woman in the car sustained serious injuries and were taken to a Halifax hospital. The passenger of the pickup had minor injuries, while the driver was not injured. Barney’s River Volunteer Fire Department was on scene to assist.

An RCMP Traffic Analyst was called to the scene to investigate. Highway 104 was closed for several hours.


Posted at 10:20 am on May 4, 2017

RCMP have charged a motorist in Inverness County for excessive speeding, or stunting.
At around 9:45 Wednesday morning, RCMP clocked a car on Highway 4 in Port Hastings at 122 km/h in a 70 km/hr zone.  That’s 52 km/h over the posted speed limit.

In addition to the stunting charge, the 22-year-old male driver’s license was suspended for 7 days and his vehicle was seized. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.


Posted at 6:22 am on April 26, 2017

At 10:00 Tuesday morning, the RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed a truck travelling above the posted speed limit on Highway 4 in Port Hastings. The vehicle was clocked at 125 km/h in a 70 km/h zone and further clocked at 110 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

The driver was charged for Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. In addition, his license was suspended for 7 days and his vehicle was seized. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.