Posted at 12:28 pm on October 20, 2014

RCMP are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash in Cleveland.  First responders were called to the scene on the County Line Road early Sunday morning.  RCMP say a truck left the roadway and ended up on its roof. A 42 year old man was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.  The victim has been identified as Shane Michael Sampson of Louisdale
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Posted at 7:15 am on October 8, 2014

Antigonish RCMP had their hands full over the homecoming weekend. Police issued (10) summary offence tickets under the Liquor Control Act and 13 people were placed behind bars. Police also responded to several noise complaints related to loud parties many of which were during the day on Saturday afternoon. Sgt. Brian Rehill says many people involved are visitors.

Meanwhile, RCMP arrested a 52 year old Port Hastings man is facing impaired driving charges after police received a 911 call Friday night.  And police are looking for whomever’s responsible for damaging a blue Mazda 3 that was in a parking lot on St. Ninian Street over the weekend.

Posted at 10:13 am on October 6, 2014

A 36-year-old Antigonish man received a four month conditional sentence to be served in the community with strict condition in provincial court Friday.   Kyle Delorey changed his plea to guilty in connection with charges including threatening to kill local RCMP officers and their children , a crown attorney and to burn down the Antigonish RCMP detachment.  He must also serve 24 months probation, provide a DNA sample and he’s facing a 10 year weapon’s prohibition.  The incident occurred in June.  He’s been in custody since that time.  The judge took his time behind bars into consideration.  The sentence is the result of a joint recommendation.

Posted at 8:51 am on October 2, 2014

Pictou County RCMP are looking for the owner of a grow op.  Officer raided a property in Peidmont.  Authorities found 200 marijuana plants, some 10 feet tall.  The Mounties say it’s the largest out door grow op ever seized in Pictou County.

Posted at 2:35 pm on October 1, 2014

Wagmatcook and Baddeck RCMP have laid drug charges following a search of a Wagmatcook home yesterday afternoon.

Officers seized methadone, oxycodone and hydromorphone.  A 39-year-old man and an 37-year-old woman were arrested at the home without incident.

Vincent Googoo Junior and Kristina Poulette, both from Wagmatcook, have each been charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. They will appear in Baddeck Provincial Court on December 8th.

Posted at 12:31 pm on September 24, 2014

RCMP have released the name of the woman who was killed in a three vehicle collision Monday afternoon in Highway 105 in the Baddeck area.    Police say 45-year-old Kerrie Lynn MacKenzie of Middle River died at the scene.

Police say the woman’s car was stopped, waiting to make left hand turn when her vehicle was struck from behind by a pick-up truck. The impact of that crash pushed the Honda into the eastbound lane colliding with the oncoming tractor trailer.

Police are continuing their investigation into the crash.

Posted at 10:47 am on September 24, 2014

The Victoria County RCMP is investigating a report of a bomb threat  involving school buses in Baddeck.

Police say shortly before 2 yesterday, officers received a call indicating that a bomb threat had been received at Baddeck Academy, a primary to grade 12 school. The threat focused on school buses isolated away from the school in a private parking lot. RCMP worked with the school to have the students transported home by their parents.

Posted at 2:14 pm on September 17, 2014

The Richmond County RCMP is investigating a serious assault early this morning in Louisdale.

Police say a 51-year-old Arichat man was assaulted at a parking lot at the intersection of Highway 320 and Whiteside Road. He walked to a nearby home for help and a call was made to 9-1-1.  The man was transported to the Strait Richmond Regional Hospital with serious injuries and was later airlifted to the QEII Hospital in Halifax.

Anyone with information about this assault, or who may have seen suspicious activity in the area at the time, is asked to contact the Arichat RCMP Detachment at (902) 226-2533.

Posted at 12:44 pm on September 15, 2014

RCMP say Impaired driving charges are pending against a 56 year old Pictou County man  after a two vehicle collision in Iron Mines.  On Saturday afternoon,  RCMP, EHS and Blue Mills Volunteer Fire Department received a 911 call of a crash with injuries on Orangedale Road

Police investigators concluded Dodge Ram struck a Jeep TJ Sport, injuring the driver of the Jeep TJ. The injured driver was transported to hospital via EHS and released later.
The driver of the Dodge Ram was arrested.
The man charged in the case will appear in court in Port Hawkesbury in November.

Posted at 8:39 am on September 8, 2014

Pictou RCMP say an All-Terrain Vehicle crash yesterday sent one passenger to hospital.

RCMP with assistance from local fire departments, responded to the collision near Baileys Brook shortly after 1 p.m.

An ATV side-by-side, rolled while being driven up a steep grade, causing the driver to be ejected and the passenger seriously injured.

The driver, a 43-year-old man, was treated for injuries at the scene by EHS paramedics, while the passenger, a 45-year-old woman was transported to hospital in Halifax by LifeFlight. Both the driver and passenger are from New Glasgow.