Posted at 9:29 am on January 19, 2018

A 54 year old Antigonish man has been charged after a number of weapon offenses. On January 12th in the afternoon, Antigonish RCMP responded to a complaint of a man who threatened a woman by saying he had a gun in his vehicle. RCMP responded and located a man outside a home on Braemore Ave.

RCMP located a handgun in a backpack in a car  along with ammunition, a baseball bat and a knife.   John Francis Gerrior has been charged with several firearms offences, along with two counts of criminal harassment and one count of uttering threats. He has been remanded into custody and will return to provincial court in February.

Posted at 9:26 am on January 19, 2018

The RCMP have released a statement regarding a sexual assault that was reported to have occured early on January 6th. Antigonish RCMP are currently investigating a sexual assault that occured at a residence on Fairview St, where a woman alleges she was sexually assaulted by the male passenger of a vehicle after being offered a ride home.

The RCMP were able to locate the truck and the male suspect was arrested. He has been released, and faces charges of: Assault, Sexual Assault, and Uttering Threats. The 49-year-old man from Antigonish is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on March 21

Posted at 1:08 pm on January 12, 2018

RCMP are investigating a crash involving a school bus in Victoria County. Police say shortly after 8 this morning, a school bus with eleven students on board collided with a trailer that had been partially left in the roadway overnight on Highway 105 near Englishtown.

The students on the bus suffered some bumps and bruises. The driver of the bus sustained serious injuries and was transported via LifeFlight to hospital for treatment.

Highway 105 is closed in both directions at the scene of the crash. Traffic is being diverted.

Posted at 9:50 am on January 12, 2018

Residents in Inverness and Richmond counties will be happy to hear that the RCMP are making an impact in their communities. In a review of 2017, the RCMP say that the Inverness/Richmond RCMP executed 33 Controlled Drugs and Substances warrants and charged 45 people with 100 drug related charges.

Fifty of the drug-related charges also included Criminal Code charges. Additionally, officers seized a number of items such as 37 long guns, two hand guns, five vehicles, approximately $150,000 in cash and various drugs. Drugs seized include cocaine, oxycodone, morphine and many more.

Posted at 10:26 am on January 3, 2018

An Antigonish Town councilor says that the RCMP will be keeping an eye open this month for infractions around intersections. Councillor Jack MacPherson is Chair for the Police Advisory Board, and says that during the month of January, the RCMP are going to be paying close attention to drivers in intersections, and crosswalks.
MacPherson adds that this is well timed, given a new set of traffic lights that will be turned on in the area:
MacPherson says the lights at Highland Drive and West Street should be activated today.

Posted at 9:36 am on December 27, 2017

Richmond County RCMP say one man is dead following an ATV crash on Christmas Eve. Police say shortly after 10 Sunday night, officers were called to the scene on Highway 347. A 38-year-old man from Lower L’Ardoise was found dead at the site. The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Posted at 9:34 am on December 19, 2017

Nova Scotia RCMP say officers across the province charged five motorists with impaired driving and issued 13 roadside suspensions as part of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day held on December 2nd. The Mounties set up more than 150 checkpoints on that day as part of its effort to remove impaired drivers from the road.

The 13 people issued driving suspensions had a blood alcohol reading of 50 to 80 milligrams. Four of the five charged with impaired driving were impaired by alcohol, the fifth by drugs.

If you suspect a motorist of impaired driving, please advise you to call 911.

Posted at 9:57 am on December 18, 2017

With the Christmas holiday season approaching, local RCMP detachments will be vigilant to keep highways safe.   Constable Morgan MacPherson with the Antigonish RCMP says one measure is to monitor for impaired drivers.
MacPherson says patrols began picking up last month as Christmas parties began.

Posted at 11:34 am on December 17, 2017

RCMP say a 21-year-old Port Hawkesbury man has been charged after a hit-and-run incident in the town Thursday. Police say shortly after 7:30 Thursday evening, officers were called to the scene where a man was struck by a car in a shopping centre parking lot. The driver fled the scene. The victim, a 26-year-old Port Hawkesbury man sustained minor injuries

Police later arrested and charged 21-year-old Forest Douglas Baker of Port Hawkesbury with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm, Assault with a Weapon, Uttering Threats, Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, and Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Baker was remanded into custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on Monday morning.

Anyone with information on this incident or at Causeway Shopping Centre at the time is asked to contact the Port Hawkesbury RCMP at (902) 625-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Posted at 9:53 am on December 17, 2017

There was a fatal head-on collision in River John, Pictou County Saturday night. RCMP say officers were called to the scene at West Branch Road also known as River John Station Road at 6:20.

The driver and lone occupant of one of the cars, a 50-year-old man from Pictou County was transported to the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow where he was pronounced dead. Three adults and a child were in the other car. One woman in that vehicle sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.