Posted at 8:45 am on June 12, 2013
RCMP Sergant Terry Miller came to the regular District of St. Mary’s council meeting Monday night to present an annual overview on policing in the municipality. According to his report overall crime was down in 2012 from 2011. RCMP priorities for the 2013-2014 year are: crime reduction, road safety, violence/domestic violence, and performance management.
Posted at 8:54 am on June 10, 2013
Inverness RCMP are investigating the theft of pharmaceuticals commonly used in veterinary medicine. The drugs were stolen from a car on May 31st in Inverness. Police say the drugs taken would have minor to significant side effects on humans. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call the Inverness RCMP at 258-2213 or Crime Stoppers.
Posted at 3:32 pm on June 7, 2013
RCMP have made more arrests in connection with a local murder investigation. The arrests stem from the disappearance of Phillip Boudreau of Petite-de Grat last weekend. Sgt. Mark Mac Pherson says the victim was known to police in the small tight knit community.
40 year old Craig Landry is facing a charge of second degree murder. This morning, a 65 year old man was arrested in Little Anse and a 43 year old man was arrested in Arichat. Witnesses told police there was an altercation between two boats last weekend in Petite de Grat– one vessel was found over-turned and Boudreau hasn’t been seen since.
Posted at 6:09 pm on June 6, 2013
A Petit-de-Grat man has been arrested stemming from an alleged altercation between two vessels on Saturday.
A 43 year old man went missing. A boat was found over-turned at the mouth of Petit-de-Grat harbour. Phillip Boudreau hasn’t been seen since. Richmond County RCMP arrested a 40 year old man yesterday in relation to the disappearance. Sgt. Mark MacPherson says the family is still looking for answers.
Mac Pherson says the suspect was arrested without incident by the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit
Posted at 5:46 pm on June 4, 2013
RCMP in Pictou County are investigating a mail scam. Some residents say they have received suspicious letters postmarked from Great Britain. The letters are addressed from an employee with a bank in Japan. It asks to keep the contents confidential because the bank is attempting to settle an estate of a deceased client, with a similar last name as the recipient, that had an investment of twenty million U.S. dollars in their bank. Future communications are requested to be via fax or email only. RCMP say it seems to be the first steps for a fraud scam. Police are reminding you to never give your personal or banking information to someone you don’t know.
Posted at 7:50 am on June 3, 2013
Richmond County RCMP’s search for a man missing since his boat overturned in Petit-de-Grat is now a recovery mission.
RCMP say there’s been no trace of 43-year-old Phillip Joseph Boudreau of Petit-de-Grat since his four-metre long open boat was found early Saturday.
Sergeant Mark MacPherson says the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre turned the search over to the RCMP after concluding the window for the man having survived the mishap had closed.
Police are investigating reports from witnesses of some sort of an altercation involving Boudreau’s boat and a fishing vessel.
MacPherson says the Mounties have taken statements and are continuing to investigate what may have occurred.
Posted at 2:46 pm on June 1, 2013
Richmond County RCMP are assisting the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in a search for a man whose overturned boat was found earlier today.
Police say at around 7:30 this morning, members of the Richmond County RCMP received a report of an overturned boat that was found at the mouth of Petit-de-Grat harbour. Preliminary investigation determined that the 43-year-old local man was last seen this morning at approximately 6 a.m.
Richmond County RCMP, JRCC, the Strait Area Ground Search and Rescue, as well as local fishermen and boaters are participating in the search. A Cormorant helicopter from Greenwood is also assisting.
Posted at 6:22 pm on May 29, 2013
Local RCMP say they are puzzled as they continue an intense search for a Richmond County woman. A 57 year old woman from Framboise has gone missing without a trace. Michelle Marie Demers-Kennedy was last seen on May 2nd. A search warrant was executed during the investigation but nothing turned up. Sgt. Mark Mac Pherson says if you have any information– they’d like to hear from you even if you think it’s insignificant.
Demers-Kennedy is described as a white female, 5 feet, four inches tall, 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Posted at 8:45 am on May 28, 2013
RCMP say a 39-year-old Pictou County woman is facing charges after allegedly driving impaired while two young children were in her car. Police say the the woman was arrested while officers were conducting a check point on Barney’s River Road on Saturday evening. The children in the vehicle were aged eight and four. The driver’s been charged with impaired driving and failing a breathalyzer test. She’s to appear in court on July 15th.
Posted at 1:57 pm on May 27, 2013
RCMP have charged another motorist for impaired driving in Antigonish. Police say they arrested a 31 year-old Antigonish County man Saturday afternoon on charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit. He was released from custody Sunday morning. He’ll appear in court on July 3rd.
On Saturday evening, officers arrested a 20-year-old man for driving while prohibited and operating a motor vehicle without a valid insurance policy. He also registered a warning on a roadside screening device. He’ll appear in court on July 17th.
Also police were called to the scene of a loud party early Saturday morning on Arbor Drive. A 20-year-old woman was served a summary offence ticket for violating the town’s noise by-law.