The New Glasgow Regional Police is investigating an armed robbery early this morning. Police say the robbery occurred at the Comfort Inn on Westville Road in the town. Officers were called to the scene shortly before 2.
Staff told police a man entered the hotel lobby through the front door, approached the front desk, pulled out a knife and demanded money. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet nine inches tall with a small build. He was wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and dark sunglasses.
Anyone with information on this incident can call New Glasgow Police at (902) 752-1941 for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
New Glasgow Regional Police say no one was hurt in a two vehicle crash yesterday afternoon. The collision occured around 4 o’clock near the intersection of
Police photograph of accident scene
George and Archimedes Streets in the town.
Both vehicles, a 2006 Buick and a 2002 Volkwagen sustained substantial damage and had to be towed from the scene. A traffic light was also damaged.
Archimedes Street is a major thoroughfare in New Glasgow and was closed for about 90 minutes. Police are investigating the cause of the collision.
New Glasgow Regional Police have laid an impaired driving charge following a two vehicle crash Friday night.
Police say shortly before 6 Friday evening, a concerned citizen called 911 to report a speeding Chevrolet truck had just collided with a parked Toyota Rav 4. Police went to the scene at North Avenue, and arrested a 56-year-old man from Pictou County. He’s been charged with Impaired Driving, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Refusing to provide a Breath Sample. The man will appear in court at a later date.
New Glasgow Regional Police say charges have been laid following a stabbing at a home on Brother Street over the weekend.
Police say shortly after midnight Sunday morning, a 19-year-old man sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries. He was stabbed in the upper body with a knife. He was taken to the Aberdeen Hospital.
Police say the incident occurred following a disturbance at the home, involving two people known to each other.
An 18-year-old Pictou County woman was arrested, charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public and Breach of an Undertaking. She is due to appear in court this morning.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
New Glasgow Regional Police are warning business owners and the public that counterfeit 100 dollar bills have been circulating throughout the area. The police say
Front of Counterfeit Bill
they were first informed of the counterfeit bill after one was used for a purchase at Canadian Tire.
These counterfeit bills have Chinese writing. Businesses and residents are advised to check bills during all transactions and immediately
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report any suspicious bills to their local Police.
If you have any information about this incident, contact New Glasgow Regional Police at 1-902-752-1941
The RCMP and New Glasgow Regional Police are saying that an alleged abduction that happened last Saturday in Pictou County did not actually occur. Originally, Police said that a woman had been abducted by a man in a white Dodge Durango travelling towards Blue Mountain.
As a result of the investigation, the police have determined that no abduction took place, and there is not threat to the public. The female involved is facing charges of public mischief and will appear in court at a later date.
The RCMP are continuing to investigate an alleged assault that happened in the Blue Mountain area.
The New Glasgow Regional Police have arrested a 26-year-old woman and charged her with arson in connection with a fire on Phillip Street in Trenton Tuesday. At approximately 11:30AM, the Trenton Fire Department , assisted by their counterparts from New Glasgow and Abercrombie responded to a fire on Philip Street involving a travel trailer and home. Both were completely destroyed. When police and fire officials arrived, they deemed the fire to be suspicious.
Shortly after, another small fire was reported inside a residence on Sixth Street in Trenton. No injuries were reported as a result of the two fires. New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit continue to investigate.
Two adult brothers have been displaced by a fire that gutted their two-storey wood-frame house in New Glasgow Wednesday.
Police photograph of the fire scene
Fire Departments from New Glasgow, Trenton and Stellarton were called to the scene at 750 Summer Street to fight the blaze around 2 in the afternoon. East River Road was closed about an hour in both directions as fire crews had to deploy fire hoses across the street. Pine Street and Summer Street were also closed for more than an hour. RCMP, Emergency Health Services, New Glasgow Public Works and Nova Scotia Power personnel were also at the site.
No was home at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is not believed to be suspicious.
The brothers are staying with a relative for now. They will meet Thursday with disaster volunteers from the Canadian Red Cross for emergency aid like purchases of clothing and food.
New Glasgow Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the owner of a large sum of money that was found in the town last night. Police say a concerned citizen found the cash in the Westside of the New Glasgow area and immediately turned it over to police.
Police are asking the public to share the message of the lost money through social media in hopes of finding the owner. The owner can contact police at (902) 759-7277.
Constable Ken MacDonald, says given the time of year it becomes increasingly important to locate the owner of the money just in time for Christmas. He says police need the public’s help in spreading the word.
There’s been a drug bust in the New Glasgow area. Yesterday afternoon, members of the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit with assistance from New Glasgow Regional Police searched a home on Abercrombie Road.
Officers seized cocaine, oxycodone, amphetamines and marijuana. Police arrested a 32-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman both from New Glasgow, charging them with four counts each of possession of a controlled substance.
Both have been released from custody and will be appear in court at a later date.