Pictou County RCMP arrested two motorists for impaired driving over the weekend.
Police say shortly before midnight Saturday, a officer stopped a car that was clocked at 167 kilometres an hour on Highway 104 in Pine Tree. Noticing signs of impairment, the officer took the driver for a breath test. RCMP later charged a 41-year-old Antigonish man with Stunting, Impaired Driving and Driving Over the Legal Limit. The car was also seized and his driver’s license was suspended. He is to appear in court on the charges on December 17th.
On Sunday evening just after 6:30, RCMP responded to a two vehicle crash in Sutherlands River. A car was crossing Highway 4 on Shore Road and struck another vehicle that was already on the highway. Police later arrested a 29-year-old Stellarton man on charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Refusal to Provide Breath Samples and charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. A court appearance is scheduled for November 19th. No one was hurt.
The Pictou County RCMP has a new District Commander. He’s Staff Sergeant Addie MacCallum, a 21-year veteran of the force. Since joining in the RCMP from his
Staff Sergeant Addie MacCallum
home province of Prince Edward Island, he’s worked in a variety of roles, including General Duty, Community Policing, General Investigation Section and Street Crime Enforcement. MacCallum has been with the Pictou County RCMP since 2017.
RCMP has detachments in Pictou County, the town of Pictou and the Pictou Landing First Nation. MacCallum says he’s committed to working with communities to identify and implement local policing priorities. He plans to work with Municipal Councils, the Band Chief and Council, Elders and youth.
Pictou County RCMP are looking for a suspicious man who approached two 10-year-old girls last month.
Police say shortly after 4 p.m. on January 18th, a man in a silver coloured SUV stopped just ahead of the two girls who were along Stellarton Trafalgar Road in Riverton. Police the say the car waited for about a minute then came back in the opposite direction, turned again and approached the girls.
The girls jumped over a small embankment and into a field. The driver, described as an older balding man with gray hair and a moustache, asked the girls to come up and closed the door on his vehicle. He was alone. He repeated his request several times, becoming more aggressive each time and the girls yelled “no” at him. The SUV left the area and the girls were not harmed.
As the SUV left the area, a passing car with two women stopped and asked the girls if they were okay. The girls said “yes” and the women left.
If you have any information on this incident call the RCMP at 902-755-4141 or 1-800-803-RCMP. You can also call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
A Pictou County RCMP Cruiser was struck from behind while an officer was investigating a non-injury two vehicle collision last night. The crash happened on Highway 104 eastbound, just west of New Glasgow.
The driver of the car that collided with the police car sustained minor injuries, the officer wasn’t hurt.
Traffic was detoured around the scene for several hours.
An ATV crash in Pictou County has killed a five year old boy.
RCMP say over the lunch hour yesterday, officers responded to a report of a youth-model ATV rollover on Scotch Hill Road. The boy was pinned underneath the vehicle.
The child was removed from the ATV and transported to hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later. Police are continuing their investigation