RCMP say three people were arrested following several incidents of theft and attempted theft in Port Hawkesbury, Inverness, Cheticamp and Ingonish. Police say the alleged incidents occurred Monday and Tuesday.
Charged are Sami Anghel and Ion (Kvec, both 25 and 19-year-old Ion Rostas, all of Scarborough, Ontario. All face two counts of theft under $5,000 and five counts of Attempted Theft.
There were remanded into custody and appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Wednesday. All three remain in jail and will return to court on Monday.
Inverness RCMP and several other agencies are continuing their search for a local man who
disappeared over the weekend. 31-year-old Colin Joseph Beaton was last seen at 2 a.m. Saturday morning prior to leaving a cottage in Harbourview.
He is white, five feet eleven inches tall, weighs 160 pounds with red hair. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, jeans and rubber boots. Police say he left on foot and may have been disoriented.
RCMP have been assisted by the Strait area, Inverness, Cheticamp and Cape Breton Ground Search and Rescue as well as the Civilian Air Search and Rescue.
If you have information on Beaton’s whereabouts, call the Inverness RCMP at (902) 258-2213 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
A New Brunswick man faces charges related to a single vehicle collision on the 104.
Before 8 a.m. yesterday, Antigonish District RCMP responded to an incident on Highway 104 in Beaver Mountain involving a 2013 Nissan Rogue striking a guardrail while heading east. The collision caused extensive damage to the vehicle and the driver was transported to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish with non-life threatening injuries.
A 40-year-old man from Fredericton, New Brunswick, faces Impaired Driving related offences as a result of the incident. The investigation is continuing.
Antigonish District RCMP would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to call 911 if you suspect a driver is driving while impaired.
Early last Thursday morning, Antigonish District RCMP responded to a complaint of an incident involving three males on Treaty Lane. Following an investigation with help from the
RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit, police charged Thirty-six-year-old Michael Kane, and twenty-seven year old Nigel Henderson, both of Paq’tnkek, with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, and several breaches of court orders. Kane faces an additional charge of Uttering Threats.
The 24-year-old victim from Antigonish was released from hospital on Sunday. All of the men were known to one another.
Kane was arrested on Thursday and Henderson was arrested the following day. Kane is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on Wednesday. Henderson was scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court yesterday.
A release from the RCMP stated more charges are anticipated.
RCMP thanked the community for their assistance with the investigation.
Pictou County RCMP had to have three vehicles towed over a busy weekend.
On Saturday afternoon, police towed the vehicle of a 28-year-old Stellarton man after the man blew a “warn” reading, or between .05 and .08 on a breathalyzer. He received a seven day suspension for that incident and it turns out he was released by Stellarton Police earlier the same day and they will charge him with impaired driving.
Later in the day, officers pulled over a driver during a checkpoint. A roadside screening test showed the 36-year-old Barney’s River man, who was a newly licensed driver, had evidence of alcohol in his blood. His car was towed and police suspended his license for 24 hours.
At the same checkpoint, police stopped a driver who admitted to having a suspended license. Upon investigation, police discovered the 48-year-old Pictou County man was prohibited from driving in Canada for 99 years due to past alcohol related driving offences. He was arrested for driving while disqualified.
Guysborough District RCMP say a 26-year-old Little Dover man is facing multiple charges following an incident at a Canso home on Sunday afternoon. Police say they received a call of a man breaking into a home, and assaulting both occupants of the dwelling before leaving. The victims, a 55-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman weren’t hurt. Police say this is an isolated incident and all three knew each other.
A 26-year-old man later turned himself into the Bible Hill RCMP and was arrested. He’s charged with Break and Enter, Assault with a Weapon, Assault, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, and Uttering Threats.
He was later released from custody and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on the charges on July 10th
Nova Scotia RCMP plan to conduct checkpoints during Canada Road Safety Week, which runs
May 15 to 21, and National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, which falls on May 19.
Sgt. Andrew Clarke of the Nova Scotia RCMP said officers are asking motorists to take all necessary precautions while on the road.
Clarke said police are targeting these items as they are the four main contributors to serious injury and fatal collisons in the counrty.
Drivers who come through checkpoints may encounter sobriety testing.
Failure or refusal to participate in any type of sobriety testing may result in criminal charges that have the same penalties as impaired driving. These may include jail time, license suspension, fines and/or being sentenced to driver rehab. Newly licensed drivers are subject to different requirements and are not permitted to consume any alcohol before getting behind the wheel.
RCMP say a 58-year-old man and a 39-year-old man both from Cape Breton died just after 6 a.m. Saturday morning when the 9-meter fishing boat they were on capsized less than 100 meters from shore in Colindale, near Port Hood. A third adult 18-year-old man on board swam safely to shore.
The investigation into the incident is being undertaken by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
Richmond District RCMP say a 90-year-old man has been charged with 12 historical sexual offences against children alleged to have occurred between 1966 and 1986 on Isle Madame. Police say the charges against Delmore Boudreau of Petit-de-Grat were laid following an eight month investigation. Police began looking into the case after a victim came forward. The RCMP say nine victims have been identified, and investigators expected more to come forward. Police say the victims were between the ages of four and 12 at the time of the offences. Boudreau is scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court May 28th.
Anyone with information on these offences is asked to contact the RCMP in Arichat at (902) 226-2533.
Pictou County RCMP have arrested a man wanted on 12 warrants from across the country. Police picked up the suspect on an investigation of shoplifting from a Pictou business. When police arrived at the scene after 10 Friday night, they learned the suspect had fled the scene in a car. RCMP say they located the man when they were called to a single car crash in the Pine Tree area. The car involved in the crash, a 2000 Jaguar S-Type was stolen from BC and the driver was wanted on a dozen warrants.
61-year-old Gordon John Doughty of Stratford, PEI is charged with Theft Under Five Thousand dollars, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over Five Thousand Dollars and several counts related to the crash.
He was also arrested on 12 outstanding warrrants in connection with over 30 similar charges dating back to 2013 from PEI, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B-C.
Doughty was held in custody over the weekend and was due to appear in Pictou Provincial Court yesterday.