The RCMP in Inverness County are investigating the theft of a 30-thousand dollar boat, motor and trailer. Police say officers were contacted by the owner of the boat Monday, saying he’d been the victim of a theft.
Police say sometime between last Thursday and Monday, someone took the man’s 2017 Alumacraft MV 1860 boat with a 70 horsepower 2017 Yamaha outboard motor, and a 2017 Easy Haul Trailer 182, grey in colour. The trailer bears Nova Scotia License plate T420703.
RCMP say the owner had been leaving his items on an access road in Newtown during the week for 20 years and leaving the boat in the water on weekends to go fishing.
Anyone with information on this theft call call the Inverness District RCMP at (902) 625-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
RCMP say a 59-year-old from Pictou County is facing weapons and drug charges following the search of a home on Craig Road in Watervale over the weekend. Police seized several firearms, ammunition and a quantity of marijuana.
RCMP say William Joseph Young is charged with Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, Posession of a Restricted Firearm without a License, Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Order, and two counts of Possesson of a Controlled Substance.
Young will appear in court on the charges on November 19th
RCMP Constable Morgan MacPherson said RCMP visited local school administrations and staff to discuss what will happen on October 17. MacPherson said they aren’t expecting a huge jump in marijuana usage at local schools, but felt it was good information for staff to have. RCMP also visited dormitories at StFX in September to discuss legalization.
MacPherson said they’ve had tools for some time to combat driving impaired by drug so he said it will be business as usual. When new tools become available, they will make use of them, he added.
On October 1, the Strait Regional Centre for Education sent out a letter to parents and guardians about cannabis legalization along with a one page info-graphic entitled Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drugs Know the Facts, Know How To Help.
Police are reporting a 2017 Honda TRX Rubicon ATV was stolen from the front yard of a home on Subdivision Road in Waycobah in September. A report from police stated the ATV has camouflage fenders, and a NS licence plate JB716. The theft occurred sometime during the evening of the 29th.
This marks the fourth ATV reported stolen to the RCMP since this past weekend.
Homeowners across Nova Scotia are asked to secure their belongings and report suspicious activity to police. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the Port Hawkesbury RCMP at 902-625-2220, Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca
A representative from the RCMP says the Homecoming weekend in Antigonish was better than last year from a policing standpoint.
Sgt. Warren McBeath said between Friday evening and Sunday at lunchtime, police charged 27 people under the liquor control act, issued 15 motor vehicle act charges, and housed 16 people in cells, primarily for being intoxicated.
Last year, there were 53 charges related to the liquor control act, 24 motor vehicle act charges, and 17 people ended up in cells.
McBeath said while there is always room for improvement, it is a step in the right direction. He said they still had to deal with a lot of foot traffic in the town from students and alumni. McBeath also said two people went to hospital in incidents involving a person falling off a deck, and another in which a person fell off a roof onto a deck and broke their ankle.
The Sgt. said people were generally compliant when the police intervened, adding there was good communication between off-campus residents and the university and the town in terms of people being aware there would be consequences for any infractions.
The Inverness District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen ATV from a home on Highway 19 in Long Point.
Police say last Wednesday, officers received a report of an ATV stolen overnight Tuesday. The 2007 Can-Am Outlander XT 800cc ATV is yellow in colour. It was parked in a locked shed and driven away from the scene towards Judique.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the RCMP at 902-625-2220 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Richmond County RCMP say a 17-year-old male driver is in a Halifax hospital with life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle crash last night. Police say the collision occurred on Highway 4 at River Bourgeois between Thibeauville Road and Riverview Drive shortly after 10:30. Police say a small car left the road, struck a culvert, and came to rest in a grassy area.
Police say the driver, the lone person in the car, was removed from the vehicle by volunteer firefighters, and later airlifted to a Halifax hospital via LifeFlight.
The RCMP is investigating the cause of the crash. Anyone with information on this collision is asked to call the Richmond District RCMP at (902) 535-2002.
A 62-year-old PEI woman was seriously injured following an incident accident on Meat Cove Rd. in Inverness County shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday night. A woman was moving motorcycle she and a family member had been travelling on, and she lost control of the bike, went over a nearby cliff, and fell 30 metres to the ground below. The motorcycle came to rest approximately 10 metres from where the woman landed.
The woman survived the fall but suffered serious injuries. Two volunteer fire departments, one of which had a high-angle rescue team, assisted with the rescue of the woman. She was stabilized, transported to Bay St. Lawrence via a civilian boat, then transferred by EHS to local hospital where she was air lifted for further medical treatment.
RCMP acknowledged the assistance of the agencies and civilians who helped during this rescue, as it was a dangerous and challenging situation.
On August 12, 2018, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of a theft of a Kubota generator which was stolen on August 11. It was stolen from a location beside a home on Stellarton’s Trafalgar Rd. It is orange in colour and is valued at approximately $3,000.
The RCMP is continuing its investigation into this incident and is asking anyone who has information or may have witnessed this incident to call at 902-755-4141 or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). People can also call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca