Stellarton is searching for a new chief of police. Current Chief Don Hussher is
Chief Don Hussher
retiring in October, and last night Stellarton town council voted to begin the jobsearch. Hussher currently serves as chief of both the Stellarton and Westville Police Departments. Mayor Danny MacGillivray says they are going ahead with or without Westville.
MacGillivary says the search for a new chief will begin very soon.
Councillor Simon Lawand was the lone vote against the motion. He’s concerned that having a new chief for only Stellarton will mean increased costs for the town, and could lead to less co-operation with Westville.
Stellarton Police say officers are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Stellarton Medical Hall on Foord Street shortly before three yesterday afternoon.
Stellarton Police, with assistance from Westville and New Glasgow Police arrested a 57-year-old New Glasgow man, who is facing several charges. The three police departments also searched a home in New Glasgow in connection with this incident. Further details haven’t been released.
The man charged in the case was scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court this morning.
Stellarton Police say some of its residents have fallen victim to an ongoing scam that has affected individuals and businesses across the province. Police say the hoax involves emails and faxes sent in an attempt to extort money by use of threats.
The sender claims there will be some sort of extreme action taken if the receiver does not send money electronically. At times, the request is made to send money or to click on a link for more information.
Police are warning residents to be extremely cautious and to verify everyone you are sending money to. As well don’t be threatened into taking action or sending money.
There’s been a drug bust in Stellarton. Yesterday, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from Stellarton and New Glasgow Police stopped a car on Foord Street, in Stellarton. Police later arrested a 37-year-old man from New Glasgow and a 21-year-old man from Stellarton, who officers allege were found in possession of cocaine.
Police also searched a home on Forbes Street and seized cocaine, ecstacy, magic mushrooms, cash and other evidence consistent with drug trafficking.
Police say the 37-year-old man has been charged with trafficking cocaine and three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The 21-year-old has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Both will be appear in court at a later date.