By Lawrence Powell
Annapolis RCMP had a busy week from June 25 to July 2 as they responded to 102 calls for assistance. During the week they helped ground search and rescue find a missing man, dealt with a number of car accidents, break and enters, and charged several men with impaired driving.
Included in the week's work were seven false 911 calls, five false alarms, 17 traffic matters, and 10 domestic situations.
Following are highlights: -- June 25, 2 p.m. Wilmot. Police stopped a motorist and charged the driver with operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker. -- June 25, 2:15 p.m. Granville Ferry. Police received a report of a missing, overdue resident. The individual left the residence at Granville Ferry and was last seen in the Parker's Cove-Young's Cove area. Because police had concerns for his health and welfare a search was undertaken. Police were assisted by Annapolis and Kings ground search and rescue, plus a Department of Natural Resources helicopter. Searches were conducted along the Bay of Fundy shore, Shore Road, and nearby wooded areas. Searches started Tuesday morning and continued until the man was located Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Police found him walking along the road in Young's Cove. He was taken to Annapolis Royal Health Centre for treatment of sore feet and dehydration. He was kept overnight and later released. Police want to thank all those involved in the search and for making it a successful outcome. -- June 25, 2:48 p.m. Meadowvale. Police received a report of an either drunk or stoned individual on somebody's doorstep. Police made numerous patrols in the area but could not locate the individual. -- June 25, 4:41 p.m. Wilmot. Police received a report of a speeding blue and white motorcycle. A patrol was made but the bike could not be found. -- June 25, 5:21 p.m. Port George. A resident reported that a storage building was broken into. Stolen was the owner's chainsaw. The investigation continues. -- June 26, 12:38 a.m. Waldec. Police received a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle accident. The car rolled in the ditch. There were minor injuries and police assisted EHS. The vehicle had to be towed. -- June 26, 8:47 a.m. Hampton. Police received a report of a break and enter into a summer residence. There was minor damage and a number of small items were stolen. -- June 26, 9:08 a.m. Port Wade. A resident contacted police after hearing suspicious people near their property. Identity of the individuals unknown. No damage or other incidents occurred. -- June 26, 11:02 a.m. Middleton. A misdialed 911 call resulted in police attending a residence. As a result, one adult male was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Subject appeared in court June 28 and was released. He is scheduled to appear back in court at a later date. -- June 26, 2:36 p.m. Middleton. Police received a report of a possible charity scam. An individual with a heavy French accent was calling for donations and wanting deposits made to a particular bank account. The resident suspected a scam, hung up on the caller, and filed a report to police. -- June 26, 4:39 p.m. Wilmot. Police received a report of possible credit card fraud. A credit card company is working with the complainant to resolve the issue. -- June 26, 5:11 p.m. Bridgetown. Police received a complaint of possible harassment. The matter is being investigated. -- June 26, 5:18 p.m. Highway 10, Nictaux. Police, along with EHS and Nictaux Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident. Traffic was disrupted. There were no injuries and both vehicles had to be towed. -- June 26, 7:21 p.m. Carlton Corner. Police responded to a possible disturbance. The situation was dealt with and no other problems resulted. -- June 26, 8:41 p.m. Bear River. Police received a report of a possible court order violation. The matter is being investigated and charges are a possibility. -- June 26, 10.02 p.m. Forest Glade. Police received a report of three cars racing up and down the road. Police made a patrol but were unable to apprehend the offenders. -- June 27, 9:08 a.m. Port Wade. A resident contacted police after discovering two outdoor patio solar lights were stolen. -- June 27, 10:32 a.m. Cornwallis. A resident contacted police after discovering an air compressor with nail gun were missing. The investigation continues. -- June 27, 1:33 p.m. Highway 1 Bridgetown. Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a deer. There were no injuries but the vehicle sustained considerable damage. -- June 27, 2:11 p.m. Bridgetown. A concerned parent contacted police after their daughter failed to come home the previous evening. The daughter later returned safe and sound. -- June 27, 5:26 p.m. Maitland Bridge. Police received a report of a possible impaired driver involving a logging truck. Police located the suspect vehicle and the driver was not impaired but tired from having started work at 3 a.m. -- June 27, 8:07 p.m. Lequille. A tourist contacted police after discovering his fanny pack was missing. The next day the missing item was located by an area resident. The resident was able to track down the tourist at a local motel. The fanny pack was returned -- including medication and his passport. -- June 28, 12:10 a.m. Bridgetown. Police received a report of possible mischief after an object was thrown at a residence. A subsequent investigation resulted in the apprehension of a 19-year-old male for violation of his probation order and conditions of an undertaking. The man was remanded into custody was scheduled to appear in court in July. -- June 28, 5:57 p.m. Wilmot. Police received a report of theft from a residence. Two youth were identified and dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. -- June 28, 10:03 p.m. Middleton. A citizen contacted police after discovering that his fence was damaged. Damage was the result of a four-wheeler driving across his property. -- June 28, 11:22 p.m. Cottage Cove. A citizen contacted police after being disturbed by the loud music coming from the nearby park. Police attended and the situation quieted down and the offenders left the area. -- June 29, 2:22 a.m. Bridgetown. Police received a report of loud music and singing coming from a nearby apartment block. Police patrolled and the situation was resolved. -- June 29, 12:54 p.m. Springfield. Police were requested to investigate a possible assault. The investigation is ongoing. -- June 29, 1:55 p.m. Torbrook. Police received a report of a break-in into a workshop. A number of items were stolen. The investigation continues. -- June 29, 3:07 p.m. Middleton. Police were requested to investigate a fraud involving a cheque. -- June 29, 5:46 p.m. Delaps Cove. Police received a report of two ATVs riding up and down the road. Police made a patrol but were unable to locate the offending vehicles. -- June 29, 7:44 p.m. Paradise. Police received a report of possible fraud involving bank drafts. -- June 29, 9:17 p.m. Nictaux. Police received a complaint of two vehicles racing up and down the road. A patrol was made but the vehicles had departed. -- June 29, 9:50 p.m. Keji Park. Police received a report of a disturbance at the campground kiosk. A number of campers got upset after the park's computer registration system crashed. Police attended and the matter was resolved. -- June 29, 11:23 p.m. Bridgetown. Police responded to an apartment to resolve a noise complaint. The occupants headed police warnings and quiet was restored. -- June 30, 12:51 a.m. Highway 8 Lequille. Annapolis Valley Traffic Services member stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was found to be impaired. He was subsequently arrested and later failed the breathalyzer. Police seized illegal liquor and illegal drugs from the vehicle. The driver was lodged in cells overnight and later released. He faces charges under the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. When police attended the lockup in Kingston RCMP office at about 6 a.m., two motorist pulled into the parking lot. One motorist was subsequently arrested for impaired driving. He refused the breath test, was lodged in cells. He faces charges of impaired driving and refusing the breathalyzer. -- June 30, 2:03 a.m. Bear River. Police responded to a disturbance call involving a loud party. All patrons had departed by the time police arrived. -- June 30, 3:40 a.m. Wilmot. Police received a report of a drunken male wondering near a local business. Police made a patrol but the subject had departed. -- June 30, 11:52 a.m. Middleton. Police received a report of possible threats. The matter may be resolved through other means. -- June 30, 1:39 p.m. Keji Park. Police received a 911 call from a payphone in the campground area. Police suspect unattended children playing with the phone. -- June 30, 4:24 p.m. Middleton. Police received a report of an intoxicated male laying in some bushes. The man staggered out of the woods and continued down the road stating he was okay. Police attended but were unable to locate or identify the man. -- June 30, 6:41 p.m. South Farmington. Police received a report of a possible court order breach. Police confirmed the violation and charges are pending against a man. -- June 30, 10:17 p.m. Nictaux. Police received a report of a break and enter into a building. Stolen was copper wire. The investigation continues. -- June 30, 10:56 p.m. Kingston. Annapolis RCMP were requested by Kingston RCMP to attend the Atlantic SuperStore parking lot as there was a drunk man outside the NSLC trying to get customers to obtain liquor for him after he'd been refused service. Police attended but the individual had departed. -- June 30, 11:25 p.m. Meadowvale. Police responded to a complaint of loud music in the area. Individuals were spoken to and the matter was resolved peacefully. -- July 1, 3:43 a.m. Middleton. Police received a 911 call about a fight in progress. Police attended and the matter was quickly resolved. There were no injuries and no arrests were required. -- July 1, 10:54 a.m. Upper Clements. Police received a report of a disoriented and confused female at the theme park. Police made contact with the individual and learned that she was waiting for her ride from Dartmouth to pick her up. -- Jul1, 12:22 p.m. New Albany. Police received a report of a break and enter in which two people were observed leaving the scene. Police intercepted the two males driving a vehicle. One faces charges under the Highway Traffic Act for various infractions. The car was impounded and the break and enter investigation continues. -- July 1, 1:06 p.m. Police received a complaint from Keji Park about a camper who had left garbage all over his campsite. -- July 1, 1:26 p.m. Victoria Beach. An area resident was startled after finding a black bear in her back yard eating from the composter. The bear was scared off and nobody was injured. The matter is being followed up by the Department of Natural Resources. -- July 1, 5:13 p.m. Highway 101 Lawrencetown Exit. Police received a number of reports of a cow wondering along the highway. Police made a number of patrols and inquiries to either apprehend the cow or locate the cow's owner. By late evening it appeared the cow may have found the barn as no other calls were received. -- July 1, 9:09 p.m. Lawrencetown. Police responded to an alarm at a local school. RCMP found two youths inside. The youths fled the scene but were later located. Sanctions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act are pending. -- July 2, 2:15 a.m. Middleton. Police received a report of a black cow wondering down Highway 1 near the Big Scoop Restaurant.
Anyone wishing to report a crime, or who has information on a crime, can contact Annapolis RCMP at 665-4481 or 825-2000. Information on crimes can also be reported to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
RCMP locate missing man; deal with drunks and break-ins
Crime Report June 25 to July 2
By Lawrence Powell
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