By Lawrence Powell
Annapolis RCMP responded to a total of 102 calls for service between Monday May 14 and Monday May 21. Among them was a call to an accident on Highway 101 west of Bridgetown in which a tractor-trailer driver suffered a medical incident and drove the 18-wheeler off the road. Paramedics on were unable to revive the driver who died at the scene. In another crash, a dump truck and a car collided, and in Lawrencetown there was a serious workplace injury.
In total, there were six false 911 calls, 19 traffic matters, one false alarm, and 11 domestic situations.
Following are highlights from the week:
(Note: Due to the sensitive nature of cases concerning sexual assault, children’s welfare and mental health issues, not all calls are considered appropriate for publication.)
-- May 14 @ 10:47 a.m. - Brickton – A residential break and enter was reported. A large quantity of power tools was stolen. The investigation continues.
-- May 14 @ 1:06 p.m. – Clarence. Police received a report of theft of a rototiller over night.
-- May 14 @ 2:32 p.m. – Tupperville. RCMP responded at a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident. A vehicle went off the road into ditch. The vehicle was towed. There were no injuries.
-- May 14 @ 2:42 p.m. – Paradise. Report of a lost purse
-- May 15 @ 8:20 a.m. – Carleton Corner. Police received a report of mischief involving the release of animals from a barn.
-- May 15 @ 12:01 p.m. – Highway 101, Spa Springs. Police received a report of a cow on the highway. A patrol was made and the cow was returned to its pasture.
-- May 15 @ 3:37 p.m. – report of mail box including post stolen overnight
-- May 15 @ 4:42 p.m. – Nictaux. RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver. The driver was located and there was no evidence of impairment.
-- May 16 @ 2:23 p.m. – Bridgetown. Police received a report of threats over the telephone.
-- May 16 @ 6:06 p.m. – Middleton. RCMP responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a car and motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
-- May 16 @ 6:09 p.m. – Meadowvale. An assault complaint resulted in the arrest of a male suspect. He was released pending a court appearance.
-- May 17 @ 8:48 a.m. – Wilmot. Police received a report of a vehicle stolen and fraud. A suspect was identified. The investigation continues.
-- May 17 @ 10:47 a.m. – Wilmot. Police received a report of a suspicious person.
-- May 17 @ 10:50 a.m. – Lawrencetown. Police received a report of a workplace accident. Police and EHS attended. A worker was taken to hospital with serious cuts to a hand.
-- May 17 @ 2:53 p.m. – Bridgetown. Police were called to the high school for a possible assault.
-- May 17 @ 4:51 p.m. – Hwy 101 Centerlea. Police, EHS, Bridgetown firefighters, and Annapolis Valley Traffic Services attended the scene of a single-vehicle accident when a transport truck went off the road. The driver suffered a medical issue and went off the road. Attempts to revive the driver were unsuccessful.
-- May 17 @ 11:05 p.m. – Lawrencetown. Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle with the driver yelling out the window. A patrol found the vehicle and learned the driver was out looking for lost dog.
-- May 18 @ 10:56 a.m. – Middleton. Police received a report of a lost three-year-old. Police located the toddler and returned the child home safe and sound.
-- May 18 @ 12:00 p.m. – Deep Brook. Police responded to a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident. The vehicle went off the road. The were no injuries and vehicle was towed.
-- May 18 @ 9:28 p.m. – Middleton. Police received a report of possible impaired driver. Police located the vehicle and the driver was arrested for impaired driving after failing a breath test. The person was released pending a court appearance.
-- May 18 @ 11:12 p.m. – Melvern Square. A disturbance call resulted in a male being arrested and lodged in cells. He was released the next day.
-- May 19 @ 5:01 p.m. – Round Hill. A report of possible impaired driver prompted RCMP to make a patrol. The vehicle was located and police learned the driver was in the area driving slowly looking for yard sales.
-- May 19 @ 7:18 p.m. – Middleton. A 911 call resulted in an adult female being arrested for setting fires in garbage bins. She was remanded into custody and scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial court on May 22.
-- May 19 @10:47 p.m. – Lequille. Police were called with a report of a possible assault.
-- May 19 @ 9:09 p.m. – Bridgetown. RCMP received a report of suspicious persons running around the neighbourhood.
-- May 20 @ 7:22 p.m. – Meadowvale. Police received a report of a two-vehicle collision involving a dump truck and car. The driver of the dump truck is facing charges under the Motor Vehicle Act.
-- May 20 @ 6:58 p.m. – Cottage Cove. RCMP received a report of property damage. The door to washroom was torn off and a picnic table deposited inside the washroom.
-- May 20 @ 9:30 a.m. – Hwy 101 Deep Brook. Police received a report of and accident involving a car and a deer.
-- May 20 @ 3:12 p.m. – Middleton. Property damage at Memory Lane Railway Museum was reported. A model train was damaged.
Crimes, or information on crimes, can be reported to the Annapolis RCMP at 825-2000 in Middleton, or 665-4481 in Bridgetown. Information on crimes can also be reported to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.