Police busy with numerous calls over Christmas

Lawrence Powell
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Annapolis RCMP Crime Report


By Lawrence Powell

The Spectator



Annapolis RCMP handled 62 calls for service between December 21 at 10 a.m. to December 28 at 3 p.m. Police arrested a suspect in a break and enter who was inside a house, checked out a seemingly empty boat on the basin, and checked out downed power lines, and suspicious vehicles. Included in the week’s work was one false 911 call, 15 traffic matters, three false alarms, and nine domestic calls.

Following are highlights of 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.)


-- December 21, 11:37 a.m., Middleton. RCMP responded to an accident between a car and a pedestrain in a cross walk. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

-- December 21, 2:27 p.m., Bridgetown. Police received a report of suspicious youths. A patrol was made but the individuals were not located.

-- December 21, 11:13 p.m., Meadowvale. Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle driving slowly in the area and stopping. A patrol was made but the vehicle was not located.

-- December 21, 11:25 p.m., Allains Creek. A police traffic stop found the driver did not have a valid drivers license. Charges are pending.

-- December 22, 12:35 a.m., Nictaux. Police received a report of three four-wheelers driving on the road. A patrol was made but the vehicles had left the area.

-- December 22, 8:20 a.m., Port Royal. RCMP received a report of a boat in the basin and it appeared no one was in the boat. Police checked and found that there was a person fishing from within the boat.

-- December 22, 2:35 p.m., Upper Granville. Police responded to a single-vehicle accident in which a vehicle went into the ditch. There were no injuries but charges are pending against the driver for not having a valid drivers license.

-- December 22, 10:04 p.m., Paradise. Police were called to a reported break and enter. A suspect was found inside the house and arrested. He was taken to cells and later remanded into custody. The male adult appeared in Kentville court on December 27 and released on bail. He’s scheduled back in court January 2.

-- December 23, 1:34 p.m., Wilmot. Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle with occupants using binoculars. It turned out they were bird watches who were part of the International Bird Count.

-- December 23, 6:31 p.m., Bridgetown. RCMP received a report of a possible break and enter. Police checked and found the motion sensor going off because of the wind. No break-in had occurred.

-- December 23, 11:18 p.m., Allains Creek. Annapolis RCMP assisted by EHS, Annapolis Royal Police Department, and the Annapolis Royal Volunteer Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident. The driver attempted to flee from police, lost control and rolled. Both the passenger and driver were taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries. The driver is being investigated for impaired driving. Police executed a search warrant for blood samples and are presently awaiting results from the crime lab before determining applicable charges.

-- December 24, 2:33 p.m. Hillsburn. Police recovered a gun case that had washed up on the shore. It was determined that the case came from Saint John, NB and had been reported stolen as a result of a break and enter.

-- December 25, 4:04 p.m., Tupperville. A police traffic stop resulted in a driver facing a number of charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle was towed.

-- December 26, 4:22 p.m., Clementsport - Police responded to a report of a vehicle on fire. Upon arriving at the scene they found that abandoned tires had been set on fire and not a vehicle.

-- December 26, 5:09 p.m., Port Royal. A citizen reported that their mail box was damaged over night.

-- December 26, 7:19 p.m., Bridgetown. Halifax Regional Police requested assistance with locating a missing person. The person was located and was returned back to Halifax.

-- December 27, 8:05 a.m., Centerlea on Highway 101. Police were called about a dead deer on the side of the highway. A patrol was made but the deer had already been moved off the highway.

-- December 27, 10:16 p.m., Lawrencertown. A driving complaint resulted in police locating a vehicle and finding the driver impaired. The driver was arrested but refused to provide a breath test. The driver was taken to cells overnight and released the next day pending a court appearance.

-- December 28, 9:33 a.m. Victoria Vale. Police were called with a report of a tree down across power lines -- which were on fire. Police and firefighters attended and the fire was extinguished. There was minor damage.


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.

Organizations: RCMP, Port Royal, Annapolis Royal Police Department Volunteer Fire Department Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown, Kentville Saint John

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