Break-ins top calls for Annapolis District RCMP


Published on May 16, 2017

Annapolis District RCMP Crime Report is a weekly look at calls for service.

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MIDDLETON - There were assault calls, a possible arson, numerous break-ins, and the drunk man who tried to pay with his driver’s license.

Plus the guy who went to two hospitals to get drugs,

Annapolis District RCMP dealt with 98 calls for service from May 8 to 15.

There were 25 calls to 911, one aggravated assault, one arson, three other unfounded assault calls, a break-and-enter into cottage, a break-and-enter into a residence, three break-and-enters into businesses, five checkstops, and one criminal harassment.

There were three calls about disturbing the peace, one domestic situation, two false alarms, two frauds, seven Mental Health Act issues, six mischief calls, 12 speeding violations, three Off-Road Vehicle Act incidents, nine thefts under $5,000, two suspicious persons, four traffic collisions, one traffic hazard, four uttering threats, and five wellbeing checks.

Following are a few of the calls for service:

 (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 8 at 4:21 a.m. at Middleton. Police were called via 911 to a disturbance at Soldiers Memorial Hospital where a man was yelling and throwing things around the waiting room after being denied prescription medication. Police attended but the man had left prior to police arrival, but police were able to identify the man. Police continued to patrol the area looking for the suspect and learned that he was now seeking medication at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville. There was no damage at SMH and the hospital declined to press charges but they may consider a protection of property act request so the person does not return.

-- May 8 at 5:52 a.m. at Middleton. A drunk man at Tim Hortons kept trying to purchase food by using his driver’s license. He left the store on foot. The man has not been identified.

-- May 8 at 8:29 a.m. at Zwicker Lake. Police were advised by a cottage owner that there was a single gunshot hole through the wall of their seasonal cottage. The cottage owner had not been to the cottage all winter so it is unknown when it happened. There are no suspects at this time.

-- May 8 at 9:27 p.m. at Clementsvale. Police were called to investigate a report of an unsecured house. The caller said they had seen the front door wide open the previous day. Police attended and found that the door had been kicked in. The house appears to have been abandoned for a while. It would also appear that the door had been open for some time. Police will attempt to contact the property owner to advise them of the break-in.

-- May 8 at 11:23 p.m. at Carleton Corner. Police conducted a checkstop on Highway 201. A number of vehicles were checked but no infractions were noted. Throughout the week police conducted four additional checkstops in Nictaux, Bridgetown, Torbrook, and Middleton.

-- May 9 at 8:45 a.m. at Brickton. Police were called to a break-and-enter on Highway 1 in Brickton. The complainant reported seeing two males trying to break in to a storage building. The suspects did gain entry. Police went to the scene and learned that nothing was taken. The file is under investigation.

-- May 9 at 10:17 a.m. at Middleton. A person reported losing their wallet somewhere in Middleton. It’s identified as a black men’s wallet with cash and ID cards. The owner was advised to cancel credit cards but will wait a few days to determine if it’s located before purchasing new ID cards.

-- May 9 at 11:07 a.m. at Brooklyn. Police responded to a report of a domestic incident. Police went to the scene and as a result one male was arrested and later released. He will attend court at a later date.

-- May 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Wilmot. Police received a complaint of fraud. The complainant had received a call from an unknown man claiming to be from Revenue Canada. The person was told they owed money and that police will be issuing a warrant for their arrest. The complainant hung up on the caller when asked for personal information and was able to provide the telephone information to police.

-- May 9 at 2:08 p.m. in Middleton. A woman contacted police about a telephone scam where she was told to send $900 by Western Union to the scammers. The woman went to Walmart to make the Western Union transfer when a store employee stopped her and told her it was s scam.

-- May 9 at 3:42 p.m. at Middleton. Police were called to a break-and-enter into a business. Cash was taken. Police continue to investigate.

-- May 10 at 6:58 a.m. at Bridgetown. Police were called to a break-and-enter into a business. Police went to the scene and learned that entry was gained by pushing a window air conditioner into the building. Nothing appeared to be missing. A police investigation continues.

-- May 10 at 12:12 p.m. at Nictaux. A vehicle was stopped for speeding on Highway 10. The female driver was charged and if found guilty will pay a fine of $237.50. There were 12 other speeding violations across the county during the week.

-- May 10 at 7:12 p.m. at Leqwuille. Police received a complaint that a person was being threatened by another person who was bound by a peace bond not to have contact. The accused person was located and charged and will attend court at a later date.

-- May 10 at 7:31 p.m. at Middleton. Police were advised of a traffic complaint where a young person was driving a dirt bike on a street in Middleton. A patrol was made to the area but the suspect was not located. Police will keep it in mind for further patrols.

-- May 10 at 11:26 p.m. at Nictaux. Police were called to a home where the homeowner had confronted a person stealing fuel oil from a tank and then tried to enter her home. The homeowner startled the suspect by shining a flashlight on him. The person fled over a backyard fence. Police arrived and statements were taken and neighbourhood enquiries made. The suspect was not located. The incident is still under investigation.

-- May 12 at 2:47 p.m. at Middleton. Police were called to a residence for unwanted people in a house. Police attended the residence and the unwanted people had already left. There was no criminal activity.

-- May 13 at 9:44 a.m. at Middleton. Police were advised that a bag of military equipment was found on the side of the road on Main Street. Police were able to check the name on the flight helmet that was found in the bag and discovered that the property had been reported missing some time ago. The property owner was contacted by police and arrangements were made for him to come and retrieve his gear.

-- May 13 at 8:51 p.m. at Nictaux. Police were advised of a motor vehicle crash. The complainant reported being at a party the previous night where their vehicle had been damaged by an ATV. This collision may have been witnessed by others who were at the house. The file is under investigation.

-- May 14 at 12:01 a.m. at Torbrook. Police received a request from Kingston fire to assist at a residential structure fire. An investigation is ongoing to determine the identity of a male who was reported leaving the scene prior to the fire. Middleton and Nictaux fire were also on the scene. The fire is also under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.

-- May 14 at 12:29 p.m. at Lawrencetown. Police were called to an altercation near the gas bar with two women involved. Police arrived to discover the fight followed a traffic accident. One woman was sent to hospital. Police continue to investigate.

-- May 15 at 8:19 a.m. at Cornwallis Park. Police received a report of a break-and-enter into Clarke Rutherford Elementary School. Police attended. The break-in appears to have happened sometime over the weekend. Police continue to investigate.

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.