RCMP Media Release

Posted on October 25, 2011

The Antigonish/Guysborough Street Crime Enforcement Unit of the RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying potential areas of drug activity in our neighborhoods.

Signs of drug activity can include the following:

Increased vehicle traffic/foot traffic coming or going from a house or vehicle:

Visitors at odd hours;

Quick visits;

Variety of vehicles coming and going from a house;

Drug paraphernalia or drug use is observed;

Blinds or the curtains are always closed;

Vehicles left running in the driveway while the driver and or passenger(s) pays a quick visit.

Drug activity can occur anywhere and in any neighborhood bringing with them other community concerns. These concerns come in such forms as violence, vandalism, noise complaints and general threats to community safety and peace of mind. If you feel this type of activity is taking place, please contact your local police detachment or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Together, we can all make an impact for a drug free community.

Cst. Chris Gallant

Antigonish/Guysborough SCEU

RCMP Conduct Successful Series of Traffic Checkpoints

Posted on October 11, 2011

RCMP Conduct Successful Series of Traffic Checkpoints

October 11, 2011, Antigonish, Nova Scotia…Over the 2011 Thanksgiving weekend, Antigonish Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) along with NorthernTraffic Services conducted a series of checkpoints across Antigonish County. These checkpoints are part of an annual driver safety awareness campaign reminding motorists to wear seatbelts and to not use cell phones while driving.

Over the weekend, ten tickets were issued to motorists for not wearing seatbelts. Also, two drivers were arrested for impaired driving. A 20 year-old New Glasgow male and 20 year-old Moncton male are both scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court to enter pleas.

The Antigonish RCMP would like to thank the public for their continued support in apprehending impaired drivers. It’s your calls that assist us with taking these driver’s off our roadways. We encourage you to call 911 if you suspect that a driver is operating their motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Contact Person:
A.A. (Tony) Perry S/Sgt
Antigonish District Commander
902-863-6500

Antigonish RCMP Media Release

Posted on October 7, 2011

Mischief to Property

Sometime between 4pm on Friday, September 30th and 3pm on Saturday, October 1st a vehicle parked on Hawthorne Street near Centennial Drive was damaged. Damage was to the windshield and roof of the vehicle.

R.C.M.P. would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw the damaged vehicle or anyone with information about this act of vandalism.

R.C.M.P. would also like to remind people that it always a good idea to park in well lit and accessible areas.

If you have any information that would assist the police with solving these crimes or any crimes within your community you are encouraged to call the local RCMP Detachment at (902) 863-6500 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers anytime at 1-800-222-8477. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped and if the police make an arrest and lay charges based on the tip you could qualify for a cash reward from $50.00 up to $2000.00 Dollars.

Lead Investigator

Cst. Jeremy WHITE

Antigonish Detachment

RCMP “H” Division

(902) 863- 6500

Authority For Release

Cpl. Shannon Fear

RCMP Antigonish

Antigonish RCMP Media Release

Posted on October 3, 2011

PROPERTY DAMAGE – ANTIGONISH TOWN

Antigonish RCMP received a report of damage on Main Street in Antigonish. A window was smashed. Police believe damage occurred shortly after 11:00 pm on October 1st 2011. Police continue to investigate and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person (s) responsible. RCMP is asking anyone with any information regarding this matter to contact the Antigonish RCMP (863-6500) or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).

Cst. S.E.K Shaw-Davis
Antigonish County RCMP
4 Fairview St., Antigonish
(902) 863-6500

Antigonish RCMP Address Noise and Liquor Related Offenses Over Weekend

Posted on October 3, 2011

October 3, 2011, Antigonish, Nova Scotia…The Antigonish Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to 62 calls for service over the weekend.

As a result, two Municipal Noise Control By-law tickets were issued, which carry a fine of $397.71, four people were arrested and charged for operating a vehicle while impaired and twenty people were arrested and incarcerated for various infractions under the Liquor Control Act.

RCMP also attended homes where parties were occurring, but not at the point of being in contravention of the Municipal Noise Control By-law. Residents of the homes were informed about the potential consequences of noise complaints.

“Typically we receive approximately 30 calls for service on an average weekend. Although call volumes were higher than usual, we actually saw a reduction compared to the 94 calls for service received for the same weekend in 2010.” says S/Sgt. Tony Perry, Detachment Commander, Antigonish RCMP. “Although the rainy weather may have contributed to fewer calls, we are still encouraged and will continue to work with the community to educate and create awareness about the importance of respecting your neighbours.”

The RCMP would like to thank the public and community partners for their understanding and support over the weekend.

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Contact person:
S/Sgt. Tony Perry
Antigonish Detachment
902-863-6500