Theft of a Motor Vehicle

Posted on March 30, 2012

Between Wednesday March 28th and Friday March 30th 2012, a Red 2003 four door Chevy Cavalier was stolen from the side on the 104 highway near Antigonish. The vehicle was heading west bound past the Afton Road turn when it broke down and the owner had to leave the vehicle and arrange for a tow truck. The owner had removed the licence plate from the vehicle as well as all of its contents.

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

Sgt Brian REHILL
Ops. N.C.O
RCMP Antigonish

Antigonish RCMP member receives Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention

Posted on March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012, Antigonish, Nova Scotia… RCMP Constable Jennifer Arnold receives Minister’s Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention.

Individuals and businesses who make their communities safer were recognized on March 28th at the province’s Crime Prevention Symposium in Halifax. Justice Minister Ross Landry presented 14 Minister’s Awards for Leadership in Crime Prevention. RCMP Constable Jennifer Arnold, Antigonish RCMP, was one of two recipients for the policing category. The policing category award recipient was required to provide exemplary leadership in the area of crime prevention and/or who have worked in partnership with the community developing awareness and educational programs to foster safer communities and reduce the opportunities of crime.

“Constable Arnold has gained a reputation in the community as a leader,” says Sergeant Brian Rehill of the Antigonish RCMP. “Cst. Arnold has done an excellent job building bridges of trust between the RCMP and our community.” Constable Arnold has provided instrumental support to the Paq’tnkek First Nation’s Women Action Group who are working on family violence issues in their community and with Antigonish County youth. With her guidance, a multi-partner anti-violence school model was implemented in the Antigonish community of schools, building greater capacity for safe and peaceful schools.

Authority for release:
B.J.(Brian) REHILL, Sgt
Operations NCO
Antigonish District
(902)-863-6500
(902)-863-5570 fax

Antigonish RCMP Investigate Crash on TCH 104 Heatherton

Posted on March 29, 2012

Police received a report of a two vehicle collision today at approximately 12 noon. A tractor trailer collided with a SUV as it attempted to cross highway 104 on to the Bayfield Road. The tractor trailer took evasive action in an attempt avoid the vehicle but did collided with the rear portion of the vehicle. The driver of the SUV left the scene but was located soon after and arrested by police. Alcohol was a factor in the crash. A 61 year old Antigonish County man is currently in custody. The man will be released facing charges impaired driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and failing to yield to oncoming vehicles when entering an intersection.

B.J.(Brian) REHILL, Sgt
Operations NCO
Antigonish District
(902)-863-6500
(902)-863-5570 fax

Antigonish RCMP and Paqtnkek First Nation RCMP Youth Group screen documentary – A Day Without Bullying

Posted on March 26, 2012

Antigonish RCMP and Paqtnkek First Nation RCMP Youth Group screen documentary – A Day Without Bullying

March 27, 2012, Antigonish, Nova Scotia…Antigonish RCMP, along with the Paqtnkek First Nation RCMP Youth Group invite the public to attend the premier screening of a documentary film, A Day Without Bullying.

For the past three months, approximately 24 Paqtnkek First Nations youth ranging from age nine to 11 worked with Cst. Jennifer Arnold, Antigonish RCMP, Mike Taylor, Native Drug and Alcohol Counseling Association and Cara Jones, documentary film maker, to create a film about the effects of bullying and what a day without bullying would be like.

Prior to filming the documentary, the youth took part in several workshops given by the documentary film maker on how to make a documentary. The youth then developed questions, wrote script, conducted interviews, and edited the film.

“This has been a fun and rewarding project,” says Cst. Jennifer Arnold, Antigonish RCMP. “I encourage everyone to come out and watch the many talented youth who worked diligently to create a film on such an important topic.”

Video screening time and location:

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Peoples Place Library
283 Main Street, Antigonish

Contact Person:
Cst. Jennifer Arnold
Antigonish RCMP
Office: (902) 863-6500
Jennifer.arnold@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Antigonish RCMP apprehend impaired driver over the weekend

Posted on March 26, 2012

Antigonish RCMP apprehend impaired driver over the weekend

A 41 year old Antigonish man faces charges of impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample after he was stopped in Antigonish on Saturday afternoon. The man was released from custody later Saturday evening on a Promise to Appear Provincial in court on May 2, 2012. The man’s driver’s licence was also suspended for three months under the Motor Vehicle Act.

AUTHORITY FOR RELEASE
B.J.(Brian) REHILL, Sgt
Operations NCO
Antigonish District
(902)-863-6500
(902)-863-5570 fax