Antigonish RCMP Media Release

Posted on October 29, 2012

Antigonish Man Faces Charges of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

A 25 year old Antigonish man was arrested early Saturday morning after he crashed his car on highway 337 near the St. Martha’s Hospital entrance. A police officer observed the car traveling at a high rate of speed on Main Street near Columbus Field and then crash shortly after. The man attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by police. The man faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, resist arrest, breach of probation, possession of a controlled substance and taking a motor vehicle without consent. He will appear in Provincial Court on December 19, 2012 for plea.

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

Antigonish RCMP Media Release

Posted on October 19, 2012

Antigonish RCMP are seeing drivers slow down in school zones

October 19, 2012, Antigonish, Nova Scotia…The Antigonish RCMP have noticed motorists slowing down since the Provincial legislation governing speed limits in school zones came into effect on September 1st, 2012.

In support of the public awareness campaign conducted by Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, the Antigonish RCMP has rotated a stationary radar speed sign at school zones throughout the town and county. The radar signs work by determining the speed of an oncoming vehicle and then displaying the speed on a digital sign which the driver of the vehicle can see as he or she is approaching. The effect, according to Cst. McKenna, is that the motorist is reminded both of the speed limit in the school zone and of how fast he or she is traveling in relation to it.

RCMP Cst. Michael McKenna says, “The RCMP have noticed that people are changing their driving behaviour and are slowing down as they become aware of the new speed limits.”

Gerard Ryan, principal of Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School supports the efforts of the RCMP to educate the public on the legislative changes. Ryan said, “Reducing speed in school zones is not something new. It is good to have awareness programs that make drivers and pedestrians focus on being more alert.”

The reduced speed limits for a school area set out in subsection 103(2) of the Safer School Zones Act apply only if a child is present in the school area. According to the School Areas Regulations a child is deemed to be present in a school area if a child is outdoors and (a) on the highway in the school area; or (b) on land within 30 m of the centre line of the traveled portion of the highway in the school area. This reduced speed limit will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year when children are present in the school area.

Cst. McKenna added, “What is most important is that we keep our kids safe.” RCMP remind motorists to continue to slow down and be aware of your surroundings.

For questions pertaining to the legislation please contact Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

Please contact:

Cst. Michael McKenna, Community Policing Officer
Antigonish RCMP
cell: (902) 872-1545
michael.mckenna@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

THEFT OF DIESEL FUEL

Posted on October 18, 2012

Tuesday October 16th 2012,

Antigonish RCMP are investigating multiple thefts of diesel fuel that occurred near Camerons loop on the number 7 highway in Antigonish county. The thefts are said to have taken place over the last few weeks.

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.

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

Sgt. B.J. REHILL
Antigonish RCMP
4 Fairview St., Antigonish
(902)863-6500

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.Antigonish District RCMP had a busy Thanksgiving weekend responding to 41 calls for service

Posted on October 9, 2012

Early Saturday morning police responded to a call on James Street regarding a male brandishing a knife. A nineteen year old male was taken into custody and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose along with uttering threats. He will be appearing in Provincial Court on December 19th,2012, for plea.

Later in the day, officers did a routine stop of a motor vehicle near James Street. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. Two youths are facing charges of possession of a narcotic.

A vehicle was stopped as a result of a concerned citizen reporting a possible impaired driver. The person has been issued with a notice of suspension for driving and the matter is still under investigation.

Four people were taken into police custody for breaches of the Liquor Control Act.

Authority for release:

A.A. (Tony) Perry S/Sgt
Antigonish District Commander

Antigonish RCMP has busy weekend

Posted on October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012, Antigonish, RCMP. . .RCMP in Antigonish lodged 22 people in custody over the weekend: nineteen for being drunk in public and two for impaired driving.

Police had extra officers working who were kept busy patrolling streets responding to loud parties, fights and people walking in public with open liquor. The Antigonish Town By-Law officers also conducted joint patrols with RCMP this weekend.

Sergeant Rehill says officers dealt with people that were severely intoxicated. Police attended two calls on Saturday night on the Saint FX campus where two young adult females were injured as result of falling due to their degree of intoxication. EHS took both to St. Martha’s Hospital for treatment.

By-Law officers arrested a 20-year-old man just after midnight on Saturday for Mischief when he was seen walking on Hawthorne Street with a local street sign in his hand. Investigation determined the sign came from a local intersection that had been torn down by the man. He was released with a court date of November 28, 2012 on charges of mischief and theft under $5000.00

Two impaired drivers were also apprehended. A 25-year-old Fredericton man was arrested for Impaired Driving Saturday night on Highway 104 near Exit 32 after he was stopped for driving without any tail lights. The man faces charges of impaired driving and driving a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs / 100 ml blood. He will be in Provincial Court in Antigonish on November 28, 2012.

Early Saturday morning a 55-year-old Halifax man was arrested on College Street for Impaired Driving. The man faces charges of Impaired Driving and driving a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs / 100 ml blood. He will be in Provincial Court in Antigonish on November 21, 2012.

Both men received 90 day driving suspensions under the Motor Vehicle Act.

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Contact Person:

Sgt. Brian Rehill
Antigonish District
RCMP Nova Scotia
Office: (902)-863-6500